Many patrons of Custom Home Pubs in Matthews are well familiar with the term Sankey, a manufacturer of kegs and keg valves used in bars and restaurants the world over. This May, they will become even more familiar with the name as Custom Home Pubs owner Geoff Goss opens Sankey’s Taproom and Grille next door to his current business.
The restaurant will be a new venture for Goss, who opened Custom Home Pubs in 2007. The company specializes in supplying kegs and building home bars, but in its Matthews location you can also find a small bottle selection and a bar with eight taps. Each month, Custom Home Pubs hosts a monthly tasting where, for $10, you can enjoy unlimited samples of a brewery’s beers. For most of these events, a food truck parks outside to supply the food.
Now, patrons will be able to walk next door to Sankey’s for food (there will be a door inside connecting the two businesses). The building, which was previously home to a Quizno’s, has room for around 50-60 seats inside and a few more outside under a covered patio. The bar area will seat another 10-15 people.
Custom Home Pubs will continue to fill its eight taps with smaller batch offerings, whereas Sankey’s will have 12 taps with an emphasis on year-round, local beers. Goss also wants to use local ingredients in the food menu, which will include such items as wings, burgers, express lunches (salads, sandwiches and soups) and a Cleveland-style panini with roast beef, french fries and coleslaw inside the sandwich.