It is Pie season...

It is Pie season...

… and we have some lovely ones to share!

Home-made Pie Night: every Tuesday night starting from 2nd October!

Cold evenings are upon us… Come and warm up with a hearty meal every Tuesday night.

Choose from 2 home-made pies changing weekly, served with mash or chips, greens a sauce and a pint of our finest beer for just £15pp

For details of the pies each week, check our social pages @thekensingtonarms

See you soon in our lovely warm bar and restaurant.

To book please call the team on 0117 944 6444 or email us info@thekensingtonarms.co.uk

Private dining & events

Private dining & events

We’ve got two private event rooms here at the Kenny, where we can host anything from 8 – 50 guests…

Our two multi-functional spaces are perfect for special occasions such as baby showers, birthdays and weddings, to business meetings, private dining experiences and everything in between. Our Mustard Room also features a private bar and state of the art AV system for meetings.

We can tailor our food and drinks to your requirements. Whether it's a bespoke Tasting Menu, buffet, casual dining or afternoon tea, we will work with you to make sure your event goes down a storm with your guests. 

What's even better is that we don't have a room hire charge though if your event is at the weekend, there would be a minimum spend associated with the booking.

To book your private meeting, dinner or party and for more information about what we can do for you, please contact us on 0117 944 6444 or email info@thekensingtonarms.co.uk

You can also find out more information about the rooms here

Tasting evening with MasterChef's George Kallias

Tasting evening with MasterChef's George Kallias

After our sell-out tasting night in May, we're looking forward to being joined in the kitchen again on 30th August by MasterChef 2018 semi-finalist George Kallias. Since the show, George has been gaining some experience with us as well as developing some new dishes and tweaking some favourites from the show.

Together with Head Chef, Luke and his team, George will treat guests to a five-course tasting menu. 

The proud Bristolian impressed throughout the competition with his modern take on Cypriot food, whilst using other influences from across the globe. 

Menu to be announced soon so watch this space! 

The five-course tasting menu is £40 per person, with an optional drinks flight at £25 per person.

30th August from 7pm. 

We only have a couple of tables left so to reserve the remaining places, please book online or call 0117 944 6444. 
Please note we take a non-refundable deposit of £20 per person to secure your booking. Please make sure you let us know of any allergies or specific dietary requirements in advance. 

Fancy a spot of lunch?

Fancy a spot of lunch?

During the week, we serve a special lunch offer where you can get 2 courses for £12 or 3 courses for £15. Perfect for a mid-week treat or even a working lunch. 

With a choice of starters, mains and desserts, you can expect some pub classics such as Beer battered haddock and chips and for those of you with a sweet tooth, we've got a tasty selection of desserts too. 

You can enjoy this offer in either our bar area, dining room or our outdoor terrace. 

View our sample lunch offer. Our standard menu is also available daily. 


2 courses £12, 3 courses for £15
Mon - Fri 12 - 2.30pm

Book online or please call 0117 944 6444

Taste of Summer - 26th July

Taste of Summer - 26th July

Each month we hold a Tasting Night. This month we are celebrating summer (and what a Summer we're having!) so our Head Chef Luke has created a 5 course tasting menu to celebrate the very best flavours of summer. 

Here's what you'll get to enjoy on the night... 

Canapes
Tomato and red pepper Gazpacho.
Bang bang cauliflower.

Course 2
Cured mackerel & gooseberry jam.

Course 3
Heritage tomato, mozzarella & parmesan.

Course 4
Lamb rump served with peas, broad beans, baby gem & salsa verde.

Course 5
Lemon posset, Cheddar strawberries & hazelnut biscuit.

26th July, 7pm
£40pp
(please note we take a deposit of £20pp at the time of booking) 
Optional wine flight £25pp - more details on this coming soon... 

To book please call us on 0117 644 9444. 

Our Bristol Burger-off

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Our Bristol Burger-off

Last month we hosted the great Bristol burger-off between our very own Josh Eggleton, Luke Hawkins and Bristol's 'Burger Queen' Natalie Brereton. 

We invited Crumbs Magazine along and here's what they had to say about the night... 

'Josh Eggleton's sure got beef.. ' by Jess Carter. 

Josh's popular food pub The Kensington Arms has just launched a brand new burger night – and boy, did they kick it off with some drama.

Enlisting the help of Bristol’s ‘burger queen’ (blogger Natalie Brereton, who we’re willing to bet you follow on at least one social media platform), The Kenny hosted a hotly contested burger-off last Thursday. Michelin-starred Josh and the pub's head chef Luke Hawkins got in on the action too, with each of the three creating a very different burger for the evening's menu.

Guests each got to test out two of the gourmet burgers available (which were served with a starter, dirty fries, dessert and a flight of Bristol Beer Factory brews), and were given voting cards at the end of the meal to help determine which patty would triumph.

An imaginative cuttlefish burger came in an inky black bun with a crisp Asian ’slaw and savoury peanut satay sauce, and a meltingly tender and lardy pork number was sandwiched with tangy pickled red cabbage to cut through the rich meat. The veggie option was a proper belter too – honestly. With a patty made from butterbean and cashew, it had a moreish savouriness and great crunch from chunks of nut.

