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What about Honor Oak Park?

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Posted on Tuesday, 03 June, 2003 - 05:34 pm:   

I really like this site but notice that these discussion forums never really touch upon the very similar and yet different issues facing Honor Oak Park (also part of SE23).

How do people find the area?
We have loads of vacant shops....what would people like to see opening?

It is a great area but seems to be overlooked....answers on a post card please....
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Posted on Saturday, 07 June, 2003 - 08:35 pm:   

I agree - HOP is coming up on the blind side largely unnoticed, but is rapidly eclipsing it's neighbours in terms of local shops and bars and eateries. An undiscovered gem....ssshhhhh!
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Posted on Thursday, 19 June, 2003 - 06:06 pm:   

I moved from Perry Vale to HOP 10 years ago and think it's the quieter side of SE23. Having our own train station also makes a difference, but I am sure people live on the hill in between Forest Hill and HOP will have a lot to say about the walk up or down the hill. Turns out the houses were cheaper, but that's changed...

The restaurant - bar thing is great! Now we can have great meals closer to home!
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 02 March, 2005 - 08:58 pm:   

Does anyone care about HOP? Even less pubs than my 'posh estate'
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 03:40 pm:   

I'm just about to buy in Honour Oak and suddenly I care!!

I'm already a big fan of the Red Room (the Brown Moose cocktails are a life saver at the end of a hard day in the office, proximity to the Red Room was a deciding factor in choice of house!).

Any thoughts on good pubs nearby would be welcome - I've noticed loads of new stuff recently on the Brockley Rise/Stondon Park junction but not tried any of them yet - anybody got an opinion?
Joined 05-03-2004
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 03:49 pm:   

I have lived in HOP for 3 years and it just get better and better, the old bank is good for a cheapish meal, red rooms is really nice, bar equal does great food, however they are really unfriendly, casa tequilla is a great new addition to the area. All the vacant shop around brockley rise are turning into Estate Agents!!! so we will have 5 in total would rather have something more useful, but does mean the area is up and coming. Shame about the Chandos really would make a lovely local if it wasn't full of scally wags!
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 03:52 pm:   

Chandos has been like that for years. It's the kinda place where you go at 15 with a bit of bum fluff as stubble on your chin, and you get served a pint or four!

Trust me, that was me a few years back
Joined 06-01-2005
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 03:55 pm:   

It still is, isn't it?
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 03:57 pm:   

dunno? but nothing suprises me!
Joined 05-08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 08 March, 2005 - 06:54 am:   

Adam has is right there - I was that young lad in the Chandos with the facial fluf sipping a pint of keg bitter in the early seventies (a time of flares and paisley). I remember a pub piano and a milieu that I later recognised in the 'Nags Head' in Only Fools and Horses. It was the first pub I ever drank in and has a special place in my heart (though not so special that I have ever bothered to go back there). I always think it is a good idea for a neighbourhood to have a pub for the scallies because at least you know where they are.
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 08 March, 2005 - 04:38 pm:   

Julian it would seem most local adolescents attend this public house for their first pint, all be it not necessarily their first legal pint!
Joined 05-05-2005
Posted on Friday, 06 May, 2005 - 01:41 pm:   

I just started a new thread asking if anyone lives within walking disatance of HOP. I should have read further fist! I just moved here in Feb. Of the places Megan mentions above, I've only tried the Old Bank and echo her sentimnents. However, I have been to the - contentiously titled - East Dulwich Comedy in The Hob several times. Anyone going to see Mark Thomas tomorrow night?
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 06 May, 2005 - 10:54 pm:   

Can't resist it. What about Honor Oak Park?
Joined 05-05-2005
Posted on Saturday, 07 May, 2005 - 01:56 pm:   

If that's a 'yes', Roz, I may see you there. I'm the guy with the long hair in a pont-tail. I'll be with about four friends - from East Dulwich!
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 09 May, 2005 - 10:30 am:   

Live in HOP on H.O.Rd and enjoy it. Is nice having a garden and all the greenery around.

Something seems to be happening with the wooden furniture shop - alot less stuff in it now?? Also bad news that Baburs is closing for a refurb - still doing take away but closing from 6 June for a few months. Anyone not been should do as is a quality curry house with some amazing dishes
Joined 18-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 09 May, 2005 - 11:15 am:   

I understood that the guy who owned the pine shop died a few months ago so that could explain the changes. Anyone tried the new tapas type bar in Brockley Rise near the Chandos? There's also a coffee bar round there on the corner which I think used to be run by the people who do the coffee etc at HOP station.
Joined 05-03-2004
Posted on Monday, 09 May, 2005 - 12:20 pm:   

the new bar you are talking about is a latin american bar, very good food and nice atomsphere. That guy is still the owner of the coffee bar just changed the name

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