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michael


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Post: #1
03-01-2012 08:00 PM

The word on Facebook is that Sylvan Post will be opening mid-January.

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nottinghillbilly


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Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #2
03-01-2012 08:54 PM

YAY!!!! at long last.....Thumbsup

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michael


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Post: #3
20-01-2012 08:46 AM

Quote:
opening mid-January

Apparently still a little longer to wait (weeks not days).

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mgmonkey


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Joined: May 2009
Post: #4
20-01-2012 04:41 PM

I keep wandering up there to see of progress but it always seems the same. Looks like there may currently be more focus on The Copperfield at Catford Bridge at the moment. Soon to reopen as The Catford Bridge Tavern in an Antic stylee.

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TND


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Joined: Nov 2010
Post: #5
20-01-2012 05:20 PM

I was thinking the same thing so I stuck my head in there on Wednesday to ask when I might be able to get a drink there. The builders said they'd been waiting for paint for 3 weeks and that it would be another month...so prob end of Feb now.

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Sibelius


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Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #6
31-01-2012 03:28 PM

This new pub in Forest Hill is due to open in 'a couple of weeks' now, according to the company.

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poolsneighbour


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Post: #7
31-01-2012 04:47 PM

Ha! We'll be lucky... Sneaky

I do hope so though...

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mgmonkey


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Joined: May 2009
Post: #8
31-01-2012 07:11 PM

Yep, got a email from Fi via their mailing list confirming the same. According to their Facebook page it looks like it will open very close to same day as the new Catford Bridge Tavern, formerly Copperfilelds.

Hooray for new local boozy options and hopefully lots of different real ales!

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mgmonkey


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Post: #9
09-02-2012 07:34 PM

Updates are continuing to trickle through now via their new Twitter feed..

https://twitter.com/#!/SylvanPost

Nearly there. Thirsty.

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mgmonkey


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Post: #10
09-02-2012 07:35 PM

ooh and the first Tweet was they may open 23rd or 24th...

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Fish Face


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #11
10-02-2012 02:52 PM

Sorry if this obvious, but where does the 'Sylvan' name come from?
I'm assuming the 'Post' is because of the buildings original function.

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poolsneighbour


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Post: #12
10-02-2012 03:06 PM

From what I have read..Sylvan means 'Forest'... ?

Wiki says: Sylvan or Silvan refers to an association with the woods. Specifically, that which inhabits the wood, is made of tree materials, or comprises the forest itself. The term can also refer to a person who resides in the woods or a spirit of the wood. In mythology, the term also refers to deities or spirits of the woods.

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Herbert


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Joined: Apr 2010
Post: #13
16-02-2012 04:20 AM

Official! Opens 28th of February. Should be a good addition to the area. I'm sure i'll be a regular when I return to Forest Hill.

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tomangel


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Joined: Jun 2007
Post: #14
16-02-2012 09:03 PM

I went in there and the builders said they'd been waiting three months for a PINT!

Yes, opening on 28th, and hopefully they'll be doing a better quiz than the Hob's - which is a bit annoying these days.

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Cellar Door


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #15
17-02-2012 01:05 PM

tomangel Wrote:
...hopefully they'll be doing a better quiz than the Hob's - which is a bit annoying these days.

How so?

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tomangel


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Post: #16
17-02-2012 06:21 PM

The Hob is still great, it's just the quiz isn't about general knowledge, but about finding links between Ronnie Corbett, bananas and the undubbed version of Bladerunner.

I prefer a more straight forward quiz.

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Cellar Door


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Post: #17
17-02-2012 06:40 PM

I understand. That is a tricky quiz question. Not my cup a tea or pint of beer either.

But I do like some of The Hob's quizmasters. Particularly that bloke who dresses up in hilarious costumes.

And Steve Frost (Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the British TV advertisements ending with the catchphrase "I bet he drinks Carling Black Label") is always good value when he takes to the stage.


Steve Frost

The Sylvan Post is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the pub collective of Forest Hill.

Good luck with future quiz nights and I look forward to taking my general lack of general knowledge to the Sylvan Post.

This post was last modified: 17-02-2012 06:41 PM by Cellar Door.

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