It’s a dreary afternoon and you’ve been dreaming about the comforting dinner menu from your local pub since about 9:15 this morning. On drab and dull days like these, there truly is nothing better than a warming beef and stout stew or a hearty carvery with three types of spuds, all smothered in gravy. Bring that wholesome, pub-grub vibe to your home kitchen with our favourite recipes.

Best-ever chicken wings

est ever chicken wings. Easy Foods

Sticky, spicy and wonderfully moreish, chicken wings are one pub grub staple that can’t be beat. Crack open a can of The Good Stuff for the full pub experience at home.

Beer-battered fish and chips

Fish and chips Easy Food

Golden beer-battered fish with chunky chips, loads of salt and vinegar, a squeeze of lemon, and some tartare sauce – that’s comfort food at its finest! Save yourself a trip down to your local and try this recipe. You won’t regret it.

Flemish brown ale beef stew

Issue 152 January 2021 Easy Food Flemish beef stew

Get cosy with this fiercely flavoursome stew. The Belgian beer adds real depth of flavour to an already delicious dish. Best served with fresh crusty bread that’s perfect for dipping.

Spicy Southern fried chicken burgers with honey mayo

Southern fried chicken burger with honey mayo

A chicken burger shines on any dinner line-up – especially when paired with fresh slaw and honey mayo. Brighten any mid-week evening with this soon-to-be favourite

Steaks with mushroom sauce

Steaks with mushroom sauce

This rich and creamy, garlic and mushroom sauce will seriously take your steak and chips to up a level. There’s a splash of brandy added to the sauce – and it’s not to be missed!

Easy roast chicken with lemon and thyme sauce

Easy roast chicken with lemon and thyme sauce

Winner-winner-chicken-dinner! With fresh lemon and thyme, this roast chicken recipe is a firm favourite plus, it couldn’t be easier to make at home.

Stuffed blue cheese beef burgers with caramelised onions

Caramelised onions and blue cheese – we guarantee you’ll prefer this burger over your local’s! Kick your classic beef burgers up a notch and prepare to have your mouth water.

Braised Irish lamb shanks with colcannon

If tender meat is your thing, you need this recipe in your life. The slow-cooked lamb shanks go incredibly well with the rich tomato sauce – and even better with the creamy colcannon.

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Best steak sandwiches

Craving a hot steak sandwich from your local pub? No problem, you can recreate it at home with this fool-proof recipe. Load up your toasted ciabatta with tender sliced steak, homemade garlic mayo and caramelised onions. Try our homemade chips on the side for that real pub feel.

Hake with mushroom risotto

Fresh fish has its place at every local – and this perfectly-paired hake and creamy mushroom risotto would go down a treat in any pub, but especially at home. Add it to your line-up this week and you’re in for a treat.