Thornbridge Taproom

The Wildcat Tap

The Organ Grinder, Nottingham

The Firefly, Worcester

The Firefly, Hereford

The Drawing Board Pub

The Bridge Inn

The Barrels

Six Barrel Drafthouse

Red Lion Brewery Tap

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

KILDER

Buxton Brewery Taphouse

Brewhouse & Kitchen Nottingham

Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield

Brewhouse & Kitchen Sutton Coldfield

beertorrent®

Two Belly

The Victoria Ale House

The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Bridport

The Portcullis

The Old Firehouse

The Miner's Arms

The Hillgrove Porter Stores

The Green Man

The Cork

The (Dawkins) Brewery Tap

The Beer Cellar

Steam Packet Inn

The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter

Mr Small's Cornish Taphouse

Maltings Taphouse

Little Drop Of Poison

Coffee + Beer

Cellar 59

Beer & Bird

All Hail Ale

Established
2016
beers stocked
14 on draught and 100+ bottles & cans
takeout Available
Yes

From the outside, massive windows reveal a vast thicket of shining brewing equipment, where Thornbridge’s brewers weave their magic spells, and right next door is the taproom, Scandi-styled in its interior ambience and a place to drink great beers at their source with six keg lines and four cask, plus bottles, cans and a range of merch.

Regular brewery tours happen every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1pm and 3pm, while brewery socials are always on the last Wednesday and Saturday of the month.

2015 saw the opening of the Wildcat Tap at a different premises from where it now calls home. Then in 2019 it moved into an empty and much bigger unit that used to be a restaurant and is now a clean and modern interior that looks onto Pershore Road. Since then, it’s become one of the essential stop-overs on the Stirchley Beer Mile as well as for locals who appreciate its selection of beers, which come from brewers such as Fixed Wheel, Batham’s, Burning Soul, and their near neighbours GlassHouse Beer Co.

The aim of the Organ Grinder (which is one of several Blue Monkey Brewery pubs) is to create an atmosphere of comfort and cosiness, where the brewery’s beers, as well as two real ciders and one perry, can be enjoyed. During cooler seasons, the wood-burning fire rivals the solid bar as an eye-catching centre of attention, while in warmer weather do venture outside to the rear and up a few steps where you will find a city centre oasis of calm on the roof terrace.

Opening in 2005, the Firefly has become an institution for great beer and food, a place to where craft beer fans with massive thirsts make their way to see what the latest releases from the likes of DEYA, Cloudwater and Salopian are (and don’t forget ales from the onsite brewery) — think 18 taps of which 14 are on regular rotation showcasing various styles of beers both in cask and keg.

Interesting fact: the pub was once home to the night manager for the old vinegar works behind the pub.

Even though from the outside it looks like it was once a pub, this was originally a rectory and to compound its spiritual nature it is located a hymn book’s throw from the cathedral. However, cast all spiritual thoughts aside as soon as you enter, for this is a place dedicated to the earthly pleasures of good beer and stunning vegan food. Sixteen taps, showcasing various styles of beers, await the thirsty, while regular DJ nights, live music events and tap takeovers add to the hedonistic mix.

Award-winning free house and eclectic celebration of independence set over two floors with top end gourmet bar food, a great selection of craft beers (from the likes of Burning Soul, Dig Brew and Twisted Barrel) as well as single malts, gins and wines. The decor is part pop art (lots of framed comic book covers) and part stylish but comfortable media club hangout (sofas, armchairs, plants and log-burners), while old annuals from the likes of The Dandy, Top of the Pops and Basil Brush (yes Basil Brush!) line the shelves.

Step into The Bridge Inn and you will be embraced like an old friend by the traditional cosiness of classic pub ambience. There are two rooms, centred around the bar, where the beers of Burton Bridge Brewery take centre stage. The pub was refurbished and expanded in 2002, which won it joint winner in that year’s Best Refurbished Pub category run by CAMRA. It has remained a mellow pub, comfortable in its own skin, a proper drinkers’ pub with the style of a country pub in town.

