Green Goddess pop-up beer garden coming to Charlton House from 12 April

Charlton House in the evening
All being well, Charlton House will be open for drinks from the 12th

The team behind plans to turn the Barclays Bank at Blackheath Standard into a bar are hoping to give locals a taste of what they can offer in a pop-up beer garden at Charlton House.

The Green Goddess visits Charlton House will open for business from 12 April when, all being well, coronavirus restrictions are loosened and pub beer gardens can welcome customers.

It’ll offer table service only on the patio with two-hour bookable slots between 2pm and 8pm, with last orders at 7.30pm. For the first week, it will open every day through to Sunday 18 April; then open Thursday to Sunday for the rest of April – opening times for May and beyond are yet to be decided.

“It’s very much a pop-up pub so the times maybe subject to change along the way,” Stephen O’Connor of Common Rioters Brewery told The Charlton Champion.

“We will be serving up cask and keg beer, cider, selected spirits, wine, and low and no-alcohol drinks. In addition we hope to have some pop up food stalls at certain times.”

For more details and booking, visit www.thegreengoddess.pub.


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Get green-fingered at Charlton House’s Old Pond Garden from Tuesday

Old Pond Garden
Old Pond Garden at Charlton House

At Christmas, we featured the volunteer scheme to restore the Old Pond Garden at Charlton House. With lockdown easing, the Charlton and Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society is ready to restart work. Here’s the latest update….

The Old Pond Garden volunteer scheme will re-open from Tuesday March 9th, all gardening levels are welcome. Sessions will be Tuesdays 1.30-3.30 and Thursdays 10-12, as before lockdown. We are lobbying hard for a Sunday session in the near future.

The garden is looking good, please come along to see progress and pull a weed (or three), and check out the latest planting plans.

We also hope to start dealing with the Long Borders, so we need all the help we can get!

We can always do with donations of primroses (native, yellow) and any snowdrops in the green.

More details and photos are available at cabahs.com/old-pond-garden-project


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Join a Christmas treasure hunt for children at Charlton Toy Library

Charlton House
The toy library is based in Charlton House

Got small children to entertain next weekend? Charlton Toy Library, which is based at Charlton House, is putting on a treasure hunt in Charlton Park next Saturday. In their own words…

Charlton Toy Library is putting on a Christmas Treasure Hunt, on Saturday 12 December between 10.30 – 12.30.

There will be two trails for little hunters. One easier one for kids up to 3 years and one advanced one for kids over 3 years. Starting point is at the Charlton Toy Library to collect the treasure map.

The event is free to attend and participants will receive a treat at the end. All social distancing measures and government guidelines are being followed for this event.

It follows a pumpkin hunt held at Halloween, which we’re told was a roaring success. To sign up, visit eventbrite.co.uk.


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