Geronimo Inns launch The Calf pop-up pub close to The Cow

By Luke Nicholls

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The Calf is the 'little sister' of Geronimo Inns' The Cow, which is also in Westfield Stratford
The Calf is the 'little sister' of Geronimo Inns' The Cow, which is also in Westfield Stratford
Geronimo Inns, the 33-strong fresh food pub group founded by Rupert and Jo Clevely, has this month launched The Calf – the groups’ first pop-up dining and drinking venue, situated in Westfield Stratford shopping centre, a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park.

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.

Geronimo Inns was named Best Pub Company at last year’s R200 Awards​ held by Restaurant magazine. For more information on the group, visit www.geronimo​-inns​​.

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