Once called the Lamb Hotel and owned by West Country Ales, whose enamel plaque is still embedded in the outside wall, The Barrels was renamed in 1985, when Wye Valley Brewery opened at the back. The brewery moved in 2002, and the pub remains a popular hub for beer-lovers with four separate drinking places and a large, partially covered, walled and flag-stoned brewery yard, providing year-round 'alfresco' drinking.

The pub also hosts an annual beer festival in aid of local charities and has several darts, pools and skittles teams.

If there was such a thing as time travel you could go back to 1874 and be present at the opening of what was then called the Lord Nelson pub, but now you visit to take in the sensitively modern conversion, the excellent range of keg and cask beers (including the likes of Black Iris and Liquid Light) and a warm welcome from pub dog Ginnie.

Locally roasted '200 Degrees' coffee is served from 10am daily, regular mini beer festivals and beer launches are held, and the Drafthouse always takes part in Nottingham’s Craft Beer Week in June.

Come here to explore the full range of Joule’s excellent beers and as you sit in the bar you can see through the large windows into the brewery yard and the brew house. A pint or two always sets the appetite on edge and the Red Lion offers great pub food, which is sourced locally and freshly prepared on site. Pork from the Joule’s herd at Fordhall Farm is a house speciality, fed on the brewery’s spent grains and every Friday complimentary homemade sausage rolls are available on the bar.

Come to Purecraft to evaluate the beers of Purity as well as other craft beers from across the country and indeed the world. This is Purity’s urban hub, a contrast to its gentle rural heartland where the beers are brewed. Things to do apart from drink? The UBrew Beer Club is a popular event where Purity’s brew team provide advice and brewing tips to home brewers, while dishes on the menu offer up beer-matching suggestions with each dish. Oh, and don’t forget Purecraft’s award-winning Scotch eggs.

Before Kilder opened in 2018, there was the Original Patty Men restaurant in a railway arch beneath Moor Street station. Then owners Tom Maher and Scott O’Byrne set up a bar in the arch next door, a light and airy space with a Scandi feel to the decor and a momentous list of craft beer including local heroes such as GlassHouse Beer and Burning Soul, alongside succulent grilled cheese sandwiches.

Plenty of tap takeovers have occurred with breweries such as Siren, North, Mikkeller, Amundsen and Lervig as well as food and beer pairing nights which take place regularly - check the site for updated information.

Lucky old Buxton, not only is it home to the eponymous brewery, but 2013 saw the opening of the Tap House, where local beer-lovers fell immediately in love with the brewery’s beers as well as a diverse range of beers from around the world. This is also the place to be to try Buxton’s latest and freshest new releases before they go out into the trade. As well as the beer, there is an appetising and entice selection of dishes with lots of home-smoked meat on the menu.

Standing on the Trent Bridge, this popular brewpub and restaurant was built in the late 1860s when it was then called the Town Arms. Over the decades, it had several names and its current incarnation dates from 2017, when gleaming brewing equipment and a vibrant attitude towards beer and food was introduced.

Meet the brewer events are weekly and attendees are actively encouraged to ask questions, while beer and food matching, beer masterclasses and brewery experience days also take place.

You can sit in the modernist surroundings of Lichfield’s Brewhouse & Kitchen and catch some brewing theatre as the brewers go about their business, mashing in, adding hops, keeping an eye on the fermentation.

Obviously with one of their beers to hand, such as the hazy and citrusy Spellman Sam Tropical IPA or the Wightman Smoke stout, named after Edward Wightman, the last man to be burned at the stake, here in Lichfield. The venue also offers brewery experience days, beer masterclasses and there is a meet the brewer event every Thursday night.

Originally a pub called The Cup and afterwards briefly a restaurant, Brewhouse & Kitchen opened in Sutton Coldfield in 2015, offering locals core and seasonal craft beers brewed onsite, plus a further selection of beers from well-regarded breweries.

