Venue: Bulls Head, 38 Bishopsgate Street, B15 1EJ; website
Choice: A Davenports Dog (£10) Chooser: Openings manager
If you know our deputy editor, you'll also know that she's not exactly a hot dog and fries kind of a gal. So we of course sent her to try exactly that, as well as a truly excessive selection of the new pub menu at Davenports Brewery's lovingly restored first opening, just off Broad Street. And the outcome? The Lashfords 12 inch pork dog, served in a brioche roll and sprinkled with crispy masala onions is a destination dawg. Dunk it in Davenports' smoky BBQ sauce — which has the team's dry hopped red ale as its base — for a mouthful of very, very yes. The Dirty Fries (£5) are even more substantial than the price tag would suggest and the final word in what to get with your Friday night beers, loaded with masala beans, cheese and spring onions. At every turn this simple sounding menu gives you a little more than you were expecting.
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