Greenwich pub The Star and Garter sees backers launch campaign to reopen

A campaign to raise funds to bring life to an east Greenwich pub continues to gather support as more than £3,000 has been raised.

A lease has been signed between those hoping to create a venue with wide appeal at the The Star and Garter on Old Woolwich Road near Greenwich Power Station.

Their page lists aspirations including the creation of a community kitchen “where surplus food is turned into affordable meals for people in need. We plan to work in partnership with the Lewisham based Plateful Cafe to reduce the stigma of poverty, provide help for recent refugees, and break down barriers between different communities.”

Pub located close to Greenwich power station

Other ideas include co-working spaces and areas for kids. Profits from pub activity would be reinvested into areas of community benefit.

There certainly appears to be a market for such a venture. While Greenwich has many pubs, quite a few are owned by a limited range of operators such as Young’s while other excellent places like the Pelton Arms are focused on live music.

The sheer number of new homes alongside existing communities in Greenwich including the Peninsula should ensure ample support both now and in future.

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