The Foragers have arrived in London!
We’ve been lurking on the far side of the green belt for some time. After hunting wild game and foraging for wild plants, fruits and fungi in the Hertfordshire countryside and serving up the tasty results at our wild food pub The Verulam Arms in St Albans for about five years, we’ve decided its time to stretch our legs in the big city, and bring those poor smog-breathing tube-riding Londoners a breath of fresh foliage.
Our new home in London is at the Bootyard in Dalston (Abbot Street Car Park, just off Kingsland Lane, Dalston E8 3DP). From our converted shipping container surrounded by a huge pile of logs, we’ll be mixing wild liqueurs and cocktails, cooking wild food on the campfire, and generally bringing a taste of the wild to London with our regular talks, foraging demos, walks and workshops.
We won’t be keeping predictable hours in Dalston – trade will be based on pre-planned special events – so check our site for details of upcoming adventures. But we can announce now that on Saturday 11th December, as part of the Bootyard Christmas Bazaar, we’re launching ourselves at full speed onto the London scene. All afternoon, we’ll be there slinging stews and serving wild booze. Our Sloe Gin Negroni is this Christmas’ must-have cocktail. But don’t just come down to see us – we have wonderful neighbours in the Bootyard, including 40FT brewery, whose tap room is about 6ft from our container!
And a Foragers party wouldn’t be complete without a visit from our resident band of medieval troubadors, The Princes in the Tower.
At 7:30pm they’ll be taking to the stage and we’ll be serving authentic medieval refreshments to accompany them. #butterbeer