August 25, 2014 Burger, pub grub, Stockbridge 1 Comment

Exterior

Exterior

At the heart of Stockbridge, the Stockbridge Tap has been doing impressively good ale work for a good wee while now. In the same ownership as Cloisters and the Bow Bar, it’s a great favourite of Our Been Man. They’ve built a solid reputation for food, too, with their burgers particularly well regarded. In between torrential downpours, I ducked in for an early evening visit.

They serve food most lunchtimes, but are only open for evening dining on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Haggis

Haggis

The menu comprises smart pub grub, with an extensive burger selection to the fore. I quickly settled upon the steak and chorizo burger, then was lured in by talk of a little smidge of haggis to start.

The latter promptly arrived served simply with some mango chutney. This was a lovely little combo, with good haggis from Sanderson’s offset by the nicely tangy chutney.

Burger

Burger

The burger was up next. It was an impressive looking beast and proved mightily tasty. The accompanying chips were very good, too.

As with my visit to The Bow Bar, I sipped a glass of Cromarty’s Happy Chappy. It was as good as ever.

So overall, I was impressed with the Stockbridge Tap. The welcome is warm and the surroundings traditionally pubby. The food is really very good. I’d recommend an eating and drinking visit at your earliest convenient opportunity.

Scores
Blythe scores the Stockbridge Tap
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: haggis and chutney; steak and chorizo burger and chunky chips

I drank: Happy Chappy

I wore: action footwear

Total bill: £15.25

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Written by BKR