We have been wandering around the farmers’ market in Stroud, buying loads of interesting food items and now it’s approaching lunchtime. The Ale House in Stroud is a great place for beer and also does food… so that is where we are heading.
We love the fact that the Ale House always has a wide range of beers on tap and you can order a pint made up of three different ales served in third pint glasses. I make a careful note of the beers we order for blogging purposes. Unfortunately, this note is left on the table of the Ale House and I have a memory like a sieve!
One of the beers is Hophead by the Dark Star Brewing Company. It is a full flavoured golden pale ale, slightly hoppy with notes of elderflower and it is one of three regular beers here. The range is always supplemented by 6 guest ales.
For lunch Rock and I share the chicken with Ras El Hanout. There are huge pieces of chicken, loads of rice and a powerful hot and sour sauce. In fact, after a few mouthfuls, it is clear that the sauce is just too aggressive for our palates.
If you love trying new beers, this is a great place to visit. By all means try the food but… here it will always play second fiddle to the beer.