Ben & Ed Robson, the brothers behind the Boopshi’s restaurant concept, are to launch what they hope will be the first of a chain of pubs, with the re-opening of the Clifton Arms in London’s St John’s Wood.

The brothers sold the lease of Boopshi’s, the schnitzel and spritz concept, which they opened in Windmill Street in October 2013, to the Sethi family. The family behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurants Gymkhana and Trishna acquired the site for its BAO concept.

The brothers previously managed The Horseshoe in Heath Street, Hampstead, before opening Boopshi’s. The Clifton will be a food-led pub when it opens later this summer.

Ed told the Brent & Kiburn Times: “We’re looking at the possibility and the logistics of actually having a small microbrewery down in the basement to brew a beer for the Clifton, which is something we’ve always wanted to do but we’ve got time to think about that. It’ll be local beer for locals made by locals. We’re pushing for the opening first, the sooner the better for us.”

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