Author: Steve Guest

Save The Palmerston

15 years ago we moved into East Dulwich and 15 years ago The Palmerston opened its doors. Jamie and Rema were some of our first friends in the neighbourhood and the most gracious, caring family you could meet. The Palmerston is not just a pub, it’s a special place in the community, a little like ‘Cheers’ where everyone knows everyone’s name. The British pub is a place where people feel safe and warm (especially next to their roaring fire) and The Palmie is like an extension of people’s living room and personifies the tradition of the ‘Local’. The fact that the greedy Enterprise Inn’s group is ripping the pub back from under the feet of Jamie and Rema, is an utter disgrace. Enterprise Inn’s are saying publicly that they are ‘only taking back failing pubs to manage themselves’, well, it is clearly NOT the case here. Enterprise Inns who own the lease (Jamie and Rema own the actual freehold) are simply saying they cannot operate their own building anymore, they see the success of the …