“It’s refreshing, in today’s age of mega-money multi-million quid restaurant fit-outs, to hear that the folks from Yard & Coop have been roaring up and down the country haggling over plastic chairs from Berkshire church halls, formica from Cumbrian car boots whilst slipping a local art grad a few bob to paint a massive winky fox on the wall. It works too. There’s a hotch-potch Berlin backpacker charm to Yard & Coop, reinforced by the bold street graffiti scene screaming through the back windows. Punters nibble on bourbon wings at the bar while over in the feeding coops there’s a scuffle over the last ‘Monkey Ball’ – a jolly place to be.”
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