A guide to Oktoberfest at No.131
We’re celebrating Oktoberfest on the Back Terrace at No.131. Get ready to party Bavarian-style, with our traditional beer tables and barrels, offering plenty of frothy beers accompanied by the best Bratwurst in town. Prost!Here, we give the rundown on Oktoberfest at No.131 so you can enjoy the best Bavarian party in town.
What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest started in Munich in 1810 as a huge horse race to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. It was such a success that the festival became an annual event. As the decades went by, more and more activities popped up. By the late 19th century, Oktoberfest began to develop as we know it now, with, most importantly, beer and sausages being served. Fast forward to today and Oktoberfest, the ‘world’s largest folk festival’, is celebrated across the globe, modelled on the original event and continuing to serve up countless steins of beer and meaty morsels.
What to drink?
We’ve partnered with the brilliant Butcombe Brewery, who have crafted beer for over 40 years, to bring you both 1-pint and 2-pint steins at No.131 this season. The relaunched genuine Hofmeister’s Bavarian Helles Lager is our beer of choice. The current holders of IWSC World's Best Lager, this slow-brewed authentic Bavarian lager is crisp and refreshing but packed with character too – think a sweet digestive biscuit and honey flavour, with a tingle of floral and spicy hop bitterness and followed by a snappy finish that leaves you wanting more.
For those who prefer tipples other than beer, savour Winter Cocktails, Glühwein, Warm Spiced Cider, Boozy Hot Chocolate, and Schnapps alongside our stunning selection of gins.
What to eat?
Marius will be serving up smoked perfection at No.131. From Thursday to Saturday, he’ll be cooking his own delicious Grill menu before doing an epic Oktoberfest special, offering everyone’s favourite Bratwurst, served in a fluffy brioche bun, accompanied by tangy sauerkraut, fried onions and curry ketchup. So good you’ll feel practically transported to Munich.