As the ‘little sister’ of Geronimo Inns’ The Cow (also in Westfield Stratford), The Calf has a capacity for up to 250 people, offering fresh British produce, real ales, a selection of wines and an extensive cocktail list.
“I am extremely excited by our first pop up pub, The Calf,” said Rupert Clevely. “Our challenge has been to create a warm, exciting and vibrant atmosphere in a cathedral-like space.
“We have achieved an exciting environment which will be fun, very different and visually spectacular, all within a limited budget. We hugely value our relationship with Westfield, without which this would never have come about.”
On the menu
The Calf will serve a range of wines, beers and spirits, as well as a range of cocktails served in milk bottles. There will also be a range of lagers including Amstel, Peroni and Heineken, along with Pimms on draught and a fruit beer.
Rotating real ales from Young’s will also be available, as well as local craft ale brews from the East End. The food menu will include a selection of light bites, small dishes and bar snacks, as well as coffee and cake.
Examples of The Calf’s menu include:
- Sharing boards (meat, fish or vegetable) from £10 per person
- Mixed green beans, asparagus and peas, chilli and chervil £7.00
- Wiltshire cure roast ham and piccalilli £7.00
- King prawn with a touch of garlic and chilli £7.00
- Marshmallows and chocolate sauce £3.00
- Lemon posset and raspberries £5.00
In The Calf, guests will also be able to taste Geronimo’s very own cheese, which is made in Cornwall and kept in a ‘secret location’ for nine months, before being washed in Young’s bitter.
Designed by Jo Clevely and Anneke Laux, the layout of The Calf is reminiscent of a mountain barn, with food displayed on a simple deli bar. Simplicity is a key part of The Calf’s design, with rustic stacking boxes behind the reconditioned bars displaying bottles of wine, Champagne, vintage milk churns and eclectic jugs and pottery.