UPDATE MONDAY JANUARY 20th A Wetherspoon’s spokesman told News From Crystal Palace today: “I can confirm the pub will be called The Royal Crystal Palace.”
Work is set to start on turning the former Grape and Grain pub at the top of Anerley Hill into a Wetherspoon’s in February or March.
The pub which stood on the site until the Second World War when it was bombed was the Royal Crystal Palace hotel. After rebuilding its names included the Crystal Palace hotel and the Sportsman.
Wetherspoon’s other pub in the area – the Postal Order on Westow Street by the zebra crossing – will remain open, a Wetherspoon’s spokesman told News From Crystal Palace.