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BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN - DORCHESTER TEAM

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday
11:00 - 23:00

Friday - Saturday
11:00 - 00:30

Sunday
12:00 - 22:30

Food Served

Monday - Saturday
12:00 - 22:00

Sunday
12:00 - 21:30

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Address

27 Weymouth Avenue,
Dorchester, Dorset
DT1 1QY

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T: 01305 265551

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A warm welcome from Brewhouse & Kitchen Dorchester!

We’re a bit different from your traditional pub – we brew our own, unique craft beers on-site in our brew-tiful microbrewery! As well as matching every dish on our menu to a style of beer we also love cooking with beer –so be sure to keep an eye out for recipes that make use of the beers we brew!

We’re pleased to welcome well behaved children, dogs and adults at Brewhouse & Kitchen 🙂

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NYE

Party £7.50pp

Including: Party Entry, Bubbles/Beer on arrival & canapés

Dinner £26pp

Including: Table reservation, 3 Course Dinner, Party Entry & Bubbles/Beer on arrival.

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Beer Flights!

Sometimes it’s hard picking out of all our lovely beers at B&K –presenting our Beer Flights!

Pick three 1/3 pints to try on our beautiful Beer Paddles!

It’s time to try something new!

£4.80

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Live Music

Join us for an evening of Live Music from a variety of awesome performers playing acoustic pop and rock from 9.30 till late.

With great beer, great food & great tunes, it’s the making of a perfect night out!

To view full details please check out our Facebook Events.

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Gin Tasting Masterclass from £25pp!

Delve into the wonderful world of gin! Under the guidance of our Gin Expert, you’ll discover the origins & history of gin, including an insight into the distilling process. You’ll get to taste 5 different (delicious!) gins, whilst you are guided through the tasting notes, botanicals and subtleties of gin. All this is complimented by some tasty nibbles & a great range of tonics with an option to add a meal from our Academy Menu. Finish off by choosing your favourite gin and enjoying a large, perfectly served G&T -let the fun be-GIN!

 

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England vs South Africa @ 9am

Join us for the Rugby World Cup final! We will be opening early and have a delicious breakfast menu available featuring our all new Brunch Burger served in a “Croll” (a cross between a croissant and a roll)! We will be serving Big Drop 0.5% IPA on draught as well as our extensive range of soft drinks and 70+ craft beers & ciders!*

*For parties of 6+ we require a deposit of £5 per person to secure the booking

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Social Sunday

Grab your friends & family and join us for the perfect Sunday!

We’ve got our delicious roasts available from midday – Lemon & Garlic Roast Chicken, Tied Belly of Pork, British Rib of Beef & Vegan Butternut Squash Filo Parcel, all served with crispy roasties, root veg, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding & red wine gravy!

You can also enjoy our Bloody Mary’s kids’ packs & Sunday papers!

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Burger Monday

It’s double the fun on Monday’s*, with two for one on our Burgers available all day!

Take your pick from our B&K Classic, Buttermilk Fried Chicken or Veggie Burgers, all served with a side of our Skin-on Fries.

Now, to decide which friend to take with you!

*Bank Holiday Mondays excluded

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Quiz Night

Put your thinking caps on, pick your smartest (or flukiest!) friends and join us for our weekly Quiz Night from 8pm.

Maximum teams of 8 (so pick wisely), £1 entry & Mini Keg prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place!

 

 

 

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Meet the Brewer

Meet our brilliant Brewer every Thursday from 7pm and ask them any questions you may have about our beer. Take part in mini beer masterclasses and enjoy  free beer tasters all evening!

 

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Tapping Party!

Join us for the unveiling of our Veteran beer. This delicious beer was  brewed in October by a group of Veterans to raise money for charity! Win raffle prizes and take part in mini beer masterclasses with free tastings. Our Brewer will tap the first cask at 7pm…​ – don’t miss out!

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Cider Tasting with Hawkes!

Come and join us for our exciting Hawkes Cider Tasting & Food Pairing Event hosted by our expert Brewer. You’ll get to try Urban Orchard, Dead & Berried and Doom & Bloom  and have them expertly matched to dishes from our food menu, whilst learning more about  the ciders along the way. They’ll be Hawkes goodies to take away on the night too!

Limited spaces available!!! Book your space now!

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Microbrewery

Brewhouse & Kitchen brews. Brewed right here on-site in our microbrewery!
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Cerne Abbas Giant

Cerne Abbas Giant

5.5%
IPA

The big one, a suitable name for our IPA. We are not saying that drinking our IPA will develop parts of your anatomy to extraordinary proportions …….. we just felt the strength and imposing nature of this local hill figure/sculpture lent itself well to the name for our big IPA. However, drinkers beware, as we have had many reports of increased fertility after a few pints of the stuff!

Crickmay

Crickmay

4.2%
Traditional Bitter

Our traditional bitter, named after the eminent, local architect W.R. Crickmay, known for his award-winning exuberant style. A bitter drinker himself, he would have felt his name befitted this beautifully balanced, structured bitter and whose drinkers have known to experience ‘energy, excitement and cheerfulness – in other words ‘exuberance’!

Durnovaria Dark

Durnovaria Dark

6.0%
Black IPA

Like its name suggests, this hoppy black ale is dark and mysterious, from a recipe that dates back through centuries to Roman times in Dorchester’s history. It is said that Centurions guarded the master brewer as he brewed this special ale to ensure that the ingredients and process were never disclosed. The mystery surrounding Durnovaria Dark meant that it was expensive and therefore could only be afforded by the rich and titled – thankfully our brewer is free to brew regularly so treat yourself to an ale fit for a king.

