Sadler’s Brewing Co. has announced the launch of Brewer’s Social Harborne, the third venue in its expanding roster which includes Sadler’s Brewhouse & Bar in Lye and Sadler’s Taproom Quinton. Alongside Sadler’s award-winning ales and spirits, the all-day venue will offer collaborative and special edition brews; craft spirits and cocktails and well as a wide range of food. From brunch and morning coffee and cake, through lunch to an exciting evening menu featuring unique slow-cooked and BBQ dishes, sourcing and provenance of ingredients will be at the heart of everything.
I was invited along to try out the new food range and sample some of Sadler’s fine beers. The Brewer’s Social in Harborne is on the same premises as the pop-up, but a number of changes have been made to the decor, plus there’s a new kitchen and the upper floor is now open to provide extra seating. There’s a good mixture of hard and softer surfaces which is great for comfort and means that noise levels don’t get too high. This a place that you can while away an afternoon or an evening very comfortably.
Sadler’s offer a wide range of beers from lager, through IPAs, to the bitter and stout end of the spectrum. There’s a wide array of choice at the lighter end of the beer range. But there’s less to choose from at the darker end of the continuum. I’m a bitter drinker and the most obvious choice for me was the Worcester Sorcerer, which is a very decent pint indeed. I really hope Sadler’s will expand this part of the range in time, as they clearly know how to make a good quality beer. It’s not just about the beer though as they offer a wide selection of other drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There’s a wide range of wines on offer as well as Sadler’s own range of spirits including their Peaky Blinder Gin.
I had the Grilled Lamb & Sweet potato as my main course. It’s pictured above at the bottom right. It’s a chargrilled lamb leg steak, with sweet potato wedges, tenderstem broccoli and cumin aioli. You need to be hungry for this as there’s a lot of meat to eat, but it was very tender and it almost melted in the mouth. I loved that the quality of the ingredients stood out and that they were well prepared, well cooked and well presented.
My guest for the evening had the brunch which would be a real treat for a lazy weekend. The poached egg was perfectly cooked and satisfyingly runny inside. Again it’s a very generous portion and it would certainly fill you up.
Sadler’s Brewing Co. managing director, Chris Sadler, said: “We want the ‘social’ part of the name to really mean something and for Brewer’s Social to appeal to everyone, with special community events, brewing collaborations and fundraising for local charities.
“Following the success of the Harborne Pop-Up, the logical next step was to install a kitchen and expand the offering; we’re really excited about this new chapter – with lots more in the pipeline.”