The Brickmakers is not your run-of-the-mill traditional pub. The red brick building hosts a large outside seating area that was recently renovated and a series of indoor dining areas, including a large conservatory that’s the perfect place to host a big celebration. There are more intimate dining areas for those in smaller groups and couples. The Brickmakers is a true family-friendly pub. Despite the size of this pub, the service is exceptional; efficient and friendly staff will ensure that your visit to The Brickmakers is a positive one.
Head chef Paul Clarke is a true advocate for great British pub grub. His aim was to create a menu that presents traditional British pub food in a modern way. The menu changes with the seasons and the summer menu offers starters like English mussels with smoked bacon in a white wine sauce, and a platter of Capreolus Dorset cured meats, salad, warm bread and olives. For your mains, opt for the slow-braised lamb shoulder with rosemary mash, mixed garden beans, sweet shallots and fresh mint gravy, or try the classic British dish of homemade Scottish steak and kidney pudding, mashed potato and veg. Those who love a burger won’t be disappointed by The Brickmaker’s choices: minced rump steak, spicy bean and sweet potato, or lemon- and herb-marinated chicken breast. Visit on a Sunday and have one of the best roasts in the area. Choose between beef rib-eye, leg of lamb and pork loin, or enjoy a mixture of all three meats served on a platter with all the trimmings.
Regardless of the time of year, you can be sure that any visit to The Brickmakers will be a good one. Those who are local to the area are lucky to have such a brilliant country pub on their doorstep, and those who don’t live in the neighbourhood will want to make a special journey to The Brickmakers for amazing service and high-quality British pub food in a charming setting. Throughout the summer, make the most of their beautiful beer garden and when it’s colder you can enjoy a drink next to the large fire. The Brickmakers is the perfect traditional British pub.