Taproom & Festival Reviews

Little Earth Fest 2024

Little Earth Fest 2024

Little Earth Project, Mill Green, Edwardstone, Sudbury, Suffolk.The Little Earth Fest is a craft beer festival with a unique twist — its dedicated exclusively to sour beers and wild ales, offering a distinctive experience for connoisseurs of these acquired tastes....

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Kean’s Head

Kean’s Head

Kean's Head, 46 St Mary's Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QANestled in Nottingham’s historical and vibrant Lace Market, The Kean’s Head is a charming gem owned by the Castle Rock Brewery, who have just been crowned National Pub Group of the Year 2024 at the National Pub & Bar...

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Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2024

Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2024

Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2024, Sneinton Market, NottinghamThe Nottingham Craft Beer Festival (NCBF), held annually in June at the historic and culturally rich Sneinton Market Avenues, is a highlight for beer enthusiasts. This year’s festival, spread across three...

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Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2024

Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2024

Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2024, Harbourside, BristolBristol Craft Beer Festival has been one of the highlights of our early summer Festival calendar for a number of years now. We attended the Friday evening session, which allowed us to get a mid afternoon train from...

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Liquid Light Brewing Taproom

Liquid Light Brewing Taproom

Liquid Light Taproom, Unit 9, Robin Hood Industrial Estate, Alfred St S, Nottingham NG3 1GELocated in central Nottingham, just a short walk from Sneinton Market, Liquid Light Brewing Company offers a quintessential craft beer experience. Housed in an industrial unit,...

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Beach Street Beer Festival 2024

Beach Street Beer Festival 2024

Beach Street Festival 2024, Beach Street, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe IP11 2GNThe Beach Street Beer Festival, organised by the independent bottle shop chain Hopsters, was a delightful event held in Felixstowe. With locations in Ipswich, Chelmsford, Leigh-on-Sea, and...

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Neon Raptor Taproom

Neon Raptor Taproom

Neon Raptor, Sneinton Market, Unit 14 Avenue A, Nottingham NG1 1DTNestled within the vibrant Sneinton Market in Central Nottingham, the Neon Raptor Taproom, affectionately known as The Rap Tap, offers a unique and exciting drinking experience. Its unconventional...

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Siren RG1 Taproom

Siren RG1 Taproom

Siren RG1 Taproom, 130 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EPWhen Siren Craft Brew opened their Brewery Taproom near Finchampstead in 2017 it was a landmark occasion in TWICB Rob's Craft Beer journey. Finally there was a proper Craft Beer venue in the Greater Reading area, but...

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Brew//LDN 2024

Brew//LDN 2024

Brew//LDN, Between The Bridges, Southbank, London SE1 7PBBrewLDN marks the start of the UK summer Craft Beer festival season, and so is always an event to be anticipated. For the past three years, it was held at the soul-less gargantuan Printworks in Rotherhithe, and...

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North Westward Ho, Manchester

North Westward Ho, Manchester

North Westward Ho, Pall Mall, 19 Chapel Walks, Manchester M2 1HNLocated in the heart of Manchester, North Westward Ho stands tall as a beacon for beer enthusiasts. Boasting 18 keg lines and 5 cask ale lines, this pub is a fabulous venue for craft beer lovers. Owned by...

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Other Monkey Taproom, Colchester

Other Monkey Taproom, Colchester

Other Monkey Brewing Taproom, 5-6 St Nicholas St, Colchester CO1 1LBConveniently located near the historic Colchester Castle, this establishment boasts a diverse range of brews, including their own Other Monkey Brewing creations as well as carefully curated guest...

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Play Brew Taproom, Sunderland

Play Brew Taproom, Sunderland

Play Brew Brewery & Taproom, 8 Cannon Park Way, Middlesbrough TS1 5JULocated within the beating heart of Teeside, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre, Play Brew Brewery offers an experience that's as bold and colourful as its craft beer can designs. As...

