J D Wetherspoon are taking over the former Revolution (which was previously Yates’) at the junction of Lavender Hill. We understand the new pub will be called the London and South Western, named after the railway of course – and that it is set to open on the 4th December (this Friday).
At this stage it’s not clear whether their existing local pub, the Asparagus (named after the asparagus fields that occupied a lot of northern Battersea before it was industrialised) will continue to trade. The Asparagus still does good trade, but it’s in an unusually non-central location for a modern Wetherspoon pub, and the building’s rather smaller than what they typically now go for (the Asparagus’ rent is about a quarter of what Wetherspoons will be paying at the new site). And it would be unusual – but not unheard of – to have two Wetherspoons pubs on the same street.
It remains to be seen what the carpet will look like, although somewhere out there a new one will have – as is traditional for the chain – be unique and custom made for this branch…
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