The Bolingbroke was bought by local boys Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox in 2008 and opened in August that year after a complete transformation.
Renaissance is a small collection of pubs in South London run by local boys Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox, who opened their first pub, The Abbeville, in Clapham in 2003. Aside from The Bolingbroke there are now four other pubs in the family: The Stonhouse in Clapham, The Avalon in Balham, The Rosendale in Dulwich and The Tommyfield in Kennington.
Our ethos has always been to do the simple things well, add a dash of flair and exceed expectations. Award winning ales and well chosen, great value wine lists are matched by menus designed to hit the mark in terms of unpretentious comfort (hence our famous steaks and burgers) whilst also offering real innovation and ‘grown up’ food cooked by passionate chefs. We only serve sustainable fish caught from English day boats and in 2010 we went into partnership with Jamie Williams at Locks Drove Farm to rear all of our chicken and a growing amount of pork and lamb. We also work with The Sustainable Restaurant Association, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting sustainability across the UK’s restaurant industry, to build upon our good working practices.
Every year a portion of our profits is donated to the Kivuli Trust and we are also happy to serve Belu water, who donate their proceeds to Water Aid, who are dedicated to providing clean water to the world’s poorest countries.
To celebrate ten years in the business, we have also just created our own range of drinks, called TEN. Working with local companies SW4 and Sambrook’s, both the gin and beer are brewed and distilled just a couple of miles away from the pubs.
“How refreshing to revel in eating out at a restaurant where the chef isn’t slavishly watching his portion control: the portions at The Bolingbroke are gloriously abundant, even more impressive when the ingredients are evidently sourced from top British producers.”