Find Pub Fare at NH British Beer Company Locations

Updated British favorites and other creative pub dishes are available at the British Beer Company locations in Manchester and Portsmouth. Plus, get the recipe for their BBQ pulled pork

British Beer Company is a touch of England in New England. The pub atmosphere is warm and cheery, and every location has imported historic interior detailing.

There are a few odes to British cuisine, but all have been updated.

Find more seafood and fresh and local options on the menu, including lobster rolls created with a light mayonnaise, their signature hot sauce, a touch of lemon, celery and onions.

Hearty steak salads and lighter seared ahi tuna salads offer plenty of friendly options.

The new lamb sliders are delicious with a touch of tomato jam. Find plenty of daily specials too.

With the help of Woodstock Brewery, they have crafted their own vanilla porter, Uncle Lumpy’s, which is offered on tap and used in several recipes, including a porter chocolate cake.

Find Brit favorite Fullers on tap along with Newcastle Brown Ale, Guinness, of course, and a selection of local brews. Specialty cocktails include the Blue Fishbowl, a rum drink served in a glass fit for a goldfish, just for fun.

Entertainment warms the house Thursday through the weekend, including the Sunday brunch. No cover charge. Find specials offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

British Beer Company
1071 South Willow St., Manchester
(603) 232-0589 for call-ahead seating

103 Hanover St. at Portwalk Place, Portsmouth
(603) 501-0515 for call-ahead seating

British Beer Company BBQ Pulled Pork

By Chef James Gibney, executive chef for British Beer Company

  • 5 lbs. pork butt, trimmed
  • ¼ cup BBQ spice rub
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, your choice

Rub the pork well with the total amount of spice, lay the pork into a large roasting pan, mix the water and BBQ sauce together, then pour in at the edge of the roasting pan, filling the pan at least 1 inch deep, cover the pan with foil. Slow roast the pork for 3-4 hours at 350 degrees until tender (falling apart as you pick it up). Cool the pork. Remove the fat and dispose. Wearing gloves, pull the pork apart to shred it down, add the BBQ sauce from the pan, mix well until all is incorporated. Serve as a pulled-pork sandwich, like at the British Beer Company with caramelized onions, a slice of smoked Gouda and cole slaw.

This is a great item to cook in a slow cooker; set the heat on medium and the timer for “longer.” Most slow cookers will cook for 5 to 6 hours, so put it on in the morning and it will be just right come dinnertime!

Caramelized Onions

Yield, about 2 cups

It takes a solid 45 minutes for the sugar in onions to caramelize, but the resulting sweetness is worth the effort. They can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a week. Other uses include an onion dip made with mayo and sour cream.

Use a large diameter sauté pan.

Slice 5 sweet onions (Vidalia or Walla Walla Sweets, if available) about 1/8 inch thick. Use a mandoline if you have one.

Add 1 T. butter and 1 T. oil to pan or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.

Add the onions and keep the heat low. Stir frequently with a metal spatula, but let them stick to the bottom a little too. After 10 minutes, add some salt.

When the onions are a deep brown, add a touch of balsamic vinegar, beer or wine to deglaze the pan, making sure all the brown bits are included.

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