16 Frederick was built around 1870 and was a jewellers’ workshop throughout its history until 16 or so years ago when it was converted to a bar/restaurant. Since conversion to a bar/restaurant, the cellar of the building has not been in use. It was a giant mess of ancient junk when 1000 Trades occupied the building.
Part of what we are trying to do with 16 Frederick is get back to its initial design and celebrate its historic features, so we are pleased as punch to have been able to bring the cellar into its first modern use. This is as a beer cellar, which is, obviously, an integral function to our craft beer focus.
Our work in the cellar, therefore, brings a historic room back into contemporary use. We’ll continue to apply this philosophy to 16 Frederick.