The Sun of Camberwell – previously the Sun and Doves – re-opened on 30 November following a refurbishment, and will be focused on a strong food offer.
Star Pubs & Bars (formerly S&NPC) still own the freehold of the pub, with Antic, now the tenant, installing a manager at the premises.
Dodds was evicted from the pub on 23 September 2011 following a long-running rent dispute with S&NPC. At a forfeiture hearing Dodds was given three years to pay back £135,000 in backdated rent and legal expenses. However Dodds fell behind on the repayment plan.
The details of the lease have not been disclosed.
“It is still a tied pub, we have just taken it over,” said Antic’s marketing manager Fiona Collett.
“The plan is to develop it into a successful food-led pub but it is early days as the kitchen has only been open a week.
“The pub is right by our head office and we go past it all the time so it was such an obvious one to take on – it is such a lovely pub and such a great place.
“We want to provide somewhere for the nurses at the nearby hospital to go for a drink and nice bite to eat.”