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Paul Bloxham to open second gastropub

01 April 2010 by
Paul Bloxham to open second gastropub

Chef and restaurateur Paul Bloxham is to open his second gastropub, the Blue Anchor in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

The venture, which is in partnership with local independent brewery McMullen & Sons, will see Bloxham offer seasonal and rustic British dishes.

His first gastropub, the Tilbury in Datchworth, Hertfordshire, has since won an AA rosette, in October 2006.

Bloxham said: "Opening in St Albans is a tremendous opportunity and I am hugely excited by all our plans. With our own smoker, for example, we are going to provide a British charcuterie and have dishes of home-cured salmon, duck and beef pastrami, salamis, home air-dried ham and sweet-cured bacon."

Fergus McMullen, director of McMullen & Sons, said: "We are delighted to be working with Paul Bloxham. A good pub has been part of our success for more than 180 years."

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By Neil Gerrard

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