Confessions of a shakeaholic…

    I have to make a confession. My name is Sarah and I’m a milkshake addict. There, I’ve said it. But let me explain… My addiction started late, as a student at Bristol University, in a small but perfectly formed Clifton diner and grew from there. I can honestly say I’ve tried a LOT of different shakes since,and none have ever come close. Enter The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen to challenge everything I thought I knew about these tasty treats…

I’m not going to lie, when one of our favourite local eateries, The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen, invited us to try their freakshakes I was pretty excited. I’d wanted to try their shakes for ages but had always greedily stuffed myself full of all their delicious food, and simply had no room left for anything else. This may also be the reason Adam calls me Piglet…

The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen…

Arriving early on Good Friday, the entire place was already pretty packed with customers. I spotted several couples and families already enjoying a shake or two as we were shown to our table; it was good to know I definitely wasn’t the only piggy in the room!

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After briefly entertaining the idea of some brunch (I told you I’m a greedy piglet) I told myself no, today was all about getting our freak on… 😉

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For reference, their breakfasts and brunches are just delicious, we’ve been multiple times and I’d definitely recommend a visit. But back to the shakes…

Getting our freak (shake) on…

As it was Good Friday, there was a special freakshake on the menu which I immediately decided I had to try. Trying to strike a balance between ALL of the chocolate, Adam chose a Strawberry shake and suggested we share both (share? Sometimes I wonder if my husband knows me at all).chocolate, shake, freakshake

Arriving at the table, the freakshakes looked absolutely magnificent; a work of confectionery art instead of your average milkshake with whipped cream and a few sprinkles.

Firstly, my Easter shake was so chocolately, and loaded with chocolate sauce. It was topped with half an actual Easter egg which had been filled with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, mini Easter eggs and a chocolate bunny.Malthouse. Stroud, Easter, Freakshake, Milkshake

Adam’s shake looked equally spectacular; a strawberry shake with fresh strawberries and crumbly meringue layered inside, then topped with whipped cream, more meringue, and another helping of fresh strawberries.strawberry, shake

Are you hungry yet? Good.

After a few photos and some discussion on where to even begin to start devouring this chocolate and strawberry feast (with the Malteser bunny, of course 😉)  we dug in.

chocolate, bunny, malteser, freakshakeThe verdict…

These freakshakes bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard, and damn right they’re better than… pretty much everything else I’ve tried. Yes, even better than my beloved Bristol shakes… We devoured them both entirely.

If you love a sweet treat, you really do need to go and try the freakshakes here, because they are pretty spectacular. One word of advice though; book a table if you are going on a weekend and go hungry. These bad boys are immense. And when you’re done, the Malthouse Emporium next door is jam-packed with amazing gifts and vintage goods. Just make sure you have a few hours to spare and some space in your boot because you’ll need it!

***This week, the FREAK OF THE WEEK is one you dough-nut want to miss…***

Coinciding with The Children’s Trust launching National Doughnut Week, The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen will be giving 10% from the sale of their doughnut shake to this fantastic cause.

Copyright: The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust work with children and young people from across the UK in communities around the country. Their vision is for all children with brain injury to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.

Finally, you can enjoy this tasty treat whilst doing your bit for charity from 10am Saturday 6th -13th May.







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