Oxford is in for treat this year. Pint Shop, the award-winning Cambridge beer house, specialising in MEAT.BREAD.BEER., is preparing to open the doors on its second site in Oxford, located on George Street. The launch is eagerly awaited for and set for mid-September.
The site, dating back to the 1930s, has been sympathetically renovated with a nod to its heritage – think plenty of wood and tiling throughout. Pint Shop was set up in Cambridge on Peas Street and has since become famous for its very simple, very seasonal British dishes with an emphasis on meat and local ingredients. The food at the Oxford site will be an extension of Pint Shop’s famous fare. The bar snack offering will be particularly enhanced; expect the likes of slicing pie, trays of roasted vegetables, and hot chipped potatoes with curry sauce poured over them from a flask. Pint Shop is also developing a stout-based beer bread to be sold at the bar.
In partnership with De Molen brewery in The Netherlands the team at Pint Shop has developed a beer specially to celebrate the Oxford launch. ‘Hoog and Doog’ (High and Dry) is a pale ale, ‘dry hopped’ with grapefruit, and will be ready to serve at the grand opening.
Rich Holmes, co-owner at Pint Shop, said: ‘We are really looking forward to getting the doors open to the Oxford site. We have been working on it since March and we can’t wait for our customers to see it.
‘It is an exciting time for Pint Shop, our team have put a lot of work into the site and we hope our new customers love the look and feel of the place. With the opening in Oxford, Pint Shop has created 60 jobs in the local area. In addition to this, the Cambridge senior sous chef, Nolen Page, has been promoted to head chef of the Oxford site.
To find out more about Pint Shop, and to sign up to the Oxford mailing list for exclusive discounts, please visit www.pintshop.co.uk, you can read our review of the Cambridge branch here, or request a free copy of one of these guides here.