An exclusive British guest beer visitor, Old Speckled Hen is a perfect match for our delicious homemade 100% Swissprime beef burger.
Godminster organic cheddar cheese served with 80g chorizo, olives, peppadews,
chutney & naan bread
Tortilla chips with spicy salsa, melted cheddar cheese & jalapeño peppers,
served with sour cream & diced avocado
Homemade 200 g premium Swiss Prime burger served «medium» (light pink) in a toasted bun filled with crisp lettuce, Godminster organic cheddar cheese, peppadews, tomatoes, chorizo, BBQ Sauce & Chips
Crispy fried cod & plaice fillets in a homemade beer batter, served with chips,
pea & mint puree & tartar sauce
Ale (e.g. London Pride) is commonly defined by the strain of yeast used and the fermenting temperature. Ales are normally brewed with top-fermenting yeasts, most commonly Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The important distinction for ales is that they are fermented at higher temperatures and thus ferment more quickly than lagers.
Ale is typically fermented at temperatures between 15 and 24 °C. At these temperatures, yeast produces significant amounts of esters and other secondary flavour and aroma products, and the result is often a beer with slightly "fruity" compounds resembling apple, pear among others. Typical ales have a sweeter, fuller body than lagers.
Lager (e.g. Carlsberg) is the English name for bottom-fermenting beers of Central European origin. They are the most commonly consumed beers in the world. The name comes from the German lagern ("to store"). Lagers originated from European brewers storing beer in cool cellars and caves and noticing that the beers continued to ferment, and also were clear of sediment. Lager yeast is a bottom-fermenting yeast (e.g., Saccharomyces pastorianus), and typically undergoes primary fermentation at 7–12 °C (the "fermentation phase"), and then is given a long secondary fermentation at 0–4 °C (the "lagering phase"). During the secondary stage, the lager clears and mellows. The cooler conditions also inhibit the natural production of esters and other byproducts, resulting in a "cleaner" tasting beer.
Stout (e.g. Guinness) and porter are dark beers made using roasted malts or roast barley. The name Porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark beer popular with street and river porters of London that had been made with roasted malts. This same beer later also became known as stout, though the word stout had been used as early as 1677. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined.
Cider (e.g. Magners) is not a beer but an alcoholic beverage made mainly from the fermented juice of apples, though pears are also used; in the UK, pear cider is known as perry. While any variety of apple can be used certain cultivars are preferred in some regions, and may be known as cider apples. The drink varies in alcohol content from less than 3% in French cidre doux to 8.5% or above in traditional English ciders. Cider is very popular in the United Kingdom, especially in South West England. The UK has the highest per capita consumption as well as the largest cider producing companies in the world.