What’s even more exciting is that next Monday will see the return of their fried chicken dish! Whether you want to eat fried breast in a bun or legs and thighs from a plate, this fried chicken is a step above what you can grab from a dodgy takeaway below a railway bridge. As always, we’re masochists and undertook a very arduous task for you by sampling their fried chicken and matching it with some beers from our shop!
The first is Gipsy Hill’s Southpaw Amber ale. You get some caramelisation with fried chicken and the sweeter, richer body of an Amber ale marries up perfectly, whilst the bitter, slightly resinous American hops cut through across any residual grease from the frying of the chicken. If you are feeling more adventurous, the Tilquin Gueuze is a sour beer, with an effervescence reminiscent of Champagne which contrasts and brightens up the slightly bready exterior, and a slight minerality that acts as an extra seasoning to the chicken. It’s complex sourness works perfectly to reduce the slight heat which is from the frying batter.