Food from The Beer Kitchen
The Beer Hall is a magnet for both beer and food lovers. Beer Tapas is our speciality; small delicious portions to complement your beer. The menu is ever-changing and there is usually a selection of around 12-14 tapas to choose from. They come within minutes so you can either nibble or make a meal of it and order several tapas dishes at once. There are also, of course, main dishes, generally between £7 and £12 plus every Sunday we serve a traditional roast with all the trimmings.
|Sweetcorn + coriander fritters £2.50|
|Sticky BBQ ribs £3.00|
|Bitter-battered plaice goujons + tartare sauce £3.75|
|Warm Scotch Egg + piccalilli £3.50|
|Crispy belly pork & hoi sin pancakes £4.50|
|Yorkshire pudding filled with local braised beef in Dry Stone Stout, topped with horseradish sauce £5.00|
|Cumberland sausage & mash £10.00|
|Fish & chips with minted mushy peas & tartare sauce £9.50|
|Venison & damson casserole with dumplings £10|
|Confit Duck leg, herb-crusted and served on a roasted vegetable, butter bean and Toulouse sausage casserole £9.50|
|Sunday roast with all the trimmings £11|
|Trio of Puddings – Cherry Bakewell Tart + cherry brandy sauce, vanilla ice cream, Sticky Toffee Pudding + caramel sauce £3.50|
|Summer fruits crumble £3.50|
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|About The Beer Kitchen|
An indication of the quality and ambition of The Beer Kitchen is that Steven is the consultant chef. Steven was the first British head chef of a Michelin 3 star restaurant (Le Gavroche) and a pioneer of gastro-pubs. Head Chef, Kester Marsh, was trained by Steven, and they share a commitment to down to earth, hearty classic dishes of high quality, using seasonal local produce.
When Alex Brodie (Managing Director), decided to leave his beer comfort zone and take the plunge into food he was determined to do something different and declared that he would tackle “the lamentable British tradition of drinking without food and eating without beer.” And that determination to do something different is what brought Steven Doherty on board. So together they cooked up Beer Tapas – delicious, small and inexpensive portions designed to complement the beer.
The tapas are typically priced between £1 and £4, see the sample menu below. The dishes come within minutes, so the idea is you order as you drink and as you get peckish. You can either nibble or make a meal of it and order several tapas dishes at once. There are also, of course, main dishes, generally between £7 and £12, and the unmissable dessert– the pudding trio is to die for! On Sunday there’s a good old fashioned Sunday lunch, roast meat and all the trimmings.
This is a place for lunch – long and late lunch, the kitchen serves until 3pm during the week and 7pm at weekends. Whether you want a cosy meal for two or a large table for a group of friends there’s plenty of space in the main bar, big comfy benches, long tables and deep leather sofas.