The kitchen 'got its act together' a long, long time ago....it just didn't bother to tell anyone! I have had some excellent meals there over the last few years - once the 'Retro' '70s menu was abolished.
They have a new 'Investor' - the other Directors remain, I am reliably informed.
They will honour bookings already made, including Christmas day, but popping in for a drink is now a thing of the past.
This is a huge mistake. I am told all the alcohol has been removed and customers are already kicking off. And I don't blame them. Who on earth believes a "dry" hotel and restaurent is going to work in central London, never mind Bermondsey square?!! This is not Saudi Arabia!!!
I am really sad because this had become one of my local places of choice to hang out in. And Directors if you are reading this, what on earth were you thinking when you signed up to this deal ?
I'm a teetotaller but think the no alcohol and no pork policy is too prescriptive. What next? Are guests in the linked hotel going to be asked to provide marriage certificates if they want a double room? Are same-sex couples going to be refused entry?