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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 !!
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The B&K Team
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8am Craft Stout
During the 18th Century when the Lichfield Improvement Board was formed to increase the standard of living in the town by introducing street paving, cleaning and most importantly street lighting, which bizarrely this had a positive effect in reducing crime not only at night, but also in the daytime, a renaissance was also going on in brewing with the introduction of Porter – the first beer to be dispatched by the brewery in a condition ready to drink, rather than having to be aged by the publican – another welcomed amelioration (improvement)!
American Style Ale – American Pale Ale (KEG)
What better way to honour the name of our American Pale Ale than after Lichfield’s CB radio nickname, “Three Sticks” in reference to the three spires of Lichfield Cathedral. 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 – inventors of the CB radio and peculiar lingo!
IPAs – Black IPA
Lord Robert Brooke, a Parliamentarian Leader or ‘Roundhead’ in charge of the Cathedral assault of 1643 during the civil war, was assessing the battle against the Royalists from a doorway on Dam Street when he was (accidently) shot by John Dyott, one of his lookouts who had been deployed to annoy the besieging troops. Much to the upset of the townspeople of the time, the Royalists considered Brooke’s death a good omen as it took place on St. Chad’s Day!
Belgian Style Ale – Belgian Blond
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, Lichfield appears to be full of them since the Civil War! Once such story surrounds the supposed haunting of Cathedral Close. It is said that on particularly quiet evenings, you can hear the charging hooves of the Roundhead soldier’s horses galloping through the close… spooky…
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 Our session bitter is named in honour of this building once being the site of the gatehouse to the Franciscan friary, the legacy of which is still present in Lichfield today
IPA – Traditional IPA
Imagine how short-felt the relief was for 2 out of the 3 criminals who, whilst waiting to be hanged at Stafford Goal, the proceedings were impeded due to the hangman only having one piece of rope, when hangman turned ‘Handy man’ he solved the problem by creating a three loop knot, which not only hanged all 3 simultaneously, but bizarrely went on to become the county’s symbol!
American Style Ale – Amber Ale
In tribute to the members of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, led by Erasmus Darwin and commonly referred to as Lunarticks, they were a group of good friends who all met regularly in Lichfield between the years of 1765 and 1813 in comfortable surroundings to drink, dine and informally debate on topics linked to ‘putting the world to right’ and discuss on an idealistic view of the future ……..sound familiar? You too can re-enact the process, this time in the surroundings of B&K over a pint.
Wheat Beer – Witbier
Lichfield’s origin can be traced back to the 7th century monk ‘St. Chad’, who declared “Lyccifield” (Lichfield) his bishops seat in 669, at the centre of what was then known as ‘the Kingdom of Mercia’. St Chad, although himself would have led an austere life of hard work and prayer as is customary for Benedictine monks, would have promoted hospitality and charity, providing decent food and good beer from his monastery. In his honour we have brewed a Witbier, a style whose origins also stem from the Benedictine monasteries
IPA - Tropical IPA
Consider how uninteresting our beer descriptions would be if we were confined to only using simple adjectives such as dark, light, good, fair, etc., but thanks to Lichfield-born Samuel Johnson’s lasting contributions to English literature and whose writings helped shape our rich, illustrious language, we can now express their diversity in ‘gustatory, loquacious and wheedling terms’ – and thanks to Dr Johnson’s creation of the first English dictionary (ranked as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship), we also know how to spell them!
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+
The dynamic Snug with it’s big, long tables combined with the smaller groups of 4 make it a great area for sharing dishes with a gathering of up to 18 people. For a little more privacy, pull a curtain across the doors and enjoy a more intimate celebration.
Under the glittery lights of the garden, you can dine al fresco style (oooh lala)! Order a pint, Gin & Tonic, or even a cheeky Pimm’s and enjoy the fresh air! If the weather is a bit chilly then you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a fire pit to keep you nice and toasty. Pre-order some dishes and drinks for everyone to share – all you need is up to 30 of your closest buddies to party the night away.
Situated up a sweeping staircase is the perfect area to seat 30 or stand 40-50 people. With its own private bar, this area is ideal for a Wake, Birthday Party, buffet style large party or a sit-down meal with table service. There’s even a projector available for presentation use! Take a look at our drinks packages and order a variety of dishes for everyone to share.
Situated up a majestic staircase is The Watling Room with a number of multimedia facilities available including a flat screen TV for presentation use or to show off your latest homemade film. Sit your audience of 30 or stand a larger 40-50 and enjoy our wide range of drinks and dishes.
If you’re planning a massive bash of up to 100 people standing or 60 seated then book out our entire top floor! With its own bar and large floor capacity created by combining the Watling and Ryknild room, this area is calling for a party! If you’re planning on inviting more than 100 then don’t worry, the more the merrier, just enquire and we’ll see what we can do.
If you’re looking for an intimate, private space for up to 8 of your closest friends and family to have a sit-down celebration then tucked away upstairs is The Snuggett. Situated just off the Ryknild Room, this room is perfect for Birthdays, graduation or any small celebration – let us know what your special celebration is and we’ll make it extra special for you!
In order to receive the free birthday beer email, registration must be completed 3 weeks prior the birthday date.