Not a day goes by without the news of another one of our favourite local venues being closed down to become – you guessed it – a block of flats. That looked like the case for The Admiral Mann, a much-loved community pub in Kentish Town that was shut down in 2014 after it was snapped up by property developers. Thankfully, a residential proposal was rejected last month – hurrah! – but now a group of campaigners are appealing for pub operators to re-open their boozer as it's back on the market.
Campaign coordinators Richard Lewis and George Hanna are keen to get the word out about the new listing which is currently accepting offers on the AG&G site. There's no telling how much the site will go for, but despite spending a brief spell as a discount shop post-closure, it's still in good nick and has been nominated as an 'Asset of Community Value' by Camden Council. Not bad for a pub that's been around since the 1870s. If you reckon you can help spread the word, get in touch with the campaigners via their Facebook group.