A bit of Britain comes to the Valley with Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street. The undressed brick walls presents the ambience and traditions of an upmarket English where wooden interiors are certainly polished and warm with wood. There’s plenty of space for locals to pull up a stool and handle a pint. The downstairs kitchens hold a promise of interactive activity as Executive Chef Deniz Coskun brings a sense of attention to detail on the palate and the plate. Pig ‘N’ Whistle’s paddock-to-plate culture is clear, working its way from the bar to kitchen, the menu and the table.
While The Pig’s focus is indeed on the beer – and scads of it with local brews and some British ales on offer – there are plenty of other liquids to enjoy. Pubs might traditionally be the man’s domain offering sports and ales galore, but there are also reasons for ladies to linger if beer isn’t quite their thing. An extensive cocktail menu with fine Moscato, savs and shiraz on tap sees a celebration of all things Australian – even Penfolds in the cellar – featured generously on the wine list. Add a fulfilling menu of comfort foods sure to satisfy every foodie adventure and the experience is quite beyond our usual Aussie pub. No one does it quite like the English. It’s their special touch: that heady mixture of premium ales, cocktails, wines and food, a tender ear, kindly company and generous hospitality.