Housed within the old Granary building, which overlooks the canal of Granary Wharf. The Pour House breathes new life into this historic building, by injecting their own style of personality, whilst maintaining its original features. It’s high ceilings; wooden beams and exposed brickwork are some of the features that immediately greet you when you enter ‘The Pour House’, along with a welcoming smile from their staff.
The Pour House welcomes everybody who wishes to relax, drink and have a great time. Stocking a wide range of delicious draught beers, real ales, premium spirits, wines, champagnes, soft drinks and a scrumptious selection of ciders. We guarantee there will be a tipple for everyone.
The Pour House models itself on the original supporting campaign prints of William Hogarth, an artist in the 1700′s, who believed that beer should be more accessible and consumed by all; as beer inspires artists and refreshes tradesmen.
The main purpose for William Hogarth’s prints (Beer Street and Gin Lane), were to support the campaign of his friend ‘Henry Fielding’. The campaign was engineered to prevent the over consumption of cheap spirits, by the poor in the 1700s, especially gin. They believed that the addiction to gin, led to negligence, poverty and death. This was portrayed in ‘Gin Lane’. Their campaign was successful and an act was passed in 1751, preventing the retail sale of gin by the shops that sold normal household necessities. In the memory of this campaign, The Pour House has vowed not sell any gin on its downstairs bar, which is internally named ‘Beer Street’.
Anyone wishing to purchase gin, would be provided with a specially designed menu and would have to go upstairs to ‘Gin Lane’. It feels so wrong to ask for gin, under the circumstances, but when the gin tastes this good, you will find yourself becoming a rebel.
Don’t worry; The Pour House serves up a large selection of rustic, good food, cooked to perfection. Most of the dishes on the menu are designed to promote the essence of sharing. Describing themselves as a ‘Pour Man’s Gastronomy’. For example, ‘The Pour House Meat Platter’ is too much for just one person to handle, help from your friends would be needed. Made up of pulled pork, BBQ wings, BBQ ribs, brisket, slaw and onion rings.
The Pour House also offers a delicious selection of burgers, steaks, roast chicken, mussels and fish. Along with signatures dishes like ‘The Hanging Derek’ (hanging skewers with either steak, chicken, king prawns or veg, all served with chips and slaw) and ‘The Pour Man’s Ribs & Wings’ (A full rack of ribs and 24 wings); The Pour House has something for everyone.