Knowles of Norwood

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If Adele fancies furnishing her mansion at This, That And The Other – the discount megastore she previously lodged above – she’s in for a shock. Offbeat pub operators Antic have nabbed the shop for their latest venue, decorating it with rag-and-bone-man chic, Edwardian hardware store gubbins, vintage wallpapers, workbenches and a cosy banquette. West Norwood’s grateful punters have been rolling in, 21-deep at its bar, for pints from the London likes of Gipsy Hill, Brixton Brewery and Sambrook’s. In the spirit of the old place, wines start at just £15 a bottle while Haton Champagne goes for £42. Pending the opening of the kitchen (whose mainstays will be seasonal modern British pub grub, trad homemade bar snacks and Sunday roasts), food is limited to frankfurters, hot dogs plus dishes from occasional pop-up operators. There are also plans to add a conservatory dining room and a jolly landscaped family-friendly garden.

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Knowles of Norwood

Knowles of Norwood

294-296 Norwood Road
SE27 9AF

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by   platinum reviewer (216)

Feb 2016

Editor's pick The Antic pub chain now extends to around 40 venues spread across London and the formula deployed seems to work. The group takes buildings with a history, does them up in a ‘retro-cool’ style and then creates an atmosphere that amazingly seems to work both for hipsters and families. Prior to its venture in Norwood, Antic has worked its charms on locations as diverse as former banks (in Woolwich), job centres (Deptford) and cinemas (Harlesden) among others. Here in SE27, a former hardware shop has...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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  • Address: 294-296 Norwood Road, London SE27 9AF
  • Telephone: 020 8670 0436
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 4pm-11pm (Fri -12M) Sat-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -11pm)

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