The Red Lion, Great Hales Street, Joule’s Brewery’s flagship Tap House embraces the busy summer months with an exciting new menu.  Newly appointed Liam, head chef at the Brewery Tap has been working closely with local suppliers over the last weeks to create an exciting new menu.

Liam Evans, recently appointed Head Chef at the Red Lion brings with him a wealth of experience. Liam started with a chef apprenticeship in Wem, has worked at the Bistro Jacques in Shrewsbury, becoming Head Chef specializing in French Cuisine.  Liam has more recently worked at the Albrighton Hussey Manor Hotel, Shrewsbury catering for weddings, events & fine dining.

The new menu is very much focused on home cooked locally sourced food and Liam has been working closely with local butchers Shepley’s and organic farm, Fordhall, where the brewery has a family of Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, also known as the Joule’s ‘happy pigs’ fed on spent grain from the brewery. The Tap is now also working closely with Neil France, supplying local high quality fruit & vegetables and ‘Nick the Fish’ for his superb selection of fresh fish.  For the sweet lovers Liam is also working with Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.

The summer menu includes many of the traditional pub favourites and has now been extended to include a Moroccan Spiced Tagine and homemade triple chocolate cookie dough ice cream to name but a few.  The tap are also offering a daily specials boards with a grill and fish night every Friday.

The pub itself, carries a wealth of history.  The Red Lion Inn adjoined to the Market Drayton brewery on Great Hales Street was an original Joule’s house back in the 1970s.  Constructed in 1623 as an old coaching house the Red Lion Inn is steeped in history and pub heritage, some of which can still be seen today with an illuminated well in the main bar area.

The Brewery Tap’s function room, the Mouse Room, houses a wealth of Joule’s memorabilia as well as work from the renowned craftsman Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, including his signature wooden mouse carvings.  The Mouse Room hosts private parties, corporate events and most notably the Joule’s Brewery Tours, which come highly recommended with public sessions running on the first Wednesday of every month.

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