Beer. Pies. Football.

Back in February I spent a most enjoyable lunchtime at The Live and Let Live in Stanway, on the outskirts of Colchester, at their Famous Sausage and Beer Festival.

Not content with running that twice a year, they’ve just added a Pie and Beer Festival, which I of course had to find the time to visit last weekend. Usual set up of about 8 guest ales racked in a handy corner in the lounge. There was footie on the big screen tellybox (Spurs v Liverpool), and nice selection of pies to choose from, supplied by Pye Farm over Saffron Walden way. I went for the pork, bacon and black pudding pie, which was rich and delicious, and a pint of Tring Brewery’s Teak Kettle Stout, which was smooth and rich and complemented the pie nicely (please note correct use of complemented).

Here are some pix, because the world needs more pictures of beer and pies.