Hobgoblin to re-open as Rose Inn

The Hobgoblin pub opposite New Cross Gate station has been closed for refurbishment, and it looks like it will be reverting back to its former name of The Rose Inn. I believe the pub owners had to pay an annual fee to the owners of the Hobgoblin brand, Marston's, for the use of the name ...

New Cross in Time Out

If you haven't picked up this week's Time Out London, look out for its 'Great bits of London' feature on New Cross with its strapline of 'creativity, cheap thrills and chicken shops in the south-east student belt'. Written by Goldsmiths student Andy Hill it accurately characterises local pubs/bars New Cross House, New Cross Inn, Hobgoblin, ...

Spotty Vinyl Records

I was intrigued by this sign outside the Hob in New Cross Road for 'Spotty Vinyl Records'.In fact it's a few boxes of second hand vinyl inside Dig This Nursery & Garden Centre, next to the pub opposite New Cross Gate station. Worth a browse for passing crate diggers, and you can pick up a ...