Nostalgia – Goblins

Has anyone been around long enough to remember Goblins?

It was a bar on Bedford Hill. At number 90 – where Krua, the Thai restaurant is now. It was probably best known for being a place where… well, how can I put it? A place where you could often get a drink long after no legal avenue was available to you. This was in the days before all-day licensing. Back then, most pubs closed at 11pm every night.

After Goblins closed, the site became a series of restaurants. I remember Sadya being a particular favourite – it was an Indian.

And now the site is a Thai restaurant. I’ve only been there once, but I thought it was pretty good.

Were you ever involved in a Goblins lock-in? Do you remember any of the other restaurants that have been on that site?

4 Replies to “Nostalgia – Goblins”

  1. Yes. I used to eat and drink there in the mid 90s. I lived in a Flat up Bedford Hill Monday to Thursday and then went back oop North to cheap beer and chips and gravy for the weekend…

  2. Dave and Sheila running the best restaurant in Balham. Spent Christmas there ’92/93 Arrived at 11am left about 15 hours later. Brilliant vibe, and atmosphere, definitely a South London institution, feel privileged having been there many, many times

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