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Draft House to open in Old Street

14 May 2015 by

Charlie McVeigh (pictured), founder of Draft House, is to open a new site in London's Old Street in the Bower development in October this year.

The new pub will offer the usual large range of craft beer that Draft House is known for, with beer from the US, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic among others.

The new venue will also play host to events such as brewer take-overs, food and beer festivals and art performances.

The two-floor site is connected by a spiral staircase and another made of minimalist concrete slabs. The ground floor will have a utilitarian look and an adaptable space for events, and above the kitchen will be suspended three 500 litre copper tanks which will hold fresh, unfiltered Pilsener Urquell from the Czech Republic.

Upstairs will have low lighting and banquette seating, with a bar lit by reclaimed neons and a timber floor.

Typical dishes on the menu will include: foot-long scratchings; pig and hay chorizo Scotch egg; steak frites; and Wandle-battered fish and chips.

Optics cocktails created by Max Chater of Bump Caves - the bar and distillery opened in Draft House Bermondsey - will also be on offer.

Draft House has seven sites across London. Its new Old Street venue will be its eighth.

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