First impressions are so important – in all aspects of life.
On a trip to WA’s south west, in 2011, we happened upon the newly opened Eagle Bay Brewing Co. We had already had lunch that day, but popped to EBB for a drink. Unfortunately at that time, you weren’t able to be served alcohol without a meal there, as they had a very limited liquor licence. We were disappointed as it looked lovely. We’d just sat down and our 2 year old had stated to play on the playground. He was pretty upset that we were leaving so suddenly. The lady in charge gave him a little toy crocodile, which cheered him up and stopped the floods of tears. It was a simple gesture, but one I never forgot and I always had in mind that we’d come back here again.
Fast forward two and a half years… We were in the South West with our English cousins. They were visiting Perth for 2 weeks. They enjoyed brilliant weather for most of the time – except this one day. The gloomy drizzle that blankets Britain had popped over to say “hiya”. We sat overlooking the beer garden and we could appreciate, that on a sunny day, we would have a spectacular view. To be fair, even in the gloom the view was pretty nice! Eagle Bay Brewing Co is surrounded by a working sheep and cattle property (Run by farmer John). His children, Nick, Astrid and Adrian, run the EBB Co.
The menu is pretty simple, but the food is tasty and well executed. We ate;
Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Spinach and Fontina Cheese ($24)
Friend sweet corn bread, black bean salsa and guacamole ($20)
Beer Battered Fish n Chips ($28)
Beef burger with bacon, cheddar, garlic mayo, beetroot, tomato, lettuce & fries ($22)
We enjoyed Eagle Bay Brewing a lot. The men among us really loved the beer too! There is a large sandpit for the kids and they can have a kick about on the grassed area or a wander around the flower and veggie patch. The outlook is stunning, rain, hail or shine.