The Star & Garter , Bromley
It is great to hear that is is reopening and especially that it will be gay! I only found out by walking past the place and seeing the very decreet notice on the door. This gives nothing away and at a glance the place looks closed still (1st December). I had a sneaky look throught the winder and the place looks fantastic!
We know a few of Bromley's gay community and know one knows that it's reopening soon. This pub could be huge if you basically should it out proudly. The front still looks boarded up with last years clalk notices on it. You will be the only gay pub in the borough so if you get this right it will be heaving.
When you go into gay bars like Ruphert Street and Village in Soho you know these are the places to be. Let your audince know. Where is your new website? Where is you ad on Gaydar Radio and adverts in the local and gay press? When managed well I remember thinking this was one if not one of the busiest pubs in Bromley and it was gay! You say you are on Facebook but we couldn't find you.
I think the real reason the pub closed a while back is due to the place being poorly managed and simply taken for granted. If the new management believe in this place and work hard to make it work it will be a true success, great for Bromleys gay comunity and changing attitudes in Bromley.
I will look forward to hearing about you opening party over gaydar radio, in the press or on your new up to date website. A very exciting time for Gay Bromley!
27 High Street, Bromley, London, BR1 1NZ
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
The best station to use is Bromley South. Come out of the station and turn right, and walk up the hill. Walk though the pedestrian-only area and when you get to the end, cross over and it is the right hand side of the road, opposite a kebab shop.