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Top 50 Gastropub hosts second beer & food evening

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Royal Oak Paley Street hosts beer and food matching

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Michelin-starred and Top 50 Gastropub The Royal Oak in Paley Street is set to host its second beer and food matching event this month.

The pub, run by Nick and Roz Parkinson and ​which is currently ranked 37 on the PMA's​ Top 50 Gastropubs list​, will be hosting the matching on June 23 following the success of its first event.

Brewing manager at Fuller's, Georgina Young, will lead proceedings, which will see a total of six beers matched to a three-course gourmet meal, prepared by head chef, James Bennett. 

Each course will be matched to 2 beers and customers will be invited to rate the beer they prefer.

Beer v Wine

It aims to showcase to diners that beer is as good a match for food as wine, and that brews offer a far large range of flavours to complement and contract the food on offer.

The brewer also claims that some foods like cheese, chocolate and oysters are best matched with beer.

The food and beer matching menu includes: 

  • Aperitif​: Organic Honey Dew Ale
  • Starter​: Smoked Herring Raviolo, Leeks, Chilli Jam and a Light Curry Sauce accompanied with Black Cab Stout 'vs' Wild River Pale Ale
  • Main:​ Beer braised Pigs Cheek with New Season Vegetables accompanied by 1845 Strong Ale 'vs' Chimay Blue Trappist beer
  • Dessert:​ Caramel “Snicker”, Chocolate Cremeux, Peanut Ice Cream accompanied with London Porter 'vs' 170th Anniversary Ale 


Nick Parkinson said: “This is a great event and a chance to showcase both the delicious food prepared in The Royal Oak’s kitchen and some excellent beers from our brewer, Fuller’s. I know it will be popular and my only bit of advice is to make sure you leave the car at home.

"It’s going to be a great night and I know, from previous experience, that many people will be surprised at the excellent combination of beer and food.”

Tickets are available priced at £35 each.

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