'The Bell of Hampstead': New pub to take over Cork and Bottle site
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The former Cork and Bottle will reopen under new ownership as a pub called “The Bell of Hampstead”.
Last month the Ham&High exclusively revealed the sale of the old White Horse to the East London Pub Co – and now plans for the new venue are under way.
The site which has a capacity of more than 200 will be refurbished to feature three areas – a traditional pub section with a central bar, a dining lounge, and an outdoor area.
Owner Patrick Frawley said he is “super excited” to restore the character of the old Victorian pub “to its former glory and inject a new lease of life with some cool east London vibes”.
The landlord said the venue on the corner of Fleet Road and Elm Terrace will have a “warm and welcoming atmosphere” and serve “exceptional” food, craft beer, wines and cocktails.
The old Cork & Bottle site has been closed since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Its building has been boarded up and subject to graffiti.
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The East London Pub Co, founded in 2014, runs 12 venues in England and Ireland including the Ten Bells and the Gun in Spitalfields, and the Saxon in Clapham.
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