Livelyhood to open new pub in August with one planned for autumn

South London independent pub group, Livelyhood will open a new pub this August in Bromley, with another opening planned for the autumn.

Operating in the space which was once a famous wine merchants owned by George Pamphilon in the mid-18th century, The Artful Duke will open as a classic neighbourhood pub in the heart of vibrant Bromley.

The Artful Duke will be a fantastic addition to Livelyhood’s already impressive portfolio of neighbourhood pubs. Synonymous with the signature Livelyhood approach but brimming with its own unique personality and charm.

The venue will be creatively designed and built, embracing the group’s signature passion for reclamation and focusing on sustainability. The 3,000 square-foot, 150-cover space will have an array of reclaimed quirky old and new fixtures and fittings, creating a true Livelyhood pub environment.

The front of the pub will be a social space for dining and drinking, whilst behind the arch you will find the perfect viewing for sports, live music and pub quizzes. There will also be a 60-cover heated outdoor terrace for al fresco dining and drinking all year round.

The pub will also showcase exciting new local suppliers and produce, supporting local businesses to grow as it does. This will be reflected in the menus and drinks lists, made up of fun and seasonal cocktails, locally-brewed beers and a delicious all-day menu.

Creating approximately 30 new jobs for the hospitality industry, the venue will allow further opportunity for the company to grow their charity partnerships with The Big Kid Foundation and One Pavement Away.

The new opening will bring Livelyhood’s portfolio to seven, which currently includes The Clapham North, The Regent in Balham, The Perky Nel in Clapham, The Faber Fox in Crystal Palace, The Mere Scribbler in Streatham and The Old Frizzle in Wimbledon. An eighth opening is planned for Autumn 2021.

Livelyhood owner Sarah Wall commented, “After such a time, we are more excited than usual to be able to share such brilliant news. As we take the next, hugely positive steps in our growth plan, we are absolutely delighted to announce the opening of a new Livelyhood neighbourhood pub.

'Not only creating opportunities to grow our team, but also working in partnership with our outstanding suppliers and local businesses to create a warm and inviting pub in the heart of this perfect Livelyhood location. We cannot wait to get cracking and get open for business.”