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December 5, 2019

Many moons ago, when the earth was young and giant glaciers still scoured the land - oh alright, it was October - we blogged about the fact that The Butterfly and The Pig South was going to become The Corona Bar and Kitchen.

In fact, the premises were reverting to their original name.

The Southside landmark was built around 1913 and was called The Corona when it opened under the auspices of the publican James O'Malley, just before the First World War.

It became The Butterfly and The Pig South in 2015 but is now under new management and has reclaimed its former name. The Butterfly and The Pig in the city centre continues to operate as before.

We weren't around in 1913 but we are confident that customers then wanted what customers want now: cold beer, hot food and, quite possibly, some live entertainment.

The new Corona Bar and Kitchen ticks all those boxes. Main pic is from Facebook.

Pub quizzes and film nights

Regular live music, pub quizzes and film nights - they are screening Elf on Sunday 8th December - all provide plenty of entertainment and the recently launched food menu looks just as appealing.

Divided into brunch and mains, there are options for everybody.

Fancy something sweet? Try the fluffy pancakes or the cinnamon French toast.

Need something more substantial? Order the chef's full breakfast which comes in veggie and carnivorous versions.

There is a beef burger, a buttermilk-fried chicken burger and a red pepper falafel burger, all of which can be customised with different toppings.

Bar food classics

Pub grub classics include fish 'n' chips, a steak 'n' ale pie plus mac 'n' cheese. Not all the options have a 'n' in their title. You could also choose the sirloin steak.

There is also a butternut squash and black bean enchilada which is available as a veggie or vegan option.

Full marks to the genius who wrote the menu for their Christmas movie quiz and dinner which takes place on Saturday 7th December.

All the menu item names allude to much loved Christmas films. Will you start with the Grinch's self-loathing soup or save yourself for the Love Mac'tually mac 'n' cheese main course.

We're looking forward to the deep-fried  Twinky Winkeyyyyippay-Kay-Ay.