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Submitted on Friday, 18th October 2013
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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: Sold to a property developer and now closed. One of the most short-lived antic ventures.

The Provenance, Colliers Wood, SW19

Pub added by Rex Rattus
62 High Street
SW19
SW19 2BY
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Rex Rattus left this review about Provenance

This is one of the latest additions to the Antic chain, which seems to mushroom up all over the place, but I hope that this one doesn’t wither as easily. I am predisposed to be suspicious of pubs painted bright orange on the exterior, but inside this one’s everything I expect from an Antic pub. There are a few sofas around the place, but the vast majority of furnishings are the cheapest looking formica topped tables I have ever seen in a pub, combined with more cheap looking little chairs. I reckon you could get the lot for a tenner in a second hand shop. But that’s the trademark of this chain I guess, and it’s a charming pub nonetheless. There’s also the typically odd items of decor, such as ancient Bakalite telephones mounted on one of the walls, and a pile of old suitcases next to a fireplace.

The pub consists of several interconnected areas - the main bar area as you enter contains the bar counter; a room leading off to the right ; a room at the back with tables laid for diners; a room to the left containing the sofas (reserved for Emma when I was in - but no sign of Emma); and yet another area a few stairs up at the back on the left. Sounds a bit of a labarynth, but it doesn't seem like one really.

The ale selection is good, which is to be expected from Antic. There were five on, with three handpumps apparently unused, and none of the usual suspects present. I went for the excellent Clarence & Frederick's Best Bitter, and I was offered the choice of either a straight glass or mug. I didn't see a menu, but they clearly do food at approriate times. However, there was a tray of homemade sausage rolls on the counter for £1 a pop, in which I indulged. Just grab a tissue and help yourself - no problem for me, but there might be a hygiene issue for some in them sitting on the counter until they're sold.

This pub is a valuable addition to the Tooting & Colliers Wood real ale scene, which needs all the help it can get. I will be in for another pint or two sometime.

On 22nd October 2013 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Provenance

This is another recently-acquired Antic pub which opened in June - from their website:
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Wed 4pm - 11pm
Thu to Fri 4pm - 12pm
Sat 11am - 12pm
Sun 12pm - 11am

On 26th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about Prince

I'm not sure what opening hours this pub keeps, but it wasn't open when I walked past on Friday lunchtime. But peering through the window it looked as if it was still trading. I noticed at least some tables with wax encrusted bottles on them, but, undoubtedly of greater importance, I also spotted a handpump on the bar bearing a Doom Bar clip.

This was previously GJ's, and originally the Red Lion.

On 29th December 2012 - no rating submitted
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2nd Mar 2014, 18:47
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
2nd Mar 2014, 17:57
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: For sale: Sold to a property developer and now closed. One of the most short-lived antic ventures.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
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