It’s fair to say we can all agree it’s blooming lovely being back out and about, because a pint of lager and a packet of crisps just that much better in the pub.
In fact, ripping into packet of crisps down the local is so good that one pub chain has decided to launch its very own crisp butty menu, after a huge demand from punters.
The Beerhouse Pubs group has launched an elaborate carb-on-carb menu, which includes a variety of crisp and non-crisp butties, including pub favourites Monster Munch, Scampi Fries and Wotsits – because nothing soaks up a pint of bitter better than Scampi Fries, right?
The crisp butty menu originated as a joke from pub operations manager Barry Shaw, who made the gag on social media, and was taken aback by the response.
Barry told the Manchester Evening News : “It came about a few months ago, it started as a bit of a silly idea at first but it all came from there.
“I’ve been promising it for a while now online, and the response to it just went a bit daft really. I said if enough people liked it and shared it we’ll do it and they did.”
The menu, which launched this week, includes options such as ‘crinkle cut classics’ served on Warburton’s white thick sliced toastie bread and lashings of Lurpak butter – with the choice of ready salted, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion or Canadian ham, for £2.25.
Then there’s the ‘non crisp’ category – which covers the more exotic savoury items like pickled onion Monster Munch, Wotsits or pub classic Scampi Fries and Bacon Fries for £2.95.
But, if you feel like really going for it, you can order from the ‘combo’ section, where you can include a mixture of fries and crisps, such as ‘Surf and Turf,’ made up of Scampi Fries and Bacon Fries or the ‘Cheese and Bacon’ which is Wotsits and Bacon Fries for £3.
There’s even the option to choose something like salad cream or cheese spread instead of butter, if that floats your boat.
And for the real crisp aficionado, there’s also a ‘seven course tasting platter’ which includes a range of bar snacks, including hot pork scratchings, poppadoms, Monster Munch and two bags of classic Seabrooks crinkle crisps for £7.
The menu is running as a trial at Beerhouse Pub’s Stalybridge Buffet Bar and West Riding Beerhouse in Dewsbury for the next week, before seeing if there’s sufficient interest to keep it as a permanent fixture and add to all five of the group’s pubs.
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