Valley of doom – will you miss this lost pub?

The old Valley pub on Elliscombe Road has been demolished ahead of its conversion into flats. Opened by former Charlton Athletic player Harold Hobbis in the 1960s, the pub fell into decline in its final years and closed in the summer of 2008 following a robbery. Nine flats are to be built on the site.

The Valley pub

The old pub did feature a huge photo of The Valley in its glory days as one of the country’s biggest stadiums. I believe that it was saved for posterity before the building was knocked down, unless you know different…


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3 Responses to Valley of doom – will you miss this lost pub?

  1. charltonlane says:

    Darryl – I sold that enormous photo on behalf of the owner a couple of years back…

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  3. Jeff Bolton says:

    i used to play football with a team from the pub , we used to meet and go to play football on Saturdays, Spring court was the name of the team and we won a cup.Not sure if where was any pictures of the team on the wall.


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