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The Canalhouse, Nottingham

The Canalhouse, Nottingham

The Canalhouse, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EHNestled in the heart of Nottingham lies a true gem for craft beer fans and history buffs alike – The Canalhouse. Housed in a Grade II listed former canal museum, this iconic pub effortlessly marries its rich...

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Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival

Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival

Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival, Chelmsford Social Club, 55 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6JDLast weekend, the team at TWICB embarked on a journey to the Chelmsford Social Club for the inaugural Chelmsford Craft Beer Festival. Organised by the connoisseurs of craft...

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The Hive Craft Beer & Coffee Shop

The Hive Craft Beer & Coffee Shop

The Hive Craft Beer & Coffee Shop, 208-210 Dukes Ride, Crowthorne RG45 6DSThe Hive is located in a double shop-front in the High St of the lovely southeast Berkshire village of Crowthorne. If you approach from the West, you will get a sense that this is definitely the...

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Totnes Brewing Co.

Totnes Brewing Co.

Totnes Brewing Co. Taproom, 59a High St, Totnes TQ9 5PBWelcome to the quaint and charming world of Totnes's very own microbrewery and taproom, nestled at the top of the picturesque high street in the heart of Devon. As you step through the doors of this small gem,...

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The Butcher’s Hook

The Butcher’s Hook

The Butcher's Hook Alehouse, 7 Manor Farm Rd, Southampton SO18 1NNLocated in a single shop-front on the Bittern Park Triangle about three miles northeast of Southampton City Centre, The Butchers Hook is the oldest Micropub in Southampton, and can reasonably claim to...

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The Kernel Taproom

The Kernel Taproom

The Kernel Taproom, Arch 7, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Bermondsey, London SE16 3FJ Located in the heart of Bermondsey's renowned beer mile, The Kernel Brewery Taproom offers an authentic and down-to-earth craft beer experience. Housed within a traditional railway...

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Sadler’s Cat

Sadler’s Cat

Sadler's Cat, Hanover St, NOMA, Manchester, M4 4AHSituated at Hanover St, Manchester, Sadler's Cat stands as a testament to community spirit and dedication. Formerly known as The Pilcrow, this public house holds a significant place in Manchester's history, being the...

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Windsor & Eton Brewery

Windsor & Eton Brewery

Windsor & Eton Brewery Taproom, 1-4 Vansittart Estate, Duke St, Windsor SL4 1SEWindsor & Eton Brewery was opened in 2010, and quickly established itself as arguably the leading cask brewery in the Thames Valley. In 2014 they established Uprising as a sister brand to...

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Arcade Street Tavern

Arcade Street Tavern

Arcade Street Tavern, 1 Arcade Street, Ipswich, IP1 1EXNestled in the heart of Ipswich town centre, Arcade Street Tavern is a hidden gem for craft beer enthusiasts. This traditional bar offers a unique experience with its diverse selection of 16 keg and several cask...

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Cloudwater, Enid Street

Cloudwater, Enid Street

Cloudwater, Railway Arches, 73 Enid St, Bermondsey, London SE16 3RASituated in the heart of Bermondsey's iconic Beer Mile, Cloudwater's Enid Street taproom offers an authentic and charming experience for beer enthusiasts. Located in a historic railway arch, this...

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By The River Brew Co.

By The River Brew Co.

By The River Brew Co. Taproom, Hillgate Quays, Gateshead NE8 2FDNestled in the heart of central Newcastle, on the Gateshead side of the iconic bridge, By The River Co Taproom offers a craft beer experience like no other. As you step into this unique establishment, the...

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The Haunt

The Haunt

The Haunt Taproom, Units 2-3 Meadow Rd, Reading RG1 8LBPhantom Brewing is just a 5 minute stroll from Reading railway station. When they opened their doors in late 2019, they occupied a single large modern industrial unit, opposite a derelict printworks. As is the...

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Briarbank Brewery Bar

Briarbank Brewery Bar

The Briarbank Brewery Bar, 70 Fore St, Ipswich IP4 1LBNestled just steps away from Ipswich's picturesque waterfront and bustling marina, the Briarbank Brewery Taproom Bar offers an inviting retreat, merely a brisk walk from the town centre. Ascending to the...

