Opened in 2014, this smart white-tiles-and-wood bar-restaurant in a big Victorian office building within sight of the Town Hall is particularly welcome for the emphasis it places on beer and food. There are regular food matching events and staff are trained to recommend beers to suit an informal, shortish menu with freshly-cooked tapas-style dishes, burgers, grazing plates and veggie options, some cooked with beer.
Reliable rural Warwickshire brewery Purity is one of the partners and the striking post-industrial bar mounts dispense a comprehensive range of its beers among a top quality but accessible choice of six cask and 14 keg lines and over 50 bottles and cans. British brewers like Roosters, Williams Brothers and Tiny Rebel and Belgian and US imports are well-represented. You can even uncover the secrets of the cellar on regular tours, something more pubs should consider offering.
30 Waterloo Street