The Trading House
A bar with a set designer's feel, and a theatrical air, from the globally-influenced menu to the extensive beer and cocktail list.
There's something wonderfully dramatic about stepping into the Trading House. The bar mixes up a steampunk-colonial-explorer aesthetic that makes you feel like you’ve walked into a Mumford & Sons video. Both the bar and separate dining area are theatrical, vibrant and great fun, from the live music all week and the beer kegs kept in a glass case behind the bar to the extensive list of gins and cocktails. The menu mixes up small and big plates with culinary influence from every continent – the hanging kebabs may feel a bit like a holiday experience, but huge prawns and veg dripping in sauce really hit the spot. A chicken and chorizo pie may be overpowered by the latter, but this is comfort food all over. A deli board to share offers up 20 items to choose from – perfect for snacking on as you browse a beer menu designed as a travel journal.
- High point: Great atmosphere
- Low point: Live music daily won't be for everyone
- Notable dish: Hanging kebabs
Reminiscent of the East India Trading Company, the venue serves up an eccentric atmosphere and a décor like no other, inspired by an adventurer’s travels.
Separate to the split-level restaurant is a private dining room accommodating up to 16 guests, and a dedicated beer room complete with self-service taps which plays host to cask ale tasting experiences for up to 20 people.
The bar offers an extensive drinks menu featuring spiced-twist cocktails, a very British G&T list, Champagne, wine and a vast worldwide selection of craft beers, ales and ciders.
Innovatively presented food is served from an open kitchen with a focus on deli, rotisserie and barbeque style dishes – available all day, every day.
Live music fills the venue with daily evening gigs and lazy Sunday afternoon sessions. The soundtrack is a variation of new and old, enthusiastically delivered live on piano, guitar and vocals.
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- Private dining: 16 + 20
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: folk / indie-rock
- Live entertainment: Live music seven days a week, including all day Saturday and 2-6pm Sunday
- Capacity: 140
- Largest group: 140
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £15.95 per bottle
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