Shock Shut Down of Fulham’s Tommy Tucker

Entrances to Waterford Road pub sealed after 'peaceable re-entry'

Repossession notices posted at The Tommy Tucker

The Tommy Tucker pub in Fulham’s Waterford Road has suddenly shut down after being re-entered by the Stonegate Pub Company.

Local residents were startled to see the normally packed pub empty and clearly closed for business earlier this month and even more startled to see the two entrances subsequently hidden behind high security metal doors.

A Notice of Peaceable Re-entry, fixed to the windows, says: “TAKE NOTICE that we, Stonegate Pub Company Ltd ON BEHALF OF Ei Group Ltd the Leasehold owner person entitled to the possession of the Premises, have today re-rentered the Premises and the lease is at an end.”

The pub’s website also acknowledges the situation, with the message: “WE ARE CLOSED
We are very sorry to inform you that Tommy Tucker has closed its doors until further notice. Thank you for all the wonderful times over the last 7 years. Hopefully we will see you again soon!”

A pub has stood on this site, on the corner of Waterford Road and Moore Park Road, just south of Fulham Broadway and Chelsea Football Ground since at least the 19th century, when it was called the Princess Royal.

The entrance to The Tommy Tucker boarded up

In more recent times it was known as the Pickled Pelican, then simply the Pelican until it became the Tommy Tucker in 2015, with the lease assigned to chef Claude Compton, together with business partners George McCabe and Jim Morris.

Announcing its launch, Claude said, “ Ultimately we aim for it to be the best version of what a traditional pub should be; a fun meeting place and the pub we would choose to drink in."

At the time, the team were already running the Amuse Bouche champagne bar in Parsons Green Lane and the restaurant above it, Claude’s Kitchen. While Claude’s Kitchen has since closed down, Amuse Bouche is still open.

With local people wondering about the future of the pub, a spokesperson from Stonegate Pub Partners said: “The Tommy Tucker in Fulham is currently closed, following the departure of the leaseholder.

“We will be reopening in due course.”


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October 17, 2022