One-off six nations burger at Chino Latinos | Spooky theatre at the Tea House | Intriguing Vauxhall history

Here’s what we think you should check out over the next fortnight.

22 Feb – 14 Mar
If you’ve been keeping an eye on all things rugby these past few weeks, why not go all out for the next round of fixtures and check out Chino Latinos limited Six Nations burger special? This international beast is made up of French brioche, Welsh beef, English pickles, Italian cheese, Irish chips and Scottish relish. If you didn’t have a taste for rugby, you easily could now!
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25 Feb
Edwardian stories of the supernatural are the theme of this new stage production from Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company. Feel the chill of tales that travelled the land from the comfort of a cosy pub theatre with a lit fire and, if you choose, an accompanying three-course meal. Be careful not to confuse this occult with recent happenings at Bonnington Café, however!
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Still revelling in the fun we had at Classical Vauxhall, we thought what better time to share the history of the marvellous buildings we hosted in, starting with Brunswick House.

Brunswick House was built in 1758 and originally stood in 5.5 acres of parkland, before the railways arrived in the mid-19th century. Plans were made to replant the garden further down the river and build a train terminus, before a fire in 1845 led to a railway company buying the building to create offices for their goods yards.

It has since been used as a WWII munitions store and a film set – when it was painted to represent a NAAFI on an RAF base. More recently MI5 and MI6 staff and police met at the club, apparently concerned that their own buildings were bugged.

In 1994 it was sold by British Rail to the staff association but then a crafty member managed to forge signatures to sell it on to property developers. Current owners, LASSCO, bought a rather battered Brunswick House in 2002 and began the restoration to the wonderful reclaim store and restaurant you can visit today.

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