London brewer and pub company Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC has opened its newest managed site The Hercules in Lambeth.
The ground floor comprises a bar and dining area – the dining space is an open floor plan, plus a cubbyhole with a fire.
Its bar features 19 keg lines, dedicated to showcasing the latest craft beers from Fuller’s and other breweries – plus five cask pumps.
The kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – offering a selection of main dishes and bar snacks, plus roasts on Sundays.
Upstairs is another, slightly smaller bar – which is available for private hire.
The centre piece of this room is a full-length shuffleboard table, available to hire by the hour.
Décor nods to the nearby former site of Asterly’s Amphitheatre, founded by Philip Asterly who was the father of the modern circus – the walls are adorned with promotional posters and props from historic London circuses.
“I’m over the moon about this exciting addition to the Fuller’s estate,” comments Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller’s Inns.
“The building and area have a fascinating history and heritage – much like Fuller’s, so it’s a perfect fit in our rich portfolio of managed pubs.
“We really wanted to pay homage to the grand circuses Lambeth became famous for in the late 18th Century – while remaining modern and forward-thinking with the beer and food offer available.
“The result is a brilliant combination of old and new – The Hercules is a destination for craft beer lovers and fans of top-quality food, who will be able to enjoy exciting new brews plus fresh and tasty dishes while surrounded by memories from an iconic part of this area’s history.”
The Hercules originally opened as a pub in the building more than 200 years ago.