Ah the Pub. How I love it, how I miss it. Sure they’re slowly coming back but will they ever be the same? Warm beer, sticky floors, a swift jaeger after 6 pints on a Tuesday night. Most of all though, the cuisine, the fine fine cuisine.
Here’s my top 26 pub ‘snacks’ ranking from worst to best. Have I got it right? You be the judge, but ask yourself will Britain be the same without this MASSIVE contribution to its gastronomical prowess? God I hope you get through this pubs!
- Beef Jerkey
Apparently it’s all the rage in East London. They can keep it.
- Bombay Mix
What actually is it?
- Pork Scratchings
Controversially low I know, but hair & nipples on food, plus they’re either suspiciously soft or teeth crackingly hard.
- Pickled Eggs
It’s said that many jars have not been opened since pubs first rose to popularity in 1481. Once a landlord opened one for a dare & was instantly blinded. True story!
- Wasabi Peas
Very on trend. If you like a hole burnt through your tongue.
- Chilli Rice Cracker
For when I’m feeling sophisticated.
Can’t stop eating them even though they taste like death.
- Cheese Moments
A rarely seen classic. If you know, you know.
- Half Pint of Prawns
Prawns in a glass, as British as Queen Liz, Shit weather & queuing.
- Dry Roasted Peanuts
Nothing wrong with a nut. But that coating? Tastes like vomit!
- Mixed nuts
You're moving up in the world. Treat yourself!
- Cashew Nuts
Remortgage the house to afford a handful.
- Spiced Peanuts
Pretty good. But not much to write home about.
- Salted Peanuts
As timeless & sturdy as the British Railway system - oh no wait!
- Pork Pie
A symbol of nationalism that anyone can get behind. I salute you sir.
- Plain Crisps
The safe option. Also handy time filler if waiting on others.
- Mini Cheddars
Basically a complete meal. That’s dinner done, let’s get drinking!
- Pickled Onions
An endangered species in the Pub snack world, I for one am sad about that. Let’s start a campaign!
- Cheese & Onion Crisps
God save our gracious queen, long live our noble…*wipes a tear from his eye.
- Scotch Egg
When they’re good - they are GOOD! When they are bad, ah who’m I kidding I’m pissed!
- Sausage Roll
A bit too heavy to be a Pub snack, plus it’s not Gregg’s is it.
No comment needed.
A bag the size of a rugby ball, what’s not to love? Oh you’re supposed to share them?!
- Bacon Fries
- Salt & Vinegar Crisps
In whatever shape & style, god love this tasty tasty beast. The undisputed champion of crisps...but wait
- Scampi Fries
Get’s the number one spot because it is all that embodies the Great British Pub, a mystery to the rest of the world with our flat ales, dirty carpets & brass covered walls. No other country does social drinking like us. FACT. But like the Scampi Fry, it may be a little unusual. But by Churchills chin we love it.
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