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Pint Shop

Pint Shop

Meat. Bread. Beer (and 100 odd gins)

Pint Shop based just around the corner on George Street is all about creating a place that embraces eating and drinking in equal measures. A place where you feel equally at home having a few beers, a light lunch or a full-blown feast.

With a large downstairs dining room, including various private dining options there is certainly more to Pint Shop that meets the eye.

Pint Shop takes the spirit of original beer houses – namely craft beer, gin, intimacy and fun – and throws in some killer food cooked on the coals, just as it was in 1830 and has it all delivered in the heart of the city by an amazing people.

  • Address 27 - 29 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AU
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:00 am 11:00 am - 12:00 am 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

One review of “Pint Shop”

    Keith Simpson & Sara Gardiner

    7th July 2017

    A busy evening on George Street and we are off to The Pint Shop. Discovering it is far more than just a place for a drink, possibly one of the best dining and drinking experiences in the city.

    Ale drinkers (like me), will love the 14 ales on offer. Including ‘Eternal Mango’ by Nene Valley, a sour Gose ale and ‘Us and Them’, a collaboration ale between The Pint Shop and De Mollen brewery, which is a scary 11.8%! I plumped for a Milk Stout from the Bristol Beer Factory, leaving my second choice with General Manager Ross, who picked a fantastic ‘Hepcat’ Session IPA from Gipsy Hill Brewery. There is literally a beer for everyone, including Gluten Free beer from Nene Valley, and Moor Breweries Gluten free, Vegan ale.

    Gin fans are spoilt with over 100 to choose from! My partner Sara, a Yorkshire lass, was drawn to ‘Masons Yorkshire Dry Gin’, with hints of fennel and liquorice. Sara followed with ‘Japanese Gin’, with aromas of sesame, cucumber and shiso leaf, both distinct and flavoursome.

    Ross followed this with the most bizarre drink of the evening, ‘Anty Gin’; a gin actually made from distilled ants! If quirky drinks take your fancy, then drop by.

    Yes, if you didn’t know, The Pint Shop also has a spacious, intimately lit restaurant downstairs, catering for couples and large parties alike. For a more intimate experience try ‘The Carriages’ room, which feels like sitting in a train carriage, or ‘The Party’ room, available for meetings and private events.

    The Pint Shop’s menu is compact and robust, changing 6 times a year, bolstered by a changing specials board, so no one visit will ever be the same. Share, you won’t regret it.

    Sara’s starter was air dried pork collar, cider salami, pork ends, with pickled red onions, piccalilli and sea salt crackers (oh those crackers!). I opted for southern fried chicken with saffron aioli. Our appreciative noises made it clear the food was delicious. The chicken was fresh and crispy, the aioli complimenting it perfectly. The meat platter was a carnivorous treat.

    My main was a wood grilled curry of South Indian stone bass, slow-cooked in a house sauce, with toasted coconut and red onion, served with a charred naan, rice and coriander and peanut chutney. Sara chose the overnight pork belly with braised courgettes and lemon from the specials board, with a potato side. I am a convert to curried fish, it was moist, zinging with fresh spice and flavour. Sara was in heaven with the moreish crackling and tender meat on her pork belly. The potatoes, buttery and cooked to perfection, with a hint of smokey griddling.

    Our server Rihanna had a hand in the creation of Sara’s special showing the passion and involvement of The Pint Shop team. Bubbly Rihanna clearly enjoys her job, joking freely about donning her whites again!

    Desserts consisted of The Pint Shop fancies; a blondie, rough brandy snap and sesame brittle, light and perfect for a sweet tooth. Hafod, Brunswick & Riseley cheeses, served with sea salt crackers; the cheeses creamy and packed with flavour and aroma. Sharing coffee and desserts was a perfect finale to a delicious feast.

    Our evening left us in no doubt that we would be back to The Pint Shop. It offers something quirky, artisan and homely, making it a mecca for ale lovers, gin lovers and gastronomes alike.

    5 Things we liked:

    1. Choice of Ales and Gins
    2. Friendly professionalism of The Pint Shop team
    3. Relaxed atmosphere
    4. Flavour and presentation of food
    5. Again, the crazy choice of Ales and Gins

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