Lease for Half Moon acquired by Fullers, pub to reopen in summer

A lease on the Half Moon has been acquired by the Fullers pub chain and the pub is expected to reopen in late summer. Peter Blair, who heads the Save the Half Moon Campaign and who has been working very closely with the Dulwich Society, has announced: "We will obviously continue to seek to stress the importance both of live music and of working with the local community as Fullers develop their plans."

Last month's online petition, set up by the Campaign, called on Mayor Boris Johnson to save the pub from closure following fears its future as a live music venue was under threat. It was signed by over 6,000 people.

Fullers have announced: “We are delighted to announce that we have acquired the lease for The Half Moon, Herne Hill ... In conjunction with The Dulwich Estate, we will be making a substantial investment in the pub to return it to its former glory ... We aim to be reopening the pub, complete with a small number of hotel bedrooms, in the late summer subject to gaining relevant planning and listed building consents."

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