From summer beach huts to winter cabins, Knightsbridge hotel The Berkeley is known for its seasonal pop-ups. The latest? A classic British pub called The Bishop, a name inspired by the mitre hat that originally graced the hotel’s logo.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the winter, The Bishop will nail the cosy chic vibe, with rustic tables and chalkboard menus, bringing a touch of the countryside to the capital. The space is being divided into two areas: an informal bar area with stools and beer taps, alongside a dining room.
As we’ve come to expect from the hotel’s pop-ups, there will be fun flourishes throughout, like beer mats with pub quiz questions on (with questions on the reverse), and illustrated maps of the best pubs in Belgravia – complete with the number of steps from The Berkeley to reach them, so you can plan where to go onto afterwards.
Head there for traditional, hearty pub fare with a luxurious Berkeley twist. At the bar guests can nibble on crispy pork scratchings with a blue cheese dressing, and black pudding croquettes with homemade HP sauce.
The dining area, meanwhile, will serve bigger plates, including a standout Angus beef burger, topped with a fried egg and served with fries, pickles and burger sauce. Also up for grabs: slow braised salt marsh lamb shank, battered fish and chips, crispy chicken kiev, and battered fish and chips.
Puddings on offer include an indulgent sticky toffee pudding, a molten chocolate stout cake served with amaretto ice cream, and a pear and blackberry crumble. All this can be enjoyed alongside draft beers from a Sussex brewery.
Daily specials will also be available, such as Wellington Wednesday, and, on Saturdays, a signature rabbit and prawn pie embellished with a ‘B’ made from pastry. Naturally, there will be a stellar roast served up on Sundays.
Part of the Maybourne Group (which also includes Claridge’s and The Connaught) The Berkeley is one of London’s finest hotels. Alongside its famed pop-ups, there’s an excellent patisserie spot from Cédric Grolet, a glamorous cocktail bar and a spa from Bamford.
Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL; the-berkeley.co.uk