24 Jun Bierfassl – Iconic Notties Austrian Pub
The Bierfassl restaurant and pub needs no big introduction, it is an iconic pub inextricably linked to most people’s memories of a visit to the Midlands Meander. Whether you are looking for a place to taste craft beers or authentic German/Austrian meals , to have a lazy, hearty lunch, or a spot for pub night out with mates, then the Bierfassl is for you. This Austrian/German style pub has been running for over 15 years and is still serving their consistently good pub fare which continues to be incredibly popular.
They have a cosy and quirky tavern atmosphere in the inside restaurant/bar area where there are two fire places well stocked with wood on chilly days. The tables in the garden boast stunning views over a lake with country fields all around as well as a great kids play area to keep the little ones entertained.
The trockenworst is a great way to start your meal or to have as a snack (a dried salami/sausage), which is served with jalapeno peppers, this is something quite different and very tasty indeed. The trockenworst (as well as the other starters of course) is great paired with any of their beers. You are spoilt for choice here with their huge selection of beers on offer, over 35 different beers from around the world, including their very own local draught beers from Nottingham Road Brewery. They also have Lion River Craft Beer and an array of other fresh beers on tap.
Their most delicious and memorable dishes, in my humble opinion, are their juicy jagerschnitzel and huhnerschnitzels, their German sausage platter which boasts 4 interesting sausage varieties, their basted ribs and last but definitely not at all least, their famous eisbein. This eisbein is so popular that it comes in 3 different sizes, ladies, normal and viking size for the men who feel they can tackle anything. Bierfassl’s eisbeins never fail to disappoint with it’s crispy crackling on the outside and the juicy and extremely tender pork in the center. Paired with their selection of mustards, potato rosti and sauerkraut you will find it hard to rival this eisbein anywhere else in the country.
The secret to their eisbein is in the way they painstakingly cook it, it is it boiled for hours on end to lock in it’s succulent juices and then finished off in the deep fryer to make it crisp to perfection. Don’t worry about the calorie content on this bad boy, you may lose count all together. This is also provides a delicious take home snack for your favourite hound at home.
The Bierfassl also have a lovely delicatessen on site where you can buy the mustards that they serve as well as the Bavarian butchery sausages, cold meats, chilli sauces and pickles, locally made cheeses, Notties draught beers, coffee beans and so much more.
For the best experience at this pub stick to their famous Austrian style dishes, book a table and get their early to get a spot with a great view. For something different on departure ask for their apple Schnapps with comes out an old glass jar and is served with a mini apple inside.