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Draft House Chancery in Demolition Phase

Before you create, they say you must destroy. And we’re tearing the sh*t out of the old Grappollo Restaurant on Fetter Lane to reforge it as Draft House *Chancery*.

One wit on Twitter accurately described the look below as “Provincial Ramada Inn” when I posted it. Well, that suspended halogen-infested ceiling is now just so much rubble – as per the shot at the top of this piece.

We’re opening late-April – and it will be the biggest and best Draft House yet, just a 3-min walk from Chancery Lane tube – hence its name.

So all of this means WE ARE HIRING. E-mail us atwork@drafthouse.co.uk to apply.

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12 Mar 2016, Beer

We Haven’t Had That Spirit Here Since 1969

I am just back from the Swiss Alps where it rained, snowed then cleared up on the last day. We lunched at a truly bizarre and wonderful hotel – the Weisshorn – a large Victorian affair (above) only accessible by walkers and cross-country skiers. The interior – last touched up in 1969 – is a fabulously eccentric time capsule.

A fumoir is an excellent idea.

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09 Apr 2015,

Wings Wednesday!

We launched a new menu last week and some of you were appalled to find that Wings had gone Walkies.

Well, they’re back in a big(ger) way. A Pound of Buffalo Wings £9.90 A boat-load of wings, southern-fried and slathered in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce with Blue Cheese Dip and Celery Sticks Buffalo Wing Poutine £8.90 Our famous poutine (Quebecois fries with gravy and cheese curds) topped with Buffalo Wings

WINGS WEDNESDAY

And…every Wednesday both dishes are half-price all day. BOOM!

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08 Apr 2015, Food News

New Menu at the ‘Pie Pubs’

Your wish was our command: we have added some terrific new dishes to our Pie menu at Draft House Birdcage. New delights include Pulled Pork Rolls, Spanikopita and the notorious Holy F*ck Scotch Egg from Pig & Hay (it’s amazing).

Two new sharing dishes – the Levantine Plate (above) and the Perfect Pig Plate – the latter featuring our famous Foot-Long Scratchings and among other porcine items.

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