The Lost Pubs (of London) website is an amazing labour of love and also a depressing window into development realities as it records all the boozers that are closing down to become flats, bookies, pound shops and hostels. We’ve found it the best resource for mapping what a massacre there has been of local pubs in the last 15 years in the North Southwark area.

The maestros behind the site also ask ‘Do you have any anecdotes, historical information or photographs of closed or lost pubs? Become a contributor and submit them here.” So send ’em some stories and pics if you have some!

The firm CR Consultancy published a Briefing (23/6/2011) on pub closures recently and they reported that in the period between 2007 and 2010, Camberwell and Peckham lost 29 pubs and Old Southwark and Bermondsey lost 22!  A list was not available for Walworth area.

Photo credits for some of the pics below from SarfLondonDunc Flickr Set of Pubs and Dead Pubs. Dunc’s pics are linked to his site.


• Antigallican, Tooley St – Offices
• The Bell, Webber St – Proposed flats
• Bridge House, Borough Rd – Hotel
• Britannia, Tooley St – Offices
• Brunswick Arms, Stamford St – Awaiting demolition
• Dockhead Stores, Tanner St – Closed
• Dover Castle, Davidge St – Flats
• Duchess of Kent, Deverell St – Flats
• Duke of Clarence, London Rd – Awaiting conversion by South Bank University
• Duke of Wellington, Rockingham St – Flats
• Dun Cow, Old Kent Rd – Doctors
• Earl of Derby, Grange Rd – Flats
• The Finish – Lynton Rd – Closed
• Fleece, Abbey St – Flats
• The Fort, Grange Rd – Awaiting conversion
• Fox and Hounds, Great Guildford St – Offices
• Frog and Nightgown, Old Kent Rd – Demolished
• The George, Keyworth St – Demolished for University building
• Gin Palace, Old Kent Rd – Flats
• The Globe, Gt Dover St – Demolished
• The Globe, Chatham St – Flats
• The Gloucester, Gavel St – Flats
• Golden Fleece, Weston St – Business Premises
• Green Man, Old Kent Rd – Restaurant
• Guys Arms, Guy St – Flats
• Hand In Hand, Meadow Row – Awaiting demolition
• Havelock Arms, Fort Rd – Flats
• Hop Pole, Gambia St – Business premises
• Issac Bell, Tarn St – Demolished
• Lord Wellington, Weston St – Flats
• Marlborough Arms, Marlborough Grove – Flats
• Paper Moon, Blackfriars Rd – Awaiting demolition
• Prince of Wales, Lant St – Demolished
• Raven At The Tower, Tower Bridge Rd  – Flats
• Red Cow, Grange Walk – Flats
• The Rose, Snowfields – Demolished
• Royal George, Abbey St – Demolished
• Samsons Castle, Grange Rd – Business premises
• The Sherwood – Rothsay Rd – Demolished
• The Ship, Long Lane – Flats
• St John’s Tavern – Commercial premises
• The Sultan, St James Rd – Flats
• Swan and Sugarloaf, Parkers Row – Flats
• Tanners Arms, Willow Walk – Demolished
• Three Jolly Gardeners, Union St – Flats
• Trinity Arms, Swan St – Flats
• Valentine and Orson, Long Lane – Awaiting development
• Victory, Townsend St – Closed
• Wilds Rents, Wilds Rents – Flats
• Winchester, Gt Suffolk St – Demolished
• Windsor Castle, Coopers Rd – Flats
• World Turned Upside Down, Old Kent Rd – Pizza place


Archduke Charles, Elba Place – Demolished
Beaten Path, 267 Walworth Road – Supermarket
Crown, 115-117 Brandon Street – To be flats
Duke Of Clarence, 154 Manor Place. – Flats
Duke Of York, 37 Bagshot Street – Flats
Giraffe, 45 Penton Place – To be flats.
Globe, 20 Darwin Street – Flats
Gloucester Arms, 24 Mason Street – Flats
Horse & Groom, 262 Walworth Road – Bookies
Kings Head, 204 Walworth Road – Bookies
Prince & Princess Of Wales, 109 Kinglake Street – Shop
Prince Regent, 40 Orb Street – Housing
Queen Anne, 126 Dawes Street – Flats
Queens Head, 18 Amelia Street – Hotel
Sir William Walworth, 297-299 Walworth Road – Shops
Stroke Of Luck, Brandon St – Flats
Surrey Arms, 5 Surrey Square – Flats
Temple Bar, 286 Walworth Road – Shop
Victory, Barlow Street – Flats


Cliftonville Tavern, Ilderton Road –  Flats
Cock & Monkey 86 Neptune Street – Demolished.
Collen Bawn 196 Southwark Park Road – Doctors
Copper, Tower Bridge Road – Now bar and restaurant
Crown, 440 Southwark Park Road – To be flats
Crystal Tavern, Rotherhithe New Road – Evangelical Christians place
Duke Of Clarence,  Jamaica Road – Closed
Duke Of Suffolk – Hawkstone Rd – Flats
Earl Of Beaconsfield – Demolished
Gloucester Arms – Closed
Golden Lion,  Galleywall Road – Closed
Horns, Tower Bridge Road – Gone
Jamaica Tavern,  Southwark Park Road – Closed
Jolly Chaulkers,  Surrey Docks – Closed
Jolly Cricketers,  Bush Road – Closed
Jolly Gardeners, Rotherhithe New Road – Hotel
Jolly Waggoners,  Surrey Docks – Closed
Lilliput Hall, Old Jamaica Road – Flats
Little Crown, Albion Street – Closed
Lord Nelson, Canon Beck Road – Closed
Manor Tavern, Galleywall Road – Flats
New Concorde, Webster Road – Flats
Neptune, Neptune Street – Gone
Queen Charlotte,  Jamaica Road – Gone
Prince Of Orange, Lower Road – Flats
Quebec Curve, Redriff Road – Restaurant
Queens Arms, Spa Road – Gone
Raven, Tower Bridge Road -Flats
Raymouth Tavern, Southwark Park Road – Flats
Red Lion, Surrey Docks – Gone
Rose & Crown, Southwark Park Road – Flats
Southwark Park Tavern, Southwark Park Road – Gone
Two Brewers, West Lane – Flats
William Gomm, Abbeyfield Road – Gone


Email us if you spot an error or can add another closed pub in North Southwark!

16th December 2010

In the past, we have written quite a bit about the number of local Elephant and Walworth pubs that have dropped like flies to be later reborn as expensive but cheaply converted flats – see our Walworth page for the grisly details! Well, here we go again as The Crown pub in Brandon St, Walworth – the one with all the fancy old green tiles – is another local under threat from closure and conversion.  Southwark Council Officers and East Walworth Ward councillors rejected developer’s Terramek’s application to demolish and replace with 9 flats on 8th Sept 2010, citing the character of the pub and the impact of the proposals on Nursery Row Park but local users and supporters of the pub fear that a new plan will be submitted to the Council.

The Crown in 1977 and 90′

The Save The Crown Campaign has been organising and gathering support. Read more about it here!

Too late…
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