British Pie Week

BRITISH PIE WEEK BEGINS TOMORROW!!! 5 savory hand pies to choose from…and here they are:

 
Lamb Rogan Josh
Killarney Meat Pie
Ham and Cheeses
Chipotle Pork in Aspall Cider
Kale, Mushroom, and Stilton
 

Pies will be available as of 4pm tomorrow (Monday, March 6). Take-away orders begin tomorrow as well for next day pick-up. Available through Sunday, March 12.

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Shrove Tuesday!

The day before Ash Wednesday means ridding our pantry of sugar, milk, and eggs. What do those 3 ingredients make? PANCAKES!! Our Pancake station will be from 6 – 9pm. Enjoy sweet or savory pancake toppings of your choice. Have one, or have 10! We will also have a brass ensemble to entertain you…think Mardi Gras style!

Shrove Tuesday was once known as a “half-holiday” in Britain. It started at 11:00am with the ringing of a church bell. On Pancake Day, “pancake races” are held in villages and towns across the United Kingdom (and here at Merlins Rest! Weather permitting). The tradition is said to have originated in 1445 when a housewife from Olney, Buckinghamshire, was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells ringing for the service. She raced out of the house to church while still carrying her frying pan and pancake, tossing it to prevent it from burning. The pancake race remains a relatively common festive tradition in the UK, especially England, even today. Participants with frying pans race through the streets tossing pancakes into the air and catching them in the pan while running.

 

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Pie of the Week February 21 – 27

POW Feb 21-27 BKT

 

Bacon (both streaky and British!), Kale, and Heirloom tomato mixed with creamy ricotta. Perfect for these “spring days” – Served with mixed greens!

POW BKT Feb 21-27

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British Pie Week is Coming!

British Pie Week

5 savory hand pies to choose from all week long… flavors to be announced soon. Will you find your new favourite? (Our pies are great to order in bulk and freeze so you can enjoy year round!) Stay tuned…

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“A Day Without Immigrants”

Due to the fact that over 75% of our lovely kitchen staff are Latinos, and this Thursday (February 16) is the “day without immigrants” which is a general strike organised by the latino community to hi light their contribution to our society, we will be closing our kitchen for the day, consequently the pub will open at 4pm, with the Bauhaus event going ahead as planned from 7 until 9pm and pub closing at the regular time of 2am.

Our regular menu will be unavailable, but we have 3 special food items prepared for you to try with 3 excellent brews from Bauhaus. Food will be available from 7 – 9pm and a representative from Bauhaus tap room will be here answering all your Bauhaus Brew Lab questions.  Come and check this out!

Bauhaus Event

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