London pub entrepreneurs Tim and Nick Cockburn are set to open their second gastropub, the Adam and Eve, in early December.
The brothers, who already own the Prince Albert in Camden, bought the lease for their new site in Mill Hill Village, NW7, from the Blue Star Pub Company, following the pub's closure in March this year.
Since the acquisition the Edwardian property has been refurbished with alterations to the ground floor to provide more space, and the creation of a function/dining room on the first floor.
The new owners said that an inn had existed on the site for hundreds of years and was referred to in the Domesday Book as "the Eve".
They have used a blog site to show off plans and designs to locals, as well as to canvas their views on issues ranging from what events to hold, to how the garden should look.
The modern British menu will use ingredients sourced from farms in nearby Hertfordshire as well as employing a barter system for locals to trade home-grown produce for credits. Fish will be delivered fresh from the markets in Brixham, Devon.
The Adam and Eve will seek to follow its sister pub into Camra's Good Beer Guide, with six real ales on tap with collaboration with Scottish and Newcastle, to whom the pub is tied.
The opening date is provisionally set for 1 December.
By Neil Gerrard
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