Monday, April 20, 2009

The Three Stags

If you are in London, and are near Lambeth and Kennington, check out a place called The Three Stags. It is an authentic English pub with a fine selection of beers on tap, and a good wine selection. It’s also a place to get a good meal at a good price. So good the owners call it a gastropub, an interesting term.

Okay. First, it’s a pub and what would a pub be without a nice selection of beer. They have a good selection of cask ales on tap, along with the prerequisite selection of tap beer.

Now then, the food. The three owners are all culinary people and they have a simple philosophy. They buy fresh food from local markets and they support the small producers. That food is turned into some nice dishes and the menu changes depending on what is available. They claim it is incredible food cooked with passion.

I had the pleasure of talking to Richard, one of the owners, when I was in London and found him to be a friendly guy who has a passion for the business. He told me that one of his goals was to serve not just good food, but fresh and environmentally sound food. Richard said they try to be conscious of their carbon footprint and recycle almost ninety percent of their rubbish. He also said half the fun is in creating new and exciting dishes to reflect what is available in the market.

Check out their website for more information, and the menu.