SquareMeal Review of
The Long Arm Pub & Brewery
This eco-friendly pub and brewery is the brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin, who oversee the ETM group which also looks after nearby The Jugged Hare and Aviary to name a few. The buzzy space was brimming with City suits on our mid-week visit, keen to try The Long Arm’s take on brewing. The pub follows a ‘tank fresh’ approach thanks to its on-site micro-brewery – this means drinks are served directly from the tank, cutting out the need for bottles and packaging. It may come across as a gimmick, but we did find our IPA beer tasted fresher for it. Other options from punters to choose from include stout and ale, while there’s also a small-batch gin too. Food wise, there’s an impressive, if a little overpriced, menu of modern pub grub, including superfood salads for the health-conscious. From a selection of starting snacks, we chose crispy battered squid rings, and rich, warming mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes. Mains consist of burgers and hotdogs, paired with craft beers. We opted for the shorthorn cheese burger – two tender beef patties slathered in melted cheese and sandwiched between a soft brioche bun – and a side of thin, crispy French fries. There are no desserts at The Long Arm, so swap them out for a selection of beery cocktails, including the tart El Matador (Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar strawberry, basil and a lager top).
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