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Thank you for being a supporter of our business. As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the most difficult decision we could make, to close this business. This is a temporary measure, and this decision has not been taken lightly, but has been made in order to provide protection for our team, guests and shareholders.
Thank you once again for your past support, please keep in touch via our Facebook page, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you when we re-open !!
Stay safe and healthy, look after your loved ones and thank-you again for your past loyalty.
The B&K Team
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Stouts & Porters - Smoked Stout
Dark, Coffee, Smoky – Dark and satisfying, a full-bodied ale with the roasted flavour and coffee notes of a traditional Stout, with a pleasant smoky enhancement of flavour and aroma from the smoked malts This dark and smoky stout is the perfect tribute to Arthurian legend of how the Knights of the Round Table bravely fought on Chester soil at the ‘city of the legions’ 9th battle on their quest for good versus evil, light against darkness and their never-ending struggle between right and wrong
Stouts & Porters - Historic Porter
Dark, Chocolatey, Malty – A traditional English porter with a rich roast character, hints of chocolate in the flavour and a toasty malt aroma Roman rule had an enormous impact on Britain and in particular Chester, a visit from Caracalla (the only Emperor to visit the city) established it as one of the finest strategic outposts of the Roman Empire. And you don’t have to look too far to find their legacy has benefitted English beer making – with early roman central heating systems used as a blueprint for the first kilns to make malt.
English Style Ale – Single Hop Pale Ale
Hoppy, Refreshing, Always Changing – A simple Pale ale that showcases a different hop each brew….Let the hops shine Although brewing in Britain was already established when the Romans arrived in 54BC, by the time they built the Roman Fort ‘Deva Victrix’ in 79AD, on what is now considered ‘Chester’, Roman soldiers had helped to develop brewing and were sustaining themselves on English ale. Since this was before the introduction of hops, we wanted to brew a beer that really showcased the hop presence, celebrating beer in the 21st century.
Belgian Style Ale – Saison
Light, Fruity, Spicy – Light bodied and surprisingly easy drinking. The simple malt and candy sugar recipe perfectly showcases the spicy and fruity character provided by the unique Belgian yeast. We have chosen to brew a complex, yet interesting Belgian Blonde, with just the right amount of sweetness, as our tribute to Chester’s famous acting sons Daniel Craig and Timothy Dalton, who have both had the pleasure of attaining the holy grail in action movie acting, by playing the role of debonair, British Secret Service agent ‘James Bond’, also renowned for his appreciation of a beautiful blonde [beer].
Session Bitter - English Style Ale
Traditional, Caramel, Bitter – An easy drinking, traditional session bitter, brewed with lots of crystal malt for caramel flavour and extra body and balanced with the finest British hops Forest House Ale – In tribute to the history of this wonderful building, built in 1759 and at the time noted as ‘possibly the finest Georgian house in Chester’ we have named our traditional, caramel, house bitter in its honour – which we hope you will think is possibly the finest house ale in Chester.
American Style Ale – Blonde Ale
Golden, Hoppy, Citrusy – A pale coloured ale, packed with American hops for a dry, bitter finish, with a citrus aroma. There is just not enough room to list all the scoring achievements of Chester born striker, Michael Owen. Named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living football players by Pele back in 2004. Owen was also named ‘Golden Boy’ after his goal during the England V Argentina match of the 1998 World Cup Finals – so grab a pint of our popular, easy-drinking Blonde ale and toast his legacy to both club and national football!
Hand of Orville
American Style Ale – American Amber Ale
Ruby, Caramel, Hoppy – A hoppy amber ale with a biscuity, caramel malt flavour and citrusy aroma If you asked anyone of a certain age to name a famous puppet, Orville would most probably be the response. A green duck, dressed in a nappy with a giant safety pin, who graced the TV screens during the 1980s, assisted greatly in bringing Chester-born ventriloquist Keith Harris to fame and riches. At the peak of their popularity not only did they host an award winning show but even managed to reach number 4 in the UK singles chart, selling over 400,00 copies of ‘Orville’s song’
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Cloudy, Orange, Coriander – A Belgian classic wheat beer brewed with unmalted wheat and spiced with coriander & bitter orange peel This unmalted Belgian wheat beer, packed full of character is the perfect tribute to Chester’s musician, actor and all round funny man Russ Abbot, who entertained millions during the early 1980s with his TV series ‘Russ Abbot’s Madhouse’ winning the ‘Funniest Man on Television’ award no less than 5 times!
American Style Ale – Red Rye Ale
Ruby, Rich, Spicy – Ruby red ale showcasing the unique spicy flavour and rich, velvety mouth feel of rye malt Sir John Port, born in Chester in 1472, and first son of the city’s mayor, certainly made his mark at The King’s Court during the reign of Henry VIII, being the presiding judge at the trials of John Fisher, Thomas Moore and Anne Boleyn…….
IPA - Tropical IPA
Pale, Bitter, Hoppy – Large amounts of hops deliver an Intense piney and citrusy aroma and flavour in a bitter, easy drinking Pale Ale Since 1965 over 2,000 laws have been repealed, but there still remain a number of strange laws in place today… Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliament and the beating of carpets or rugs is also illegal although mats are allowed – but only after 8am? In Chester it is legal to shoot a Welsh person with a crossbow, as long as it’s within the city walls and done after midnight but before sunrise. We suggest you ignore all 3 ridiculous laws and instead enjoy a pint of our hoppy IPA!