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Wild Card Barrel Store

Wild Card Barrel Store

The Wild Card Brewery Barrel Store, Shernhall St, London E17 9HQNestled in the heart of Walthamstow, East London, the Wild Card Brewery Barrel Store Taproom boasts a unique charm within an old, industrial unit – a hallmark of many distinctive craft beer...

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The Hanging Bat

The Hanging Bat

The Hanging Bat, 133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9ABThe Hanging Bat beer cafe, established on Lothian Road in Edinburgh in 2012, has since solidified its reputation as the premier destination in the city for indulging in an expansive variety of craft beers.They have...

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Pressure Drop Taproom

Pressure Drop Taproom

Pressure Drop Taproom, Unit 6, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, London N17 9QPThe Pressure Drop Brewery & Taproom is located a short walk away from Tottenham Hale Station in North London. It is a working brewery during the week, but on Saturday they clear out...

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Two Brews

Two Brews

Two Brews Bottleshop & Bar, 11 Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NFTwo Brews is an independent craft beer bottle shop and bar located in Colchester town centre. My love affair with craft beer owes its beginnings to Two Brews. Around six years ago, I wandered into their...

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Ipswich Craft Beer Festival

Ipswich Craft Beer Festival

Ipswich Craft Beer Festival, The Baths, 4 Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AX The festival was organised by Hopsters, an independent chain of bottle shops, with premises in Ipswich, Chelmsford, Leigh-on-sea and a seaside craft beer bar in Felixstowe. The craft beer festival...

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Verdant Brewing Taproom

Verdant Brewing Taproom

Verdant Brewing Co., 30, Parkengue Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn TR10 9EPIf you have been a fan of UK Craft Beer for a while, it is a pretty good bet that at some point (unless you live in the very far Southwest of Cornwall) you have wished that Verdant was a bit...

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Spilsbury & Jones Brewing Co.

Spilsbury & Jones Brewing Co.

Spilsbury & Jones Brewing Co., Orleton Court Farm, Stanford Bridge, Holt WR6 6SU We recently toured rural Worcestershire to visit a few farmyard micro- breweries, and we soon came across Spilsbury & Jones at Orleton Court Farm in Orleton Lane, at Stanford Bridge, near...

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Derby Beer Con

Derby Beer Con

Derby Beer Con, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road, Derby DE1 2QDAs the 2023 Summer Festival draws to a close, Steve and Rob headed to Derby in the East Midlands to attend Derby Beer Con for the first time. Derby Beer Con was launched by Tom Ainsley in 2017, within...

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Leviathan Brewing Taproom

Leviathan Brewing Taproom

Leviathan Brewing Taproom, Unit 4&5, 17 Reddicap Trading Estate, Sutton Coldfield B75 7BUWe recently visited the taproom of Leviathan Brewing in Sutton Coldfield. It lies on the Reddicap Trading Estate, up a driveway off the main access road. Chris Hodgetts...

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Sureshot Brewing Taproom

Sureshot Brewing Taproom

Sureshot Brewing Taproom, 4 Sheffield St, Manchester M1 2NDThe Sureshot taproom is nestled in an arch under Piccadilly station a short walk from Manchester Town centre, serving brewery fresh beers from their brewery next door. They are in excellent company with both...

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Indie Rabble Taproom

Indie Rabble Taproom

Indie Rabble Taproom, Arch 27, The Arches, Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire How many Taprooms does it take to make a Beer Mile? This question is not as simple as it sounds, as it also depends on a number of auxiliary factors, including the number of paces from the...

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London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival, Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SFThis was the fifth year in a row the TWICB Team had descended on Tobacco Dock for this iconic and keenly anticipated beer festival in Wapping, London. We arrived early and in high...

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Cullach Brewing Taproom

Cullach Brewing Taproom

Cullach Brewing Taproom, 50 Princes Street, Perth, Tayside, Scotland PH2 8LJWe recently spent a few days touring in and around Perth, Scotland. Just around the corner from our hotel, in Princes Street, we came across the taproom for Cullach Brewing.Cullach Brewing was...

