The new signs are up at the Nightingale – or “Nightingale on the Green” as it is now to be known – and the refurbishment is in full swing.
Apart from the welcome addition of an upstairs function room, which is bizarrely something of a rarity in Wanstead, the formula seems to be similar to the pub’s longstanding traditions…. it’s a bar serving beers and ales, not a wine bar, and it’s going to serve food too.
That should please many longstanding regulars, though of course the atmosphere will change somewhat. As is traditional here, we wish the new team good luck in their efforts.