Barchick SaysDate Updated: 21/02/2013
If you’re looking for somewhere with a serious selection of beer, then you’ve come to the right place. Unassuming and hidden in the basement of an old Georgian building, you’d be forgiven for walking right past the Pig’s Ears. The interior is cave-like, mashed with classic pub décor. Think dark wooden finishes, ad hoc upholstery and vintage beer poster-ads adorning the walls. Walk through the bar and under dimly lit archways that lead down into the dining room, you’ll be surprised just how spacious this seemingly tiny cellar is.
Behind the bar is where it’s really at, stocked with over 110 types of craft beers, from Pilsners and Witte beers to stouts and ales – they’ve got ‘em all. Looking for something a little more special? Hit up their cask bar where they’ve got a monthly selection of cask beers served straight from the barrel. We went straight for their special bottle blends and tried the Steenbrugge Belgian Blonde, at almost 9% it packed a punch and we weren’t disappointed.
Eventually you’re gonna need something to soak up all that beer and you are in luck. These guys have the ultimate pub grub menu with a Belgian/American twist, charcuterie boards, gamey plates and a whole lotta mussels. Plus they’ve got weeknight deals to suit almost every taste – rack of ribs and pint for £12, anyone? Unsurprisingly this place gets rammed most nights of the week, so make sure you book in advance to secure yourself a table – you’ll be in here a while.