Stocking beers from breweries across the UK and beyond, a trip to Cræft is to join in a daily celebration of all things beer. Believe us, they’ve served it all: a banging berliner weisse from Turning Point Brewing Co., this sweet session oat pale by Box Social Brewing, a crisp cranberry and papaya sour from Cloudwater, and a rich milk stout brewed by our old-favourites Wiper and True. Dream it and Cræft are likely to have it.
Their selection is ever-changing so no two visits are the same. This means two things: A) that you’re going to discover a new favourite on every visit; B) if you fall in love with a beer, make sure you enjoy it while it lasts! And a word of advice, look beyond the taps - their fridges are stocked with some great bottle-conditioned beer and cool cans.
The Cræft team also turn their hands at cocktails, so if you want to kick the evening up a notch, you’re in luck. We’re talking classic cocktails such as fashionable negronis and whisky sours, to their very own concoctions (try to Bee Knees, made with gin, lemon and chamomile tea). And when that weekend hangover steps in, take note - you can get one of the best Bloody Marys in town right here.
Just like their beer and cocktail selection, Cræft don’t cut any corners when it comes to their food. They serve both brunch and tapas plates throughout the day, with each serving made using British produce that have been selected, prepared, and preserved in eco-friendly ways to reduce their carbon footprint. For brunch, you’ll find some absolute gems including rare breed chilli and black pepper coiled sausage served with a fried hens egg and watercress hummus, as well as this oh-so-tender treacle glazed ham. And to enjoy with a beer or two later in the evening, the tapas menu more than meets the grade with plentiful sharing boards and meat, fish and vegetable small plates. We’re particular fans of the rich salt cod fritters that come with this unbeatable lemon and charcoal aioli.
Pour a beer in libation, and revel in the mastery of Cræft - beer doesn’t get much better than this.