December 5, 2016 Beer, Burger, Old Town No Comments

Jones & Son at Salt Horse

We’ve written extensively about both Salt Horse and Jones & Son in the past, but as the well known saying goes “you can’t get too much of a good thing”, so here’s some more words about their latest project together.



Salt Horse has great beer and had been focussing on a strong beer snacks menu from sister bakery Twelve Triangles. This included magnificent macaroni pies amongst other things.

But with a full kitchen in place from when the premises traded as Blackfriars, the opportunity to offer a more extensive menu seemed too good to miss. Accordingly, they approached Toby Jones of Jones & Son Bespoke BBQ to take over the kitchen and he said “hells yeah”.

Mood-lit chicken burger

Mood-lit chicken burger

When I visited the menu was a familiar burger selection, but I’d not tried the buttermilk chicken about which Salt Horse gaffer Chris gets all misty eyed so that was firmly in my sights. I made a note to return for the panko mushroom burger, too.

Over the coming weeks and months various further whatnots may appear, such as brisket, original pulled pork, or perhaps more options with the chicken.

I had to sample the beer, of course, so had three schooners of tasty stuff from Pilot, Thornbridge and Magic Rock.

My chicken and chips were soon delivered by the fair hand of the chef, in almost exactly the same way as they do it at Norn.

It proved spectacularly good eating with the spicing on the crisp-coated chicken absolutely spot-on. The chips were very respectable, too. My smile was broad and lingering.

So overall, in the least surprising news of the year the combination of Jones and Salt Horse was mighty fine. I heartily commend it to your attention. I expect to see you there.

5 stars 2

Written by BKR