Judge Jeffreys

Judge Jeffreys

4.5%
Blonde Ale

A mere mention of this name evokes feelings of terror and awe in equal measure. Educated to the highest degree, yet ruthless to the lowest, Judge Jeffreys, also known as ‘the Hanging Judge’ had the power to determine the fate of those Dorchester residents who had fallen foul of the law in the late 1600’s – one bang of the gravel and you were either condemned to the gallows or sent thousands of miles from you to some God-forsaken outpost of the new world. Thankfully, you can now relax and enjoy a pint of JJ and the only judgement you will receive is that you have chosen well!

Lubbecke

Lubbecke

5.0%
Cask Lager

To be twinned with a German town is a subject for debate over a pint or two as to whether it is an accolade or a condemnation but delve into the history of Dorchester’s twin, Lubbecke, and you find that with the headquarters of the British forces in nearby Bad Oeynhausen, the staff chose to be housed in Lubbecke. In fact even after the foundation of the Federal Republic of West Germany, certain buildings remained a base for British military staff – until as recent as 1983.

Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle

4.3%
American Amber

In respect of our local hill fort which holds archaeological evidence of human activity dating back to a mindboggling 1800BC, during the Bronze Age, when the site was first used for growing crops. Consider that this site could possibly have grown the very first hops?? Although it was a while before hops were used to make beer, because of their antibacterial qualities, they were widely used in herbal medicine. Perhaps Neolithic man enjoyed a type of ‘herbal brew’ in the same way as modern man enjoys a pint of our specially brewed amber/red ale, Maiden Castle.

Massachusetts Bay

Massachusetts Bay

4.5%
IPA - Tropical IPA

Named after one of the original English settlements on the east coast of North America in the 17th Century, near Boston. The Massachussetts Colony is said to have been established by the Puritan minister John White (1575 – 1648) of Dorchester. His influence in establishing this settlement is widely recorded but the remarkable fact is that he managed to do this, without emigrating himself!

Minterne

Minterne

4.9%
Wheat Beer

Inspired by the wonderful smells and aromas that you encounter as you pass through the botanical gardens, we thought this a fitting name for our seasonal wheat beer. Savour the taste of raspberries, sometimes blackberries, other times cherries, in this refreshing fruit wheat beer. Like the curator of the botanical gardens, our brewer experiments with the blending together of natural ingredients for your delectation.

Stationmaster's Ale

Stationmaster's Ale

3.2%
House Bitter

An apt name for our very own house bitter. Brewed from a recipe which has been refined over the years, probably since this very site became the stationmaster’s house, the final destination of the ‘Southampton to Dorchester’ railway line, later named Castleman’s Corkscrew. Opened in 1844, ‘Castleman’s Corkscrew’ was a feat of engineering mastery, connecting all the important towns of the region by a meandering railway route which ended here in Dorchester. Enjoy a pint of this golden ale brewed by our master brewer.

Nine Stones

Nine Stones

3.8%
English Pale Ale

Mysterious and symbolic are descriptions used when talking about the nine stones that form the unique bronze-age elliptical stone circle a stone’s throw from here…- or is it 9? Beneath the canopy of trees in dappled shade you can immerse yourself in the magic of this place, or if you can’t be bothered leaving this pub, experience the same magical tranquillity after a pint of our light, golden aromatic blonde ale!

Nurdle Ho

Nurdle Ho

4.0
American Style Ale - Red Rye Ale

Inspired by the game which is played between teams who are trying to hurl one’s nurdle over a course called a Nurdleynge Alley – none the wiser? Nor are we, but apparently, the Double-Tongued dictionary explains the meaning of Nurdling as a ‘ridiculous British game, which can only be explained after many beers’ – we believe this is true and look forward to a full definition….

Everdene

Everdene

5.5%
Belgian Style Ale - Saison

Inspired by the lead character and formidable heroine, the beautiful farmer Bathsheba Everdene, in Thomas Hardy’s classic novel ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ based in Hardy’s Wessex, in and around Dorchester.

Puritan 6

Puritan 6

4.8%
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 Dorchester, Boston USA!

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Academy

Brewery Experience Day

Price - £85pp

Beer Masterclass

Price from £25pp

Gin Tasting Masterclass

Price from £25pp

Beer & Food Matching

Price - £35pp

Brewery Experience Day

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!

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Beer Masterclass

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!

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Gin Tasting Masterclass

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 🙂

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Beer & Food Matching

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+

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Functions

Get the party poppers out, it’s time to celebrate!

Situated in the vibrant Brewery Square, and with a damn tasty function menu, Brewhouse & Kitchen is on it when it comes to functions!

Get in touch so we can start planning!

Can’t find what you’re looking for or celebrating with more than 100 people? Don’t worry! We can create a personalised plan just for you!

Functions

The Glasshouse

Seated: 60 / Standing: 100

Brewery Bar

Seated: 30 / Standing: 50

Snug

Seated: 12 / Standing: 20

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse is our largest area, perfect for a sit down celebration of up to 60! If you have something bigger in mind, then this room can hold 100 standing – nailed it! If you’re thinking you need a space for over 100 people that’s ne, the more the merrier! Just enquire and we’ll see what we can do!

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Brewery Bar

The almighty Brewery Bar is situated right next to our microbrewery! Watch in awe as our Head Brewer brews beer right in front of you! Order some food and a pint and take in the hoppy surroundings! As this area seats up to 30 and stands up to 50, you may as well invite a load of drinking buddies to join you – shotgun not the designated driver!

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Snug

If you want to be looked after in a more private setting then The Snug is what you’re looking for! Seating 30 or standing 50, this area is ideal for ordering some dishes for everyone to share – we have a wide range to choose from including BBQ pulled pork brioche rolls and falafel and homemade chilli jam wraps (*drool)!

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