Under Ken Wood makes headlines…

Neil Titley’s Under Ken Wood, serialised here, made the front page of the Camden New Journal this week, with his claims that the Ruth Ellis bullet holes on the from of the pub were put there by Mary Watson in the early 90’s.
(I say claims; Neil was there!)
Nice to see the pub back in the news…

Short on news

The Friends of the Magdala find themselves short on news, but many thanks to Thurston for  this link that confirms the hearsay that the pub is being offered at an astronomical price; no wonder the Perret’s washed their hands of it.

Building works continue.
Building works continue.

Sounds of building work (upstairs?) are now being heard after a long hiatus.

If anyone does have anything concrete in the way of an update, please post it here, or email us.

And now it’s closed again….


Received from the Perret brothers on 11th Feb:

February 2016. The Magdala is a wonderful pub so it is with great regret that we have been unable to agree terms & conditions for a long term lease with the building owner. Our doors are closed with immediate effect. A big thank you to those that have supported & visited since we opened last year. The Stag, one of our other pubs, is just round the corner towards Belsize Park tube station. Please do come & say hello, or pop in for a pint, a glass of wine, a pie, a superfood salad or a Sunday roast. Whatever works. Again, thanks for all your support.

We will try to keep you informed, but for the moment, we are in the dark…