Verdant Seafood Bar is open!
As you may have seen, this week we finally got to open our Seafood Bar in Falmouth, so we thought we should give you all the details about it so you can start planning your trip down…
We love visiting brewery taprooms and have been to countless ones on our travels. But we want ours to be a little different, we want them to represent not just us, but the places they're found. Being in London, the Experiment obviously had to be in a railway arch. With Falmouth, a relaxed and good-life kind of town, the idea from the outset was to create a cosy space – one that sucks you in so you just go for a quick beer and end up ordering the whole menu.
Being so close to the water, seafood was the only choice. Our talented chefs James and Andy have put together a delicious, hearty small plate menu loaded with fresh local fish and clever little twists on traditional French, Spanish and British cooking. Our highlights have to be the welcome seafood balls everyone gets when they come through the door, the pan-fried gurnard with mussels and a super moreish crab sauce, and our giant fish finger butty that just cries out for a glass of zippy, zesty Lightbulb.
We know that lots of the people coming down will be there for the beer. We used to be able to pour beer at the brewery, but to hit full capacity we had to stop and we’re delighted to have somewhere our fans can drink our ultra-fresh beer in its home town. We’ve got eight taps, pouring our four core range beers then four seasonals at all times. Obviously our huge juicy DIPAs aren’t ideal for fish, so we’ll make sure we have some lighter options there as well – we have a northern German Pils in the works that will be perfect. We’ve also got a small but perfectly formed list of mixed fermentation beers that we’ve tried along the way and loved, things like Mills Today, Burning Sky Cuvee and Boon Black Label, which were all born to go with fresh and fried fish (not to mention our ceviche-style brill).
Found pretty much on the Falmouth seafront and just off the high street we really hope we’ll get a good mix of people – we’re dog and family friendly which was really important to us and we’ve worked really hard on the small details to make the place as approachable as possible to everyone, which isn’t easy in such a small space!
When we crowdfunded for it back in February last year we never expected it to take so long, but we couldn’t be more proud of it now. It was worth every delay to get the details right.