Road trip to Germany – Bitburger Brewery

Some of our key team from the Beach House, Corner House and Tap House were recently invited to take a tour of the Bitburger Brewery in Germany!

WhatsApp Image 2019-05-16 at 18.37.53 (1)5 of our lucky team took the 400 mile trip to Bitburg, a small town in the South West of Germany not far from the border of Luxembourg.  Steeped in tradition, the Bitburger brewery was founded back in 1817, by Johann Peter Wallenborn. By 1883 they were brewing the first of their Pilsner style beers and soon exporting to their nearest neighbour, Luxembourg.  The brewery grew in strength until it was destroyed in 1944 towards the end of the war. But Bitburg was made of strong stuff and by 1949 they were back to full production.  Many milestones came and went, but it was in 1964 when their recognisable goblet was first designed and introduced.

By the end of the 80s and early 90s Bitburger had developed into the one of the most important beer brands in Germany, available in more than 30 countries.  Celebrating its 200’th birthday in 2017 it is still one of the most important German breweries still in private ownership and remains to this day the most poured draft beer in German bars.

Our team had a wonderful glimpse into the Bitburger Brewery, with a very warm welcome from the dedicated and passionate brewers who gave great insights into the process of making their wonderful premium Pils.

L-R Jess, Dolly, Rachel, Sian & Krizstina

L-R Jess, Dolly, Rachel, Sian & Krizstina

Our new Spring menus have arrived!

We are proud to reveal our new spring menus, which launched on 1st April!

As always with a focus on fresh, local ingredients, we have brought in some bright new dishes to complement our signature dishes and crowd-pleasing favourites.  We are lucky to be in one of the best areas for fresh fish and seafood, which we have reflected in our springtime menus with dishes such as our smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish and lime vinaigrette appetizer (pictured right).

We have also included in both our main and Sunday menus daily oysters, the exact dish of course changes every day depending on the daily catch.  Please check our board for details of what is on offer next time you visit.  We are also very pleased to be able to pair our oysters with a very special Bloomsbury Ridgeview English Fizz, by the glass for £7.95.  The award winning Ridgeview winery is very local, in Ditchling, East Sussex and has been producing very special sparkling English fizz for over 20 years.

Of course a Tap House menu would not be the same without our very popular signature burgers and signature mussels dishes for which we have become known throughout Shoreham.  And of course, we also have choices for vegetarian and vegan diners, including our wonderful BBQ Jackfruit burger with avocado and spinach.

If you are just popping in for a spot of lunch when one of our sandwiches or salads is sure to delight.  Our new melon, mint and feta salad is already proving popular!  Our vegan superfood salad is full of goodness, or enjoy a more traditional Ploughman’s Platter with a whole host of tasty treats, perfect for sharing.

Rounding off our menu, our delightful new dessert Eton Mess is sure to be a crowd pleaser (pictured left).

Our Sunday menu has also had a fresh new lift for the Summer, but will continue to focus around our delicious roasts, mussels and now oysters.

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