The Calf is a brand new pop up dining and drinking experience in an enviable location where diners can enjoy fresh British produce, real ales, whilst being situated within minutes of the Olympic Park.
The Calf will serve a range of wines, beers and spirits, as well as a range of cocktails served in milk bottles, along with a range of lagers including Amstel, Peroni and Heineken, and Pimms on draught. Rotating real ales from Young’s as well as local craft ale brews from the East End will also be available.
The food menu will include a selection of light bites, small dishes and bar snacks, as well as coffee and cake. Guests will 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, comfortable and welcoming, with food displayed on a simple deli bar. With rustic stacking boxes behind the reconditioned bars displaying bottles of wine, vintage milk churns and bull horns, The Calf enthuses charm. An outdoor area completes the spacious pop up. The Calf can be exclusively hired for up to 250 people.
Founder Rupert Clevely says: “I am extremely excited by our first pop up pub, The Calf. 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 open our doors on 1st June when lots of happy customers will be able to see it for themselves. We hugely value our relationship with Westfield, without which this would never have come about.”
Geronimo Inns, founded sixteen years ago by Rupert and Jo Clevely, is a collection of fresh food pubs, a number of which have won awards including the Evening Standard Pub Of The Year & Time Out’s Best Gastropub.
Geronimo Inns was acquired by Youngs in 2010 and continues to operate with its unique identity promoting the concept of the pub as a centrepiece of the local community. Geronimo Inns has grown to include 33 pubs in total, with its direction still very much under the stewardship of Rupert Clevely.
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
Summer greens, cucumber, radish, sumac, spring onions and mint £7.00
Salt beef, pickle and mustard on sour dough £7.00
Marinated chicken and avocado in a herb wrap £7.00
King prawn with a touch of garlic and chilli £7.00
Mini ice cream cones for two £2.50
Marshmallows and chocolate sauce £3.00
Lemon posset and raspberries £5.00