Oxford Pint Shop opens in September
Extensive work is taking place at the Oxford Pint Shop site, which dates back to the 1930s, and was previously a building society.
The new decor has been designed very much with this in mind, anchoring it in the 1930s but with a few modern touches. The laid back aesthetic will have an emphasis on heritage textures, with lots of wood and tiling throughout.
The food at the Oxford site will be an extension of what Pint Shop is already famous for; very simple, very seasonal, British dishes, with an emphasis on meat and local ingredients. The bar snack offering in Oxford is going to be particularly enhanced, with planned dishes including; a 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 addition, Pint Shop has brewed a beer with De Molen brewery in The Netherlands; ‘Hoog and Doog’ (High and Dry), to celebrate its opening. This is a pale ale, ‘dry hopped’ with Grapefruit and will be ready to serve at the grand opening.
Rich Holmers, 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 pintshop.co.uk.
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