Monday, 18 March 2013

Good-bye

The Crown and Goose is a perfect place for Sunday lunch, and for twenty years has been a lovely cosy place to have a drink and chat with your mates.  Sadly this will only last for a few more weeks. 
The locals and the Camden Council have been battling to save their pub from the wrecking ball of the developers.
The battle is lost. The building  owners Barclay's Discretionary Trust have won the court battle which will see the Crown and Goose demolished to make way for the property developers.

The management and staff of the pub welcome you for a last tipple before the doors close for the last time.

14 comments:

**Perler på snor** Dorthe said...

How sad - look's like a super charming place.

John said...

pubs are having a hard time in England - to think that they were such a central part of British life.

PepeB said...

Too sad!

Dave said...

It's a shame but they are not used as much as they were what with cheap booze from the super markets and the price pubs charge. What once were centres of the community are fast disappearing. I think the Government missed a trick, they could have increased the duty on off sales and decreased it for pubs thereby making it cheaper to drink in them, keeping them open and maintaining employment.

biebkriebels said...

Oh, that is a shame, so sad such places have to be replaced by something new.

Sharon said...

Now that is areal shame. It looks like a very appealing place, the kind I'd love to visit.

Jack said...

It seems like the traditional community gathering places are really struggling. Too bad.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a shame Mo, looks one of those English pubs I loved when I visited London. Can't imagine what they build in its place will be nearly as inviting. Glad to hear that you're feeling a little bit better, look after yourself!

LONDONLULU said...

Oh how sad, I keep reading about this happening and there seems no end. The traditional 'gathering places' are changing and disappearing.

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

That's upsetting. And a darn shame.

Kay said...

It looks like such a pretty old brick building. I think we all lose a little part of ourselves when old places like this with history and character are lost. Councils too often make decisions based on increased tax revenues, not cultural heritage.

Angie said...

Shame, shame, shame!!!

Pierre BOYER said...

A sad news....
:-(
Best regards,

Pierre

Mandy Southgate said...

So sad. When I walked the Old East London line with Ian and Pete, we saw so many closed pubs. Very sad.