Docks Beer Teams up with Steven Bennett for a Beer & Fine Dining Event at Healing Manor Hotel, Lincolnshire

Steven Bennett, otherwise known as the Lincolnshire Chef and Will Douglas from Grimsby’s Docks Beers team up to host an evening of fine food and beer pairing just in time for Father’s Day.

Friday 14th June will see a fun, tasty and informative evening, presented by Will himself, with diners getting to enjoy a fine dining tasting menu with beers paired with each course.

Steven Bennet says, “What chef doesn’t like beer, this for me has to be the perfect combination! Jokes aside, we wanted to host something a little bit different that really showcases some of the best food and drinks created in Grimsby and Lincolnshire. The team behind Docks beers have created such an incredible range of products and the concept has provided our team of chef’s to push the boundaries to create something a little bit different. Whilst we host tasting evenings throughout the year, including whisky, champagne and wine tasting evenings, beer for me must be the one I more excited about as it’s produced right here on our doorstep and the story behind the product has real substance to it, and of course it’s a great beer.”

Steven, alongside partner Charlotte Hay have been at the helms of Healing Manor for just over a year. With a focus on seasonal ingredients sourced from the fields and waters of Lincolnshire and Grimsby and the highest levels of customer’s service, Healing Manor Hotel and the Pig and Whistle has already been named as Visit Lincolnshire’s Hotel of the Year 2019.

PINK-FEET-0243The evenings menu will include; Malt and black treacle bread served with a rich cocoa butter, Black pudding served with boudin blanc, Scallop paired with beef, spinach and carrot, Milk chocolate, pistachio and yeast, amongst other dishes. Throughout the evening each dish will be paired with a beer hand selected by Will himself from Axholme and Dock’s Beers.

Grimsby’s only commercial craft brewery and taproom, Docks Beers, is located in a converted Church near Grimsby’s famous Docks. The brewery is in plain sight of the bar so customers can watch the brewers hard at work making up to 20,000 pints a week.  The busy taproom and brewery shop is open Wednesday to Sunday and drinkers can purchase beers from all over the UK as well those brewed in Grimsby.  Brewery tours and merchandise are also available.  Visit for more information.

Will Douglas from Axholme and Docks Beers says “We’re looking forward to be working with Steve and Charlotte on this fine dining and beer menu.   We like to think it’s not all about wine when it comes to pairing alcohol with food.  Premium craft beers provide great taste combinations that compliment food and showcase the diversity and complexity of flavours that beer has to offer. For example, sweeter citrusy beers compliment spicier foods and crisp beers with higher carbonation help balance fattier foods.   The key characteristics of a beer are its maltiness, how well roasted those malts are, and its hoppy aroma and bitterness. Steve has planned a delicious menu with a selection of Docks Beers and Axholme Brewing Co beers that will bring out these characteristics and show how they compliment and contrast with the food.”

Hosted in the Portman Restaurant, Healing Manor and Docks Beers tasting evening is £45 per person and available to book via T. (01472) 884544 or E. The full menu can be found on their website