Plans to reopen the Woolwich Equitable pub have been cancelled by owners Antic blaming the recently introduced 10pm closing time.
A recent post looking at plans to convert upper floors of the Woolwich Equitable building into holiday flats got me thinking just what is happening with the pub on the ground floor.
Well, the bad news as it looks like any reopening is off for now.
The pub’s website states:
“We have been working hard behind the scenes to get Woolwich Equitable ready to reopen this month, however I’m afraid that the Government announcement that all pubs must operate table service only and will close by 10pm, restrictions that might be in place for perhaps the next 6 months, means that this is not quite the right time for us to do so.
Whilst this is extremely frustrating for all concerned, and we very much hope that the restrictions may be lifted sooner, we shall unfortunately remain closed here until further notice.”
For my money the pub is the best in Woolwich. It has character, decent choice of drinks, decent food alongside a fun quiz and regular live music. Unfortunately it never really seems to have truly taken off. Am I wrong in that?
Opening hours were limited, and nearby pubs operated by the same group such as Eltham GPO have reopened. Hopefully the pub still has a bright future.