After many trips on the No 37 bus, and always commenting about how nice the flying pig pub @ED_FlyingPig on East Dulwich Road looked when we heard that @brick_brewery were going to be there…we just had to give it a whirl.
Here’s what we thought…….
Firstly I would just like to point out that we are by no means an expert in beer tasting let alone the difference between keg and cask beers. We did however learn a thing or two…the main thing being that these beers were all very enjoyable with our favourites being Peckham pils and Archway steam.
There were 6 beers on offer, 3 were cask and 3 cask keg
• Peckham Pils 4.8% (Czech style Pilsner lager)
• Blenheim Black 5.1% (Black IPA) – cask
• Archway Steam - cask & keg
• Kinsale Bitter 4.0% - cask
• IPA 5.9% - keg
After all our beer tasting the next thing we HAD to try was the food!!!
The menu had a lot to offer and after much deliberation we opted for The Spicy Pig an amazing collaboration of 100% Scottish steak mince, Pan-fried chorizo with a jalapeno & chili mayo and chips. The burger was overall very enjoyable despite a few niggling imperfections such as the burger being slightly overcooked for our taste despite the pink middle. Even so when you pair this burger with the amazing meaty taste of the chorizo and the fiery (not too hot) mayo with a perfectly toasted bun means this burger can be described as nothing but a joy. We also decided that seen as we were beer tasting we should try some beer battered broccoli from the specials menu… u weren’t mistaken that really read BEER BATTERED BROCCOLI!!!! I was a little sceptical to begin with, however this was very very short lived. There is just something about florets of broccoli and beer batter that REALLY works.
We could not finish this post without a massive shout out to the staff as the flying pig who were more than welcoming. The atmosphere in this pub is wonderful, so chilled out and a great place to enjoy a couple of drinks.
We shall definitely be returning for chicken wings on a Monday evening very soon….