• Crafty Chooks

Crafty Chooks

Crafty Chooks

10 Victoria Grove, Second Avenue



01273 722846


Once upon a time this was a pub with deli pretensions called The Tin Drum. Nowadays it is  a cool combo of chicken rotisserie and craft beer bar. There’s nothing else quite like it around. Simple concept, big hit, especially with a large outside dining area primed for a hot summer like the last. And if chicken and hop-driven IPAs aren’t quite your thing, fret not. There are alternatives to spit-roast free-range bird, £16.95 a whole, £8.95 a half, served with a choice of sauces – honey/mustard, smokey BBQ and Piri Piri. Indeed there is penty of fish, veggie and salad options. Lots of US and Belgian options on the beer front and from England Camden Hells Lager and local Hepworth Blond Organic at £4.50 for 330ml. For the chicken I’d suggest a herby, yeasty pint of draught Krusovice (£4.65 a pint),  an unpasteurised Czech beer. Crafty Chooks’ interior, no surprises, is all exposed brickwork and wooden features. The hordes descending find it a convivial spot. Why should we chicken out?

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