Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Well, that's a turn up for the books


A very smug Stuart has found a new pub in the city.  I was due to meet up with a couple of friends for pre-Christmas lunch-time-o-booze but when I got to the venue (OTW- stupid choice given the time of the year) it was far too busy.  Everywhere else local was bound to be busy too so we popped into a place we hadn't been in for around 7 years (because it used to be shit), it turns out that Craft Beer Co had moved in a year ago.

http://www.thecraftbeerco.com/st-mary-axe/

Expensive: Yes (nearly £6 a pint), but that's not a deal clincher
Speed of service: Good
Seats: Good (i'm getting old now)
Music: Rock

They've completely gutted the original place and basically stripped everything back. Fairly common these days but they've managed to keep a load of the original features.  Vaulted ceilings and parquet flooring.