Shoreditch’s two favourite Irish-owned pubs are joining forces this St. Patrick’s day to celebrate all day and all night in a party so big it’ll chase all the snakes out of Shoreditch, and that’s no mean feat.
Why limit a shindig to one day when you can have Seven Drunken Nights (alright, only 6).
On Tuesday 12th The Crown and Shuttle is making its sellout quiz all Irish, so start brushing up on whos who in Westlife, and which Corr plays the drums* and get your tickets now for the most raucous, irreverent quiz around!
*It’s Caroline, duh.
Wednesday the 13th, up in Filthy O’Fanny’s at The Crown and Shuttle the gin wizards from Glendalough Wild Irish Botanical Gin will be running an Irish Gin and Tonic masterclass. Mix up some irish G & Ts, learn about the botanicals of the emerald isle, and sample some celtic versions of classic cocktails. Tickets £7.50, including a few drinks, available from designmynight.com
On Saturday the rugby will be shown throughout both pubs- with six screens between them you’ll be bound to grab a perfect spot to watch all the action.
On Saturday The Water Poet kicks things off in the kitchen with hearty Full Irish breakfasts- Clonakilty black pudding, anyone? Just the thing for getting you in the mood for watching all the scrums and runs as the 6 nations draws to a close.
On the big day itself those culinary conjurers at The Water Poet will be dishing up Irish Sunday Roasts as good as your aul granny’s.
Over at The Crown and Shuttle they’ll be getting you party prepped with their take on Irish grub, with all Irish burgers, classic Irish stew and pies from their magic food truck, and oysters providing all the soakage you’ll need for the gallons of guinness, and craicing Irish G&Ts.
Both pubs will have Guinness, Guinness and more Guinness with dedicated guinness bars - The Crown and Shuttle will also have an oyster bar in the garden, and Irish G&Ts flowing.
You cannot be having an Irish paaaaarty without a spot of music, and these two pubs are taking it to the nth degree.
The Water Poet welcomes Banish Misfortune Irish Trio to the garden to get the proceedings going. There ain’t no better accompaniment to a roast than a rousing rendition of Irish Rover. From 2pm- 4pm.
Then at 4pm over at The Crown and Shuttle The Sean Brady Band will be getting the cèilidh kicking with fiddles and flutes and The Fields of Athenrye.