Burger Me it's Thursday!
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Burger Me it's Thursday!

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed

Ever since tasting the gorgeous East African food from Kitgum Kitchen a year or so ago we have wanted more and more and more.  When they approached us to do a pop up at our little pup we basically bit their hand off.

On the 17th May, Kitgum Kitchen are back and bringing their incredible food with them. Do no miss out on this. If you have never tried East African food you are in for a massive treat.

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Burger Me it's Thursday!
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Burger Me it's Thursday!

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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The Cairo Van is coming BACK!!
Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Cairo Van is coming BACK!!

We are so glad to welcome back the CAIROVAN! Monem, the proprietor of cairovan is a true Brightonian-Cariene mix. He offers a simple beautifully balanced and deliciously flavoured. The foods he serves through the hatches of his Cairovan camper are traditional Egyptian recipes passed down through his family from generation to generation.

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Burger Me it's Thursday!
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Burger Me it's Thursday!

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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Pig & Porter Tap Take Over
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Pig & Porter Tap Take Over

Theirs is a tale of fate and serendipity, ability and determination. 

Theirs is a tale of fate and serendipity, ability and determination. If you take the time to check out the Pif & Porter website you will come across the following brilliant story of how this great brewery came to be.

This is a tale of fate and serendipity, ability and determination. And a love of beer that keeps leading us to new places. Like many good things, Pig and Porter was conceived around a kitchen table. On one side, Sean, positively evangelic about great modern beers who’d been brewing in his shed for several years “because it was cheaper than buying it”. On the other, Robin, a keen amateur cook recovering from several eye operations and disillusioned with recruitment. In the middle, a pile of bottles and some burgers.

From that conversation the “kernel” of an idea was formed. Beer and burgers replaced tea and cake at the Ashburnham Flower Show and Fete, and then we were asked to do barn dances and a wedding. We took the pig by the tail and started the business.

Our idea was to create a highly specialized event-catering business which also offered its own bespoke beers but we needed somewhere to brew. Fortunately, because #beerpeoplearegoodpeople one kind brewery agreed to let us brew, suggesting that we make a full 10 barrel brew and sell it to pubs.

The first brew (on New Year’s Eve 2012) was, like all our beers, a version of a tried and tested homebrew recipe. Three years later Red Spider Rye was awarded “Best Beer in Kent” by Ratebeer.

From full-time event caterers and occasional brewers, Pig and Porter changed direction when we were able to take over a former brewery in Tunbridge Wells. The incredible success and growing reputation of our early beers forced us to make a choice and we knew we had to focus on the beer. We still love creating interesting beer and food matches though and some food offerings may happen from time to time.

As we have grown we’ve been lucky to incorporate some of our interests into the business too, making a beer for “Whispering Bob” Harris that indirectly led to our first “Brewery Session”. It is the love of dreaming up taste and flavour combinations that inspires each of our beers. We’ve learned that brewing is a subtle balance of art and science and we understand the importance of each. We always look to brew with new ingredients - using experimental hops whenever we can - and above all we create beers that we want to drink.

Pig and Porter now has a growing team in a shiny new site with a new head brewer Riina Laats taking our beers in a new direction.

We promise to keep striving to make the best beer possible. We want to create unique and enjoyable beer experiences that you’ll come to rely on.

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Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed

Ever since tasting the gorgeous East African food from Kitgum Kitchen a year or so ago we have wanted more and more and more.  When they approached us to do a pop up at our little pup we basically bit their hand off.

On the 17th May, Kitgum Kitchen are back and bringing their incredible food with them. Do no miss out on this. If you have never tried East African food you are in for a massive treat.

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Burger Me it's Thursday!
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Burger Me it's Thursday!

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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Burger Me it's Thursday!
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Burger Me it's Thursday!

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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Closed for private function
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Closed for private function

Well it's our first wedding reception booking and as it's for a valued member of our staff and one of our lovely customers we are very excited about it. It does mean however that we will not be opening to the public until 6pm on this date. Please do be aware as there won't be any exceptions on this occasion.

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Burger Me it's Thursday!
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Burger Me it's Thursday!

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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The Bear Bus
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

The Bear Bus

Heading to the football today? We are putting on some great burgers and hot dogs thanks to the talents of Jason and the Bear Bus.

Serving up from 5pm - perfect timing for after the gam - why not treat yourself to something delicious to go with your beer?

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Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed

Ever since tasting the gorgeous East African food from Kitgum Kitchen a year or so ago we have wanted more and more and more.  When they approached us to do a pop up at our little pup we basically bit their hand off.

On the 17th May, Kitgum Kitchen are back and bringing their incredible food with them. Do no miss out on this. If you have never tried East African food you are in for a massive treat.

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Brooksteed Alehouse Presents An Evening of Poetry
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Brooksteed Alehouse Presents An Evening of Poetry

Our lovely friend Gary Goodman is bringing a couple of his good friends - Daniel Searle and Naomi Wood to the Brooksteed for an evening of poetry. Gary's Christmas Ghost stories was a massive sell out and we are sure this will be too. Entry is free but bookings are essential. You can book at the bar or on our website. Please note that bar service will stop during the reading.

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Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed

Ever since tasting the gorgeous East African food from Kitgum Kitchen a year or so ago we have wanted more and more and more.  When they approached us to do a pop up at our little pup we basically bit their hand off.

On the 17th May, Kitgum Kitchen are back and bringing their incredible food with them. Do no miss out on this. If you have never tried East African food you are in for a massive treat.

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Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Kitgum Kitchen Pops up at The Brooksteed

Ever since tasting the gorgeous East African food from Kitgum Kitchen a year or so ago we have wanted more and more and more.  When they approached us to do a pop up at our little pup we basically bit their hand off.

On the 17th May, Kitgum Kitchen are back and bringing their incredible food with them. Do no miss out on this. If you have never tried East African food you are in for a massive treat.

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