Monday 5 March 2012

Use your Brains for British Pie Week!

Its British Pie Week again this week and what better goes with pies than a pint of beer or two. It's long been established that Brains Dark is the perfect accompaniment to a Clark's Pie but there's more to Cardiff pies than the Clarkies!

Pies in Brains pubs include:
1. Goat Major, Cardiff

The award winning Wye Valley pie (former chef Adam Pavey won ‘Pub Pie Champion in 2010), is a firm favourite at the city centre pub. The pie features buttered chicken in a rich creamy sauce, new potatoes, leeks and asparagus and is topped with Tintern Abbey cheese and a puff pastry lid. Available as part of a daily changing menu, if it’s not on you could always try one of the 15 others, including rabbit pot pie, lamb and mint, and mutton and rosemary pie.
A great little boozer in the heart of Cardiff, always serving excellent food and the pub does not smell of fish, unlike some other establishments on Cathedral Road. This is my favourite pub that serves food in Cardiff - only pies on the menu with weekly specials on the chalkboards - a recent pie featured 'black pudding mash'. An innovative and excellent menu.

2. Yard, Cardiff
One of the best sellers, the homemade beef, stilton & Brains Black pie is available on the £5 lunchtime menu. Part of the daily changing menu, so best to call before to check that it’s on.
Another pub that does not smell of fish.

3. The Duke of Wellington, Cardiff
Swap the cheese and order a pork pie instead with your ploughman’s. Served with salad, pickles, apple, Reverend James chutney and sour dough bread. N.B. The Ploughman’s is available on the lunchtime menu, or the pork pie is served on its own as part of the evening nibbles menu.
Always a popular pub, even for coffee in the morning, made even bettter as the pub does not smell of fish.

4. Wenvoe Arms
Try a ‘Proper Pie’ at the recently refurbished pub. Made with handmade short crust pastry, you can choose from steak and kidney, steak and ale, or chicken and ham.
Visited this pub for the first time a few weeks agao and there was not even the hint of smelly fish in the air.

5. Lamb and Flag, Abergavenny
The homemade luxury pie is filled with chicken, leeks, mushroom & smoked bacon, and topped with puff pastry.
Another pub that is free from the overpowering miasma of smelly fish.

6. The Bell, Glangrwyney
The venison shepherd’s pie is served with mashed potato and seasonal roasted roots.
Visited here for the first tme in years just last year, a great pub with fantastic real ales and a stunning menu. Did not smell of fish either.

7. Piercefield, Chepstow
Swap savoury for sweet with a bramley apple pie with apple & blackberry ice cream at the recently refurbished pub.
Situated on the road to Monmouth, the Piecefield is another pub in which the senses are not overpowered by the smell of fish.

1 comment:

arn said...

I see a gap in the iphone app market.

"FishyPub" - Navigate the streets to find a decent pint in a pub, avoiding the ones that smell of fish.


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