Before I descended on Crewe I spent 7 years in Scotland running a pub and we always did a huge Burns’ Supper; the haggis was piped in, it was formally addressed, there was a toast to the lassies, the reply to the toast to the lassies and the immortal memory. It was a lot of fun and packed out with a waiting list every year so with it being Burns’ night on Thursday 25th January we’ve added a Scottish touch to this weekend’s proceedings.
In a nod to my Scottish heritage we’ve added some malt whisky to our Drinks Menu – we’ve 10 year old Glenfarclas from Speyside, Arran 10 year old, just a few miles away (and a ferry ride!) from the old pub, and one that caught my eye from Glenfiddich – a whisky aged in a cask that had previously had an IPA beer in.
We’re welcoming two new breweries to us on to the keg taps; fromCross Borders in Midlothian we have their Pale; a lovely, citrusy, hoppy session ale, and from 71 Brewing in Dundee we have their American Pale; dry hopped with Citra, Motueka and Amarillo. Big, fresh bursts of blood orange and grapefruit – a real easy drinker. We’re rolling out a couple of our own tartan pump clipped beers with Off Kilter Porter and Disengaged Pale too. Our beer list will be updated on Untappd later in the week, you can see it here.
We’ve a load of different Scottish gins to choose from to embrace the Scottish theme such as the delicious Botanist from Islay, the Eden Mill gins from St Andrews and one of my favourites, Caorunn delicious with apple and the Fever Tree Light Tonic.
And we can’t theme a weekend round Robert Burns without some Haggis so we’ve some delicious Haggis and Cracked Black Pepper Crisps!
Opening hours are Thursday 5 – 10pm, Friday 5 – 10pm and Saturday 5 – 10pm. Don’t forget #HoppyHour on Saturday with £1 off pints of Offbeat house beers and gins.
Dust your kilt off and pop down!
Cheers, Michelle x