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3 Dear Hay Lane,
T: 01202 771246
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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IPA -Tropical IPA
We really want to call this Rye India Pale Ale ‘22’ not only to showcase its hard-hitting, punchy spicy and sour-like rye grains that hit your taste buds with an explosion, but to link it to the amazing fact that the RNLI are responsible for saving 22 lives EVERY DAY! Manned by volunteer crews, the RNLI service keep people safe at sea and throughout the shores of the whole of the United Kingdom and Ireland – and it all started here in Poole in 1824, the vision of Sir William Hillary.
Session bitter - English Style Ale
In celebration of the history of pubs whose mediaeval origin comes from when brewing was carried out in the home by women, and as beer grew in popularity the best ‘ale wives’ started to open up their homes and sell their beer, and as these became gradually more commercial in the 19th century, the ‘public house’ was born. This very site was one of these; changing its usage from a domestic house to a ‘public house’ and locally named as the ‘Brewers Arms’ in testament to the great beer it produced.
Our dark, full-bodied oatmeal stout packed with interesting characteristics is a fitting tribute to Poole’s Spymaster John Le Carre, and his Cold War espionage novel ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ where a masterful use of code names finally uncovered the identity of the Soviet double agent operating at the top of the British secret service.
Belgian Style Ale - Saison
Prominent town dignitary and head of a very successful trading company in Poole, Thomas Pitt acquired his nickname of ‘Diamond Pitt’ and subsequent vast wealth by purchasing a 410 carat uncut diamond, in 1701, from a merchant in Madras, India. You can still appreciate the beauty, clarity and uniqueness of one of the 141 carat stones that was hewn from its mass, as it is became one of the French crown jewels, La Regent, and is on display today at The Louvre, Paris.
Enjoy a pint of this delicious chocolate stout, somewhat more popular with ladies – with its origin of being famously created for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, after she ordered a stout to be sent to her from England, and toast our great and beautiful ladies of Poole origin, namely Anne Sidney and Sarah-Jane Hutt, who both won the title of Miss World in 1964 and 1983 respectively.
Designed and made here in Poole this Spiced Wheat beer celebrates the national institution which is also Poole born & bred, namely ‘E.R.N.I.E.’ the ‘Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment’ that selects winning Premium Bonds and has been responsible since 1957 for literally changed the lives of its Jackpot winners. This beer won’t change your life but hopefully it will bring a smile to your face.
Golden Ale - English Style Ale
As a tribute to an English gentleman who was one of the greats during the ‘Golden Age of Cricket’ – the England and Yorkshire cricketer Wilfred Rhodes whose world records as: The most appearances made in first-class cricket (1,110 matches); most wickets taken (4,204) – completing the double of 1,000 runs and wickets in an English cricket season, no less than 16 times; and in his final test in 1930 was the oldest player at almost 53 yrs, to play in a Test match, chose to spend his twilight years in Dorset where, despite his blindness, followed local cricket matches and was still able to provide advice and opinion to cricketing fans who sought him out.
IPA - Black IPA
This English IPA, with its hoppy character and strong backbone of caramel, bready malt, pays homage to our fearless ‘swimmer canoeists’ who make up the Special Forces unit of our Naval Service, SBS, or as they’re sometimes referred to as ‘the Shaky Boat squadron’. Enjoy this craft beer and toast their strength and guile!
Cream Ale - American Style Ale
This light and refreshing American Cream ale is brewed with a subdued hop and malt flavour, but with an assertive character, just like its namesake and American export ‘Shire Reeve’, AKA ‘Sheriff’, demands. The duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff are not as onerous today as they were in the past, where they collected taxes, kept the gaol – including organising hangings, commanded military force and were responsible for peace and order! Poole has one of the only 16 Sheriffs left in England and Wales today.
American Amber Ale
Our Amber Ale was inspired by the beautiful, timid, local neighbour, the red squirrel – once indigenous to England, is now seriously under threat of extinction by its larger, disease (squirrel)-spreading grey cousin, only existing in tiny pockets of the UK, one of which being Brownsea Island.
Harvest Ale - English Style Ale
The order of Trappist nuns that once lived at Stapehill Abbey, near Wimborne, would have welcomed a glass of this Spiced Winter Warmer, English ale – as after pledging a vow of silence, they lived without heating and existed on a diet of bread and beer twice a day!
Although reported as being filmed on location in Norway, the block-busting 1965 war film ‘The Heroes of Telemark’, based on the true story of the Norwegian heavy water sabotage during World War 11, featuring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris, was in part, actually filmed in Poole harbour – with many Poole residents being drafted in as ‘extras’!
American Style 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 Poole, Buffalo 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 looking for a traditional, cosy dining area then the Dining Room is for you! Seat your party of up to 50 for a chilled and relaxed vibe or stand your celebration of 60 for a bigger bash! If you’re looking for a slightly different set up then just let us know and we will see what we can do!
The almighty Brewery Bar is situated right next to our brewery! Watch in awe as our Head Brewer creates glorious beer right in front of you! Order some food and a pint and take in the hoppy surroundings! As this area seats up to 26 or stands up to 50, you may as well invite a load of drinking buddies to join you – shotgun not the designated driver!
This is the smaller dining area with comfy chairs situated right in the heart of the hustle & bustle!
Watch our chefs in motion – if you weren’t hungry when you walked in, you soon will be! This area seats 16 and stands 20 providing a great vibe for a party!
The Snug is perfect for a more private, personal party! If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a knight of the Round Table then we have the perfect 12-seater table for you (only difference is, it’s square…). Alternatively, this room can be divided into 2 tables of 8 to 10 guests or stands 20 – less knighty and more party!
If you want a more private celebration then the Glass Room is the room for you! If you close the door you can experience a cosier, more intimate party! However, if you still want to feel part of the hustle & bustle of the pub then just leave the door open – sorted! This area gives you the chance to experience some al fresco dining with the bi-fold doors that can be opened out onto the garden – ooh lala! Not only that, but you can cosy up to the fire to keep you nice and toasty! This room can seat 18 or stand a larger 30 – it’s party time!
In order to receive the free birthday beer email, registration must be completed 3 weeks prior the birthday date.