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The Team Behind Macleod Ales Will Open a British Pub in Sherman Oaks

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MacLeod Ale and Pie Emporium goes into the former Smoke City Market barbecue

MacLeod Ale + Pie
MacLeod Ale + Pie
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Sherman Oaks residents are about to get a British pub in 2018 called MacLeod Ale and Pie Emporium. The pub is a partnership between chef Bruce Hall, Jennifer Febre-Boase, and Alastair Boase. The MacLeod name might sound familiar, because the Boases also own the MacLeod Ale Brewing Company in Van Nuys.

The idea started when Hall visited the brewery to drop off a savory pie. “When Bruce brought in that first pork pie, we thought it was the real deal,” says Febre-Boase. Their patron, and soon-to-be chef experimented making Scottish and British food at home. The trio began working together in 2015, by offering Hall’s pies along with food truck fare at the Brewery.

Hall created the entire menu inspired by his extensive travels to England, and started making dishes he didn’t see in the U.S., but regularly in the U.K.: sausage rolls, Scotch egg, and Cornish pasties. The Emporium will serve MacLeod brewery beer, as well as other beer and cider on tap.

As for the space, it’s where Smoke City Market barbecue closed and remained empty for a few years before the Boases took it over a few months back. Sherman Oaks only has one pub in the area, the Robin Hood British Pub.

MacLeod Ale Pie + Emporium
5242 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA