They serve quality food and drinks at reasonable prices in themed rooms. The main theme is medieval! Suits of armours and swords everywhere. I cant think of a more impressive décor than we find at the Bacchus Bar. They have a lively atmosphere and once you have found it we think you will return. Quirky and a step back in time xx
Can you imagine eating a nettle? How about eating as many as you can eat over a period of an hour for the grand prize of £100. Its the opening ceremony for the start of a beer festival that starts at the Bottle Inn every year. Now I may be competitive...but I would not take part in this if the prize were a heck of a lot more. End of! (Watch out for me in the crowd though as I think its a great spectator sport Hee Hee)
BOXPARK Shoreditch is a pop-up Mall based in the heart of East London. Opened in 2011 by founder and CEO Roger Wade, BOXPARK Shoreditch will be open for the next four years. BOXPARK is constructed of stripped, and refitted shipping containers, creating unique, low cost, low risk pop-up stores. A quirky little area with loads of different things going on, from the trendy and cool shops to the food area.
I spent quite some time looking at the photos on their website as these pictures tell a thousand stories. If you are making a statement that you are different, you like to be different or you like to associate with people who have a unique sense of adventure, the Café Cairo is for you. The venue has so much atmosphere and they promise to offer non-high street food and drinks, and non-high street attitude. We like the idea of that!
The food and bar seem to be the main draw but each time I research it I come across an image of a bald man in a bath with a clowns face holding a mirror. Is this Coco? I am not sure I have come across a more quirky sculpture and I love it. There are other sculptures here I understand. Perhaps when we visit I will take some photos of my own of the weird and wonderful art here.
Camp and Furnace has all the best bits from all the best festivals; indoors. There is a restaurant, bar, fanpark, conference venue and cultural hangout. This place has been reported to be the Coolest place in the country. I don't think it's far wrong. I haven't been but I seriously have to find the time.
The Castle Inn, is also known as The Round Tower, or Radway Tower. Inside there are two bars –one contains replicas of armour and weapons used during the battle, the other is the place to indulge in pub games while enjoying some home cooked food. There is a small covered terrace, which offers some stunning views as does the garden outside.
Tastefully refurbished and managing to look quite magical, With both modern luxuries and more traditional opulence this hotel is so not your normal bland hotel. Hot tub? Yes please. Wine cellar? Leave me for a few hors to explore (and taste) and you will have a very happy Mrs W. (Hint HInt Mr Q!)