MasterChef comes to Walkern

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Brewery Tearooms proudly presents:-
‘Supper with Saira’ an Indian Tapas Evening
Friday, 27 October 2017.

By popular demand and to celebrate winning our recent awards, Best Independent Tearoom and Best Customer Service in Hertfordshire, we are proud to host a pop-up Indian tapas evening on Friday, 27 October 2017.
Brewery Tearooms have teamed up with guest chef, Saira Hamilton; MasterChef Finalist, renowned chef, food writer and author of several food related books (for sale and signing on the night).
Saira will be serving a host of Indian street food classics, including chotpoti, dhal bora (v), samosas (lamb & veggie), masala potatoes (move over patatas bravas!), Indian fishcakes, kofte kebabs, Afghan aubergine(v), mango kulfi (v), – price £29.95 per head (three courses) excluding drinks. To compliment the food, we have specially selected a range of cocktails, wines and beers for your enjoyment. A VIP dining area in our summer house is available for those who want a more intimate dining area (seats up to 12 and can be booked exclusively).
We have limited availability, and are taking bookings for two sittings – 6.30pm to 7pm and 8.30pm – 9.00pm. If you wish to make a booking and reserve your table, please message us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brewerytearooms) or contact us on 01438 861930 and speak to Sarah.

 

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Charity donations go through the Big Top!!

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Thank you to everyone who so kindly supported our eighth annual Macmillan Fundraiser over last weekend (Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th September 2017).
For those of you who were unable to attend, it was a truly heart-warming day with plenty of clowns, ringmasters, mime artists, harlequins and clairvoyants who participated in our ‘Circus’ themed charity event.
The garden attractions included a bric-a-brac sale, palmistry, wine tombola, silent auction and raffle. A steady stream of customers filled the tearooms with laughter and colour, and copious amounts of scones, teas & coffees were consumed.
It was a fun filled day, setting the scene for our second charity bike ride on Saturday. Over 45 riders set off with a choice of three routes; 20km, 50km and 100km, through the Hertfordshire countryside.
We are truly thankful to everyone who said ‘keep the change’, donated, helped over the two days, baked a cake or supported the event.
A special mention also to my wonderful staff who worked so hard before, during and afterwards, and smiled and had fun throughout.
The combined total raised this year has exceeded £5,000-00, with donations still being received, and will be divided equally between Macmillan and Cancer Hair Care (our chosen local charity). The funds will, hopefully, help give comfort to someone suffering with cancer.
Thanks again, we couldn’t have done it without you….

Sarah x

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Visit our circus and also ride a bike for charity!

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Dear Friends,

It’s that time of year again and we’ll be hosting our annual charity fundraisers on Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th September. As per previous years, all proceeds from these events will be donated, on a 50/50 basis, to Macmillan Cancer Support (charity no 261017) and Cancer Hair Care (charity no 1145258).

On the Friday will be hosting a Circus themed Macmillan Coffee Morning, which will start at 9.30am lasting all day, so come and help us beat last year’s total!
We will have the garden open, weather permitting, and a variety of attractions including bric-a-brac stall, raffle and auction, rummage table, home baked goods & produce sale.
So, dig out your circus outfits and head down to the Brewery Big Top!
If you have any home grown produce, good quality bric-a-brac or quality wine to donate, please drop off at the Tearooms by Saturday 23rd September.
Please remember we rely on your attendance and the donations to make this event a success.

On the Saturday we are hosting the Four C’s Coffee Morning Bike Rides, with registration from 9am and rides from 9.30am.
There will be three route options, 20km;50km and 100km, for both families and people new to cycling to those keener cyclists and people looking for more of a challenge. All the routes will have the opportunity to stop for much needed refreshments.
The event will also offer other attractions in the school grounds opposite the Tearooms. These will include delicious refreshments, ride events for children run by the Walkern Revolution Cycling Club, craft stalls, Face painting, raffles and lots of family fun.

To enter and for more information see the below site or speak to Nigel at the Tearooms (T. 01438 861930)

Registration via:-
https://www.activetrainingworld.co.uk/4cride

Donations via:-
http://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/caringhair/bikeride 

 

We have received amazing support over the years in raising much needed funds, so we hope you’ll help make this year the best yet.

We look forward to seeing you.

Sarah x

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Re-opening

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Dear friends,

After a couple of lovely weeks off,  we are ready to re-open the doors of your Award winning Tearooms. We’ll be ready with a smile to welcome you this Tuesday, 15 August at 10.30am (daily opening time for two weeks is 10.30am and then revert to our normal opening times). We would love to hear about your summer adventures and if you found any sun!

You may like to consider booking a celebration Afternoon Tea (we’ve got plenty of  Prosecco!) for all those clever clogs who have passed their exams.

Sarah & the team xx

 

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Summer Closing

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Wow, what an exciting finale to our summer term……
Last week, Brewery Tearooms were the lucky recipients of two more prestigious awards, winning for the second year in a row  ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ and, second, ‘Best Independent Cafe/Tearoom’ in the Herts Life Food and Drinks Awards. Full report and pictures to follow soon.
Our first ‘pop-up’ supper club last Friday was a sell out and an amazing success. Thanks to everyone who attended and experienced our Spanish Tapas night – we received lovely feedback and plan to run a themed pop-up night each month.
We are now closed for a short summer holiday, but unlike previous years we are only closed for two week and re-open on Tuesday, 15 August at 10.30am.
Thanks again for supporting your local Tearooms and for officially making us the best Independent Tearooms/Cafe in the County.
Happy holidays,
Sarah, Nigel and all the team xx

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Brewery Wine Bar & Tapas!

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To celebrate our eighth Anniversary and being finalists in an unprecedented four categories in this year’s Hertfordshire Life Food and Drinks Awards, we will be hosting our first pop up wine bar and tapas evening on Friday, 28 July 2017.

We will be offering a fresh supper plate of Spanish inspired delicacies, including olives, Spanish omelette, tomato and garlic bruschetta, Parma ham skewer and chef’s surprise – price £9.95 per head excluding drinks. To compliment the food, we have specially selected a range of wines and beers for your enjoyment. We will also be reserving the outside area (weather permitting) for those who just want to enjoy a bottle of wine, cava or beer.
We have limited availability, and are taking bookings for two sittings – 6.30pm to 7pm and 8pm – 8.30pm. If you wish to make a booking and reserve your table, please message us on Facebook (Brewery Tearooms) or contact us on 01438 861930 and speak to Sarah.

Sarah x

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Awards update and diary dates

Awards 2017Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalist in four categories (best Cafe/Tearoom, Service to the Community, Best Customer Service and Food Hero) in this year’s Hertfordshire Life Food and Drinks awards. Unbeknown to us at the time, a lot of you have voted for us resulting in this amazing recognition. So a big thanks to all of you who support us.
We are pleased to have reached the finals and will be attending the awards ceremony in late July. Watch this space…..
As most of you know, the unseen heart of the business is Sarah’s Mum. She bakes tirelessly every day and is a simply amazing inspiration. Our challenge now is to get her to the awards night!

Diary Dates

Due to popular demand we will only be closing for our summer break for the first two weeks in August. Our last day of opening will be Saturday, 29 July – re-opening on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. The end of July and August is already booking fast so feel free to reserve your table nice and early.

We will also be running our Macmillan/Cancer Hair Care charity weekend at the end of September 2017 (Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September). On the Friday we will be hosting the world’s biggest coffee day and Saturday will be our charity bike rides (Tearoom open as normal). Further detail to follow.

Once again, a big thanks for all your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

Sarah & the team x

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