This Northern pub group might launch a crisp butty menu – here’s hoping

The menu is divided into sections including crinkle cut classics, combo butties and even a special seven course sharing platter

Quick, cheap and deeply satisfying, the crisp butty is a comfort food classic.

But while it’s something we love to indulge in at home, it’s not something you’d expect to see on a pub menu. Until now.

Beerhouses Pubs group, whose pubs include the beautiful Stalybridge Buffet Bar at Stalybridge train station, have announced a new crisp butty menu.

“May or may not happen,” they said on Twitter. “If we get enough likes we’ll do it.”

The menu is divided into sections, including “crinkle cut classics”, “combo butties” and even a “special sharing platter” – plus, controversially, a section called “not crisp butties”.

We’re relieved to see the bread they’ve opted for is thick white – fancy breads such as sourdough have no place in a crisp butty – while the butter choice is “lashings of Lurpak”. Salted, we hope.

For the “crinkle cut classics” selection, the crisp of choice is “Seabrook crisps, obviously”, with a choice of flavours including plain, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion or Canadian ham.

The “not crisp butties” option might cause a bit of controversy, full of fluffy corn snacks, but includes some nostalgic favourites – pickled onion Monster Munch, Bacon Fries, Scampi Fries, salt and vinegar Squares or Wotsits.

Then there’s the “combo butties”, which feature their own special combinations.

A “Cheese and Bacon” option features Bacon Fries and Wotsits, while a “Surf and Turf” option includes both Bacon and Scampi Fries.

“Mighty Meaty” is stuffed with Canadian ham Seabrook crisps and Bacon Fries, while “Double Cheese & Onion” features Monster Munch, Wotsits and cheese and onion Seabrook crisps.

If you really want to push the boat out, there’s the special sharing platter – a “7 course tasting menu” as they put it.

This one really goes all out, with hot pork scratchings, poppadoms and dip, Monster Munch, Bacon Fries, Scampi Fries – and two bags of Seabrook crisps.

Finally, salty snacks are getting the recognition they deserve. Let’s hope it happens.


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