By Angela Green
The Wilmington in Clerkenwell, a listed 19th Century pub celebrated re-opened its doors last week after undergoing an extensive refurbishment. It also implemented a full menu overhaul, with new Head Chef Jamie Cousins leading the kitchen.
Metropolitan Pub Company has 72 sites in the UK, and in addition to work at The Wilmington, the group is investing in its London sites, with works recently completed at the George on the Strand, The Merchant of Battersea, Leadenhall market’s renowned New Moon and the Williams Ale and Cider house. The Mitre in Holland Park is the next of its city pubs to receive a refurb and will benefit from a £750k makeover and menu overhaul, re-opening in October.
With a renewed focus on celebrating the art of shared dining, The Wilmington is introducing a feasting menu which will be available for pre-orders later this Autumn.
Also being added to the menu at the end of September, is the brand-new Sunday sharing cuts menu, served family style including Cote de boeuf, Lamb Rack, Beef Wellington, and succulent Whole roasted chicken.
The Wilmington also has a selection of a la carte dishes. The brigade will be preparing Hake with cider, saucisson, peas, cavolo nero, tarragon and pommes anna, Rabbit, madeira, bacon & leek pie, and Woodland mushrooms served with rainbow chard, pickled girolles and borlotti beans.
The three-week refurbishment of The Wilmington included an interiors refresh including the dining area. The refurbishment was designed to strike a balance between modern comfort whilst retaining the pub’s traditional charm.