Rogers announces launch of long-awaited pub

By Ed Bedington

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New site: Oisin Rogers (left) and Charlie Carroll (right) are set to open the Devonshire in the autumn
New site: Oisin Rogers (left) and Charlie Carroll (right) are set to open the Devonshire in the autumn

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Former Guinea Grill legend Oisín Rogers has teamed up with the founder of Flat Iron to open a new London pub that they hope will take the capital by storm.

Rogers, who carved out a reputation while working for the famous Youngs’ site, has teamed up with Charlie Carroll to open the Devonshire, a new pub and restaurant behind Piccadilly Circus this Autumn.

A former Jamie Oliver site, the pub in Denham Street has been extensively renovated to create what the pair describe as a “top quality pub” honouring the building history as an inn since 1793, while an upstairs 150 cover restaurant will feature a wood-ember grill.

Described as “highly ambitious” and a concept the duo have discussed for years, the restaurant, which spreads across three floors, will feature Scotch beef, dry-aged and butchered on site, with the menu featuring dry-aged rib chops, filets, and Guinness and beef skirt suet puddings.

Menu features

The grill will also feature creel caught langoustines from Oban, hand dived scallops from Devon and prime day boat fish. 

The menu, which is described as “pocket friendly” will be on offer for lunch and dinner, and also features prawn-and-langoustine cocktail, steak and chips, and sticky toffee pudding.

In the pub, bar food will draw on the butchery, and also the in-house bakery, and will aim to continue to deliver Roger’s reputation for a great pint of Guinness.

Back to life

Carroll said: “Osh and I have been talking about our dream pub for almost a decade; somewhere warm, welcoming and accessible to all, where the team really care about looking after you and about the quality of each and every bit of food and drink served. I can’t wait to have a pint and a homemade bacon sarnie.”

Rogers added: “I am delighted, excited and fortunate to be working with Charlie at full tilt on this. I can’t wait to be back behind the bar pulling pints again when we open in the autumn.

“There are three floors of restaurant comprising 150 covers and we are super excited about bringing back a pub that was lost to the West End, and Soho has always been where we want to be.

“There's been a pub there since 1793 and we are delighted to be bringing it back to life with its original name.”

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