Itching for the opportunity to travel to Great Britain, but unable to leave the comfort of the Cleveland area? Prepare yourself for a British invasion.
Nick Sanders, a restaurateur hailing from Cincinnati, has brought the concept of the classic British pub to Beachwood, Ohio. Sanders is the owner and founder of the Tavern Restaurant Group, which has launched British-style pubs in Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida and Ohio.
The Pub, located at Beachwood Place, opened for business on Monday, Jan. 20. The exterior architecture draws inspiration from the classic U.K. pub, while the inside holds furniture shipped from Great Britain.
According to a recent press release, Sanders started the Tavern Restaurant Group to bring his love of British culture, tradition, food and drink to the U.S. The food, drink and décor draw inspiration from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The handcrafted bar, equipped with European optic pourers, serves as focal point of The Pub. Keeping with British tradition, the style of glassware drinks are served in varies from beer to beer. To provide a more hands-on experience, The Pub features a “Pour Your Own Beer Wall,” where patrons are invited to select and pour their own pint of beer.
The Tavern Restaurant Group stresses that this replica of a cornerstone pub aims to be more than just another bar. In traditional British culture, pubs are meant to be the “heart of England.” In author Paul Jenning’s book, “The Local: A History of the English Pub,” pubs have been a gathering place of fellowship and community dating back to the Romans, but more prevalent during the Anglo-Saxon period.
The food menu features standard British eats such as fish and chips, buttermilk fried chicken, shepherd’s pie, English pot roast and London broil. The top brews listed on the menu include, but are not limited to, Guinness Stout, Bellhaven Black Stout, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and Old Speckled Hen Ale.
Chief operations officer of the Tavern Restaurant Group, Scott Schmidt, wrote in a statement that Beachwood Place was an ideal location to build their 11th British-themed restaurant. “We are passionate about providing guests with brilliant food, drink and hospitality in an original and authentic atmosphere.”
The Pub is open daily for lunch and dinner, and seats up to 290.
For more information, call (216) 595-2748 or visit experiencethepub.com.