Johnson Reed helps The Culpeper to grow

Johnson Reed
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The Culpeper is a London pub that offers a mix of traditional British and French provincial cuisine situated close to Petticoat Lane market and Spitalfields market.

Taking its name from the 16th century botanist Thomas Culpeper, it features a unique rooftop vegetable farm that supplies both the restaurant and herbal tinctures for cocktails at the bar.

To compete with stiff competition and offer more to the customer The Culpeper knew they needed to pull out all the stops and get a complete refurbishment, including a brand new kitchen.

With this new start business needing a speedy turnaround they decided that financing would be the best option. They were recommended to get touch with us by their new kitchen supplier Catering Projects Ltd, based in Chesterfield.

We offered them a simple fixed payment deal that allowed them to repay the £55,000 over a five-year period and bypass the banks restrictive financing offer and gave them tax advantages. This meant the business kept its working capital by having no big initial outlay.

This major project took 18 months to complete and it looks absolutely fantastic. It really is the place to go for breakfast to dinner with brunch at the weekends. It’s worth the trip for it’s soon to be famous ‘porkcorn.’ Which is popcorn seasoned with crush pork scratchings.

Also if you’re looking for a place to stay after sampling the home made herbal tincture cocktails and local bottled beers, they will soon be offering accommodation.

If you would like to visit The Culpeper it’s situated at 40 Commercial Street, London.