Effra pub joint third in ‘fave Brixton pubs’ poll

Our very own Effra Hall pub has polled joint third in an on-line poll of  favourite Brixton bars and pubs, organised by the Londonist site in conjunction with Brixton Blog, polling a mighty 31 votes to the winners’ 40 votes.

(Yes, we know, effrablog followers could’ve made the difference, next time we will ruthlessly organise weeks in advance and win hands down…)

The full results were (courtesy of Londonist):

1. The Trinity Arms (40 votes)
1=. The Duke of Edinburgh (40 votes)
3. The Effra (31 votes)
3=. The White Horse (31 votes)
5. Hootananny
6. The Prince Albert
6=. Dogstar
8. Seven
9. Mango Landin’
10. The Windmill

To celebrate there will be a pub crawl on Tuesday 27th March to the top four pubs in Brixton, coming to the Effra at 7.30pm. Why not pop by and give them all a welcome?

While we’re on the subject of Effra Hall, did you know the site used to house a lunatic asylum for women, with the same name? There’s a good history here

Community tidy-up on Saltoun Road this Sunday

The Effra Neighbourhood Watch is organising a session to tidy up Saltoun Road  this Sunday, 18th March, from 10am to 3pm.  Come along for all or part of it to join your neighbours in improving the way the street looks.

The group will meet at 10am at the Lambeth ‘Community Freshview’ van which will park somewhere towards the middle of Saltoun Road. If you’re coming along later, just join the group in the street.

Community Freshview is a Lambeth scheme, led by residents to make a difference to our streets. It can include painting walls, trimming overgrown greenery, and removing dumped rubbish. Lambeth provides all the tools free – such as overalls, hedge-cutters, paint, brushes & a skip.

You can get more information on Community Freshview here.

Details of future tidy-ups in the Effra area are on our events page. The picture shows the team who worked on Mervan Road last year.