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The Magdala is to re-open!

Good news!  We are seeking more details, but a notice has been published on the door of the Mag as follows:


September 2014

Perritt and Perritt, owners and operators of the Stag just around the corner in Fleet Road and the Mall Tavern in Notting Hill Gate are excited to confirm the recent acquisition of this beautiful pub.

The pub is now closed and will be refurbished over the next few months.

We will re-open the pub in January 2015 and look forward to welcoming you back then.

In the meantime please come to see us at the Stag for Best Friend Tuesday, cracking Sunday roasts, private suppers in our party room, great drinks and all sorts of other good stuff

To keep up with the opening please contact us at news@perrittandperritt.com and we will add you to our e-mail newsletters.

Jonathon Perritt        Andy Perritt

Pub at Risk

Future hope for Magdala

Jason Bevan of Belsize Park Gardens NW3 writes:

The prospect of the closure of the Magdala Tavern as reported here last month has prompted much concern amongst locals, and residents of South End Green and beyond. The pressure on community assets and amenities is pervasive, and the prospect of losing another is keenly felt, but strength of feeling of those affected can be harnessed and much can be achieved through collective action, as demonstrated by the success of the campaign to keep local diversity, over Sainsbury’s homogeneity.
To that end a new group, The Friends of the Magdala, met with the South End Green Association(SEGA) this week to discuss areas of common concern and have agreed to work together in the event that a campaign becomes necessary.
Whilst I am encouraged that the new owners stated intention is to reopen the Magdala as a pub, it will close September 7th making it difficult to disseminate news as it arises. For those interested there will be notices posted both on SEGA’s notice boards, and a new informational website at www.friendsofthemagdala.co.uk .

Letters in the Ham and High – July 31st.