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Craft Theory

Craft Theory

Craft Theory, South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QUCraft Theory, a delightful craft beer festival, showcased a well-curated selection of eleven craft breweries primarily hailing from greater Reading, complemented by some of Britain's very best...

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Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Manchester Craft Beer Festival, Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PYAn eagerly awaited weekend away finally arrived as the TWICB Team descended upon Manchester last Friday afternoon to attend the Manchester Craft Beer Festival for the first time. It's true...

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Little Earth Fest 2023

Little Earth Fest 2023

Little Earth Fest 2023, The White Horse Inn, Mill Green, Edwardstone, Sudbury CO10 5PXOn a lovely sunny Friday afternoon, the TWICB Team embarked on an adventure to explore the delightful world of mixed fermentation beers at a picturesque location in the beautiful...

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Nothing Bound Taproom

Nothing Bound Taproom

Nothing Bound Brewery & Taproom, Chapel Farm, Heightington, near Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2XYNothing Bound Brewery is located down a leafy lane in the middle of the countryside at the idyllic Chapel Farm in Heightington, near Bewdley. The brewery was established...

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Makemake Taproom

Makemake Taproom

Makemake Taproom - Unit 1.2, Central Point, Kirpal Road, Portsmouth PO3 6FHLocated near Milton Common in Portsmouth, Makemake Brewery & Taproom is a hidden gem for craft beer enthusiasts on the south coast. Nestling in a sleek industrial unit, this superb local...

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Awakening 23

Awakening 23

Awakening 23, St. John's Church, Forton Road, Gosport PO12 4TQAwakening 23 was a fabulous Craft Beer Festival promoted by Fallen Acorn Brewery and Quay West Studios and took place in the enchanting setting of a church in Gosport on the south coast of England. The...

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Brew LDN 2023

Brew LDN 2023

Brew LDN, The Printworks, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJThis was my third successive visit to Brew LDN, held at The Printworks in Canada Water, London. Sadly however, we understand that the venue is soon to be demolished, so a new location is needed for 2024. The...

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Beach Street Beer Festival

Beach Street Beer Festival

Beach Street Beer Festival, Beach Street, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe IP11 2GNI'd imagine that most people have heard of Felixstowe, but not many may have actually been there, as it's tucked away on the east coast in rural Suffolk and sandwiched between two river...

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Phantom Brewing Taproom

Phantom Brewing Taproom

Phantom Brewing Taproom, Units 2 & 3, Meadow Road, Reading RG1 8LBPhantom Brewing is just a 5 minute stroll from Reading railway station, a hub of the UK rail network. When they first opened their doors in late 2019, they occupied a single large modern industrial...

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Howling Hops Tank Bar

Howling Hops Tank Bar

Howling Hops Tank Bar, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London E9 5ENThe Howling Hops Tank Bar is located near to the canal at Hackney Wick, close to Old Street Brewery and The Merchant’s Tap, making it a must stop for the craft beer lover. It's just a...

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The Wee Vault, Edinburgh

The Wee Vault, Edinburgh

The Wee Vault Tasting Room, 7A W Maitland St, Edinburgh EH12 5DSThe Wee Vault Tasting Room and Bottleshop is one of the more unique and interesting taprooms in the UK. Situated in central Edinburgh just a 2 minute walk from Haymarket Station. The taproom is tiny -...

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Moonwake Taproom, Leith

Moonwake Taproom, Leith

Moonwake Beer Co. Brewery & Taproom, 6A Tower St, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7BYThe Moonwake Beer Co. brewery and taproom is located on an industrial unit in Leith, North Edinburgh, just a minute away from Leith Shore. Through the entrance and up some step finds you in...

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Porty Vault, Edinburgh

Porty Vault, Edinburgh

Porty Vault, 243 Portobello High St, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2AWThe Porty Vault Taproom & Smokehouse is located on Portobello High Street, Portobello in Edinburgh and is just a few minutes walk from the Vault City Brewery, the home of Modern Sour Beer. The TWICB...

