Pub ‘killed off’ by West Ham move is bought by trendy chain

PUBLISHED: 17:06 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:15 24 September 2018

Ron Borwell sold the pub after the West Ham move lost him £400,000 a year. Pic: Steve Poston

Ron Borwell sold the pub after the West Ham move lost him £400,000 a year. Pic: Steve Poston


The historic Denmark Arms in East Ham is reopening as part of a trendy pub chain.

The Barking Road boozer shut up shop in July, after landlord Ron Bolwell said the West Ham move to the London Stadium killed his trade and he was losing £400,00 a year.

Rumours the Grade II listed building had been bought by Antic Pubs were confirmed this week, when a number of photos were uploaded to the company’s Instagram page.

Pictures show the interior of the building, which dates back to 1890, with a ladder, stacks of wood in bin bags, and a worker in a high-vis vest.

On the website, it says the pub has been welcomed by the Antic Collective as “the newest member of the family”.

It states: “It will remain a traditional public house at the heart of the community serving real ale, cask and craft beer as well as a kitchen dishing up traditional British pub grub.”

Antic also own the Forest Tavern in Forest Gate.

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