Pilsner Urquell continues expansion into London bar scene

By Daniel Woolfson

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New Draft House site to feature beer tanks

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Pilsner Urquell is continuing its expansion in the pub and bar sector with the announcement that the new Draft House site on Chancery Lane will house its unpasteurised beer tanks. 

The bar, which opens on 25 April, will be the London-based group’s tenth site and the ninth bar in the UK to feature the Czech brewer’s tanks.

Robert Lobovsky, beer master at Pilsner Urquell, said: “Tank beer has taken Britain by storm and we are thrilled to be working with the Draft House team who share our obsession for tank beer.

'Fresh taste'

“Our beer is always in perfect condition when it passes through the gates of our brewery in Plzeň, Czech Republic, and tanks ensure we keep the very best fresh taste and quality.”

Draft House Chancery Lane will feature four of the tanks, which will each contain approximately 880 pints of beer.

The site will also house an ‘Altar of Tank’, a private tank room for customers to try out different pours.

'Importance of the pour'

“Few people know about the importance of the pour and how a different pour can change the taste of the beer,” said Lobovsky.

“The new ‘Altar of Tank’ will help beer drinkers discover new flavour profiles and taste experiences – giving them a new destination to celebrate their love of tank beer.”

Pilsner Urquell’s tanks have been a feature of several recent high-profile pub openings, including restaurateur Alan Yau’s ‘Chinese gastropub’ Duck & Rice in Soho and the Michelin star-winning Galvin brothers’ first pub HOP, in Spitalfields.

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