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Cafe Beermoth, Manchester

Cafe Beermoth, Manchester

Cafe Beermoth, Brown Street, Manchester M2 1DAI think it is fair to say that, we do a lot of Craft Beer drinking in the UK in fairly basic or rustic surroundings. Don't get me wrong, I have never sat in a Taproom drinking fresh Craft Beer that didn't please me....

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Indy Man Beer Con, Manchester

Indy Man Beer Con, Manchester

Indy Man Beer Con, ManchesterEver since we launched TWICB in February 2020, there have been certain Events and Experiences that are regularly talked about in hushed-tones by the UK Craft Beer Community, which we have yet to experience. Very high amongst these was...

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Tilt, Birmingham

Tilt, Birmingham

Tilt, City Arcade, 2 Union St, Birmingham B2 4TXThe TWICB Team were out in force in Birmingham earlier this month to attend Beer Central (review in last week's Issue 133). However, before the festival started we enjoyed an hour or so in this fascinating little bar....

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Beer Central, Birmingham

Beer Central, Birmingham

Beer Central, Tea Works, Digbeth, BirminghamAs the UK 2022 Summer Festival Season races towards a grand crescendo, the TWICB Team was out in force at Beer Central in Birmingham this weekend. The fifth and final instalment of the 'We Are Beer' UK Tour took place at the...

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Radio City Social, Chelmsford

Radio City Social, Chelmsford

Radio City Social, 35 Viaduct Road, Chelmsford CM1 1TSRadio City Social is the newly opened taproom owned by Dan from Radio City Beer Works - the local craft brewery in Chelmsford. The name owes its roots to Guglielmo Marconi who developed the concept of radio at the...

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Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell

Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell

Thornbridge Brewery Taproom, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GSYour intrepid reporter found himself in Bakewell in the Peak District a couple of weeks ago on a beautiful sunny day. After walking around this delightful market town for a while it was...

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The Grumpy Goat, Reading

The Grumpy Goat, Reading

The Grumpy Goat Taproom, 7 Union Street, Reading RG1 1EUEvery week on the TWICB Podcast, I ask the Guest (mostly Brewers) to give a shout out to a "Little Guy". Almost without exception, the Guest will mention one of more local bottleshops, who were instrumental in...

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London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival, Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SFThe London Craft Beer Festival holds a special place in your Correspondent's heart, as it was the first Craft Beer Festival I ever attended, back in the days when it was held at the...

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Hops Farm Craft Beer Festival

Hops Farm Craft Beer Festival

Hops Farm Craft Beer Festival, Hops Farm, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex Tucked away in the countryside on the Essex-Suffolk borders lies Hops Farm, which on August 6th hosted its second Summer Craft Beer Festival. The event was held in collaboration with Two Brews, a...

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Bewdley Brewery, Bewdley

Bewdley Brewery, Bewdley

Bewdley Brewery Taproom, Unit 7, Bewdley Craft Centre, Lax Lane, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2DZBewdley Brewery is a micro-brewery set in the heart of the Severn Valley, alongside the River Severn. It was established in 2008 by a small group of dedicated...

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Pegasus Taproom, Canterbury

Pegasus Taproom, Canterbury

Pegasus Taproom, 86 St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury CT2 8ADThe Pegasus Taproom and Gin Palace is situated in the heart of Canterbury at St. Dunstans Street a few hundred yards from the famous cathedral. It advertises itself as an upmarket, eco-friendly tap room, a...

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Small Bar, Bristol

Small Bar, Bristol

Small Bar, 31 King Street, Bristol BS1 4DZ The Small Bar is a little gem of a find, tucked away on King Street, in the south west area of Bristol City Centre. The bar has been pouring great beers since 2013 and is a little haven for Craft Beer lovers. From outside to...

