South east London site ready for trade

The Perry Hill Pub in south east London will open its doors under new ownership on 12 April.

The Perry Hill Pub, situated between Catford and Sydenham in south east London will open its doors under new ownership on 12 April after a refurbishment of the entire site.

The long-awaited launch will be overseen by Phil Sutton, who has run operations for several London companies such as Capital Pub Company and Franco Manca, and his wife Oonagh McCormack of The Pig’s Ear in Chelsea and Bellevue in Clapham. The pair have founded The Doghouse Pub Company, with The Perry Hill as their flagship project.

Having been closed for nearly two years, the pub has been brought back to life with renovations to its saloon bar, lounge area and outside space. In line with the lockdown guidelines, the team will open the outdoor area first, currently taking bookings from 12 April onwards.

The kitchen will be overseen by Jamie Younger, who formerly ran the Palmerston in East Dulwich for several years and still owns The Begging Bowl in Peckham. Head chef Eric Grapt (The Wolseley and The Hurlingham Club) has put together a menu that will showcase British comfort food
classics, while dishes such as beef brisket, shredded pig’s shoulder and smoked celeriac steak make full use of the on-site smokehouse.

“We’ve taken all the best bits from our years of running pubs around London and put them all into The Perry Hill," says Sutton. "We’re lucky to have an incredibly supportive community around us and the response has been amazing. Our hope is that the pub will become a central hub for the local area and beyond, serving as a destination for great food, drink and atmosphere.”

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