London pub the Cat and Mutton has announced a new guest residency from buttermilk-fried chicken specialists Mother Clucker.
Mother Clucker is usually based in a converted US ambulance truck at the Truman Brewery near Brick Lane in London, but will be joining the Columbo Group-operated Cat and Mutton by London Fields from Thursday 27 August, for an as-yet-undefined period which could be extended indefinitely if all goes well.
Its menu will focus on fried chicken, in the usual buttermilk-soaked style with menu items such as the "Cluckwich" with brioche bun, fried chicken breasts, pickled peppers, iceberg lettuce, hot sauce and lime mayo; or even whole, beer-can-roast chicken; plus pub snacks and sides including chicken wings and strips, cheese fries, mac ‘n' cheese, and hot nuts.
It will also bring its own cocktail options, including the classic Mint Julep, and a New Orleans-style take on the Bloody Mary.
This is the latest residency to take place at the Cat and Mutton, after the Check On kitchen in June.
Claiming to be one of Hackney's oldest pubs, the Cat and Mutton was bought and refurbished by the Columbo Group in 2014. The group also operates London bars and gastropubs the Blues Kitchen (in Camden, Shoreditch and Brixton), the Old Queens Head, and Paradise by Way of Kensal Green.