The winner of the night though, which was revealed once all the votes had been counted and adjudicated in the most rigorous and professional fashion (we imagine), was the beef. The meat was topped with soft flakes of ox cheek and crisp shards of pancetta, which punchy smoked Cheddar slowly melted into inside the comfort of the fresh, shiny bun.

But who did the winning burger belong to? Natalie Brereton. Better luck next time hey, Josh?

Although burger night at The Kenny won’t be quite as eventful as this on the regular, it will promise a burger with a side of dirty fries and a pint of Bristol Beer Factory Beer for £15, and is to be held every first Thursday of the month. Expect a choice of three burgers, with a new number appearing each month.

 

Our next Burger Night is July 5th, 6 - 9pm. 
Book online or please give us a call on 0117 944 6444 to reserve a table.  

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Bristol Good Food Awards

Bristol Good Food Awards

Triumph at the Bristol Good Food Awards 2018

Owner + head honcho, Josh Eggleton, was celebrating a series of wins at this Sundays 2018 Bristol Good Food Awards - an annual ceremony which celebrates Bristol’s finest eateries and local producers. Josh’s renowned fish bar concept Salt & Malt was awarded Best Fish & Chips, innovative vegetable-centric hub Root in Wapping Wharf was crowned Best Newcomer, and the ever-popular Kensington Arms (that'll be us) won Best Gastro Pub, with Michelin starred Pony & Trap coming in at a close second with a Highly Commended win.

Commenting on the Bristol Food Awards success, Josh says; “What an amazing result for Salt & Malt, Root, The Kenny and Pony & Trap, I am absolutely thrilled for the team. The kitchen and front of house teams have both worked incredibly hard this past year and I fully trust them to run the businesses and I couldn’t be more proud of them, this is a great win for everyone.”

http://www.bristolgoodfood.co.uk/

http://theponyandtrap.co.uk/about/our-restaurants

 

Introducing... Steak Night

Introducing... Steak Night

So, we asked our Head Chef Luke to put together a steak night offer with a difference, something that reflected our style at The Kenny, and he really didn't disappoint...

From Wednesday 28th February, every week we'll be offering - 

to nibble

Homemade sourdough with a beef dripping and marmite butter

to follow

Medium rare rump cap with a slow-cooked cut (think ox cheek, brisket or bone marrow),
chips, garnish and a sauce to match for £25pp

Fore-rib of beef for two to share for £55

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger

At the Kensington Arms, our lives revolve around food. And we find it hard to accept that in a world of plenty, so many children around the world still lose their lives to malnutrition every day.

This April our very own Josh Eggleton is joinging a UK-wide hospitality industry team to take on a challenging 5 day trek across the epalese Himalayas, ina  bid to raise over £100,000 for Action Against Hunger's lifesaving programmes. Action Against Hunger works in some of the world's most remote and insecure locations, to save the lives of malnourished children and ensure thate veryone has access to good nutrition and clean water.

If you dine with us in the next couple of months you will have the chance to add an apotional £1 to your bill to support our fundraising efforts, This is entirely discretionary, but your support would be warmly welcomed.

Thank you for your support! 

StreetSmart

StreetSmart

We're really pleased to be taking part in the StreetSmart campaign this year, raising money to help the homeless through the next two months.

StreetSmart was established in 1998 and since then they have raised over £8.2 million for homeless and vulnerable people across the UK.

As of today until the end of December, all our restaurant tables will have an optional £1 added to their bill which will then be donated to the charity.

All StreetSmart’s running and operational costs are generously paid for by their sponsors, Deutsche Bank, so every penny in every £1 raised goes directly to the people who need it.

For more details please check out their website http://streetsmart.org.uk

Michelin Guide 2018

Michelin Guide 2018

This Monday saw the release of the 2018 Michelin Guide. Rather excitingly, Bristol now boasts 4 stars - new addition Paco's Tapas joins it's big brother Casamia, plus our own big brother The Pony & Trap, and our neighbour Wilks with one Michelin star each.

There are also another 14 restaurants in Bristol listed in the guide and we're pleased to say we're amongst them! In fact our little corner of Redland includes 4 mentions in the guide with The Kenny alongside the fab Wilsons, No Man's Grace and Wilks.

The Michelin Inspectors comments for The Kenny were....

Fresh ingredients, capably prepared, simply a good meal

"It might be painted 'stealth' grey but this smart Victorian-style pub stands out a mile for its warm neighbourhood atmosphere. The menu evolves throughout the week and is a curious mix of the traditional and the modern."

We're rather happy with that!

Instagram Masterclass

Instagram Masterclass

We're so pleased to be hosting two Instagram Masterclasses with the brilliant Matt Inwood. The first date is very speedily approaching on Monday 31st July and the second on 29th August.

Join Matt from 3pm for a 4 hour workshop in our Mustard Room, followed by a 2 course meal. Absolutely perfect for people looking to enhance their food phone photography skills and who want to get the most out of the Instagram app (more details available on request)

Contact Matt to book in - £80 for a 4 hour workshop + 2 course meal