Knowing how cosy both these pubs are and with Shed in the name, I soon discovered that my preconceptions of The Oyster Shed were misconceived. Soon after turning left onto Angel Lane, I discovered this large building, which was anything but a shed.
It also sits on such a prime spot along the river:
Inside, I enjoyed the fact that there was so much space downstairs …
… as I popped upstairs to mingle with other guests where champagne, canapés and oysters were served.
There was also a gin and vodka tasting by the guys at Sipsmith.
I’d heard so much about Sipsmith and I even follow them on Twitter and I can safely say that nothing prepared me for how amazing their gin and vodka were. The vodka was surprisingly full bodied and the gin, so floral and zesty. I can’t wait to visit their distillery to experience more of their delights.
As for The Oyster Shed, if you live or work locally, this place is definitely worth visiting. It is also worth considering even if you don’t. Wandering past the impressive City architecture and enjoying a stunning riverside view whilst sipping bubbles and eating oysters, it’s got to be a win right? – Oh, and they serve plenty of beer too.