Inside, there’s a bright and vibrant ambience, and outside there’s a comfortable beer garden which includes a fire pit, pizza oven shack and 15-litre serve-yourself keg tables and outdoor games. Unique beer experiences offered include having a go at brewing under the guidance of the head brewer and a regular Beer Masterclass.

As well as serving beer in its tap room, beertorrent is a local space and a learning place with meet the brewer events every weekend, a brewing club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month and specialist talks about every aspect of brewing, including the role of oxygen and brewing yeast. What makes beertorrent unique is that it can brew in small batch sizes (45 litres), which means a constantly changing selection of beer styles. Whether you are an aspiring home-brewer or just a curious beer-lover, beertorrent is not to be missed.

About Two Belly

Cheese and beer are the twin passions of Lara Issa, who with her husband Dominic Pulsford opened Two Belly in 2018. As well as a pulsating selection of world class cheeses (Montgomery’s Cheddar anyone?), there are eminent examples from the world of craft beer and cider waiting to be picked from fridges, as well as a quartet of draft beers. Beer launches and tap takeovers occur, while you can sit in have a cheese and beer flight, cheese and meat boards and toasties.

Two Belly Mission Statement

We are a beer shop that has a cheese counter. Alternatively, we are a cheese shop with beer fridges and four draught beer lines. Our mission is to select a range of artisanal beers and cheeses that bring a sense of excitement, joy and revelation to our customers. We love how beer can enhance cheese and tasted together can change and develop into new flavours. Our mission is to empower our customers to be able to experience this.

About The Victoria Ale House

On the corner it stands, next to the historic Lido (you might want to pop in for the odd pint after a refreshing dip), The Victoria Ale House is a Lilliputian gem of a pub. No food but plenty of beer and a place where you might want to contemplate your glass, a Dawkins Bristol Blonde or Best perhaps, or a guest from the likes of Good Chemistry or Ashley Down. Cheers!

The Victoria Ale House Mission Statement

The Victoria Ale House is one of the smallest pubs in the city, a Grade II* listed pub, tucked away off Whiteladies and St Pauls Road. It is compact with a two-room layout that is light and airy in summer, and cosy with a real fire in winter. It’s just had an extensive exterior refurb so do come and see! This is the third Dawkins pub and has been in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide every year since 2012, a fact we’re rather proud of.

About The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Bridport

Alasdair McNab set up The Pursuit of Hoppiness in the small market town of Bridport in 2016. From the start the aim was to provide a comfortable pub ambience where beer-lovers could relax and enjoy a sparkling range of craft beers as well as a well-chosen line of ciders, wines and spirits. ‘Most of our staff were customers first,’ he says, which shows the way Bridport has taken this perfect pub to its heart. There are also regular tap takeovers, meet the brewer events and a monthly beer club guided tastings with a different beer style, while tasty bar snacks such as pork pies keep hunger at bay.

The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Bridport Mission Statement

Hoppiness is happiness. We hark back to an atmosphere which you would find in pubs of a bygone age. You will find no TV screens, gambling machines or juke boxes in this boozer. Neither will you be scowled at by restaurant diners for disturbing their ambience… Instead you will find good beer and wine, friendly and knowledgeable staff and all set in a cosy environment that some have compared to an alpine lodge..we'll let you make up your mind about that one. Family friendly and community focused.

About The Portcullis

Here’s a rarity, a pub that was originally a house during the time of the Georgians, but then in the 1820s it became a pub and has remained one ever since then, though when Dawkins took it over in 2007 it had been closed after its last incarnation as a bistro/wine bar. There are two drinking spaces, the main bar and an upstairs room whose walls are covered with comics; meanwhile every autumn sees a Belgian beer festival, while at other times you can drink deeply of Dawkins Bristol Blonde and Best, Exmoor Beast and Cheddar Gorge Best.

The Portcullis Mission Statement

The Portcullis is the last 'real' pub in Clifton village and was the fourth Dawkins pub. It is cosy and compact and spread over two floors and we’ve also got a great Belgian beer selection including a rare sighting of Delirium Tremens on draft. It is Grade II* listed and located in a Georgian parade near the Suspension Bridge. And when the sun shines don’t forget to take your beer out into the secret beer garden.

