England has a surprisingly long, unexplored heritage of beef and boys clubs; did you know that The Sublime Society of Beef Steaks is the oldest surviving dining club in Britain? Its illustrious members have included William Hogarth and Lord Sandwich, and who wouldn’t want to join a club whose motto is ‘Beef and Liberty’? But, holy cow, can Americans teach us something about beef patties, cakes and steaks? The Fat Bear Beefsteak Bacchanalia is a judgment-free dine-down of nothing but pure unadulterated beefsteak. Consisting of tender slices of beef, dipped in butter, consumed sans cutlery and eaten family-style, The Fat Bear Beefsteak Bacchanalia is all about going HAM on a prime piece of cow. For an extra £30, you can go gung-ho and wash down the pounds of meat with free-flowing gallons of wine. So head down and chew the cud over an afternoon of no crockery, no cutlery and no pretensions.
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