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Cheers! Ye Coach & Horses Reborn as The Pikey, Open Now

Inside The Pikey (Photo by greenemily via Instagram)
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It's baaaaack! Well, sort of: Ye Coach and Horses, in libation limbo for a over a year now, has been reborn as The Pikey, and the bar/restaurant is in its soft opening phase right now.Back in January 2011, we learned that the plans for the space were still in the very raw stages, but the revamp was going to be based on the longstanding watering hole's own history, and that food would be involved.

Guest of a Guest slipped in The Pikey (they explain that it's UK slang for gypsy, and also Brad Pitt's character in the film "Snatch") over the weekend and took a look at what owners Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson have done with the space.

Will Coach & Horses loyalists be happy with The Pikey? "Fans of the institution wringing their hands at the news should take a deep breath, order a Ginger Minge, some Thrice Baked Chips and relax," advises Guest of a Guest. "The new space has maintained the integrity of the original design, but was given some much needed updates."

If you want to know about the food, Eater LA says the Brit-themed Pikey is "cheffed by Ralph Johnson, former executive chef at NYC's The Spotted Pig." More on the eats:

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A concise menu is in place divided into "Bar Snacks," "Small Plates," Large Plates," "Sides," and "Desserts," with the most expensive dish on the menu, grilled flat iron steak with creamed spinach, coming in at $27. Potted chicken liver, crispy pig's ear salad with young kale and mustard, and Mary's vinegar chicken with thrice cooked chips all make an appearance.

When it comes to drinks, "The Pikey brings a special cocktail program by Roger Room's Damian Windsor while also staying true to its divey roots with 30 beers, including draught beer and PBR tallboys," says Guest of a Guest. (Yes, they ended that summation with a Silver Lake hipster joke.)

The Pikey officially opens April 15.