Badger and Co
Kenneth Grahame was born here, so what could be more fitting than a bar dedicated to badgers and co?
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Castle Street further swells the ranks of the capital’s mammalian-monikered hostelries with the opening of Badger & Co, in a building which was the birthplace of Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame. Despite what the sign says, the feel is definitely much more Mr. Toad than Badger, a roguish gentility pervading throughout. While the refit is a fairly restrained affair, the palette mainly white and riverbank green, there are splashes of vibrant colour and plenty of tongue-in-cheek fixtures too. A fine selection of cocktails follows in the same vein, while food comprises British classics with an element of modernity; think ox tongue with a horseradish bon bon. A private dining room (Toad would no doubt approve) also boasts the promise of whole roast beasts for its patrons. Let’s just hope it isn't anyone Badger knows… [not open for full review at time of going to press]
- Private dining: 12 seated, 25 standing
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Upbeat contemporary music
- Capacity: 240 (25 outdoors)
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £18 per bottle