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Floc. Brewing Co. Taproom, Canterbury

Floc. Brewing Co. Taproom, Canterbury

FLOC.Brewing Co., Wincheap Industrial Estate, Cotton Road, Unit 7A, Canterbury CT1 3RBThe TWICB Team visited the Floc Brewing Co. Taproom last Friday afternoon when the weather was gloriously hot and sunny. The Taproom is situated in the south west area of Canterbury,...

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Left Handed Giant Brewpub, Bristol

Left Handed Giant Brewpub, Bristol

Left Handed Giant Brewpub, Hawkins Ln, Redcliffe, Finzels, Bristol BS1 6EUAlthough the TWICB Team were in Bristol last weekend for the Bristol Craft Beer Festival it would have been sacrilege not to avail ourselves of the delights of the Left Handed Giant Brewpub....

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Bristol Craft Beer Festival

Bristol Craft Beer Festival

Bristol Craft Beer Festival, Harbourside, BristolThe Bristol leg of the 'We Are Beer' summer festival circuit has been on our to-do list for a while, and this week we finally got ourselves organised to attend. Schedules allowed us to head West at lunchtime on Friday,...

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Riverside Beer Festival, Greenwich

Riverside Beer Festival, Greenwich

Riverside Beer Festival, Brew By Numbers, Morden Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula, LondonWith The Riverside Beer Festival coinciding with Hop City in Leeds, it was always going to be a tough decision which one to attend. We enjoyed both festivals in 2021 but that clearly...

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Old Street Brewery, Hackney Wick

Old Street Brewery, Hackney Wick

Old Street Brewery & Taproom, Unit 1 Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5ENOld Street Brewery & Taproom is located near to the canal at Hackney Wick, close to Howling Hops and The Merchant's Tap, making it a must stop for the craft beer lover. It is just a...

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Brew LDN, London

Brew LDN, London

The Printworks, Surrey Quays Rd, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 7PJFriday marked the official start of summer for TWICB, as we attended our first Festival of the season, at BrewLDN. Originally known as Craft Beer Rising, BrewLDN has stood the test of time, as one of the...

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Abyss Brewery Tap, Lewes

Abyss Brewery Tap, Lewes

ABYSS Brewery + Tap, Unit 3, The Malthouse, Daveys Lane, Lewes BN7 2BFSince Abyss Brewing opened their Taproom in Lewis in 2021, a TWICB visit had been high on our priority list. We finally managed to get there on the first weekend of April, and we’re very glad we...

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Town Mouse, Newcastle

Town Mouse, Newcastle

Town Mouse Ale House, Basement, 11 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7PGThe Town Mouse is to be found on St Mary’s Place between The 5 Swans Wetherspoons pub and ‘Get Stuffed’, and is a 3 minute’s walk from both Haymarket and Newcastle City Hall. When we...

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Beak Brewery Tap, Lewes

Beak Brewery Tap, Lewes

Beak Brewery & Taproom, Unit 14 Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes BN8 6JLIn the last twelve months there are few Craft Breweries in the UK who have generated more excitement around their IPAs than Beak. Based just outside Lewes town centre, Beak are just a short, ten...

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Full Circle Brewery & Taproom, Newcastle

Full Circle Brewery & Taproom, Newcastle

Full Circle Brewery & Taproom, Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HLFull Circle Brewery was established just over 2 years ago in late 2019 and quickly made a name for itself. The brewery was awarded 2020 Best Newcomer by Beer52, and ranked in the top 10 new...

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Fownes Brewery, West Midlands

Fownes Brewery, West Midlands

Fownes Brewery, Unit 2, Two Woods Trading Estate, Talbots Lane, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 2YXFownes is a 3-barrel brewery established in 2012 by brothers James & Tom Fownes. They have the aim of bringing together finely crafted ales and porters with...

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New Invention Brewery, Walsall

New Invention Brewery, Walsall

New Invention Brewery, Unit 2, Pinfold Industrial Estate, Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands WS3 3JSNew Invention Brewery was set up by Karol Kawecki in 2019 in an industrial unit just behind Bloxwich town centre to the north of Walsall. Karol’s background is as a...

