The pub that was previously called Anchor and Hope on the Cut, extensively modernised about 2 years ago to Bar Citrus, is being refurbished again... and reopening as, yes, Anchor and Hope. So is this the life span of bar/pub interiors these days or has the competition from The Ring robbed them of their customers? Anybody know more?
Heard a programme yesterday on Radio 4 and it seems this pub has been taken over by the people who own the The Eagle on Farringdon Rd-one of the original so called 'Gastro Pubs'. If the standard is as good as there it will be one more place for good food/drink at sensible prices in the area.
Careful what you say about food writers, I'm one of them. Incidently a food writer is not the same as a restaurant critic, which did you mean or is that nit picking? I always follow the foodie threads in the forum avidly, there seems to be quite a few "restaurant critics" ! Having young children means I don't get to as many restaurants/pubs as I would like so I am always keen to hear from the forum postings what are your favourite places as I want to have good food when I do get out, it all helps to inspire me when developing my recipes.