WORK TO START ON FORMER GRAPE AND GRAIN PUB – WILL BE NAMED THE ROYAL CRYSTAL PALACE

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.

.

2 thoughts on “WORK TO START ON FORMER GRAPE AND GRAIN PUB – WILL BE NAMED THE ROYAL CRYSTAL PALACE

  1. Why not slightly extend the name to one of the previous names that being The Royal Crystal Palace?

    Melvyn. Thanks for your e-mail. It appears Wetherspoon’s share your view – please see our updated story which says the pub will be known as The Royal Crystal Palace. – Ed.

  2. Really??? Like we need ANOTHER Wetherspoons.

    Tony. Thanks for your email. On Friday our story about work starting on the former Grape and Grain pub at the top of Anerley Hill – since updated – attracted 119 ‘hits’. The only previous occasion a story on News From Crystal Palace has ever had 100 hits in the same day was late last year when our story LET’S REVITALISE THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE! attracted 100 hits in one day – despite the story only being posted around lunchtime.
    On Saturday our story on the Grape and Grain had 38 ‘hits’; on Sunday 37. Yesterday (Monday) the story had 916 ‘hits’. Today (Tuesday) 97 hits by 1.43pm. That figure has, just before posting this, risen to 101. – Ed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.