[Disclosure: No. 34 Garden & Grill is a client of my PR consultancy, EMPR]
If Warwick didn’t already have enough nice places, it’s about to get another one.
The Racehorse pub has long been a mainstay on Stratford Road, but it’s about to reopen as a completely new concept – No. 34 Garden & Grill.
No. 34 opens its doors today, offering what its owners are calling a ‘botanical dining destination’ providing a unique experience in Warwickshire.
The venue is the brainchild of Jonathan Carter-Morris and Marc Hornby, who run Kenilworth’s oldest pub, the Virgins & Castle, as well as award-winning catering business Caviar & Chips and Shropshire-based boutique wedding venue Stockton House.
No. 34 will feature a dreamy ambience created by plants and flowers that will give a feeling of bringing the outdoors in as well as providing the perfect setting for people to create moments and memories with friends and loved ones.
It will offer a wide range of drinks as well as brunch, light bites and evening meals, all using locally-sourced seasonal ingredients prepared on site by its team of chefs. The menu itself will be half plant-based and vegetarian, with the other half celebrating British farming and sustainable fishing – reflected in its name.
Marc Hornby said: “No. 34 is a brand new concept for us, and for Warwickshire, but we can’t wait to introduce everyone to what we’ve created.
“The Racehorse was a bit of an institution in Warwick, but it’s time for its next chapter. We want to see it take on a new life as both a destination dining venue and community pub, bar and restaurant that caters for everyone.
“Its name gives a nod to its location in Warwick – at number 34 Stratford Road and in the postcode of CV34 – but it also reflects what we’re offering. We’ll have two menus, one from the garden and one from the grill, offering both plant-based and vegan dishes alongside a celebration of great British farming and quality, local produce.”
Jonathan Carter-Morris said: “Warwick has a reputation for having great pubs and restaurants and we’re thrilled to be adding to that. We’ve recruited a great team and think we’ve created something really special at No. 34.”