The Dove and Rainbow, (Hartshead Square, S1 – behind the Bankers Draft) is very much alive and rocking, and still offering 10% off local ales to CAMRA members.
You may have heard various versions of the story, but the planned refurbishment by Punch is currently on hold, and it’s business as usual. Thanks to the vocal support of the regulars, Dawn and her team are still there, fighting their corner, and are doing their own version of a mini refurb (including the gents!) over the coming weeks, whilst keeping the pub open. They look forward to seeing you soon, and now have a card machine to relieve you of your hard earned funds!
As with all non-chain pubs – it’s very much a case of “Use it or lose it”.