A Guinness and cherry trifle on a table beside a pint of Guinness.

Create delicious dishes with the world's most famous stout

Since 1837, Guinness was declared a perfect match with oysters. Since then, Guinness has become a staple ingredient in Irish kitchens – in restaurants and at home. Inspired by some of the traditional Irish recipes, we have created a Guinness-infused three-course menu that will wow your family and guests!


Guinness Original & Oysters

Guinness and oysters recipe card

  • 200ml red wine vinegar
  • 4x Banana Shallots finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 4 twists of black pepper
  • 2 grams of sugar


Stir together all the ingredients and taste. If it's too strong add water till desired taste is achieved.

Enjoy with freshly shucked Oysters!

Main course


Guinness Pulled Beef Roll recipe card

  • One 2 kg beef short rib on the bone (also known as Jacob's Ladder)
  • 60ml Irish rapeseed oil
  • 2 large onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, left whole and peeled
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary, divided
  • 3 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 1L plus
  • 1,240ml Foreign extra stout
  • 1L beef stock
  • 2 shallots, sliced


Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Rub salt and black pepper all over the short rib, ensuring it is well coated. Heat a large sauté pan or skillet over a medium-high heat.

When the pan is hot, add the short rib and sear on all sides until browned, about three minutes per side. Remove the short rib from the pan and set it aside.

Place the same pan over a medium heat and add the Irish rapeseed oil. Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, and half of the thyme and rosemary, and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomato purée and one litre of the stout, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the stock and bring to a boil, then pour everything into a large ovenproof casserole dish.

Nestle the short rib among the veggies, making sure it's 90 percent submerged in the liquid (add additional water to the dish if necessary to achieve this). Place the remaining half of thyme and rosemary on top. Cut a piece of parchment paper to the same size and shape as the casserole dish, and tuck it around the meat and vegetables so the parchment paper sits inside the dish. Then cover the dish with aluminium foil.

Braise for four hours, until the internal temperature has reached 160°C and the beef is very soft and falling off the bone.

Carefully remove the short rib from the braising liquid and transfer it to a rimmed baking sheet to cool slightly.

Remove the meat entirely from the bone and set aside.

Pour the braising liquor into a hot saucepan passing out the vegetables (discard these), reduce the liquid by half then add one bottle of Guinness Sauce (available in the gift shop).

Bring to the boil and reduce to a sauce-like consistency.

With a large fork break, down the fibres on the beef, add the sauce and mix to desired consistency. Any leftover sauce can be stored for future dishes!

Butter your sub roll and toast, stuff with the pulled beef and top with a ruby slaw.


Our Famous Guinness Trifle

Cherry Trifle recipe card

Guinness sponge

  • 125ml Guinness Stout 
  • 125g Unsalted Butter  
  • 32g Cocoa Powder  
  • 200g Caster Sugar  
  • 75ml Sour Cream  
  • 1 Large Eggs  
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla  
  • 130g Plain Flour  
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Bicarbonate Soda 


Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan, add the butter and heat until melted. Once the butter has melted, take it off the heat.

Add the cocoa powder and sugar into the butter, combine together and mix well.

Beat the sour cream, eggs and vanilla together in a separate bowl and pour into the butter mixture. Once combined, sieve in the flour and bicarbonate of soda folding it altogether. Be careful not to over mix!

Pour the batter into the lined tray and bake for 30 mins, allow to cool completely in the tray or on a wire rack.


Cherry Jelly

  • 400g Frozen Cherries  
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest 
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice  
  • 5 Gelatine Leaf’s 


Place cherries, lemon zest and lemon juice into a saucepan. Heat the cherries over a medium heat for 5 to 10 mins or until juices release and cherries soften.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Place the cherries into a food processor and blitz until smooth.

Strain the cherries back into the saucepan on a low heat.

Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water, then stir into the puree and combine until the gelatine has fully dissolved.

Remove from the heat until ready to pour.

Irish Custard

  • 125ml Whole Milk 
  • 125ml Baileys 
  • 300ml Double Cream  
  • 1 Vanilla Pod 
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks 
  • 50g Castor Sugar  
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornflour 


Pour the milk, Baileys and cream into a saucepan, add the vanilla. Gently bring to a soft boil.

In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour together. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated together and the mixture is smooth.

Gradually pour over the hot milk mixture, whisking vigorously.

Pour the custard through a sieve into a clean saucepan and cook out on a light heat for 5-6 mins. Remember to keep stirring, you don’t want your custard to curdle. Once the custard has thickened, its ready!

When cooling custard, decant into a clean jug or container and cover it with clingfilm so it doesn’t form a skin.

Crème Chantilly

  • 500ml Double Cream 
  • 4 Tablespoons Castor Sugar 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 


Whisk all three ingredients together, until your cream is at a medium peak! Don’t over whisk.

Assembling Your Guinness Trifle!

Choosing your favourite trifles glasses or bowls, layer the bottom of them with the delicious, moist Guinness sponge.

Pour the cherry jelly over the sponge, covering it to allow the jelly to set into the sponge.

Once done, put this in the fridge for 2-3 hrs until the jelly has set.

When set, pour a layer of the deliciously smooth Baileys custard on top. Ensure each layer is consistent. Allow the custard to further set in the fridge for a further 2 hrs.

Once set, top your Guinness Trifles with whipped cream and enjoy!