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Have a cracking August

It’s lobster season and we’re marking the occasion with a whole month of mouth-watering weekend specials dedicated to this amazing British produce.


Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout the entire month of August the chefs will be creating a special dish made with the best, freshest native lobster they can get their hands on.  There will be a different dish each week, chalked up onto the specials board until it runs out.


We’ve been on the hunt for the finest native lobster to serve our guests and have found it caught by local fishermen off the Brixham coast. We’re proud to work closely with one of the most experienced, lobster fishermen in Devon, Rob Adams, who is born and bred in Brixham and has been fishing the local waters for over thirty years.


His small day-boat The Little Pearl puts out to sea at the crack of dawn each morning to inspect the lobster pots he has set on the sea bed a short distance from the shore. Reaching carefully into the pot, he only picks the lobsters when they’re at their peak and of the very highest quality, ensuring that the fishing remains sustainable and only the best lobster is selected.  He rushes his catch back to shore and delivers it the very next day, ready to put on the plate.


Not only is native lobster the freshest it can be, it is also packed full of flavour, making this British seafood simply the best.  Now it’s available every weekend at The Almanack in four stunning dishes,  starting with a classic native lobster thermidor and skinny fries from this Thursday, 4th August, to Saturday 6th August, followed by a superb native grilled lobster with avocado, pink grapefruit and cashew salad the weekend after.


Pop in for dinner between 18th and 20th August and feast on native grilled lobster with garlic butter and skinny fries and if you visit between 25th to 27th  August there’s a divine butter-poached native lobster with new potatoes and samphire to look forward to.


We’ve caught the best of these British beauties and brought them at their best to The Almanack, native lobster is undeniably the best and there’s a real wow factor in seeing a whole one arrive at your table. But be quick – they’re bound to prove popular and once they’re gone they’re gone.  Book your table today.


Native lobster dishes created by the chefs will be served at The Almanack every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening during August, until they sell out.  Book your table online or call the pub on 01926 353637.



Written by felicitynewsome

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