Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Campaign to save The Clipper pub
The Clipper is a 1930s building on Rotherhithe Street and until recently it was a really nice pub with a great atmosphere and some lovely people on both sides of the bar. It was open all day, served excellent food, hosted events and darts matches and had some great live bands and themed parties at Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Burns Night. And it was a great place to relax, a stone's throw from the Thames Path. The brewery bought out the landlord and since then two planning applications have been submitted, both intending to replace the pub with blocks of flats, removing yet another community resource in Rotherhithe. Local residents have successfully defeated both planning applications and there is now a campaign to save the pub. The Save The Clipper campaign has its own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/savetheclipper/?fref=nf, where people have been adding their good memories about the pub going back many years. They are hoping to add many more members to demonstrate our support for the survival of one of the few surviving pubs in Rotherhithe so please join up if you would like to see The Clipper saved.