About The Old Firehouse

Even though The Old Firehouse might look as if it has been a pub forever, it only opened in 1986 — prior to that it had been a firehouse in the 19th century, a military recruiting office in World War II and a storage space for railway equipment. Now it’s a lively place for sampling local ales straight from the cask, whether in the cosy three-story bar or outside in the courtyard when the weather is warm.

The Old Firehouse Mission Statement

Situated in the heart of the city centre, The Old Firehouse offers something for everyone. Popular with both students and locals alike, The Old Firehouse is unique for its local ales from the likes of Hanlons, Powderkeg and Bays, good range of ciders, late night pizzas and generally a great atmosphere. From a hearty pub lunch to some of the best live music in the city, The Old Firehouse is guaranteed to offer you a true and unique experience.

About The Miner's Arms

You might be in Bristol but the name of the pub alludes to the coal and pennant stone mining that once went on in the area, while the name of the road the Miner’s Arms stands on is actually a reference to a General Mina who served with Wellington. The miners and general are long gone, but The Miner’s a solid corner pub from the 19th century, remains is a thriving outlet for Dawkins Ales such as Easton IPA and Miner’s Gold.

The Miner's Arms Mission Statement

We are part of that sadly diminishing breed: a true community pub in the heart of the friendly district of St Werburghs. Visit us and you will discover that we are warm and welcoming and appealing to all ages, while dogs are also welcome (a jar of dog treats sits on the bar). There are three rooms plus a well-used function room and a popular public green behind the pub. The Miner’s was the first Dawkins Ales pub and we are very proud of it.

About The Hillgrove

When it opened in the 1850s with the first licensee being one Mary Stone, the original name of this lively community pub was The Dublin Porter Stores, which gives you a clue as to what was its best-selling beverage. You’ll still find porter being sold here, alongside IPAs, stouts, pale ales and best bitters, while do take time to explore the various nooks and crannies and scan the hundreds of pump clips for past beers on the walls. Then return to your beer and enjoy.

The Hillgrove Mission Statement

The Hillgrove Porter Stores is Dawkins' biggest seller of real ale, which is dispensed from some 14 hand pulls, so you could say that every day is like a beer festival! We are up the hill from Stokes Croft, on the edge of Kingsdown and this was our second pub. It still retains a multi-roomed feel, where you can relax with a beer, chat with friends and enjoy incredible Japanese food from Kansai Kitchen or our legendary late Sunday roasts.

About The Green Man

If you’d have come to the Green Man in the early 1850s, when no doubt porter was the tipple of choice, the governor in charge would have been the wonderfully named Cornelius Meaker. Times change and Meaker has long met his maker, but the Green Man continues to thrive, a lively community pub with plenty of wood panelling and well-worn wooden floors, while at the bar you can choose from six cask beers and a selection of keg, while those with a penchant for the botanical can go for a gin, of which there are nearly 100 different varieties.

The Green Man Mission Statement

The Grade II listed Green Man is an atmospheric, wooden-panelled masterpiece of a pub, with such a powerful sense of its own comfort and joy that it almost feels like a country pub has been magically transported into the heart of Kingsdown. The fifth pub to be bought by Dawkins Ales, it serves excellent food including big-flavoured burgers during the week and a widely-lauded Sunday Roast for which booking is essential. Oh, and we’ve got plenty of good beer.

About The Cork

Engaging city centre pub that once upon a time was a debtors’ prison. Now though, this is a place to relax, grab some grub, hang out with friends, watch live sport or even organise your own party in one of the two party pod booths, which comes with its own TV and karaoke system. Plenty of good beers can be contemplated (the Cork is Cask Marque accredited) included those from Bristol Beer Factory, Red Cat and the Irish craft brewery White Hag.

