On the7th August, Bermondsey Street gastropub, The Garrison, will celebrate a milestone 10 year anniversary. Originally opened in 2003 when the area was beginning its upmarket reinvention, The Garrison was conceived as a pub for locals and the creative community that is now associated with the area. The pub specialises in rustic and seasonal dishes, with plenty of daily specials and local produce from artisan suppliers.
If you’re in the area, or fancy a trip to one of London’s most low-key hot spots, The Garrison will be offering a variety of anniversary celebrations throughout August. From Monday 5th – Saturday 10th August, the original 2003 menu will be available at its original prices, reminding Garrison devotees of a time when The Lord of the Rings was impressing us with CGI and smoking was still allowed inside. Amongst the starters will be Roast Quail with celeriac & apple remoulade, bean & walnut salad and other dishes from just £4. Main courses such as Globe Artichoke with taleggio, roast tomato & red onion tortellini with pesto will make an appearance, which, priced from just £7 will make you long for the early noughties.
Additionally, The Garrison’s private 25-seat Cinema Room, will be screening some of thefinest films of 2003every Sunday throughout August. Starting on 4th August with Big Fish, Lost in Translation on 11th August, City of God on 18th August and 21 Grams on 25th August. Films start at 7.30pm every Sunday, with free admission and complimentary popcorn.
For those looking to take more than a full belly home, The Garrison’s homemade jam will be available to buy as an anniversary token. Anniversary Jams will be priced at £3 with flavours such as’Cloudy Gooseberry’,’Apricot’ and’Peach’.
As a great supporter of the community and a timeless venue that brings alive the village feel of Bermondsey Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Garrison have announced that they will be donating 10p for each diner throughout August to local charity Ã¢â‚¬Å“Magic BreakfastÃ¢â‚¬Â which provides healthy and nutritious breakfasts to 7,500 children each morning at local primary schools – providing fuel for learning.
The Garrison was the first venue to form the Village London restaurant group co-founded by Clive Watson and Adam White. Additional sites include Village East, also located on Bermondsey Street, (reopening following an extensive refurbishment in early September), as well as the wildly popular The Riding house CafÃƒÂ© in Fitzrovia.