There’s a new kid in town. Adding to the awesomeness of Cotham Hill in Bristol is Bristol Brewhouse & Kitchen. Making their own craft beers right there in the pub with their microbrewery. And their beer list is pretty special, with all the beers named after the Bristol character it inspires. I love the stories that go with the beers – ‘Deception – Rye IPA beer was inspired by Derren Brown who, whilst studying German and Law at Bristol University was so enthralled by the magnificent performance of the hypnotist Martin S Taylor, that he decided there and then, that was his calling in life, and his very first shows were at the university’ and ‘Animator – just like the award-winning, collective talent of local firm Aardman Animations, whose animators have engaged audiences with their unique brand of independent film, with the likes of Peter Gabriel’s ground-breaking ‘Sledgehammer’ and Wallace and Gromit films, we too hope this hoppy American Pale Ale will engage your taste buds and leave you wanting more.’
I went for the Hornigold Pale Ale to toast the occasion and may have polished it off rather quickly….
‘Hornigold – as mentor to Bristol’s most notorious historical son ‘Blackbeard’ the pairing had a penchant for seizing ships which carried cargos of spirits, wines and other delectables, and not as you might think, in the grey, cold waters off the coast of Benjamin Hornigold’s home county of Norfolk, but they chose to ‘operate’ their craft of piracy in the sunnier, warmer climes of the Caribbean!’
With my friends after pouring over the menu for a while trying to decide what to pick from the delicious-sounding menu. We went for the Ribs, Wings and Things sharing platter with home BBQ glazed pork ribs and chicken wings, french fries, coleslaw and corn on the cobs. I love me some wings and ribs so very very happy with this choice. Fall off the bones tender wings and ribs, spot on.
As we were also with two hungry boys and in need to have something to soak up all the delicious beer sampling, we also ordered the Beer Can Chicken, whole roast chicken infused with beer and BBQ sauce with french fries, coleslaw and corn on the cobs. Such a juicy and tender little bird. I played mum and carved the bird, even though it would have just fallen off the carcass it was that tender. A good platter to share with friends and everyone getting stuck in. Love this style of food.
We had a quick nose around the microbrewery and going to try to get some friends together to do the brewery experience soon.
Welcome Brewhouse, can’t wait to hang out there again soon.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
31-35 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JY
Tel: 0117 973 3793
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