The Bay Hotel is a collaboration between Bushy’s Brewery + Little Fish Cafe. LIttle Fish at The Bay is the newest venture from Rock Food Concepts, owner and creator of Little Fish, 14 North, Bath and Bottle and Smoo. Can you think of any better of an Isle of Man combo?
The Bay Hotel is a beloved pub in Port Erin and in the summer you can find people drinking along the prom outside and enjoying bands throughout TT week. Split almost down the middle on the right hand side now lives Little Fish at The Bay a brasserie serving great food, delicious seafood amazing drinks and the pub on the left hand side serving of course Bushy’s beer and other fine ales.
After seeing a friend had gone to soft launch of The Bay on Friday I knew I needed to get there as soon as possible, it just looked too beautiful and delicious I couldn’t wait. I called on Saturday morning and luckily there was a booking for 2 at 8:45 because of a previous cancellation so I took it.
To start was this Noa Bakehouse sourdough with toasted butter. I call myself a “Foodie” but I had never had toasted butter before. It was nutty and salty but also a little sweet. It had hints of peanut butter to me but had its own distinct flavour.
The other starter I had was tenderstem broccoli with goats cheese and hazelnuts. Two weeks prior I had been to Maray in Liverpool and ordered the whipped goats cheese so I was on a small goats cheese kick.
The other starter I shared was the salmon scotch egg with Staavey greens and caper mayo. This was majorly delicious!
As a main I had the Herbed Gnocchi with summer vegetables and Ellerslie oil. I have to admit I had to look that up and the Isle of Man Food And Drink website filled me in:
“Ellerslie Extra Virgin Rapeseed oil is 100% Manx and made from the first cold press of select Manx Rapeseed. It is pressed, filtered and bottled at Ellerslie Farm in Crosby, travelling not more than 30 miles from the farm to your table.
Dessert was spectacular and was a shared citrus cheesecake with summer berries and of course Smoo Ice cream.
The night was spontaneous and fun – also delicious, impressive and exciting. I’m so excited for what is happening down south but more so on the Isle of Man in general. New places popping up, old places doing what they always do brilliantly – it’s all good.
Please tell me what you think of The Bay and enjoy!