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Green Duck Brewery, Stourbridge

Green Duck Brewery, Stourbridge

Green Duck Brewery, Unit 13, Gainsborough Trading Estate, Rufford Road, Stourbridge, DY9 7NDGreen Duck Brewery was formed by three friends in 2012, and hasn’t looked back. It’s now run by Alan, Alex & Nathan, and they’re just celebrating their eighth birthday at...

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Brothers of Ale Stourport

Brothers of Ale Stourport

Unit 3, Baldwin Road, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13 9AXBrothers of Ale is an independent micro-brewery close to the heart of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, dedicated to creating modern, experimental and vibrant craft beers. What started as a hobby...

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Fixed Wheel Brewery & Taproom

Fixed Wheel Brewery & Taproom

Unit 9, Long Lane Trading Estate, Blackheath, West MidlandsWhen a mad cyclist’s passion for beer grew so much….he set up a brewery! Fixed Wheel Brewery has just celebrated its seventh birthday, after being set up in 2014 by cycling and brewing enthusiasts, Scott Povey...

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The Delta Lounge Taproom, Newcastle

The Delta Lounge Taproom, Newcastle

The Delta Lounge Taproom, 1 Forth St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NZThe City of Newcastle is blessed with a great selection of Brewery Taprooms, which are mostly located in the Suburbs. Coming out of lock-down this summer, a new name has been added to the list. The...

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Brew York Taproom & Beer Hall, York

Brew York Taproom & Beer Hall, York

Brew York Taproom & Beer Hall, Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TTIt’s an old adage that the only thing that really matters when it comes to real estate is location, location, location. As you approach the superb Brew York facilities in York, it is...

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GlassHouse Beer Co.Birmingham

GlassHouse Beer Co.Birmingham

GlassHouse Beer Co., Waterside Business Park, Unit 6B, 1649-1652 Pershore Road, Birmingham B30 3DRThe GlassHouse Brewery and Taproom is close to the canal at Waterside Business Park near Stirchley in South Birmingham. However, it can be a tricky place to find. Indeed,...

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Attic Brew Taproom, Birmingham

Attic Brew Taproom, Birmingham

Attic Brew Taproom, 29B Mary Vale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2DAJust a short walk from Bournville Railway station (a 13 minute train journey from Birmingham New St Station), can be found The Attic Brewery and Taproom. The entrance is a tiny walkway from the road,...

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Rivington Farm Trip, Rivington

Rivington Farm Trip, Rivington

Rivington Farm Trip, Home Farm, Horrobin Lane, Rivington PR6 9HESince we launched TWICB in February 2020 and began to explore the UK Craft Beer Scene with more than a casual eye, there was one Brewery/Taproom location we heard mention of again and again, as being the...

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Boxcar Brewery & Taproom, London

Boxcar Brewery & Taproom, London

Boxcar Brewery & Taproom, Unit 1 Birkbeck Street, London E2 6JYThe Boxcar Taproom is situated right next to their brewery in Bethnal Green, London – tucked away in an atmospheric railway arch which is just a two minute walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station. Although...

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Riverside Beer Festival, Morden Wharf

Riverside Beer Festival, Morden Wharf

Riverside Beer Festival, Morden Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula, LondonLike most people in the UK Craft Beer Community, our reaction earlier this year when we saw Brew By Numbers unveil their new Morden Wharf Brewery and Taproom was some variation on WOW! Morden Wharf is...

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Docks Beers Taproom, Grimsby

Docks Beers Taproom, Grimsby

Docks Beers Taproom, The Church, King Edward St, Grimsby DN31 3JDDocks Beers are found in an impressive converted church not far from Grimsby’s historic docks. The taproom is situated within the same building as the brewery, overlooking it and granting great views of...

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The Tap House, Nottingham

The Tap House, Nottingham

The Tap House, 10 Byard Ln, Nottingham NG1 2GJIn the heart of Nottingham City centre is an ancient narrow walkway called Byard Lane. Here, tucked away among small shop fronts and various eateries, can be found a Tap Room which is real gem for Craft Beer lovers....

