Belhaven Brewery and Archerfield launch food and beer event series

Following on from their successful Fringe By The Sea collaboration, Dunbar’s historic Belhaven Brewery has unveiled a new event series with their Archerfield neighbours: the Belhaven x Archerfield Winter Sessions.

Published 15th Nov 2022
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Taking place on Thursday 24 November and Thursday 1 December, the Bellhaven and Archerfield events will once again see Belhaven’s brewery team join forces with Dave Jamieson, Executive Chef at East Lothian’s prestigious Archerfield to offer an evening of paired beer and food, in the setting of Scotland’s oldest continuously working brewery.

Guests will be welcomed to Belhaven where they will firstly enjoy a winter walk through 300 years of brewing history as beers and hot roasted chestnuts are served in the courtyard.

Then it’s up to the brewery’s Monks Retreat bar to enjoy an exclusive tasting experience: four Belhaven beers, each featuring a different style and flavour, paired with four plates of delicious food from Archerfield’s new winter menu.

Diners can expect delicious seasonal flavours and local ingredients, all enhanced by innovative beer pairings – with plenty of time to talk to the team about all things beer along the way.

On Thursday 24 November, there will be a Scottish theme as we look forward to celebrating St Andrews Day.

On Thursday 1 December as the countdown to Christmas begins, the pairing menu will be packed with festive flavours.

Belhaven brand manager Fiona Mathieson said of the events, "We had such a great time working with Dave on our sold-out Food Pairing Masterclasses earlier in the summer that we couldn’t resist doing it all over again.

"The Winter Sessions will make the most of the dark nights, with twinkling lights, festive touches, amazing food, great company and – of course – a taste of Belhaven’s award-winning range of Scottish beers.

"It will be a real celebration of the best flavours of East Lothian, and the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and try something different. We can’t wait to welcome our guests to the brewery."

Bellhaven Archerfield

Dave Jamieson added: "If you think beer is only for the BBQ, get ready to think again.

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"As Executive Chef at Archerfield House, working with seasonal, local flavours is my biggest joy.

"I’m thrilled to be able to pair aspects of our new menu with Belhaven’s beers to celebrate the wonderful local produce that surrounds us and the season ahead. It’s going to be a lot of fun."

Places are limited and must be booked in advance online. Tickets are priced £25 per person including all food and drink on the evening. Vegetarian menu available.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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