New to Harrogate - burgers, fries and a world craft beer exclusive

Vocation brewery's Heart & Soul beer.
Vocation brewery's Heart & Soul beer.

A brand new Harrogate restaurant linked up with Vocation brewery for an exclusive craft beer event.

Byron - known for serving ‘proper hamburgers and fries’ - has just opened at the new £10m leisure and dining out complex at 5 Albert Street.

To celebrate the occasion, Vocation’s sales manager Tom Chapman arrived to explain how the perfect pairings of beer and burgers prepared by Bryon’s burgers experts came together - and what the best way to savour a good craft beer was (a tip - treat it a bit like wine!)..

Byron was founded by Tom Byng in 2007 with the mission of serving proper hamburgers made from four cuts of properly sourced British beef.

The special evening featured pairings of Byron’s chilli burger with Brewdog’s 5AM Saint, a Byron cheese and bacon burger with Vocation’s Heart & Soul, Courgette Fries with Moor Nor’Hop, Bacon and Cheese fries with Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter and Buffalo Chicken Wings with Byron’s own pale ale brewed by Camden Town Brewery.

On behalf of Vocation Tom also unveiled for the first time anywhere a brand new beer by this small but highly-successful Hebden Bridge-based microbrewery.

Called Smash & Grab, the 8.5% double citrus-flavoured IPA packed a mighty punch.

There was also plenty on the menu for non-craft beer lovers with bourbons, Byron’s thick milkshakes and hard shakes, and craft sodas.