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The Vegan Publuck--At Old China Hand

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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*


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 :)