North Bar has an incredibly busy week of cycling and beer and fun


As the eagle-eyed among you will notice, this blog post is a whole two weeks late. Just when you got used to regular updates from us, we go and pull […]

Atomium is Nigh

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Atomium is nigh   Earth has become a desolate wasteland. Cities have crumbled. The human race has dwindled into near extinction.  In the daily struggle that we now call life, […]

North Bar turns 18 and has a ball at the US Beer Festival


Howdy y’all, ‘Sup, Hola, Hi-diddly-ho, and other such typical American greetings. It’s been a busy month for us here at North. We kicked off at the very beginning of July […]

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A few weeks shy of 18 years ago North Bar opened with humble aspirations.  A place for nice people to drink.  A short stumble along that journey we discovered the […]

Management trip to Belgium

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Where did it all start?  Back in 1997 when North Bar opened we offered a limited range of pedestrian beer.  But we served it with what is best described as […]

Our house beer #2 North Boom 97


We served 5% Lindeboom Pils for years and years and years. Unlike some beer snobs we really value lager and a great lager or two has always been a lynchpin […]

Butcher’s Cut: Hanger Steak


It’s been all about the veg this summer in the kitchen. From heirloom tomatoes and courgettes, to broad beans and pea shoots, British summer veg is all things light, fresh and […]

Produce of the Week: Heirloom Tomatoes


  Produce of the Week: Heirloom Tomatoes Summer has finally arrived, and we couldn’t be happier. Our beer garden has been buzzing with drinkers and diners — reading books, holding […]

Meet The Cross Keys Kitchen : Ryan


Meet Ryan Bray This week’s #xkeyskitchen blog post is a bit different; instead of food, we’re talking people (don’t worry, they’re foodie-type people) in our first ever Cross Keys kitchen staff […]

Too drunk to hunt. Founders Brewing Co. Camping Trip

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Having missed the highly anticipated, sell out, Founders beer dinner at The Cross Keys (what can I say, it fell on a ‘dry day’…) I was chuffed to bits to […]