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).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.”
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.