The Antwerp Arms Association is delighted to announce that it has awarded its first food residency to Rack City Ribs who will launch their melt in the mouth menu this Sunday 6th March.
Rack City Ribs is run by two talented young men who studied at Highgate Wood School and have since branched out into the Street Food market.
This is a real achievement for our Community Pub! When we took it on, we made a commitment to invest in local businesses and we believe we’ve discovered a real talent and unique food style that will be a real attraction in the area.
We have been awarded the prestigious CAMRA North London ‘PUB OF THE SEASON’ Award! See below for more info!
Thanks to all our shareholders, volunteers, customers and friends who have supported us!
We will be receiving our award on Tuesday 19 January at 8pm. Come in and Celebrate with us!
Traumas, heartache and tremendous commitment to keep a well loved pub in Tottenham has finally paid dividends.The Antwerp Arms in the historic Bruce Castle Park area has been awarded CAMRA North London’s Pub of the Season.
John Cryne, the Branch Chairman, said ‘The effort that the local community put into saving this pub has resulted in a hostelry that they can be proud of. It remains committed to supporting both the people who live locally and guests from further afield. We know this because the voting for this award came from all over North London. We are therefore very pleased to give this award to the Antwerp Arms. Even some of the beers they stock are local, from Tottenham brewer, Redemption’.
The Antwerp Arms, known locally as the Annie, dates from 1822 and is the oldest working pub in N17. It was purchased and saved from closure (and most likely conversion to accommodation) by the Antwerp Arms Association raising funds from individuals and a SIB Capital Assets grant. The pub is a haunt of Tottenham Hotspur fans and the Club and its Supporters Club also supported the campaign to keep the pub open.
John also added ‘The pub is now getting into its stride and we hope that this Award will encourage others to come and pay this pub a visit’.The pub is now run by the Antwerp Arms Association.
The award ceremony will take place at 8pm Tuesday 19th January 2016. A few pints will be raised to celebrate.For further details contact:John Cryne on 07802 174861; Antwerp Arms: 020 8216 9289
- CAMRA is the Campaign for Real Ale and is a volunteer membership organisation with over 200 volunteer branches across the UK and over 170,000 members.
- CAMRA nationally was formed in 1971. It exists to promote good beer, protect pubs and defend consumer rights.
- The pub’s full address is Antwerp Arms, 168-170 Church Road, Tottenham, N17 8AS
- The pub opens 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-11 Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
- The pub’s website is: www.antwerparms.co.uk, where there is more information on how the pub was saved.
Having not seen the first floor accommodation prior to taking over the pub in April, we were all quite shocked by the condition. There were 4 rooms, a bathroom and separate toilet but no kitchen. It obviously had’t been decorated since artexted ceilings were all the rage in the 70’s. There was bits of wire hanging everywhere, doors hanging off their hinges and layers wall paper peeling off the walls. It was actually condemned at one point by the London Fire Brigade, wrongly as it turned out. However the boiler was decommissioned and accommodation was uninhabitable.
Motivated by the fact that the permanent managers job was being offered as a live in position, we finally built up enough steam to start the work in early July.
Whilst we knew it was going to be a tough job it was far worse than we could have imagined. Almost every wall and ceiling had to be re-plastered. However, during the strip out some gems were revealed. Including a wooden panelled wall, which would have formed part of the original stair way and the original fire place, in what is now the front bedroom, which Floyd has lovingly restored. The flat is now carpeted and fully furnished, some bought, some donated. We have installed a kitchen in the back room, which also doubles as the managers office.
Although we are a few days away from works being complete Steve Alderson the new manager has taken up residency.
The guys who carried out the work have down a stunning job and we are really grateful to them all for going way beyond extra mile.
David Colerio – Carpenter
Floyd Petgrave — Painter and Decorator
Dave Coe – Electrician
Paul Reed – Plasterer
Terry – for striping out with Floyd and Young Finn during those very hot few days in July
Kyriaco Petrou – Central Heating Engineer
Steve Borg– Carpet Fitter
All Your Junk (three truck loads of rubbish)
The delivery drivers who helped us push the furniture up a ladder and through the 1st floor windows, who shall remain nameless due to their companies H&S policy!
Shareholder Martin Hough for jumping in when we needed an extra pair of hands, out of the goodness of his heart.
A special thank you to shareholder Gillian Ford who also out of the goodness of of heart supplied the fabric and made the gorgeous Roman Blinds that now adorn the windows.
A big thank you to The Dream Team you really have made a silk purse out of a soars ear.
Presenting Cecilia Leather, daughter to shareholders Gaby and Jack. She looks forward to chilling with other Tottenham tots in The Annie’s gorgeous garden.
Welcome to the world little girl.
By popluar demand the monthly quiz night is now being extended to 2 nights per month . Keep an eye on the “What’s On” page for details.
Our Volunteer Week-End was a great success so a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came along.
25 helpers rolled up their sleeves and tackled everything from painting the cellar floor to putting up hanging baskets! We want it to be perfect for Friday 24 April opening when LondonLive will be on site from 5.30pm filming everyone enjoying themselves. Please come along and meet everyone!
Here is our ABC of what else is going on… Read More »
It’s been along hard battle but we are finally in!
History in the making! North London’s First Community Pub!
The Antwerp Arms Association are delighted to be able to announce, that after almost 2 years of negotiating, organising and fundraising, the freehold purchase of the Antwerp Arms Public House, has been completed today.
The Antwerp Arms Association will take over soon after 15 April 2015 when the current landlord, Justin, leaves for pastures new.
We have had amazing support from all of our shareholders and the community. Thank you so much.
We look forward to raising a glass or two with all of you, at the ‘Annie’, our community hub.
More news to follow soon!