Cheerful neighbourhood pub with weekly language cafés, a popular singles speed dating event and an excellent section of vegan wines.
Victoria marries the inviting cheer of the quintessential British pub with all the freshness of a Scandi cafe, with worn tables and benches of dark wood offset by wide-open windows and the colourful palm frond-print of the wallpaper. Despite its close-knit vibe, Victoria strives to be a place open to everyone: a heaping jar of canine treats has its place next to the peanuts and chilli-corn nibbles for their humans and regular drinkers mingle easily with a dynamic roster of language cafés and speed dating events. Equally welcome are the many vegan options on the wine list, with vegan-friendly wines comprising more than half of the menu, and a beer fridge well-stocked with local ales. The cocktail menu is brief but does the trick, particularly the Victoria’s Secret - a sweet confection of lemon, Chambord and pink gin.
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Blues, soul, R&B, afro-beats
- Live entertainment: Language café every Monday, quiz every Wednesday, live music every Thursday, weekend DJs.
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 120
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £15 per bottle
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