New bar spy - Wheatsheaf

A Return to the 'Hay Day'


Last updated . By Lateef Okunnu.


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What they say:

The Wheatsheaf, one of Borough Market’s most iconic pubs, has just reopened after a three-year closure.  Originally built in 1772, the early Victorian pub has been given a complete overhaul both inside and out by owner Young & Co's Brewery. The new features include: a campervan kitchen outside on the new heated terrace, the special vintage Wheatsheaf bicycle that houses cosy blankets, a screen showing a live feed from London Bridge Station and the mix and match food ordering system. The Wheatsheaf offers a wide selection of craft beers, ales, ciders and wines. The range on tap includes some of the capital’s finest, such as Meantime Pale Ale and Camden Hells Lager, Young’s own award-winning cask ales, Double Chocolate Stout, Stoney’s Gold and two guest ales which will change regularly.

An interesting selection of side dishes such as macaroni cheese, golden beetroot slaw and spiced haricot baked beans are also available. Meals are served in retro enamel tins together with a range of homemade sauces and classic condiments, and a bar menu including pork and sage sausage rolls, hen’s legs and husks of corn completes the food offering.

The interior has been designed by Jamie Derry from LAP Design and offers an eclectic mix of colours, materials and textures. The more traditional features such as the wooden panelling and fireplace are cleverly offset with more contemporary touches such as the cow hides which give an appealing home from home feel to the Wheatsheaf.

What we say:

Pub and brewery giants 'Young's' have resurrected the legendary Borough Market drinking-hole - Wheatsheaf - returning it to its Hay-Day. Demand for quality drinking establishments connected to London markets is at an all-time high, and it seems Wheatsheaf will be amongst the best. The venue having been dormant for three years, will see its revival met with the introduction of some exciting new features. Probably the most tantalising of which is the street-food campervan. This will consist of some mouth-watering treats including:  Hay Box Ham, Sticky English Whiskey Ribs and Cyder Spit Chicken, which is marinated overnight in Aspall’s cyder then rotisserie roasted. The decor was designed by Jamie Derry from LAP Design and has to go down as one of the coolest new pub designs in London.