Yes, the rumours are true. This Sunday (April 22nd) will be our last day of trading. The gorgeous, lovely people at Enterprise Inns have finally managed to sell The Ivy House and are kicking us out in a stylish and classy last-minute way. On Monday one of South London's most iconic venues will be boarded up. As far as we know it's been sold to developers and will never re-open as a pub again. We're obviously gutted, after just 10 months we were really starting to turn this place into a popular and lively pub and venue. Lots of great stuff was already booked in for the next few months, all now sadly cancelled. (If you did have a gig or party booked I have tried to contact you already this morning) Our final 5 days: Wed - Hankdog's Easycome Acoustic Club Thurs - Silent Film Night - Nosferatu (1922), with live accompaniment from musical genius Igor Outkine Fri - Private party in the ballroom, front bar open as usual Sat - Comedy Club - Scott Capurro, Steve Best and more Sun - Big fat leaving party Massive thanks and love to all the people who've supported us in our time here, we've had some amazing nights and met lots of lovely new friends. I hope you'll be able to join us for a goodbye drink before the end of the week, we plan on going out with a bang rather than a whimper - watch this space for details of our 'closing down/drink the bar dry/so what if it's a school night' party on Sunday. For those of you who'll miss the pizzas the most, get yourselves down to The Joiners Arms in Camberwell - same recipe, same chefs, same awesomeness. Big Love, Nick and the whole Ivy House team. firstname.lastname@example.org PS - Anyone looking for brilliant bar managers, bar staff, chefs or cleaners please get in touch with me - there's a whole team of skilled, charming and beautiful people looking for new jobs now.