Thursday, 17 January 2013

Open Cellar !

 As if we are not busy enough at the moment running around trying to organise, our most fantastically awe inspiring Great Sausage Roll off, here's another reason to pay a visit to The Red Lion, Barnes.

We are throwing open our doors to the beer cellar, something which will probably not float your boat or grab your attention at all , but , give this a chance & honestly you will be pretty impressed. If you have thoughts of a grubby little room, full of boxes & odours of stale beer then you could not be further from the truth. Come down this Wednesday 23rd Jan, between 12noon till 3pm or in the evening after 7pm & have your preconceptions blown out of the water. Our beer cellar, and a lot of Fuller's beer cellars come to that, is the engine room of the pub, here we condition & finish off the ales which our Masterbrewer has sent us, if you want an insight into this world then pop along & you can taste a drop straight out of the cask, poured by your own hands.
Have a look at the barrel to glass journey. Witness how we train our staff, look & smell some raw of the ingredients of beer. If you're not impressed by then, we promise to refund you your money.........
(by the way it's free !)

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Great Sausage Roll Off 2013 - The Finalists

I'll keep it brief, it's the news you have all been waiting for, here is the full list of the finalists, there maybe a couple more to come, but whilst they're deciding upon which pastry to use, here's some we made earlier ! ....

The Red Lion - Barnes - @RedLionBarnes
The Lawn Bistro - Wimbledon Village –  Chef Ollie Couillaud- @olliecouillaud
Shaws Booksellers, City of London - @shawseC4
The Ship - Wandsworth - @shipwandsworth
Masterchef winner 2010 Dhruv Baker - @DhruvBaker1
The Hampshire Hog - Chiswick - @TheHampshireHog
Chef Peter Frost - @frosticals
The Gun - Docklands - @thgundocklands
The Swan - Bampton , Devon - @theswanbampton

The Masons Arms - Battersea - @masonsbattersea
The Plateau Restaurant - Canada Square – Chef Allan Picket - @chefallanp
The Victoria - East Sheen – Chef Charlie Boyce- @chinaboyce
The Rib Man/Egg_Boss collaboration
- Chefs Mark Gevaux & Sean Lawson - @theribman @Egg_Boss
We Eat - @we_eat
Daffodil Soup/African Volcano collaboration -
- Chefs Linda Galloway & Grant Hawthorne - @Daffodilsoup @AfricanVolcano
The Stonemasons Arms - Hammersmith - Chef Neil Reid - @djbigtwist
The Lamb at Angmering - Chef Dan Catford - @danchef
Charlottes Place Ealing - Chef Gregg Martin -  @CharlottesW5
The Hand & Flower , Olympia - Chef "Cue" - @HandFW14

Phew !