Venue opens in Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard

Australian brewer Little Creatures has opened a venue at Thomas Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross - the company’s first foray into Europe.

The Regents Canal bar has been designed by Brighton-based Chalk Architecture.

The Aussie beer specialists originate from Fremantle in Western Australia. The flagship UK pub for Little Creatures, which was named after a Talking Heads album, is in the Coal Drops Yard and joins the company’s venues in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Taipei, Auckland, Geelong and Fremantle.

The company’s original base in Western Australia was first home to Australia’s 1987 America’s Cup entry, before becoming a crocodile farm.

Little Creatures is set to open a 10th microbrewery, which will be in San Francisco, later this year.