Thanksgiving Dinner at Bath Brew House, Bath

Last week we were kindly invited to Bath Brew House for a Thanksgiving Beer & Food matching night. The evening consisted of hearty, home-cooked food with home brewed ales to match. 

Interestingly, although Thanksgiving is known to be an American holiday, it actually started in England! I know, I was surprised too. It dates back to the Protestant Reformation to give thanks for the harvest. Nowadays, it's celebrated mostly by North Americans, to celebrate all that they are thankful for and to gather round the table to eat some yummy food. 

And that's exactly what we did. We were joined by around twelve other guests including some Americans who had dressed up with turkey hats to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. 

The food had been specially prepared for that evening, and was served in a family dinner style. We had never had a Thanksgiving meal before so it was great to finally experience one in Bath. 

We started with buffalo chicken wings with BBQ sauce, galic and rosemary mushrooms, sprouts in blankets (wrapped in bacon), devilled eggs and corn bread. These were all served with a glass of Emperor Pale Ale 4.4%. 

Cornbread is super American and something that we had never tried before. Apparently it's quite common in American cuisine, particularly in the South and is a traditional staple found on the Thanksgiving dinner table. The Americans said that the cornbread wasn't exactly like it is in the States, but they were happy to see it on the table nevertheless.

The garlic & rosemary mushrooms were amazing (second photo). We definitely ate way too many of them and the BBQ wings went down really well.

We then moved onto the main courses, which were also served family style. We had smoked turkey and bacon, okra gumbo (an American brew), mac and cheese, roasted sweet potatoes, creamed mashed potato, roast pumpkin and almond and American biscuits and gravy. 

The roasted sweet potatoes were so good that we ended up taking a box home and the roasted pumpkin & almonds were a nice alternative to the sweet potatoes. Everyone agreed that the turkey was great and really well cooked, and the mac & cheese was so yummy.

Accompanied with the mains were the West Coast Pale Ale 5.2% and the East Coast Pale Ale 4.5%. The East Coast one was our favourite.

Finally it was time to move onto dessert and we were honestly so full by this point but determined to have the full Thanksgiving experience. We had treacle tart and sweet potato pie with berry compote and custard. 

This was amazing. Literally so good and the best way to finish the evening. 

It was a really lovely occasion to be part of and we had the great opportunity to pretend that we were in the States for the evening. Thanks so much to Bath Brew House for hosting us & thanks to everyone who attended the dinner and made it so special. 

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to complimentary meal at Bath Brew House in return for an honest review to be posted on our social media channels. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company, and/or its affiliates in any way.