London’s legendary Camden boozer ‘The Good Mixer’ is set to re-open.
The famous indie haunt on Inverness Street, which the late Amy Winehouse regularly used to frequent and was also the scene of the start of the Blur vs Oasis feud, closed its doors seemingly for the last time in January.
Among the performers at the pub’s last night was John Chapman, a blind singer who grew up in Ingestre Road, Kentish Town.
But it has now been saved after it was bought up by the owners of the Magic Roundabout on Old Street and Near & Far (Peckham Levels).
The Kentish Towner reports that the venue will re-open on Friday, April 13 and will also feature regular live piano sessions from local residents, Camden Piano Rescue.
Previous landlords John Davidson and Sarah Hurley ran ‘The Good Mixer’ for nine years before it recently closed down.
After Amy Winehouse’s death in 2011, Ms Hurley told the New Journal how the singer would use the pub to escape the paparazzi. “The paparazzi were everywhere. I remember at the height of it all we shut the blinds when she came in here and wouldn’t let any of them in – just to give her a bit of normal time. When people would see her in here they’d do a double take because they’d be like: ‘Hey? Why isn’t she in the Met Bar or somewhere swanky?’” she said.