Lager – Cask Pils
Clean, Pale, Refreshing – A Lager, Ale Hybrid originating in Cologne, Germany. Brewed with Pilsner Malt and German Hops for a clean, light and refreshing pale beer served in the British tradition, from the cask We know Chester is steeped in history but did you know that it has been dated back to the Triassic period of about 250 million years ago, where dinosaurs roamed over the land we now know as the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge, and when no polar ice cap existed. We just thought this was a great name for a beer!
IPAs - Black IPA
Dark, Bitter, Hoppy – As intensely hoppy as our traditional IPA but with added subtle flavour from the roasted malt which complements the piney and resinous character Celebrate the amazing architecture, such as the black and white half-timbered buildings and Eastgate clock, that exists in modern-day Chester, which can be attributed to the Cheshire-born, Victorian architect John Douglas. Funded by the wealthy Duke of Westminster, Douglas whose influences came from his travels to France, Germany and Holland, bestowed on Chester an eclectic mix of architectural style including his signature ‘twisted chimneys’.
American Pale Ale
Enjoy a pint of this simple Pale Ale with truck loads of piney, grapefruity American hops and raise a refreshing glass to our American cousins – you could almost believe you were in a brewpub in Chester, but in Delaware USA!
Spend the day brewing a beer with one of our award-winning brewers!
Get hands on and get involved! Our microbrewery sits right in the heart of our beautiful brewpub, you will be treated to breakfast, lunch and a lot of beers throughout the day. As your day comes to a close you will also get to choose a 5 Litre mini keg of beer to take away with you.
This experience is perfect to enjoy on your own (with our brewer of course) or as part of a group!
A tutored tasting covering 8 different beers hosted by our beer specialist and the option to add a meal
Open your mind to the world of beer! Over the course of approx. 2 hours guests will enjoy some nibbles and learn how to appreciate the differences between a number of premium craft beers (including products we brew exclusively on our on-site microbrewery). Finish with your choice of Academy Meal for the perfect experience!
A tutored tasting of a variety of craft gins and nibbles, hosted by a gin expert and the option to add a delicious meal from our Academy Menu.
Delve into the wonderful world of gin! Guests will be guided on a sensory journey across 5 different premium/craft gins. Learn the secrets behind the recipes/botanicals and get hands on with the chance to experiment with different tonics and garnishes. All topped off with delicious nibbles, a double G&T of your choice and the option to finish with your choice of Academy Meal for the perfect experience!
Includes a souvenir certificate signed by our resident gin specialist and nibbles 🙂
Enjoy a range of dishes & sharing dessert, each expertly matched to a craft beer!
Guests are greeted with a 1/3 pint of our cask ale (brewed on site) before choosing 3 small plates from our menu -each small plate comes served with a 1/3 pint of beer chosen specifically to complement each dish. The meal is then topped off with a cask ale chocolate fondue to share, matched with a 1/3 of our chocolatey stout!
For groups of 2+
If you want some décor drama with a retro edge, then The Log Store is the place you want to be! With an awesome dome ceiling and a wall made of logs (yes logs) this area sits up to 12! If you’re planning on throwing a bigger bash, then this room can be extended to stand 20
Special Features: dome ceiling
The Dining Room area has a selection of tables ranging from intimate 2s and 4s to a larger celebration of 30! You’ll never be thirsty as this room opens into the main bar area – a pint will only ever be a stride away!
Special Features: open into the main bar area
The Parlour is the stage of the pub! Situated up a small flight of steps, you can seat your audience of 18 or stand a grander 30 and let the warming fire and TV provide you with an ideal spot to entertain!
Special Features: Fireplace, TV
If you’re looking for a more private and intimate setting then The Academy Room is what you’re looking for! Order some dishes for everyone to share – we have a wide range of exciting combinations.
This area sits up to 20 with a widescreen TV available for presentation use or to show off your latest homemade film.
Special Features: TV
The Speakeasy offers some of the best seats in the house – perfect for a sit down, dining style birthday or a corporate meeting including presentation facilities, you can be sure The Speakeasy Room is ready for any event!
Special Features: may be combined with The Academy Room and The Cellar Bar to extend capacity to 66 seated and 80 standing guests and include a private bar and a TV
The Cellar Bar is one of the coolest areas of the pub! With a curved brick ceiling and cosy tables, this room seats 26 and stands 30. If you’re thinking 30 is just not enough space for your party then don’t you worry, this area can be extended to include the awesome Academy Room to seat 46/stand 60, or if your party is 60+ guests and you really want your very own Private Bar, extend it further to include the cosy Speakeasy to hold 66 seated or 80 standing!
Celebrating with more than 80 people? No worries, the more the merrier! Just enquire and we will see what we can do!
Special Features: may be combined with The Academy Room to extend capacity to 46 seated and 60 standing guests OR extends further still to include Speakeasy and Academy Room to seat 66/stand 80. If you’ve extended, then this is where the magic happens – not only will you have access to a TV, but you’ll also have access to our 50+ beers in a private bar – cheers!
In order to receive the free birthday beer email, registration must be completed 3 weeks prior the birthday date.