Welcome to The Nip and Growler Craft Ale House
Bar Red is no more. After 10 years Elise & Clare are creating a craft ale bar at 68 High Street which was the old Jessops shop, opposite M&S. All being well the bar will open in August selling local craft ales, local ciders and local spirits to all you local people. As you may gather, LOCAL being very important.
Have a look at our Blog for more images of the progress on the bar.
Why Nip & Growler?
A Nip is a small measure of strong beer, usually 1/3 of a pint. Barley wine was usually bottled in nips.
Or a small drink of spirits, a 1/4 of a gill where a gill is 5 fl oz
[C18: shortened from nipperkin equal to one-half of a quarter-gill, one-eighth of a gill, or one thirty-second of an English pint. A nipperkin is also one-eighth of a pint of beer or any other liquor.]
A Growler is a larger measure of beer, a half US gallon jug or just over 3 pints in English. It was a sealed jug that could be taken home, more common in America than here.
Nunc est bibendum
And in case you were wondering about the Latin quote on our logo, ‘Nunc est bibendum’, it translates as ‘Now is the time for drinking’.
It is from the first book of the collected Odes or Carmina sometimes known as the “Cleopatra Ode” of the Roman lyric poet Horace. One of his most famous published in 23 BC as Poem 37. The poem is a song of triumph over the defeat and death of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, and probably dates from the autumn of 30 BC, when the news of Cleopatra’s suicide reached Rome.
And if you are really interested in this you can read a translation of the poem here.
68 High Street, KING’S LYNN, PE30 1AY