6 Reasons to Check Out the Pint Shop’s New Menu

Scotch egg lovers need no introduction to the Pint Shop. Check out TripAdvisor and there are literally hundreds of reviews from evangelical fans, praising its take on the crispy bar snack.

So thank the gods of perfectly runny eggs, they’ve now put them on the restaurant menu too. Now scotch egg lovers and soon-to-be scotch egg lovers, can indulge to their hearts content.

But there’s a whole lot more on offer, too. Not just a thrilling new menu, but a freshly spruced interior and reworked space—still with that semi-rustic, stroke hipster vibe we’ve come to know and love.

Last week, we went along to check it out. Here are six reasons why you should too:

  • The original loos are now a handsome set of private dining rooms. Spending a penny jokes aside, the result is a suave backdrop to a big-hearted, rustic menu, delivered with serious skill. A cosy salve to the seasons shrivelling temperatures.
  • Fittingly, the new menu feels like a brisk romp through autumn: overnight pork belly; mushroom croquettes with stout mayonnaise; apple and blackberry crumble sundae; charred celeriac and lentil salad with a hazelnut crumb… It’s muddy boots and tweed food, and every bit as drool-worthy as it sounds.
  • Alongside insanely drinkable beers (though with 23 lines on offer, can’t vouch for them all), and a constant keg of cider on the go, there are now wines on tap – why is that so appealing?
  • Where else can you find handmade silk weavers brain… A fresh, herby cheese spread to dollop on crunchy sea salt crackers while you sip your Lady Grey IPA (our newly-discovered favourite ale).
  • And did we mention the handmade flat breads, piccalilli and pickled red onions? What better to accompany a delicious selection of British meats and Neal’s Yard cheeses? Pint Shop chefs, that’s a lot of love you’re giving. We salute you!
  • Two giant jumbobrellas now cover the garden, in all its twinkly-lit glory, complete with weekend DJ’s, Green Egg BBQs and generally awesome times. We’re looking forward to some cheer-filled autumnal BBQs (they’re a thing now) already.