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Popular Newington Green pub reopens

PUBLISHED: 09:54 08 October 2014 | UPDATED: 09:54 08 October 2014

The Alma's re-opening was a roaring success

The Alma's re-opening was a roaring success

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A popular Newington Green boozer has re-opened following a turbulent period in its history.

The Alma, on Newington Green Road, is under new management and flung open its doors on Thursday to herald a new era for the pub.

At the end of last year, former landlady Kirsty Valentine was turfed out by the brewery causing anger amongst punters.

But the new owners have kept the same chef in the kitchen, turned the place into “London’s only movie theme pub” and hope to move on from those testing times.

James Noake, manager of the Alma, said: “The opening night was fantastic, really special. There was a great atmosphere and a lovely mix of people, as you always get here.

“We look forward to being a real hub, a nice place to meet with good service and product behind the bar, friendly staff and great food.”

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