£18m company brings new pub to West Bridgford
West Bridgford it set to get its own brewpub – complete with on-site microbrewery – when Brewhouse & Kitchen opens its newest site on Sunday (18 June).
Officially opening for pre-bookings on Father’s Day, it will be the 17th site in Brewhouse & Kitchen’s portfolio and the first to open in the East Midlands.
The former Riverbank site has seen a £600,000 investment to transform the venue. The new Brewhouse & Kitchen will feature an upstairs function room with capacity for 120 guests and can cater for 550 guests in total within the bar, restaurant and garden areas.
Each pub serves over 50 different craft beers and a selection of ciders from breweries around the world, as well as a selection of ‘beertails’, wines and spirits.
Managing director Simon Bunn said: “We are delighted to welcome Nottingham into the Brewhouse & Kitchen family and to make our mark on the area’s thriving food and drink scene.
“Although beers are our forte, we pride ourselves on creating an exciting menu of innovative dishes, including pub-classics, Sunday roasts and sharing platters, which effortlessly complement our drinks range and when paired with a great beer, really bring out the best in its tasting notes. A number of our dishes also use elements of beer as an added ingredient, such as our beer-infused cheese sauces and garlic and hop salt for seasoning chips.
“What makes our pubs unique is the fact that each one has its very own microbrewery and we employ a dedicated local brewer to operate it. We’re pleased to announce Ben Pearson will be the man for the job at Brewhouse & Kitchen Nottingham, and our guests can watch him in action thanks to the centrally-located copper vessels that will brew his fantastic craft beers.”
As part of the venue’s extensive drinks offering, a number of the beers on offer will be exclusive to the Nottingham Brewhouse & Kitchen site. These include a core range of five own-brewed beers, available year-round, a seasonal beer which will rotate approximately every six weeks and an ever-changing ‘brewer’s choice’, in which the on-site brewer will be free to produce his own brews.
Each of these exclusive beers will be themed to pay homage to the West Bridgford and Nottinghamshire areas, with a fact or story to accompany it.
Bunn added: “Our team have been busy delving deep into local history to name our craft brews and create our Little Book of Beer Stories. We can’t wait to share our findings with residents in the coming weeks and hopefully teach them a thing or two they may not already know about Nottingham and West Bridgford.
“As an operation we now brew over 285 different beers, making us the brewery with the largest portfolio of beer brands in Europe – not bad considering each of our breweries are ‘micro’.”
Brewhouse & Kitchen says it expects to grow from a £10.2m turnover in 2016 to a projected £18m this year.