The tentative opening date is Sept. 23, according to the company. This will be the first Tennessee location for The Pub chain, which is based in Cincinnati and has nine other locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. The Pub is part of the Tavern Restaurant Group, founded by Cincinnati-based restaurateur Nick Sanders.
Sanders says he was inspired by the hospitality and communal spirit he found in the pubs of Britain. In fact, the restaurant's press materials quote 17th century sage Samuel Pepys, who called pubs "the heart of Britain." (Quick, can we match that with any Andy Jackson quotes about taverns? We know he liked his likker.)
The Pub concept includes a novel feature: the Pour Your Own Beer Wall. It's an "interactive experience" where customers pay by the ounce in advance, then pull their own pint from the taps.
The menu is a combination of classic British pub food and other fare inspired by the cuisine of the British Commonwealth, along with American classics. We're talking fish-and-chips, bangers-and-mash and shepherd's pie, along with a roster of appetizers, sandwiches and salads.
The Pub also touts its beer technology:
The centerpiece of each Pub is a handcrafted bar with optic pourers native to the inverted pouring systems that originated in Europe. The Pub offers a wide variety of draught, cask conditioned and handcrafted beers with selections from England, Ireland, Scotland, Europe and the USA.
Mr. Sanders was the first restaurateur in the States to serve Belhaven beers and it is the flagship beer for each Pub location. In true pub fashion, our glassware varies from beer to beer, each with its own unique glass, allowing our guests to properly savor their favorite brew.
In addition to the top notch beer list, The Pub offers a comprehensive list of single malt scotches, small-batch and single-barrel bourbons, wines and specialty cocktails.
The Pub Nashville
400 11th Ave. S.