It’s looking like it might be reasonable now to get our hopes up that the Ginger Pig actually might be coming to Wanstead.
Reports of conversations – so technically rumours – are that the company put in an offer for the AG Dennis property late last week, and that now the offer has been accepted by the landlords. Some Wanstead folk (including Wansteadium) have asked the Ginger Pig on social media if the rumours are true, but they have not been confirmed. But it’s beginning to look like they might be. A string of garlic Toulouse sausages all round if it’s true!
UPDATE, WEDS PM:
Kevin Murphy, of Wanstead Fish, confirms the rumour on our Facebook page:
* There is a Ginger Pig in Victoria Park (just over the road from Luppolo’s sister pub the Lauriston), but coming to Wanstead would be the furthest east the company has ventured. In the current copy of the Marylebone Journal (something far posher than Wansteadium could ever be), there is an interview with Ginger Pig founder Tim Wilson, who describes reactions to the company’s first foray north of the Thames:
POLICY ON REPORTING RUMOURS
* For the sake of clarity, here’s Wansteadium’s as-of-this-moment official policy on rumours. We love hearing rumours, getting tip-offs, seeing things on social media, chatting on the High Street etc. Love it. Please tell us anything you think which is newsworthy. Though just a humble blog, we follow best journalistic practice on keeping sources anonymous if they wish. Unlike most ‘professional’ media though, we are prepared to say when something is just a rumour. We’ve done it several times, and we think the readers of Wansteadium are sophisticated enough to know what that means. (We’re not flattering you – it’s just true.)
BUT. But. We won’t report rumours which libel people, cause them distress, stir up trouble or bad feeling needlessly, or endanger people’s businesses. It’s just not what we’re here to do. Also, people are always welcome to tell us things, but it has to be up to us whether to report them or not. And we might always change this policy, but for the time being, this is the way we blog.