I have been to Innis & Gunn on Ashton Lane a few times, for food, drinks or both so when I got an email for an invite to their Tap Room launch I had to accept.
I have been getting in to the beer scene in a big way this year, so I was very excited to see what they have done to the place as its been a while since my last visit.
Official Opening : 21 June 2019
When I entered I instantly noticed a massive!! difference!! the place looked so much more modern from the last time and had a very good vibe tonight.
They have created a new Scottish soul food menu, and £5 before five lunch menus which is really good. It also has its own brew room which will be used for tastings, so this again is going to be very cool and I am sure attract a lot of people.
I actually learned tonight and its bad saying this, as it shows how much attention I payed when I visited my last times…..there are several floors in here! yip tonight I learned its not just a ground floor place, there are a few above….shame on me.
The second floor was more for eating, and again just like downstairs it had a very modern look and a really nice feel to it.
The top floor is the cocktail area, which just like the other floors has a very nice modern look.
As I said I never really knew that there were more floors here, so I cant comment on the changes made to them.
Firstly thank you for my invite tonight guys 🙂
I had a great night tonight, and really loved what changes has been made and the feel and look of each floor.
Looking around at everyone when I stopped at each level, everyone was enjoying looking around, having a nibble and having some beer.
Some little food nibbles were passed around the whole night, and the ones that I sampled were really good so I aim to go back for some food and a beer at some point.
If you have been here before or fancy checking out the new Tap Room do take a visit, you will see many good beers and have a great night.
Official Opening : 21st June 2019
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The guys over at Chilled Mate contacted me and asked if I would like to try their product. I always love trying new things, so I said yes and thanked them.
A few days later a package arrived at my work, and I opened and started to read about them and also try the product.
Chilled Maté – (pronounced mah-tay) is a refreshing drink based on an extraction from the Yerba Mate plant – (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay). The plant grows naturally in many regions of South America including in the Amazonian rainforest. The drink was originally steeped, similar to a tea and consumed by various native tribes within the Amazonian basin. To them the drink gave them both physical and mental alertness as well as being a great provider of vitamins and minerals.
After reading about this product, I was very interested in how it would taste as I was sent two types….one being natural and the other was Sicilian Lemon and Lime flavour.
Ok so before I continue the taste is how I felt about it, just like every drink or food its all down to you and how your taste palate is so you may hate it or you may like it…
I started with the Lemon and Lime can…
Firstly for this, the smell was nice, not overpowering but nice now it was time to take a drink.
Hmmm ok not what I was expecting but then again I didn’t know what to expect as never tried this. From the smell alone I expected something with a strong lemon and lime taste, but this was very subtle.
Ok so next the natural…
So I started with smelling it, similar smell to the first one but no fruitiness.
Ok, so this had a different taste to the first, no hints of citrus just well this drink in its natural form.
Both drinks quenched my thirst and didn’t make me any more thirsty like some drinks do. Flavour wise, natural was ok the lemon and lime was more my style…but I felt it could have had a slightly stronger lemon and lime flavour.
So for me, the flavour of Chilled Mate does need a little bit of getting used to, I tried this at work for a few days and I did enjoy it. Its very different to what I am used to, as I have a sweet tooth so normally its water or a fizzy drink.
Would I buy this? to be honest I would on the days I felt like a change from my normal water or fizzy drinks. Could I have it all the time? to be honest not really the flavour just didn’t hit the spot 100%.
If you fancy a change from your normal then check these guys out, and let me know what you think.