Giveaway! Brunch at Pint Shop Oxford
On a blustery, snowy Friday, we wrapped up against the cold, and made our way to Pint Shop on George Street, emboldened by the thought of their cosy booths, and a hearty new brunch menu. Pint Shop has been a firm favourite of ours since it opened in 2016, serving great craft beer and awesome food in the heart of Oxford. They even threw a party for us when we launched our collab book, the Indie Oxford Compendium, with Bitten Oxford.
We are passionate about supporting and promoting Independent businesses in Oxford, and when we found out Pint Shop were launching a new brunch menu, we were eager to see what they had in store!
Greeted by the friendly team, we ensconced ourselves in the window, rosy cheeked from the cold weather, but very quickly warm and cosy with piping hot tea and our thoughts on brunch!
The inspiration for Pint Shop hails from the original Beer Houses of the 1830s, when The Beer Act was passed so people could brew beer in their own homes, leading to the the first Beer Houses, the forerunner of the British pub as we know it today.
With that in mind, the modern decor has a nod to Victorian style with dark colours and materials used through out; a mix of hard wood furniture, leather stools, metal taps and a cool cream ceramic bar. Their attention to detail means they even have Pear’s Soap in the bathrooms.
Pint Shop Oxford is the big sister to their 1st venue in Cambridge, which we visited on our #indieOxfordexplore trip last year.
So with our attention turned to the menu, we ordered a selection of dishes between 3 of us, including the Buttermilk Chicken Bun, which, Pint Shop team member Amber, highly recommended. As a veggie, I had to pass it up, but Anna was in full concurrence – it was delicious and a perfect brunch dish.
The veggie options we tried were the classic Avocado on Sourdough and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The Avo Toast was great, fresh and zingy with chilli and shallots and served with a perfect poached egg. The Grilled Cheese was rich with spiky mature cheese and tangy Beer Chutney, although I’m not sure it needed the fried egg, but it does make a good photo!
These are brunch classics with a twist that sit alongside their main menu, but offer you something hearty and comforting to start your day. Rock up at 11 am for a leisurely brunch, sit back, and watch the world go by.
If you fancy winning brunch for two, then read on! The Pint Shop team are giving you the chance to WIN brunch for two at Pint Shop Oxford, so you can try out their new menu. All you have to do is enter here!
Our competition closes on Friday 6th April 2018. You can check out the full menu on the Pint Shop website. Good Luck!
Love, Rosie xxx