Fifteen months after taking on the pub, Fuller’s has announced that The Half Moon, in Herne Hill, London, has been fully refurbished and is ready to open its doors again.
This Victorian gem has been restored to its former glory with the original windows, woodwork and painted mirrors in the snug brought back to pristine condition. To the rear of the pub, the newly opened up dining area offers a light and airy space for couples and families alike, while the landscaped garden with an outside bar, fire pit and barbecue, provides an oasis for eating, drinking and relaxing just a stone’s throw from the busy Half Moon Road.
A team headed by Matt Dutson, an experienced Fuller’s manager, are ready to welcome visitors. The dark wood of the main bar will appeal to weary commuters popping in for a quick pint or a pre-dinner drink, while those with young children can relax in the seated and dining areas. For locals looking to celebrate a birthday or hold a working lunch or small conference, The Workshop is a separate outbuilding with its own bar.
In addition, The Half Moon has also returned to its former role as a hotel, with the addition of 12 boutique and individually designed bedrooms, each one named after one of the 12 men who have walked on the Moon. The pub is home to the largest hotel bedroom in the Fuller’s estate, occupying the whole of the former boxing gym on the pub’s first floor.
The renovation of The Half Moon was carried out by Concorde BGW, one of the UK’s leading design and build specialists for the hospitality industry. Fuller’s has worked closely with Concorde BGW on a number of refurbishments including the award-winning Tap on the Line in Kew Gardens, which scooped a Restaurant & Bar Design award in 2015.