So our new menu has been on for a few weeks now and it has been absolutely flying out. I can't begin to express how pleased we are with it as we see it as a massive step forward in our food offer.
If you're looking for somewhere to host your Christmas party (office or otherwise) then look no further!
Superlative TV: Apathy Transmission
Superlative TV examines apathy as a powerful force of environmental, political and cultural change. As part of the Art Licks Weekend
CHINESE ELVIS IS PLAYING AT OUR HOUSE,
There was free ale, there was sunshine and there was a BBQ, sure. However, most memorably, there was a second generation Chinese man, draped strikingly in a Golden suit no less, lustfully gyrating his hips and booming the sweet hits of Mr. Elvis Presley. For one night only we were fortunate enough to live in the presence of the king and it was everything that we had hoped it would be. Thanks to everybody who came along to celebrate the launch of our new Blacksmith Golden Ale. Thank you very much.
Out with the old and in with the new, this collection of dishes has more cohesion, more colour and a more refreshing attitude to what eating with your friends is all about. We hope you've been enjoying our new menu as much as us. Plus, in addition to all of this excitement, it is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that the kitchen is now open on a Monday too. Huzzah.
YOU KNOW, LIKE A COCKTAIL IN A CAN.
Continuing this Thursday inside of us, we mark the start of summer with a series of weekly revelries in the name of the sunshine, featuring guest DJs, a late night BBQ and are collection of CANTAILS. Enjoy 2 for 1 from 8pm-9pm. Tell your friends and start your weekends with us. Everybody loves the sunshine.
EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE
Whilst it's been great having everybody huddled up inside of us, we're really a little more about getting into Gin & Tonics in the sunshine. On your marks, let's have a crazy Summer together.
This Summer we have quite assertively dedicated ourselves to being at the heart of the high times. Whether you're interested in drinks, music or food it's time to draw from the lighter palette of listless evenings, BBQs and long drinks... (Read on).
Don't forget that we love you and that's why we have a HAPPY hour every Friday evening from 8pm - 10pm. Come feel the noise.
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Huge thanks again to everybody that came down to celebrate our first birthday on Friday night at Glue Time, it was one hell of an emotional party romp. Additional props handed out to the guys from Mahogany Blog, Loveless, Second Base and Will Read for the photographs of you partying. So excited to finally see Winter loosen it's miserable grip upon the city. This Spring/Summer is going to be amazing.
TB&TT 1 YEAR OLD
After a lot of late nights, broken glass and an array of general haphazardry; we are an entire YEAR OLD. Without getting too gushy, we really do owe a lot to everybody that's supported us over the past 12 months, from DJs, comedians, staff, yourselves and the occasional handsome dog, it's been a bit of a whirlwind, but a good one. Big love to everybody that's been onboard.
Keni Burke is playing at our house, our house. Friday 8th February welcomed the launch of our very own Soul Club and without blowing any kind of Donald Byrd type trumpets, it was really quite a lot of good fun. Thanks to everybody that came along for our selection of rare groove, disco and such, plus a shout out to the Slough Soul Patrol, Oli Fowler and Ro for bringing the rhythms. We're definitely looking to host another party in the Spring time, so keep your eyes peeled.
Comedy at The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker
Times are tough, Britain. 100% horsemeat, the weather and Eddie the Eagle have all contributed to a rather obscure start to 2013; offering just a sprinkle of reasons as to why we need Comedy at The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker more than ever! February's event welcomed Ed Gamble, Tom Rosenthal, Adam Hess, Ivo Graham, Sean McGloughlin and host Rhys James for a night of sheer contemporary hilarity, as well as what proved to be somekind of who's who for future Richard Curtis leading bumblers. Too much fun, if anything. Thanks again to Sipsmith for providing the Gin and Will Read for providing the photographs. Announcement for our March date later this week. Stay tuned.
PARTY AT OUR HOUSE
Huge thanks to everybody involved in this week's Glue Time, namely the guys at We Are SME and Second Base for providing a carnival of tunes. Thanks for dancing, romancing and generally not breaking anything. All told, it was pretty crazy. We've got a few more parties before the Mayans come and sweep us all up, so keep coming down and shaking your silver hips, yeah? Yeah!
We've spent the weekend decorating. Not just with any old tat you understand, but with an illustrious bounty of escapism, beautiful women and a guy who looks a little bit like Tintin, sprawled decadently and equidistantly across the walls of our back room. It looks well nice. Courtesy of the friendly faces at Brick Lane's Print Club we introduce you to a collection of 10 original prints designed by a group of the city's most interesting illustrators and photographers. Come and check them out sometime and if anything takes your infinite fancy, feel free to make us an offer and take it home.
GREETINGS FROM THE ISLINGTON PING PONG
The ancient art of ping-pong is currently enjoying a renaissance. Unlike fencing or sumo-wrestling, ping-pong is one of those few social pastimes in which two friends can compete frantically and desperately whilst retaining a relatively leisurely exterior and we're a little obsessed.
MODERN LIFE IS NOT SO RUBBISH
A hearty thank you to everybody involved in our Auchentoshan Presents evening held last week. It was certainly refreshing to be surrounded by a group so sartorially inclined amidst a gulf of free whisky. For anybody that managed to miss out, please don\'t leap from anything tall. Just be sure to make the next one. Photos of your pretty faces can be found over on our Facebook page.
Have your party at The B & The T. Whether its 10 or 150 people we can accomodate you and your revellers. The most popular place to hire is the \'back room\' which holds about 75 people, boasts its own private bar and is free to hire! We can also cater for any occasion. Be it grazing stuff for a group of friends to a full 3 course meal at a wedding reception. We have held Mexican themed birthdays, steel drum bands, jazz ensembles and rock n roll nights so whatever you have planned drop us an email at \"email@example.com\":mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and see what we can do for you.
AN OPEN SPACE
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