London hotel The Berkeley is channelling the good old-fashioned neighbourhood pub this festive season, with the launch of The Bishop at The Berkeley. 

The pop-up watering hole will open its doors on 11 November, offering diners a cosy interior inspired by the traditional British country pub. Divided into two areas, the space will comprise a bar complete with beer taps, old church pews, rustic tables and chalkboard menus on one side, and an intimate dining room on the other. Beer mats featuring pub quiz questions (guests needing the answers can simply ask any member of The Bishop team) feature throughout, as well as illustrated maps of the best pubs in the venue’s Belgravia neighbourhood. 

On the menu are classic snacks and nibbles re-imagined by the culinary team, with highlights including crispy pork scratchings and black pudding croquettes with house-made HP sauce. In the pub’s dining annexe, The Bishop will offer up an extensive menu of hearty winter dishes, daily specials and burgers, spanning main courses such as slow-braised salt marsh lamb shank, fish pie, battered fish and chips and crispy chicken kiev. Fluffy sticky toffee pudding and vanilla ice-cream, molten chocolate stout cake and  pear and blackberry crumble are all on the dessert list. 

Daily specials will include Wellington Wednesdays, as well as rabbit and prawn pies embellished with a pastry ‘B’ and served up on Saturdays. A special Sunday menu will be offered alongside classic roast dinners. 

English wines and vintage ports all appear on the drinks menu, as well as draft beers sourced from a Sussex brewery and a special The Bishop pale ale and lager.