“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
The Builders Arms is one of my favourite pubs in Chelsea. It sits on one side of St. Luke’s Gardens whilst my first school sits on the other side. And for me, it is the perfect wintry pub in London. Nestled on a back street behind the King’s Road, this pub feels like a home away from home. It’s cosy and serves up good hearty meals as well as fine wines.
Last week’s bloggers’ food and wine matching evening was a celebration of what works so well for The Builders Arms. With the wine being selected by Ellis of Richmond and the menu carefully prepared by the pub’s fabulous chef, I was finally ready to settle into the mood of winter feasting.
The menu included …
And finally …
Who would have thought that you could match an Eccles cake with a slice of cheese but it does absolutely work. Admittedly, it crossed my mind that a large slice of ice cream was on the plate instead of the Lancashire Bomb but I discovered soon enough that Eccles cake and cheese was in fact a delightful pairing – and quite moreish!
Whilst we were sipping, scoffing and chatting away that night, Geronimo Inns also won Pub Company of the Year at the R200 Awards. *Cheers guys and congratulations!*
Another great excuse to pop into The Builders Arms is to take time out from shopping on the King’s Road. I, for one, love escaping there – as much as I love the hibernating feeling of being holed up in a pub with a glass of red and some good pub grub on a winter’s evening. True winter bliss!
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3TY. 020 7349 9040.