|Good location - Excellent Food|
My apologies to Oaka for the lousy pictures as they really don't do the place justice but I was concentrating more on the beer than my photography skills on the night. However, its in a great spot just minutes away from Central London.
I started off with Citra which is and Oakham regular and one of my all time favourites. Its a bit extreme for some palates as it just screams hops at you but was the perfect drink on a beautiful summer's day.
|Says it all|
They had all the familiar favourites regularly on the bar but I hadn't seen the Bishop's Farewell before. I was reliably told by the bar staff that this was the beer of choice of the Brewers once they had finished their shift so what's good for the brewers is good enough for me. After all they must know something, and what could be a better recommendation!
At 4.6% it was slightly stronger than the Citra but much less intense on the hop front. Unfortunately I think having had the Citra first dampened my taste buds, but it was an extremely pleasant ale that could easily go into the dangerous session beer category. They must be pretty proud of it as it has won tons of awards (www.oakhamales.com/beers/bishopsfarewell.html)
The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable about their product. They tell me that as well as the regular stable of beers you can see in the picture they introduce a few guest beers from their range at the weekend.
|Note the Cider Kegs in the background|
Like their other places the food menu concentrates on pan Asian flavours. Its a good choice as the chilli's and herbs compliment the flavours of the beers. I really liked their Gap Glam menu which had lots of tasty Asian tapas style dishes to graze at.
With benches outside it was the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.