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The guys from Forza Win have been bringing their wood-fired seasonal shindigs to pop-up parties across town, and they now have a permanent site on Commercial Street. Billed as a ‘proper English pub’, The Culpeper is a stripped-back, all-day venue dealing in patriotic grub with some Gallic overtones – from deep-fried pig’s head with dandelion leaves and pickled walnuts or beer-battered haddock and chips to violet artichoke, tomato and goats’ cheese tarte fine or cod brandade with green bean, shallot almond salad. Breakfast, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts are part of the offer, while the drinks list features local bottled beers and cocktails created with home-grown herbal tinctures. Up on the roof, there’s currently a ‘full-on vegetable farm’ supplying ingredients for the kitchen, but lots of picnics and other alfresco events are planned. Accommodation is also in the pipeline.