Cask the ultimate craft
There are many different styles of cask beer to choose from - sometimes too many! One of the easiest ways to choose your ale is by colour:
Golden: these are light, crisp and refreshing. Flavours typically come from carefully chosen hops. English and German hops tend to be subtly fruity and American and other New World hops lean towards zesty citrus. If you're looking for a spritzy, aromatic drink - this is for you.
Amber: these are beautifully balanced and medium-bodied. Flavours come from lightly toasted malt rather than hops and tend to be fruity with gentle notes of biscuit and caramel. If you're looking for something easy drinking but full of flavour - this is for you.
Dark: these are full-bodied, complex and bold. Flavours come from rich, roasted malt so you can expect to taste treacle, coffee or chocolate with dried fruits like prunes and rasisins. If you're looking for something rich and indulgent - this is for you.
Spring is a perfect time for lamb, when our award-winning butchers can source high quality, Great British, naturally-reared lamb from the West Country.
The perfect flavour and tenderness of the meat comes as a result of the herb-filled coastal grazing pastures, which keeps the lamb in superb condition.
The fishermen in this region only pick the largest crabs and return the rest safely to fully mature, this means the sweet flavour is never compromised and quality is always the very best.
The pot method of fishing is kind to the seabed and also ensures other sea-life doesn’t get captured or hurt. Recognised by the Marine Conservation Society as one of the most sustainable locations for pot-caught crab in the UK, we wouldn’t source our crab from anywhere else.
When it comes to pairing samphire, the taste and texture are so distinctive that you’re looking for soft, creamy, delicate flavours to go with it. A perfect dish would be fishcakes, hollandaise & samphire for example, and we’ve created a cheat’s version of our fishcakes for that speedy yet impressive dinner party!
Buy some good quality pre-made fishcakes (Waitrose & M&S have the best ones) and serve with a drizzle of hollandaise (good quality versions can also be picked up easily in shops), serve with a poached egg, pan-fried samphire and a shell-on king prawn – not as good as ours but it certainly is a cracker if you’re looking to impress last minute!
When it comes to beef, we believe quality and provenance are two crucial ingredients to achieving our goals for ethical and responsible sourcing. To help us achieve this, we only buy our beef from award-winning specialist butchers for grass-fed beef.