HERE AT THE HOP AND CLEAVER WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR BARBEQUE AND PASSIONATE ABOUT DOING IT RIGHT! WE’VE IMPORTED AMERICAN SMOKING OVENS FROM PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA AND A SELECTION OF MESQUITE, HICKORY AND FRUIT WOODS TO PRODUCE DELICIOUS, DELICATE SMOKEY FLAVOURS FOR OUR EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY, LOCAL MEATS. WORKING WITH LOCAL SUPPLIERS AND PRODUCERS WE KEEP THE QUALITY HIGH, THE FOOD MILES LOW AND THE TASTE EXCEPTIONAL. OUR FRIENDS AT FREEMANS BUTCHERS HAVE SECURED US ONLY BEST, INCLUDING PURE BEEF BRED LIMOUSIN BEEF FROM MATFEN, FARMED BY FRANK ROBSON, AND RARE BREED, OUTDOOR REARED PIGS FOR DELICIOUSLY TASTY, MEATY RIBS. OUR SAUSAGES ARE HAND MADE BY PETER FROM THE AMBLE BUTCHER. DELICATELY SPICED, EACH ONE IS INDIVIDUALLY HAND TIED WITH STRING TO HANG IN OUR SMOKER BEFORE BEING CHARRED AT OVER 500 DEGREES TO LOCK IN THE JUICES! IT REALLY DOES MAKE THE ULTIMATE IN HOT DOGS! PETER ALSO MAKES OUR DRY CURED BACON, WHICH WE DELICATELY SMOKE OVER OAK; IT’S THE PERFECT WAY TO FINISH OUR ULTIMATE CHEESE AND BACON BURGER. WE ALSO MAKE OUR OWN SPICE RUBS AND SAUCES FOR ALL OUR DISHES FROM SCRATCH FOR AN AUTHENTIC, UNIQUE FLAVOUR THAT YOU CAN’T GET ANYWHERE ELSE! LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, OUR BREAD COMES COURTESY OF GEORDIE BAKERS.HAND MADE EVERY MORNING, IT’S THE PERFECT CARRIER FOR OUR 14 HOUR SMOKED PULLED PORK. YOU CAN BE SURE THAT ANY DISH YOU PICK WILL HAVE BEEN MADE WITH LOVE, CARE AND ATTENTION READY FOR YOU TO DEVOUR!
WELCOME TO THE HOP AND CLEAVER...
Welcome to the world of Hop & Cleaver, a brand new bar and eatery on Newcastle’s Quayside. We smoke our meats, brew our own small batch craft beers and love inventing all manner of cocktails. Here are a few things to expect;
BBQ RIBS, BATHTUB BOURBONS, MICRO BREWERY, COCKTAILS & HARD SHAKES, DAIQUIRI & MARGARITA SLUSHIES, SUPERB SALADS, SMOKEY BRISKET, BEER CAN CHICKEN, OUTSIDE COURTYARD, PICK & PULL YOUR OWN PINTS IN 2 AMAZING PRIVATE AREAS, GROWLERS, MAKE YOUR OWN MANHATTANS, PULLED PORK.
Chargrilled Buffalo Wings
Hop and Cleaver style bag of spicy, sharp Buffalo wings.
Stuffed jalapeno ‘poppers’ (v)
Deep fried jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese.
Apple and onion fritters (v)
Apple and onion fritters in spiced batter w/ Hop + Cleaver mayonnaise.
Potato skins (v)
Triple cooked potato skins finished w/ decadent cheese sauce, crumbled stilton and scallions.
Buffalo rib tips
Our sticky, smoky and fiery rib tips are slowly smoked, roasted over the pit and finished with our H+C Buffalo sauce. We recommend 4/5 per person.
0.50 per tip
14 hour chopped brisket
Slow-smoked for 14 hours, rested, chopped and finished with BBQ gravy, Texas toast and butter pickles. brisket, shredded and finished with a lick of our BBQ gravy, Texas toast and butter pickles.
