Welcoming you to the Bath’s local pizza and craft beer hub. This quirky, cool kid of Bath’s restaurant scene offers you delicious handmade pizzas and a super tasty selection of craft beers – many of them being made in Bath! Fire & Brew opened in 2016 by brewery owner and cider maker, Lee, Chris and Krow and has really become a favourite amongst locals.
What can you expect from the menu?
The main event, the hand stretched pizzas cooked with fresh, local ingredients are the first thing that pops out of the menu, all cutely named after surrounding streets of the restaurant (Moorland, Shaftsbury, St Kilda…).
But if you aren’t a pizza love (WHAT?!) then no worries, choose from other dishes such as nachos, salads, bruschettas or a sharing platters, there is enough to please everyone. AND YES, EVERYONE – they also have vegan (#plantbased) options on the menu too. Another fantastic date night place for me and Rob. WIN!
To start we shared bruschetta (with tomatoes, basil and garlic oil) and the garlic bread with vegan cheese. The garlic was A-MA-ZING – truly. I know we are just talking about garlic bread here but this really was amazing, and one of the reasons I loved it so much was because of the vegan cheese (Yay, finally, vegan cheese that tastes great!) I was dreaming about that starter for weeks after and we have since ordered on Deliveroo.
Onto the mains. The pizzas are the perfect size and thickness (obviously, depends on your preference – thick or thin) and scattered with a good amount of toppings.
I went for the Margherita, one because this is one of my favourites, even though it’s ‘plan old Janes’ choice but also because I really believe that the best way to see how good their pizzas are is to try the basic traditional, so if they can’t get that basic right and then it’s a no go…
But luckily, IT PASSED THE TEST!
Rob tried one of the vegan options, The Faukland (tomato base, roasted courgette, aurbergine, roasted peppers, red onion and vegan cheese. AND FINALLY I HAVE TASTED A GOOD VEGAN PIZZA. Both myself and Rob were really happy to see a great selection of vegan options on the menu and I would even order that vegan pizza myself (and I’m not #plantbased!).
BRING ME A PINT
To be honest with you I’m not much of a beer fan but since I was sat in a place that specialised in craft beer I thought I’d have to give something a try. We both got a pint each (yes, I got a pints worth haha) of Electric Bear Edison (British Pilsner). It was light, refreshing and really easy to drink. Now I can feel like a “cool kid” who drinks beer 😉 haha. I would happily order this again and can’t wait to go back to discover more delicious craft beers.
If you are a beer novice like me or a beer enthusiast then this place is the place to be. They have an extensive ‘beer bible’ to browse through, so take your time and try a few of the local brews.
“We have beers from some of the UK’s & the world’s best new breweries including Electric Bear (naturally), Magic Rock, Beavertown, Tiny Rebel, Cloudwater, Fierce, Wild Beer, Wylam, Good Chemistry and many more! The range grows and varies often, with availability, seasonality and new releases.”
(But if you really don’t like beer, not a problem. Fire & Brew also have a range of high quality spirits and snazzy cocktails to choose from)
To end we decided to have a bowl full of ice cream each, two scoops of Jules mint choc chip ice-cream for me and two scoops of vegan ice-cream for Rob, one mango, one coconut. But don’t worry, they also have a board full of desserts on offer, including nutella pizza, homemade cakes and affrogato (that’ll have be tried and tested next time).
Wondering when to visit?
What about brunch with your friends for £5 each – offering smoked bacon and avocado bruschetta, breakfast baguette + more. Or pop in for lunch and coffee with your pooch (yes, it’s dog friendly too – THE DREAM!) with a selection of wraps and smaller pizzas to choose from. AND don’t miss out on their fantastic pizza and drink for £10 too!
Overall we had a great dining experience at Fire & Brew. Staff were super friendly and attentive and you weren’t rushed out of the door once you had finished. I would really recommend visiting, whether you are eating alone or with friends and family, it’s warm relaxed “vibes” makes it’s a lovely place to eat and chill out.
Thank you to Fire & Brew for inviting me to review – it’s great to add another date night, vegan friendly (dog-friendly! ha) restaurant to our favourites list.
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49 Moorland Road