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Hopsters, Felixstowe

Hopsters, Felixstowe

Hopsters, Beach Street, Felixstowe IP11 2GNThe Essex and Suffolk region is short of decent Craft Beer venues, so it was great to discover the new Hopsters Bar at ‘Beach Street’, Felixstowe. Hopsters are well known to local Craft Beer lovers for their drink-in bottle...

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London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival, Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London E1 2SFAs you know, we at TWICB, believe that a Craft Beer Festival is the pinnacle of the Craft Beer industry, and there’s little doubt that a huge driving force in the UK behind Craft Beer...

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Hop City 2021, Leeds

Hop City 2021, Leeds

Hop City 2021, Northern Monk, Sydenham Road, Leeds LS11 9PLIt’s no exaggeration to say it was the wonder of a full Craft Beer Festival Experience which inspired us to start TWICB. It’s also true that memories of Cloudwater Friends & Family (February) 2020, were a...

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Yonder Brewery Tap, Somerset

Yonder Brewery Tap, Somerset

Yonder Brewery Tap, Rookery Farm, Radstock, Somerset BA3 4ULThe Yonder Brewery Tap is situated at Rookery Farm, in the heart of the Mendip Hills of Somerset, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The location is remote, so a trip needs planning, but the...

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Pipeline Brewery & Taproom, St Agnes

Pipeline Brewery & Taproom, St Agnes

Pipeline Brewery & Taproom, Great Western Railway Yard, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0PDThe Pipeline Brewery and Taproom is tucked away at the end of a light industrial estate not far from the small town of St Agnes, on the North Cornwall coast. It’s a quaint, quiet spot...

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The Outpost – Three Hills Brewing Bermondsey

The Outpost – Three Hills Brewing Bermondsey

The Outpost – Three Hills Brewing, 7 Almond Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 3LRWhen TWICB first interviewed Andy from Three Hills for the Podcast in October 2020 he had just got the keys to their new Bermondsey Beer-Mile Brewery and Taproom (a railway arch formerly...

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Mother Kelly’s, Stratford

Mother Kelly’s, Stratford

Mother Kelly’s, 27-30 Victory Parade, London E20 1FSOpened in late 2019, Mother Kelly’s Stratford was the fifth and most recent Taproom to open in the popular Mother Kelly’s London chain. It is situated overlooking a vast pedestrianised precinct amongst new apartment...

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Little Earth Project, Edwardstone

Little Earth Project, Edwardstone

Little Earth Project, Mill Green, Edwardstone, Sudbury CO10 5PXLocated in remote South Suffolk countryside, the White Horse is an oasis of great beer, and made better by the Little Earth Project Brewery next door. Both are run by beer enthusiasts Tom and Dani. Little...

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The Alexandra Hotel, Derby

The Alexandra Hotel, Derby

The Alexandra Hotel, 203 Siddals Rd, Derby DE1 2QEThis was a pilgrimage nine-months in the planning! When I interview Joe from Pentrich on our podcast in Oct 2020, he convinced me that I really needed to experience Pentrich Pales and IPAs on cask, but the long winter...

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The Kernel Brewery Taproom,London

The Kernel Brewery Taproom,London

The Kernel Brewery Taproom, Arch 7, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, LondonThe Kernel Brewery Taproom is situated in a snug railway arch towards one end of the iconic Bermondsey Beer Mile, and is a few minutes walk from Bermondsey Tube Station. Inside there are 6 or 7...

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Red Hand, Dalston

Red Hand, Dalston

Red Hand, 36-38 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 7XJThe Red Hand is a pub / bar in Dalston, North London serving keg craft beers from around the world, cask beer, cocktails, fine wines and spirits. It’s situated on the busy Stoke Newington Road just a short...

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The Experiment, Hackney

The Experiment, Hackney

The Experiment, Unit 19, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DUJThe Experiment opened in 2018 as a joint venture between two of the most celebrated names in UK Craft Beer, Verdant Brewing Co. from Falmouth, Cornwall and Pressure Drop Brewing Co. from London. Open on Wednesdays...

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