Moorings, Leamington Spa
The Moorings canal side pub and kitchen in Myton Road has reopened following an imaginative and stylish £250k makeover, creating new jobs and introducing an award winning dining experience to both Warwick and Leamington Spa, The pub restaurant, which closed in August 2010, is now under new ownership and has been revitalised by the two young entrepreneurs, who won this year’s national Best Food Pub of the Year Award for The Stag at Offchurch.
Charles Harris and Nigel Brown have transformed The Moorings into a relaxing maritime ‘New England’ style environment, to capture the building’s two storey architectural features and its exceptional waterside location on the Grand Union Canal. The protégés of Raymond Blanc continue to be influenced by their mentor and only use preferred and trusted local suppliers to source fresh seasonal produce and the finest ingredients wherever possible. The menus reflect the favoured Anglo-French cuisine, which has become the hallmark of their success, including a more extensive lunchtime menu.
Innovative starters include the duo’s signature soufflé dishes, parfait and the appetising sharing plates for two, which are now offered with the added option of a box of baked camembert. The Moorings is also introducing a herb pancake range, which is offered as either a starter or a light lunch option. All members of staff also take pride in knowing the origins of all produce served, which includes the finest 28 day dry-aged Aberdeenshire beef, and local free range poultry. This features the succulent range of Aubrey Allen steaks served on beech blocks with homemade chips and a range of freshly prepared sauces. Joining the team at The Moorings is another national award winning chef, Gavin Allcock, who has left the Rose & Crown in Warwick to provide a key role in the new venture, producing high quality food at value for money prices.
Commenting at the launch of The Moorings, Charles Harris said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the refurbishment and all the finishing touches which have well exceeded our expectations, in terms of style and impact. Thanks to the help and support of all our expert specialist contractors, the project has been completed in record time and to budget. We just hope our customers are as excited about the new food and drink oasis as we are, and we look forward to welcoming everyone through our doors, even well behaved four legged friends!”
Speaking about the new look to the pub, he explained that the essence of the design was to bring a touch of New England to ‘Olde’ England, as The Moorings captures its connections to the historical heritage of nearby Warwick Castle. “We recognised the importance of balancing the New England maritime hues of ‘Niagra’ blue with influences of rural Warwickshire and therefore introduced contrasting shades of pistachio with rum caramel and iced frappé tones to reflect the county’s outstanding landscape. Our in-house interior design team then utilised a mix of international fabrics, leather and natural wood with maritime artefacts to create different traditional and sophisticated dining and drinking environments on both the two floors”, he added.
In contrast to the wide range of local beers and cask ales available, wine connoisseurs at The Moorings will marvel at the spectacular glass fronted wine cellar, which provides a central focal point to the ground floor bar area, offering wines from around the world by the bottle, or glass.
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A wide range of menus from pub style favourites to more exotic Anglo French cuisine for a relaxing but sophisticated occasion, The Moorings is offering menus to suit all tastes and budgets.
Fresh seasonal produce is sourced locally where possible to provide first class wholesome food on the premises. We pride ourselves on using preferred local suppliers that we can trust and know the origins of their produce, in order to procure the best quality, humanely reared meat, free-range poultry, eggs, the finest 28 day dry-aged Aberdeenshire beef and the best of the season’s fresh produce. Using the finest and highest quality ingredients available enables us to serve an Anglo-French cuisine with an award-winning reputation.
Food is served between 12noon to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9.30pm – 10pm Friday & Saturday)
Wells Bombardier & Courage Best Bitter
Selection of wines from around the world are available by the glass and bottle.
- Disabled Access
- Car Parking
- Children Welcome
- Waterside Location
We are thrilled to be re-opening the doors of The Moorings following our imaginative and stylish £250k refurbishment. Our vision has been to transform this spectacular canalside pub and kitchen into a relaxing maritime 'New England' style environment, serving Anglo-French cuisine by our national award winning chefs.
A special Christmas menu is available throughout the party season from 1st - 24th December from £17.50 and all our menus are available to view by clicking on the menus link on our website www.themoorings.co.uk.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Moorings and also to our sister country pub, The Stag at Offchurch.
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