For over 3 years the building has stood empty with its windows boarded and has seen a succession of bids fall through from potential sub-leasers (mainly we think due to the high cost of renovation). Before its decline its was home to a number of failed pubs and bar concepts which paid little or no attention to its rich history as a coaching inn.
We care very much that the pub is not only looked after and conserved properly but also that it houses an interest that the whole Bromley community can enjoy. To "save" a pub by turning it into a supermarket or block of flats simply doesn't give the building back the lease of life it was originally intended for, we believe that by having a strong community focus, with a range of different cultural avenues the pub will once again become a place where the people of Bromley will frequent and be proud to call their own.
A towns heritage defines its very character and should be used as a way to engage people with where they live, to inspire residents to care about their surroundings and to notice the rich history all around them. We not only want to save and celebrate Bromley's most significant historic building, we also want engage people with it, and make them love it as much as we do!