The Cork Mission Statement

At The Cork, we excel in creating a comforting atmosphere for all of our customers. Whether you are an avid sports fan, have a soft spot for karaoke or if you just want to kick back and play some retro games we will be able to help you. We also aim to keep our customers engaged with a constantly changing selection of locally and globally sourced beers, as well as spirits and wines.

About The Dawkins Brewery Tap

By drinking at Dawkins’ Brewery Tap, you can get right to the heart of the place where beers such as Easton IPA and Resolution are made with some of the lowest beer miles you have ever experienced. And if the sight of all that stainless steel makes your heart race, then maybe a brewery tour should be booked, whilst looking out for regular meet the brewer events. The Brewery Tap is also on the East Bristol brewery trail, which includes four other breweries in the area.

The Dawkins Brewery Tap Mission Statement

We are a micro-pub that is inside our brewery with the aim of showcasing our range on tap and in bottle, plus occasional guest beers from brewery friends such as Marble and Swannay. While you drink, have a gander at the equipment that made the beer you have in your hand (and if you’re a cider fan, don’t worry, we’ve also got you covered). The atmosphere is just like our brewery ethos itself: a blend of traditional and modern. There are also outdoor benches for al fresco drinking, and we’re open all year.

About The Beer Cellar

The Beer Cellar was the first bar in Exeter to offer a choice from the vibrant craft beer scene and it continues to celebrate all things beer with a selection that includes hoppy pales, imperial stouts and sours. Various events such as meet the brewer and tap takeovers also occur, while the dedicated knowledgeable staff (all of whom have hop tattoos!) are always happy to offer advice on what to drink to those new to craft beer.

The Beer Cellar Mission Statement

The founding member of Exeter craft beer scene, we opened our doors in 2014 bringing a constantly rotating selection of some of the greatest craft beers from the UK and beyond. Located in the heart of Exeter on the famous Cathedral Green, the Beer Cellar is the perfect place to enjoy a summer’s evening in our outside seating area or watch the world roll by on a rainy afternoon. Subscribing to an ethos of independence, range of choice and community, the Beer Cellar has become a beloved fixture of the Exeter beer scene.

About the Steam Packet Inn

Come off the ferry from Dartmouth to Kingswear and walk a little bit up the hill and you’ll arrive at this comfortable and homely pub, painted a striking blue with its rowed of pane windows offering views over the River Dart. Inside, there’s a constantly rotating beer selection, which will include ales from South Hams, Salcombe, Dartmoor and Powderkeg, while Butcombe Bitter is the house beer. This is a place to while away time, and eat, drink and wait for the last ferry.

The Steam Packet Inn Mission Statement

We are a casual old school pub & bar with food, and have been family run for the past 10 years. Visit us for the gorgeous views overlooking the River Dart towards the beautiful town of Dartmouth and sit in our cosy bar with its nautical feel. We are passionate about using local suppliers for our menu and we also offer fresh stone-baked pizza, while our beers come from breweries across the West Country. Oh, and we’re dog friendly too!

About The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter

Two years after opening The Pursuit of Hoppiness in Bridport, Alasdair McNab turned north and opened another Pursuit in Exeter, in a row of terraced houses in what used to be a language school. Twelve months on it has become an essential stop for craft beer lovers, with its impeccable selection of beers, alongside regular beer tasting tutorials, tape takeovers and meet the brewer events, while pork pies from the butcher next door Hartnell help to keep hunger at bay.

The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter Mission Statement

Hoppiness is happiness...with six cask, six keg and over 50 lines in the fridge of dreams, all of which change weekly. You will find no TV screens, gambling machines or juke boxes in this boozer. Neither will you be scowled at by restaurant diners for disturbing their ambience. Instead you will find good beer and wine, friendly and knowledgeable staff and all set in a cozy environment. Family friendly and community focused.

