Heathcote Arms to become Heathcote & Star

It’s stood unloved for months but will reopen this autumn by the hit pub group

Menacing: the Heathcote today, 3pm. Photo: Stephen Emms
Grove Green Road landmark the Heathcote Arms was saved after a petition in 2014, before it shut this year with no explanation given by the owners.

Fast forward a few months and the good news, that we reported earlier in the summer, was that it’s reopening as the latest addition to the fast-rising Electric Star group.

Not heard of them? They were the peeps behind the very successful Leyton Star (as well as Star of King’s in King’s Cross and various others in east London).

Leyton Star: how the Heathcote may look inside after refurb. Photo: PR
The company prides itself on opening venues in locations that “are on the up”, they say on their website, “taking over neglected sites and transforming them into quirky establishments that are unique but have the same ethos of serving great food and amazing drinks, with a backdrop of cutting edge DJs at the weekend.”

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They get the lease to the pub this week, and as regulars will know, are pretty community focused, with discount cards for locals and all manner of weekly shenanigans.

As for the new name? Well, what else but the Heathcote & Star? And you can bag yourselves a free drink if you sign up to the website.

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The Heathcote & Star opens at 344 Grove Green Road E11 this autumn.
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