It was open when I walked past a few weeks ago but looked pretty much the same- no new make over!!
Talking about the one on Philip Lane? It is currently, very quietly, being advertised for lease by the management.
Welcome to the area ! :)
We live close to the pub and yes, as Costa said, it's up for sale again. It changed hands about a year ago, to a new owner who owns other places down in Shoreditch. We all thought he'll make it cool! But what he did as soon as he arrived in was to try and extend drinking hours so we'd all be disturbed by an already rowdy clientelle... the application was denied by the council with the support of the police who were also opposed. In fact the Police came door to door warning us about his application!
Since then, it's like the owner just couldn't give a *, tried to start rennovations but I think has run out of money. Had some cowboy builders in there chucking stuff out the flats upstairs onto the pavement below - very dangerous. It's now for sale AGAIN (£50k anyone, great investment!?!) The flats above have new tenants so i think the main point of the "refurb" was actually to get revenue from renting the space above.
If anyone else has more insight, please enlighten us! Wish we could buy it ourselves it make another 'True Craft' style place with good community vibes ! We can only hope....!
Thanks so much everyone for the info - we'll keep watching and waiting and hopefully it won't stayed closed indefinitely!