Monday, 6 April 2009

Westbridge & Sambrook's - A Love Affair

This very young blog (the flow of which has already been interrupted by the world's most expensive ski holiday in Austria - of which more in next installment) will from time to time contain a commercial break. I promise that said break will be due to news of great momentousness. This is - ahem - one of those moments.















A few months back Sambrook's, a new brewery, opened in SW11 around ten minutes' walk from the Westbridge (not five mins - I have already been done for false advertising on this topic, pace superior blogger Kristainlondon). For those not in the know, The Westbridge is my pub in Battersea and home to fifteen immaculately-sourced and kept draft beers as well as untold numbers of bottled beers and wines. There are also excellent oysters and a more than passable Steak Frites. It's a nice local, some claim. The Standard's Charles Campion said - with, I hope, a dash of deliberate understatement: "This is an agreeable place with good fundamentals...and price tags which do not frighten." Anyway, we at The Westbridge have quickly become firm friends with brewery owner Duncan Sambrook (pictured below pulling at Sambrook's).
















We sell a lot of his beer Wandle Ale which we love for the integrity and passion with which he brews it but also for its light, hoppy taste.
Such is our burgeoning love affair that we have formed a partnership whereby The Westbridge is now able to offer special events combining a brewery tour at Sambrook's with beer tastings at The Westbridge. Dinner, oyster-tastings etc are optional extras. The perfect night out, unless you don't like beer. Presumptuously we feel this is an ideal opportunity for credit-crunched companies or individuals to have an amusing night out, learn something and taste some of the world's finest beers:

Option 1 £16.50pp

• Tour of Sambrook’s Brewery
• Sample a Pint of Sambrook’s Wandle Ale at Brewery
• Tasting of 6 x 1/3* Pints of Ale at The Westbridge

Option II £28.50pp

• Tour of Sambrook’s Brewery
• Sample a Pint of Sambrook’s Wandle Ale at Brewery
• Tasting of 6 x 1/3* Pints of Ale at The Westbridge
• ½ Pint Prawns
• Steak and Wandle Ale Pie & Mash

Option III £43.50pp

• Tour of Sambrook’s brewery
• Sample a Pint of Sambrook’s Wandle Ale at Brewery
• Tasting of 6 x 1/3* Pints at The Westbridge
• ½ Pint Prawns
• 4 x Irish Rock Oysters
• 2 x Colchester Native Oysters
• Steak and Wandle Ale Pie & Mash

Minimum group Size - 10

Book through The Westbridge on book@thewestbridge.co.uk or by calling 020 7228 6482

*A Word About The Third
By way of explanation of the above, at The Westbridge we celebrate the 1/3 pint. It is a little known fact that there are only three legal measures in which beer can be sold in pubs: the pint, 1/2 and 1/3. An observation from previous tastings is that the 1/3 is the ideal vehicle for beer tasting and learning as (in case you haven't already worked it out) for one pint you get to try three beers.

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3 comments:

  1. We had a fantastic time yesterday evening sampling delicious Wandle and tremendous oysters - thanks Charlie!

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  2. Now this is a fantastic idea. Will see if I can get the word out for you.

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