Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox, co-owners of
award-winning South West London pub group Renaissance Pubs, celebrate their tenth anniversary this May with the launch of their own beer, gin and wine and a chance for one lucky winner to win free food for a decade.
Childhood friends Tom, Mark and Nick have come a long way since opening their first pub, The Abbeville in Clapham in 2003. Today they also co-own and run The Avalon and The Stonhouse in Clapham, The Bolingbroke in Battersea, The Rosendale in West Dulwich and The Tommyfield in Kennington.
To celebrate this momentous coming of age, they have taken their six-pub stronghold a step further with the launch of their exclusive own-brand gin, beer and wine.
From 1 May 2013, visitors to all Renaissance Pubs will be able to sample London TEN Ale, TEN London Gin and TEN House Red & White and enjoy celebratory drinks and dining promotions, special events and parties throughout the year.
Win Free Food For A Decade
As a show of their appreciation to the loyal customers who have kept coming back for more (and in addition to a number of anniversary offers in the coming months) Tom, Mark and Nick are searching for one lucky person who will win the ultimate prize of free food for TEN years. One lucky winner will get to enjoy outstanding British pub fare at their pick of any of the six Renaissance Pubs (plus any new openings) for a decade, until 2023. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch!
Anyone can enter the competition simply by logging on to new.renaissancepubs.co.uk/ten and entering their details*.
Celebrations, Jubilations & Renaissance Farm Nose to Tail Pig Competition
From 1 May 2013, all six Renaissance Pubs will be celebrating with a host of ongoing special events, parties and food and drink promotions including £200,000 worth of dining vouchers given out at all pubs, posted to residents and handed out at local tube stations**.
As a bit of fun to celebrate turning ten, each head chef will receive a whole Gloucester Old Spot cross Saddleback pig from Locks Drove Farm (in which Renaissance Pubs are partners) and will be challenged to come up with the most creative pork dish to complement Renaissance TEN wines. The winner of the finest dish – with extra points given for most creative use of the whole pig – will be heading off to a hotel in Hampshire for a well-earned night away with their partner.
London TEN Ale
London TEN is a golden amber ale, crafted from a unique blend of British barley and British hops. Working closely with Sambrook’s Brewery of Battersea, Tom, Mark and Nick have selected a recently re-discovered hop, found growing in a hedge in an established hop garden in Kent, to form the basis of their ale. This gentle, floral aroma hop has been named Renaissance.
Along with the Renaissance hop, London TEN is made from a blend of First Gold, Challenger and WGV hops resulting in a wonderful English garden, botanical and Green Tea fragranced ale. London TEN is available at all Renaissance Pubs, on draught (£3.95) and in bottle (£3.95).
TEN London Gin
Handcrafted in small batches in small pot stills in Clapham, TEN London Gin is a creamy blend of British barley and wheat spirit. Made in the style of the original London Dry Gins of the nineteenth century, Tom, Mark and Nick have chosen a unique blend of 13 botanicals to make up TEN London Gin, infusing lime flower, juniper berries and cinnamon with traditional ingredients.
Keeping it local, the gin has been distilled and bottled with SW4 London Gin and Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers.
TEN House Red & White
Tom, Mark and Nick wanted to put their name to some great, affordable wines for a house selection across Renaissance Pubs. TEN House Red is an easy drinking, medium-bodied Barbera with aromas of ripe raspberries and plums, while TEN House White is made with Cortese grapes, resulting in a clean, crisp wine with hints of ripe grapefruit and lime.
Both grapes are cultivated in the Piemonte region of Italy and the wines have been chosen with the help of esteemed producer Claudio Manera of Araldica. TEN House wines are available by bottle (£15.95), carafe (£10.40) and by glass (£3.90sm/£5.20lg).
For regularly updated information on all of the Renaissance pubs birthday activity, visit the official birthday page new.renaissancepubs.co.uk/ten
The Avalon, 16 Balham Hill, Clapham South SW12 9EB t: 020 8675 8613
The Stonhouse, 165 Stonhouse Street, Clapham SW4 6BJ t: 020 7819 9312
The Abbeville, 69 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4 9JW t: 020 8675 2201
The Bolingbroke, 174 Northcote Road, Battersea SW11 6RE t: 020 7228 4040
The Tommyfield, 185 Kennington Lane, Kennington SE11 4EZ t: 020 7735 1061
The Rosendale, 65 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich t: 020 8761 9008