Pint Shop opens on George Street
"The Oxford Pint Shop is 60% bigger than the Cambridge site, and like the original is in the ‘cultural hub’ of the City. The site dates from the 1930s, and the décor takes on an art deco feel."
The minimally titled Pint Shop is purpose-built on the premises of an old building society on the middle of George Street and includes a huge 24 keg lines.
Opening on September 20th, the venue serves an ambitious menu of grilled and spit-roasted meat alongside a variety of bar snacks, specialising in hot, fresh scotch eggs. OX went down to their launch to see what all the fuss is about and we’re pleased to report that Pint Shop does what it says on the tin and then some.
As part of its opening line-up of beers Pint Shop includes two of its own brews – “Supersonic” which is a wheat beer produced in collaboration with Nene Valley Brewery and is laced with gin and tonic – a bizarre idea that actually tastes rather good.
The second of their own beers on tap for their opening is “Hoog & Droog”, made alongside De Molen Brewery in Amsterdam. This is a fruity American-style pale ale that means business, with plenty of punchy grapefruit flavour that is bang on trend at the moment.
The large 5600ft² site is spread over two floors, with a 110-cover bar area, 110-cover restaurant space and two private dining rooms. The Oxford Pint Shop is 60% bigger than the Cambridge site, and like the original is in the ‘cultural hub’ of the City. The site dates from the 1930s, and the décor takes on an art deco feel.
Richard Holmes, co-owner of Pint Shop, commented: “We’re incredibly excited about Oxford and just can’t wait to get in and get it open! The location is perfect and we’re confident we can make it a real success, there’s a massive gap in the Oxford market for us. Being in the thick of the action in the cultural hub yet again is really exciting - it means we can pack the place out all day long.
“Whist it will be more evolution than revolution, there will be plenty of surprises and cool new things to get excited about in Oxford.”
To find out more about Pint Shop, and to sign up to the Oxford mailing list for exclusive discounts, visit pintshop.co.uk
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