Putney pub that hosted Kasabian and the Rolling Stones was threatened with gastro pub lurgy
THE HALFMOON in Putney has been saved as a rock music venue following a Facebook campaign.
"We still face tough times ahead, but at least we can move forward now, and my staff and myself are thrilled and excited," said the pub's tenant James Harris.
The Halfmoon has carved out a name for itself as one of London's most famous music pubs since it first put on live bands half a century ago, but its heritage was threatened by a plan to turn it into a gastro pub.
Young's brewery, the Halfmoon's landlord, wanted to close the pub at the end of this month, ready for its reconstruction, but a campaign sprang up on Facebook, attracting over 6,500 supporters.
"We are pleased we've reached an amicable solution," said a spokesperson for Young's.
Among the acts to have have appeared at the Halfmoon down the years are Kate Bush, Kasabian, the Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, U2 and The Who.