12 Hour Pulled Pork
Slow smoked pulled pork finished in our homemade BBQ catsup with slaw and salad
Smoked Sausage and charred Wings
Custom smoked sausage and 3 charred chicken wings
1/2 Flame Grilled Chicken
½ Flame grilled chicken finished in our BBQ catsup glaze.
Chargrilled glazed pork ribs
Extra meaty thick cut ribs, smoked for 4 hours over fruit wood and chargrilled with our sticky BourbonBBQ sauce.
BBQ Skewers (V)
Mixed vegetables & halloumi skewers, chargrilled and finished w/ BBQ catsup on garden salad.
8oz flat iron steak
Spiced and chargrilled flat iron steak grilled medium w/ smoke house blue cheese sauce, skin-on fries and garden salad.
Smoked beet salad (v)
Smoked beets, corn bread croutons and crumbled goats cheese with hazelnuts tossed in a chili and citrus dressing.
Pig in the Garden
Pulled pork tossed with celery, cucumber, tomato, spring onion, peas, mixed leaves, house dressing and blue cheese sauce.
Green Chilli Mac & Cheese (v)
Gooey mac & cheese infused with sauteed green chilli and onions served with Texas toast, slaw and garden salad.
Slow smoked Northumbrian pork finished in BBQ catsup, cos lettuce, Hop and Cleaver mayonnaise served in a brioche bun.
Smoke stack cheeseburger
Two juicy chargrilled patties, smoked streaky bacon, gooey cheese and all the fixins. In a glazed brioche bun.
Ultimate cheese dog
Smoked and grilled sausage w/ gooey cheese, crispy onions, tomato jam and American mustard.
Smokey brisket, pickled cabbage, coriander, H+C BBQ catsup and Ball Park mustard on brioche
smokey and the mushroom (v)
Breaded + smoked field mushroom w/ grilled pepper, blue cheese and avocado mayonnaise.
Premium dry aged tomahawk steak served on the rib bone. Theatrical, extravagant and, more importantly, delicious, w serve it with our smoke house blue cheese sauce, skin-on fries, pit beans, mac & cheese and grilled corn. Truly an experience you won’t forget!
BEER CAN CHICKEN
Smoke roasted whole chicken cooked, literally, with a can of beer up it's ass for extra steamy flavours to carve yourself with skin-on fries, slaw, mac and cheese and grilled corn.
Pork ribs 1/2
Custom Cleaver Smoked Sausage
Pit Smoked Beans
Mac & Cheese (V)
Skin-on Fries (V)
Grilled Corn (V)
Sweet potato Fries (V)
Garlic mash and smokehouse gravy
The Hopping bocker
H + C’s very own twist on the classic Knickerbocker Glory.
W/ raspberries, bourbon caramel and powdered sugar.
Salted Peanut Butter and chocolate Cheesecake
W/ caramel sauce.
W/ vanilla ice cream and smothered in bourbon butterscotch.
Drop the Anchor
Buffalo trace, Anchor porter and vanilla ice cream.
Havana Club Especial rum, fresh lime juice and sugar. We usually have strawberries, raspberries and blackberries in stock. From time to time, we will have guest fruits and flavours. Please ask your server for what’s on today.
Classically made Frozen Margarita with Jose Cuervo tequila, Cointreau and lime served with the fruit of your choice from our fruit bowl. If you would like your Margarita served any other way, please ask.
Drop the Anchor
Deliciously sticky, sweet yet bitter, like the coke-float you would have wanted as a kid if you had known any better. But, Oh My … It’s good. A shot of Bourbon over a scoop of real dairy vanilla ice cream served with a bottle of Anchor Porter.
Vanilla oreo bomb
Stolichnaya Vanil vodka, with Oreo cookies and real dairy vanilla ice creammmm…..
A milkshake version of a Manhattan, with Buffalo Trace bourbon, Cinzano rosso vermouth, chocolate bitters and real dairy vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream and a stemmed cherry.
