Shepherd Neame pub, Jamaica Wine House, which was the site of London’s first ever coffee house frequented by Samuel Pepys in the 1600s, has introduced a range of coffee and a selection of charcuterie boards for customers to graze on.
This is the first time food and coffee has been offered since the pandemic hit. The charcuterie boards are the perfect accompaniment for a crisp glass of wine from Todd's bar downstairs, or a pint of one of Shepherd Neame’s fine ales and lagers.
The menu ranges from nibbles such as mixed smoked almonds and cashew nuts or peppers stuffed with cream cheese, to meats such as Moccus salami or Cerrunos ham.
For cheese lovers, there is Black Bomber cheddar with pickles, spiced apple chutney and raisin toasts, or, for those wanting a filling snack, there is a sharing board featuring a selection of goodies - Dingley Dell Finnochiona salami, Elidure chorizo, Prosciutto slow aged leg and Black Bomber cheddar, grapes, spiced apple chutney and sliced baguette.
Hot beverages now available include espressos or double espressos, lattes, cappuccinos or Americanos.
The reintroduction of food and hot drinks also coincides with a refreshed look for Todd’s Wine Bar, along with refurbishment in a number of other areas for the historic hostelry, which is hidden away near Monument in central London’s Square Mile, and affectionately known as The Jampot.
The bar has been redesigned creating more serving space, while behind the scenes the cellar has been extended and renovated to allow for the introduction of a new state-of-the-art cooling system, to ensure every beer is ice cold when it reaches you!
Outside, the iconic Jamaica Wine House lantern has also been refurbished to ensure it continues to shine a light on late night drinkers for years to come.
General Manager Steve Berry shared, “We felt now was the perfect time to begin serving food again since the pandemic. There is a buzz about the City again, and after just a few weeks of reintroducing coffees and our new charcuterie menu, we have sold an unbelievable number.
'It’s a great starting point and we will be looking into the possibility of expanding our offer further during the coming months.
“We are really pleased with the new look of the Wine Bar, and the cellar improvements mean that we can ensure our beers are always in top notch condition for our customers.”