This isn’t a sponsored post.
BrumHour was invited to try lunch at Brewer’s Social. We did not pay for any food or drink.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Brewer’s Social in Harborne
After an eight-month popup bar Sadler’s Brewery has launched Brewer’s Social on Harborne High Street. The two-floor bar features outside seating, a terrace seating area and lots of wooden, but comfy, chairs.
I’ve been invited here by the PR to try lunch, and Brewer’s Social manager Barry opens the door as we arrive. He’s clearly keen to demonstrate what this fledgling new venue can do.
This is Brewer’s Social’s seventh day. It opened on the final Friday of September, normally I won’t go and offer an experience post about a venue for the first twelve weeks, as I like to ensure things are a bit more solid and settled. But they seem pretty keen to have us down, and here we are. It’s actually fairly quiet. I like to sit in the window in quiet venues just to show someone is in there.
There’s an All-Day menu available from 9am-9.30pm, this features Salmon and Eggs, Chicken and Waffles, the Brewer’s BIG Brunch or a Protein Bowl (Delightful name!) or Bourbon Beans on Sourdough Toast. (Made with Sadler’s Peaky Bourbon! We are in Birmingham after all.) Prices range from £6.50 for the Protein Bowl to £15 for the BIG Brunch.
Also sitting in the corner of the All-Day menu is Wings or Cauliflower “Wings” for the veggies. All polite in lower case, sold at a half kilo (£9 or a full kilo (£13), there’s a choice of three sauces: Mud City Chocolate and Vanilla Stout BBQ! Ginger Soy and Garlic, or Habanero Hot Sauce. If it were my menu it would say:
WINGS! WINGS! WINGS!
You know, written in BIG! Sadly, I didn’t spot the wings until after I’d drooled over the actual lunch menu which is available from Noon-6pm for those who like a six hour lunch. It is Harborne, I’m sure they do!
The lunch menu features Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken, Brewer’s Salad and my choice Crispy Halloumi and Mushroom prices range from £10-£13. My #BrumHour radio show producer, Reene (my plus one for lunch) has ordered from the specials board. A Crispy Prawn Dog (£13).
Reene’s Prawn Dog and my Halloumi and Mushroom (Burger) appear fairly quickly. Both come with skinny fries with cajun spices which I like, but Reene isn’t a fan of the spices. Reene enjoys her Prawn Dog, she’s gotten used to me taking photos before eating. I must have been pretty hungry as I ate my burger super fast and we sort of wondered if we were done.
Barry, the manager, came over and offered us PUDDING! Blackberry Waffle, which is very close to something you should NEVER Google! Delicious doesn’t go far enough as a word to describe this sharing treat. Two waffles with scoops of ice cream and plenty of fruit to try and claim it had a healthy element.
Then we were done and after a quick photo upstairs, of the other room, we were off back to central Birmingham for our afternoon.
It’s 1.3 miles walk from University Railway Station or 25 minutes by bus from central Birmingham (23/24 National Express West Midlands).