Tanqueray gin, lemon juice, gomme and a healthy scoop of lemon sorbet blended up and topped with a Crème de mure sauce…
|Sticky Maple Collins||A North American version of Vodka, with 6.95 Russian Standard vodka, lemon juice, and apple juice topped with a splash of soda, plus a side of maple syrup so you can make it as sweet as you like…||6.95|
|The Sazerac||We make ours with rye whiskey, sugar, absinthe, Angostura Peychauds bitters and Herbsaint. Served short without ice.||8.50|
|Cat on a hot tin roof||Buffalo Trace Bourbon with dark cacao, sauce and vanilla syrup. Oh, did we mention the muddled fresh chilli? Shaken and served in a champagne coupette, this will warm you through.||6.35|
|Boulevar Dier||A negroni substituting Wild Turkey 81 bourbon for the gin to go with Campari and Cinzano rosso. We have casked it in oak to further enhance the vanilla and caramel flavours.||8.50|
|American Pie||A long apple and berry whiskey cooler. Jim Beam Red Stag with Chambord, apple juice, cinnamon syrup and a dash of lemon juice over crushed ice.||6.95|
|Crema Vs Crema||Jim Beam black label Kentucky Bourbon with Bonnie Prince Charlie’s own Drambuie liqueur, espresso and simple syrup. If you like an Espresso Martini, you’ll love the Kentucky Espresso. Shaken hard and served in a coupette.||6.95|
|Rye Apricot Martini||A fruity, spicy little number with Jim Beam 7.50 Rye Whiskey, Crème d’Apricot, Cinzano Dry, Apricot Jam and Old-Time Aromatic Bitters. Shaken like we mean it. Served straight up.||7.50|
|Honey Pear & Mandarin Sour||Sweet and sour combination of Wild Turkey 7.50 Honey, Mandarin Napoleon and Xante Pear brandy with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. Ask for egg white for a balanced and emulsified sensation.||7.50|
Straight Kentucky Bourbon
|JIM BEAM SIGNATURE CRAFT||5.0||BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON||2.5|
|BUFFALO TRACE EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION||11.0||EVAN WILLIAMS EXTRA AGED||2.5|
|GEORGE T. STAG||11.5||JIM BEAM BLACK LABEL WHISKEY||2.5|
|JIM BEAM CHOICE GREEN LABEL||2.75||OLD FITZGERALD 12 Y/O||4.0|
|WILD TURKEY BOURBON 81 PROOF||2.5||WILD TURKEY BOURBON 101 PROOF||3.0|
Single Barrel Bourbon
|HANCOCK’S PRESIDENT’S RESERVE||7.25||BLANTON’S ORIGINAL||4.5|
|BLANTON’S GOLD||6.5||EAGLE RARE 10 YEAR OLD||3.75|
|E. H. TAYLOR SINGLE BARREL||8.0||JOHN J. BOWMAN SINGLE||5.75|
|ROCK HILL FARM||7.0||WATHEN’S SINGLE BARREL||4.75|
|WILLET POT STILL SINGLE BARREL||4.75|
|HIGH WEST RENDEZVOUS RYE||5.5||JIM BEAM RYE||2.75|
|REDEMPTION RYE||4.0||RITTENHOUSE STRAIGHT RYE 100 PROOF||3.25|
|SAZERAC STRAIGHT RYE||3.75||JOHN J. BOWMAN SINGLE||5.75|
|SAZERAC 18 YEAR OLD||11.0||WATHEN’S SINGLE BARREL||4.75|
|THOMAS H. HANDY STRAIGHT RYE CASK STRENGTH||11.0|
|MELLOW CORN WHISKEY||2.75||ROUGHSTOCK MONTANA SWEET CORN WHISKEY||4.5|
|PLATTE VALLEY 3 YEAR OLDv||3.0|
|GEORGE DICKEL NO. 12 TENNESSEE WHISKEY||4.25||JACK DANIELS SINGLE BARREL TENNESSEE WHISKEY||4.75|
|BUFFALO TRACE WHITE DOG MASH NO. 1||5.0||W. L. WELLER 12 YEAR OLD||3.25|
|WILD TURKEY HONEY||2.5||WASMUND’S SINGLE||4.75|
|EAGLE RARE 17 YEAR||10.0||JIM BEAM RED STAG||2.95|
