Updated 20/9/21 with revised opening date and more details
We popped along this weekend to take a look inside The Plimsoll and it's looking really good. Having smashed their £75k crowdfunding target, raising a little over £81k in the end, the team are motoring towards the opening. They've spent the past few months doing all the big stuff - new electrics, getting rid of 20 years of assorted St Patrick's Day gubbins in the cellar - and now they're starting to see the place take shape.
The Plimsoll naturally splits into two halves. The first section, facing St Thomas's Road, will be the dining room. You'll be able to book a table here and there will also be room for walk-ins. Here is where you'll also find the brand new open kitchen. They're putting a few new toys in here, including a grill which will be used as much for searing scallops as it is for grilling their signature burgers. There's also going to be open fire cooking here too.
The back half of the pub, which can be accessed from Plimsoll Road will be the pub bit of the equation. During the renovations, the team found the old taps from back when it was The Plimsoll Arms so those are being given a good old going over with Brasso and being reinstated. What you can see now from the work they've done is that this is actually a really beautiful old Victorian pub and it's going to look great when it's finished.
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Touted as one of the best burger purveyors in London, the folks at Four Legs are hoping that their new home in Finsbury Park will showcase a much wider repertoire of food.
The team built up quite the reputation during their two years at The Compton Arms in Islington. Now they're hoping The Plimsoll, their new pub, will focus on food in the weekdays, while "weekends will be for the drinkers and pub lovers."
The pub's well known by Arsenal supporters as it's on the route from Finsbury Park station to the stadium. And while it was most recently an Irish pub, the renaming to The Plimsoll takes it back to its roots - it was opened in the Victorian era as The Plimsoll Arms. The pub sits on the corner of St Thomas's Road and Plimsoll Road (which - should you care to know, isn't named for the footwear but the former resident of the road who came up with the nautical Plimsoll Line).
Although they're the first to say "It’s a proper boozer and we intend to leave it that way" they do want to make some changes. They're planning on curing meats, making cheeses and brewing booze and even making their own ice-cream.
For beer they're promising a mix of some new additions with what the regulars expect along with "very good Guinness". Food wise you'll be able to get half a dozen oysters to go with that pint, they'll have seafood from day boats, and use meat from smaller farms. But don't worry, there will be always be a cheeseburger on the menu.
More about The Plimsoll
Where is it? 52 St Thomas’s Road, London N4 2QW
When does it open? Mid-October 2021
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