Bristol’s Living Room to become Slug and Lettuce

The Living Room Bristol

A second Slug and Lettuce bar is set to open in Bristol this month in the latest revamp of The Living Room portfolio of bars by owner Stonegate Pub Company.

It is investing £122,000 in the site in Explore Lane, near Bristol Harbourside, with the new bar due to be launched on June 16.

It will complement the Slug and Lettuce in St Nicholas Street, Bristol, which reopened in May after a refurbishment costing £300,000.

This is the third conversion of a Living Room site to Slug and Lettuce after London’s Tower Bridge in November last year and Oxford in May.

Stonegate acquired 13 sites operating as The Living Room from Premium Bars & Restaurants in August. In February, it completed the conversion of The Living Room in York into one of its Missoula bars.

As part of the new premium food and drink offering, the investment in the new Bristol site will see the introduction of Costa Coffee and breakfast from 10am every day.

It will offer a full choice of hot drinks throughout the day including americano, latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate and a range of Twinings teas. The bar will also have free wi-fi.

Cask ale will be a new focus for the site, offering Greene King IPA plus two other local brews on rotation including those from Butcombe Brewery and Prescott Brewery. CAMRA members will receive a 10% discount on ale by showing their membership card. The bar will also have a selection of world beers.

The lunch and dinner options will now include an “under 500-calorie” menu, with items such as grilled asparagus and king prawn salad (350 calories) and the spicy pork pad Thai (498 calories). These will sit alongside the popular platter range and mix of steak, fish, vegetarian and seasonal options.

The Slug and Lettuce cocktail menu will include the Rumberry Mojito, Blackberry and Elderflower Pimm’s and Cinnamon Bomb, with a two-for-one offer on cocktails Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to closing.

An extended wine menu will boast New and Old World wines such as New Zealand Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc, US Chardonnay Terlato, and Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut.

There will also be a menu for under-eights and a “Kids for a quid” promotion on Sundays that means a child can eat for £1 for every adult dining.

Guests will receive 50% off their food bill on “Happy Mondays”, while “Tikka Tuesdays” offers two-for-one on curries. “Wine Down Wednesday” offers selected bottles of wine, except sparkling and champagne, for £11.45.

General manager James Garnham said: “Customers are really looking forward to the changes at the venue. We are near the popular science centre At-Bristol and the aquarium so have a mixed clientele from office workers to families at the weekend. This complements our other Bristol site, which is in the city centre.”

The new Slug & Lettuce will open until midnight Monday to Wednesday, until 2am Thursday to Saturday and until midnight on Sundays.

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