|Acacia Tree Chenin Blanc Flavours and aromas of sweet apples, citrus fruit and ripe melon.||2.95||4.50||16.0|
|Statua Pinot Grigio Sicilia IGT Delicately fruity with an aroma of white flowers and a fresh palate of citrus fruits||3.95||5.80||21.0|
|Tarquino Sauvignon Blanc Characters of fresh cut grass on the nose and ripe grapefruit, peach and citrus on the palate||3.30||4.95||18.0|
|The Spee’wah Houseboat Chardonnay Grapefruit aromas alongside Asian spices and some classic nuttiness with French oak spiced elegance||3.85||5.80||21.0|
|St Cosme Little James Basket Press Viognier – Sauvignon A fresh, aromatic white from the Languedoc, with rich flavours of lemon peel, tangerine, watermelon and peach.||4.40||6.60||24.0|
|Vaporetto Prosecco Soft, fruity and refreshing sparkling wine with citrus, pear and floral flavours and aromas.||4.15||6.20||22.5|
|Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Pure and elegant with flavours of fresh citrus fruit, floral aromas and a creamy mousse.||9.0||N/A||49.5|
|Riva Leone Barbera Soft tannins and ripe fruit with refreshing acidity make it the perfect choice with food or on its own.||3.41||5.12||18.6|
|Tarquino Shiraz Malbec Made for meat, the juicy blend of Shiraz and Malbec loves burgers, steaks and all smoky flavours.||4.40||6.60||20.0|
|St Cosme Little James Basket Press Vin De France Solera produced Southern Rhone red that delivers deep and full-bodied flavours with black fruit crunch and a spicy finish.||3.70||4.68||17.0|
|Castillo Viento Rioja Crianza Soft and silky Rioja with raspberry, strawberry & red cherry fruit flavours on the palate. Delicious with chargrilled meats especially lamb.||4.40||6.60||24.0|
|Gnarly Head Old Zinfandel Powerful and concentrated Californian red. Delicious with burgers or steak!||4.95||7.50||27.0|
|Petit Papillion Grenache Rose Vin de Pays d’Oc Fresh and aromatic notes of raspberries and spices. Tastes of red cherries.||2.95||4.40||16.0|
|Anchor / Californian Lager (4.9%)||Properly lagered, this sunshine state lager has a distinctive flavour and golden colour, excellent with our BBQ chicken.||4.50|
|Camden / Pale (4.0%)||A light-bodied and hoppy pale, perfect with a bag of charred wings.||4.00|
|Brooklyn / Brown ale (5.6%)||Wonderful melange of caramel malts and bitter hops that powers its way through a full rack of ribs||4.25|
|Scherlenkerla / Lager (4.3%)||Lager, Tom, but not as we know it! Perfect German execution with a hint of smoke, ideal with a pulled pork sandwich.||4.95|
|Liefmans / Cuvee brut (6.0%)||Complex, sweet yet tart, cherry beer that is a mix of 12 to 36 month aged beers.||6.95|
|Sol (4.5%)||Smooth and refreshing with a squeeze of lime.||4.00|
|Camden / Wit (4.3%)||Roasted lemon and bergamot give Wit a distinctive citrusy bite that cuts through our juicy burgers like a knife through butter||4.00|
|Founders / All day IPA (4.7%)||A session IPA that weighs in at a tongue tickling 42 IBU’s. The perfect lunch time tipple.||4.00|
|Duvel (8.5%)||Old world craft, distinctively dry and tart with a wonderful aroma.||5.95|
|Mc Chouffe (8.0%)||Caramel sweetness and Belgium complexity.||5.95|
|Budweiser (5.0%)||The king of American beers. A light lager that’s smooth and reserved.||4.00|