Three course meal at Brewhouse & Kitchen – Lichfield
If you love cosy nights in, rustic home style comfort food and beer! Then Brewhouse & Kitchen is a place you should experience. It’s a pub, dining and microbrewery all in one. Firstly, before entering Brewhouse & Kitchen I knew I would be in for a treat, as the exterior is welcoming with plant pots, al fresco dining and an attractive blue brick paint job. As you walk in your greeted by cosy furniture, rustic vintage wall art, stylish lighting and wooden features. The interior is aesthetically pleasing, I especially loved the low hanging lights which created a relaxing atmosphere and the cosy leather sofas ensured I and my plus one was comfortable to take on our three complimentary courses.
Starters: Nachos & Garlic Bread
To start the evening, we ordered mocktails, I went with the ‘Classic Mojito’ and my sister went with the ‘Harvey Wallbanger’ – these were both refreshing and fruity.
For our first course, we picked two starters to share. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the ‘Garlic cheese flatbread’ served with a side of olives, balsamic & olive oil. The thin slices were scrumptious and just the right size so we weren’t filling ourselves up on bread. We didn’t touch the olives but we sure did love dipping the garlic bread into the balsamic & olive oil. When we managed to tear ourselves away from the garlic bread we indulged in a bowl of ‘Loaded nachos’. I’ve treated myself too far too many bowls of nachos in my time and this one has to be up there as one of my favorites, who can resist crispy tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and jalapeños?
Mains: Fish & Chips and Lamb Burger
Next up was our mains. There was little choice for vegetarians – but this is something I’m used to when eating out. However, deciding what to have wasn’t a problem, the table next to us had fish & chips so as soon as that crispy battered fish caught my eye I knew I had to have it! The ‘IPA Battered Fish & Chips’ consisted of an Alaskan Pollock with skin-on chunky chips, mushy peas, an IPA cured pickle, homemade tartare sauce, and fresh lemon. The battered fish was heavenly - crisped to perfection. Tucking into a home-style classic surrounded by a cosy ambiance certainly made me feel right at home.
My sister chose the ‘Lamb & Rosemary burger’ consisting of a 6oz spiced mint & rosemary lamb patty, tzatziki, IPA hummus, lettuce, tomato and red onion. She especially loved the crispy skinny fries, slaw and lamb patty – although did comment on how it would have tasted even better without a layer of hummus, however that is down to personal preference.
We also both enjoyed a side dish of onion rings, these were incredibly crispy and the onion literally melted in your mouth – these were gorgeous.
Dessert: Chocolate & Cass Ale Fondue
For dessert, we shared ‘Chocolate & Cass Ale Fondue’ which came with doughnut pieces, marshmallows and crisp apple. It was fun dipping the treats, especially the marshmallows into the warm chocolate and this dessert certainly enhanced our cosy dining experience, however we did struggle to finish it all after demolishing the first two courses.
Overall, we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience, from the warm and welcoming feel of the pub/dining area and the delicious twist to some home classics – it’s a place we’ll come back to with friends on an evening to lounge on the cosy seats to enjoy a feast and drink or two!
If you’re a lover of all things beer – Brewhouse & Kitchen also host ‘Brewery Experience Day’s’ and beer masterclasses, which sounds like a fantastic Father’s Day gift if you’re a little stuck on what to buy.
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Disclaimer: Brewhouse & Kitchen invited me and a guest for a complimentary three course meal. All photos and honest words are my own.