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A pub powered by fish is opening in Shoreditch

Kitty Drake

A fully sustainable pub is coming to Shoreditch – and it’s powered by fish. Okay, that sounds absolutely bonkers but it’s actually kind of brilliant. The brainchild of Ed and Tom Martin, who run The Long Arm Brewing Co, this is a pub with a micro-brewery and an urban farm on-site – a fish farm.

Here’s how it works: the beer in their brewery is made of grains, and any waste grains are used to feed the fish (sustainable, see?). The fish eat the grains and poop them all back out again, and that poop is used to fertilise the pub garden, where Ed and Tom grow all the fruit and veg they use in the pub kitchens. The final step in the sustainable-fish-pub circle of life is that the fish will be transformed into delicious fish tacos and burgers and fed to lucky pub punters like us. Which we find a bit tempting, and just a little bit revolting, if we’re honest. Sustainable, though, eh?

No opening date has been announced yet, but watch this space for more details.

Love a weird boozy concept? Check out our round-up of the quirkiest pubs in London. 

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