Pip Lacey and Gordy McIntyre to open Islington pub

13 October 2022 by
Pip Lacey and Gordy McIntyre to open Islington pub

Chef Pip Lacey and business partner Gordy McIntyre will open the Hicce Hart, a pub in London's Islington, next month.

The pair opened Hicce restaurant at Coals Drop Yard in 2018, and the new pub at 58 Penton Street, formerly Day & Night bar and kitchen, will echo the flagship's restaurant ethos, offering classic British pub food, craft beer and biodynamic and sustainable wines.

The food menu will offer a selection of small plate-style bar snacks alongside sharing starters, mains and puddings as well as Sunday roasts.

The team will work solely with North London's the Goodness Brewery, and will stock its own collaboration, the Hicce IPA. The wine list will change weekly depending on availability, led by small-batch producers with minimal intervention.

The female-led team will include head chef Charlotte Harris, who previously worked at Hicce as well as Fallow, and Agustina Basilico, who previously worked as assistant general manager at Hicce.

Lacey said: "I'm so excited for us to open our second place. And, to do it with existing ambitious members of the Hicce family, is the dream come true. I can't wait for them to flourish and see the Hicce Hart become the heart and soul of the local community."

McIntyre added: "I personally have a massive love for the pub world; its culture, history, its standing within the community. Having spent so much of my working life in and around pubs I owe them for a vast majority of the people I hold dear. The pub is one of the few real levellers in life: it showcases the beauty of multicultural London at its finest. To have the privilege to become custodians of such a historical site is a real honour."

Lacey also previously ran the kitchen at Jeremy Clarkson's Diddly Squat farm restaurant.

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