Regulars campaign to keep the Brewery Tap
Regulars at the historic Brewery Tap pub in Wimbledon Village pub have started a petition to save it, which hundreds of people have now signed.
Locals fear the popular pub in the High Street, owned by Enterprise Inns, will be turned into shops and flats.
More than 800 people have already signed a petition calling on Enterprise Inns to maintain its existence as a pub. 'Save the Brewery Tap' pin badges and stickers have also been produced.
Enterprise said earlier this month that it was in negotiation about the pub lessee about their lease of the Brewery Tap. They said yesterday there had been no further update since then.
A pub has existed on the site of the Brewery Tap since 1832. It was built next to a brewery, which burned down in the 19th century.
It's actually one of several pubs in Merton which the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is concerned about, and CAMRA have recently met Merton Borough Council officers to discuss the issue, including how to make the council's strategic Pub Protection Policy more effective.
November 5, 2010