The Vegan Publuck--At Old China Hand

  • August 24 · 2:00 PM
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*As a lot of us will be at the Vegan Festival in Kensington, just for this month, I've moved Publuck to the 4th Sunday; see you there!*  >>>>>>>>> >>>>  >> >>>> >>>>>>> >>  Welcome to The Vegan Publuck--a New Weekend Potluck! :)

The Old China Hand, on the corner of Tysoe Street & Rosebery Avenue, Islington, have kindly agreed to be the new home of Publuck! All their drinks are sourced from family run or independent breweries/microbreweries & companies; most are British, with an international bottle selection!

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, from 2pm till late, join me & lots of lovely, friendly London Vegans, for a chilled, relaxed Sunday afternoon, of Homemade Vegan food & whatever drinks take your fancy!

Old China Hand is also a Ping Pong pub, with two tables--one will be put away for us to set up our food tables, etc, downstairs, whilst the other Ping Pong table is upstairs; if you fancy a game, if that table is available, it's £1 per bat hire, plus a £5 refundable deposit!

Here's to good food & good times!!

(This'll be our space at the back, under a lovely skylight, minus the Ping Pong table! :) )

You can arrive anytime from 2pm; I will make an announcement at 2.30pm, welcoming everyone, then I'll distribute plates & forks & let everyone start eating!

There's plenty of time to put your dish down, eat & hang out!

We may well clear away as we go, or be cleared away much earlier, but I'll start a final clear away at 5.30pm, to be completely clear for 6pm; if you're free, we may hang out till late & enjoy a few more drinks OR go for a walk (weather permitting, there are some lovely local parks, etc!) :)

Entry is Free, you just pay for your drinks, so no need to bring cartons or bottles of drink as an additional contribution. :)

The details; Anyone who knows how Sean's fantastic well established Wednesday potluck works, will know it's pretty simple; bring a dish, share recipes & meet lots of lovely people!

*Please bring a Vegan homemade dish (one per adult) ; for the sake of clarity, :) , that means, of course, NO Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs or Honey! If you don't bring a dish, I'm afraid you wont be welcome to share our food. Of course, you can buy yourself a drink if you like!

*If you really can't bring a homemade dish, or can't cook, you could bring something shop bought, but it should be a reasonable contribution--a bunch of bananas or a punnet of grapes is a little small!! :)

*As a rough rule of thumb, think about catering for 10-30 people, so e.g. 2 dozen made/bought cupcakes, OR 2 large pizzas, OR a big cous cous salad, etc... :)

*The pub can comfortably accommodate about 50+ people, plus seating at the bar, & in nice weather, there's seating outside too!

*The pub is not normally child friendly, but one or two well behaved kids may be ok, but no babies (please email me if you have kids & would like to attend; cheers :) )

*Please provide an ingredients list, & indicate if it's Nut free or Gluten free for those with allergies or intolerances

*Please bring a serving utensil if needed for your dish

I will be providing disposable plates & cutlery, plus serviettes; please keep things as tidy as possible, it'll make clearing away that much easier for me; cheers!

There are plenty of Vegan beers/ales/ciders, on tap/in Bottles, plus Spirits!

Vegan drinks guide; *Please note; not all of these listed may be available, as they i.e. change their Keg's quite regularly; a printed list will be on display on the day! :)*


Somerset >> Wild Beer Madness / Epic Saison / Fresh

Norway >>>  Nogne

USA >>>>>  Flying Dog Doggy Style / Raging Bitch

Australia >> Coopers Pale / Sparkling / Stout

Belgium >>  Delerium Nocturnam / Tremens

Belgium >>  Kwak

Iceland >>> Einstok

USA >>>>> Goose Island Beers

Trappist... (made by Monks)
Belgium >> Shimay
                   Westmalle Dubbel / Tripel

>> La Trappe Dubbel / Witte

Canada >> Moosehead

London >> Camden Hells
                  Meantime *Greenwich*

                  FREEDOM! :)

Italy >>     Menabrea
                 Coopers Extra Stout
                 Schneider Blonde Weisse


Wrexham >> Wrexham

Greenwich >> Meantime

Hackney >> London Fields

Glasgow >> Hefeweizen West

                    Munich Red


Gosling's Rum


English Whisky Co Chapter 7

Bernheim Original
Rittenhouse Rye
Old Fitzgerald 1849


Scheider Weisse (Alcolhol Free Wheat Beer)

Fentimans (Curiosity Cola & Rose Lemonade)

Dalston Cola Co (Real Lemonade & Raw fiyah ginger beer)

Breckland Orchard (Cream Soda & Rhubarb ; Dandelion & Burdock)

Fever Tree (Elderflower, Lemonade, Tonic, Tonic Light, Soda Water)

Orchard Pig (Apple & Elderflower ; Strawberries & Blackberries)

James White (Brig Tom Spicy Tomato)

White Hole Springs (Still/Sparkling Water)

Folkington's (Cloudy Apple, Cranberry, Elderflower, Mango, Orange,
Cloudy Pear, Pink Lemonade)

And that's everything!

I look forward to welcoming you to The Vegan Publuck, at it's new Islington Home--Old Child Hand is, as they say on their website, 'no ordinary pub!'

All the best,

Jess :)

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  • L.Galvin

    A big thank-you Jess for all your hard work.
    Lovely to see some new people who were attending a meetup event for the first time.

    1 · August 25

    • Jessica Stella F.

      Cheers Linda! :) See you soonish at Sean's Potluck! :) Next Publuck will be 21st September! :) All the best! :)

      August 25

    • L.Galvin

      You are welcome Jess.Yes see you at Sean's Potluck and i look forward to the next publuck on 21st September

      August 26

  • Jessica Stella F.

    Thanks so much everyone! Lovely to see you all! See you soon!! Jess :)

    August 24

  • Jessica Stella F.

    Hello Publuckers! I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow--& the weather looks nice so there's an option to hang out at a local park if you fancy hanging out till late!! :) All the best, see you there! Jess :)

    August 23

  • JC

    This sounds fun, definitely up this in the future when I've learnt to cook something worth bringing!

    August 19

    • Jessica Stella F.

      Hi JC ; don't worry about your level of cooking skills! :) Do come along if you can make it -- I'm a bit flexible with the dishes, so if you don't feel confident yet, do bring something bought e.g. A cake or cupcakes or 2 pizzas, lots of salad or lots of fruit & that'll be fine!! There's lots of great Vegan Beers in bottles & maybe on tap too!! If we don't see you this Sunday, see you next time! There's also Vegan Drinks this Thursday & the established Wednesday Potluck next month! :) All the best, Jess :)

      August 19

    • JC

      Oh ok, that sounds like a reasonable compromise! I'm not 100% sure if I will be able to make this one, so I'll leave my RSVP as a "no" for now. If I find I'm able to make it on Sunday then I'll grab some goodies from the vegan shop in kings cross and then head over.

      1 · August 21


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