The folks behind the “superb crispy pizzas” at Peckham’s beloved local, The Gowlett, are taking to the roads in a restored 1980s London Leyland Titan bus – wittily named The Crust Conductor. From February the travelling pizzeria will be popping-up at a host of venues and festivals such as The Brick Brewery, LowLife’s festival and Brixton’s @PopBrixton event space.
Gowlett landlord Jonathan Henfrey and his new business partner Laurie Stuart came up with the idea after ‘accidentally’ purchasing the bus on eBay nearly two years ago. Henfrey has now installed a wood fire oven on the bottom deck, a 34-cover restaurant on the top deck and a sound system upstairs.
Serving up six different pizzas, the emphasis will be on seasonally available, local ingredients wherever the bus is.
Catch the bus on tour from February 6 at The Brick Brewery, every weekend, Fridays 5-9pm and Saturday noon-9pm. As well as thin crust pizzas the bus serves signature cocktails, craft beers and wines. DJs Chris Coco, Bill Brewester and more will provide musical accompaniment to the food.
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