The West Norwood Hotel is set for a takeover…

 Nick Willoughby a West Norwood local and two of his friends are armed with a drill, paint brushes and lots of pots and pans as they set to take over The Norwood Hotel and re-open it as The Great North Wood pub and kitchen.

With Nick’s background in street food trading, Joe’s chef credentials and Kerry’s career in events, the plan is to create the perfect local for West Norwooders  – a relaxed, family-friendly pub, serving delicious food and great beer. It will be light and airy during the day; a great place to enjoy the papers, a coffee or some lunch and in the evening it will be a cosy haven to have a well deserved drink and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. When the sun decides to show itself the garden will open and the BBQ will fire up!

 Talking about the new pub and kitchen, Nick said, “We are super excited about the opening of The Great North Wood. I’ve lived here for nearly 6 years and it just feels like West Norwood is crying out for a great pub and kitchen.

 The Great North Wood kitchen is going to be serious, fun. Our food will be free to roam in whichever direction, creating an exciting, and ever changing menu.

 As with our kitchen, our bar will be created to give quality, uniqueness and variety with a rotation of local beers showcasing some of London’s finest breweries, a great little wine list and of course a quality selection of spirits.”

 The refurbishment will begin on the 17th of February and will re-open for the last weekend of March. To help build the pub West Norwood wants, the team will be running taster sessions to get feedback on the food and drink and find out exactly what people want in their local.

Lots more updates to follow in the coming weeks…

For more information contact Kerry Hill on


t: 07792395116