About Mr Small's Cornish Taphouse

In a bold move to bring some different beers to the people of St. Austell, Kelly Fegan opened his micropub bang in the middle of the town’s centre with the sole ambition of delivering premium Cornish beers made by small independent craft breweries across the whole of Cornwall. In fact, everything he does is unashamedly local including his food as he explains, ‘We exist to make people happier and do this by connecting our customers to premium local products delivered through excellent customer service in a comfortable, relaxing environment.’ There is a bottle shop at the back and freshly poured beers can be taken away in growlers.

Mr Small's Cornish Taphouse Mission Statement

We are the only micro-pub in the world with just Cornish products in its range and we only stock products that have met our strict quality standard, and which is vetted by an independent panel of our own customers. The majority of our beers, ciders, wines, gins and rums are sourced directly from the producers themselves ensuring our prices remain lower than all of the local pubs and cafes and also ensure our customers get exactly what they want. Oh and we’re dog-friendly too!

About the Maltings Taphouse

Even though the historical Tuckers Maltings is now closed, the Maltings Taphouse keeps its spirit alive in part of the old building. Owned by Jonathan Webber and Richard Goodfellow and managed by Becks Connett, this is a cosy place to investigate some of the best beers in the UK and beyond. The bar is full of old photographs of both Newton Abbot and Tuckers Maltings, while the beer garden at the back looks out towards the railway station. There are also regular tap take-over events.

Maltings Taphouse Mission Statement

Located conveniently close to Newton Abbot railway station, we are a new venture in an old traditional venue. Enjoy the finest local real ales and prize winning craft beer on cask and keg plus a beer menu of 200+ cans and bottles to enjoy on and off the premises. We do not serve food but customers are welcome to bring their own in to enjoy with a good beer in our relaxed taphouse.

About Little Drop of Poison

Fore Street is seen as Exeter’s independent shopping quarter and Little Drop of Poison is one of its highlights. Opened in 2018, where there used to be a sports bar called the Mint, this has fast become a lively hangout for craft beer fans, where events such as meet the brewer, new brewery launches and bottle shares are regularly held. There is also a good range of gins, rums, wines and cider and for aficionados of the chalked cue there is a free pool table.

Little Drop of Poison Mission Statement

We have the widest selection of regularly changing draught beers and real ales in the south west coming from the likes of Firebrand, Tapstone and Stannary. We also host regular live entertainment like bands, DJs, spoken word poetry, stand-up comedy nights and board game nights. Set up in 2018 we thought that Exeter deserved not only a larger beer focused pub but a good sized venue for people to meet up and relax in. We aim to provide a comfortable setting for everyone who loves beer, whether experienced hopheads or novices.

About Coffee + Beer

Coffee + Beer as the name suggests deals with two of the most popular drinks in the UK at the moment, and is a place where you can buy speciality coffee or craft beer, while also sampling them before you make your choice. As founder Dan Williams says, ‘there are not many places where you can find top quality specialty coffee and craft beer under one roof. We want to be a friendly, approachable and engaging bottle shop that offers both quality and value for money.’

Coffee + Beer Mission Statement

We want to introduce new customers to the wonderful world of craft beer and speciality coffee. We believe the UK is at the forefront of both industries but the wider public doesn’t seem to realise what amazing products are being produced here. We want to provide a stepping stone for these customers and move them away from big beer and support the wonderful breweries we have both locally and further afield.

About Cellar 59

There’s a lot going on at Cellar 59, which was set up by brewery Gyle 59. Not only is there an ample range of great beers on draught and many more in bottle and can from local, national and international brewers, there are wines, selected local ciders and spirits including a house gin. Bar snacks from local producers complement the beer along with regular events. Oh and the gorgeous Jurassic Coast is on the doorstep. What are you waiting for?

Cellar 59 Mission Statement

We are a quirky craft beer cellar and brewery tap based in a unique 17th century building in Lyme Regis. As passionate brewers at Gyle 59, our aim is to educate about all things beery, including beer styles, beer making, recipes and experimentation with blending and ageing. Our monthly Beer Club is for those who want to join us in exploration and education about beer in an informal setting. Beer tasting and food matching events are also offered for small groups by arrangement.

About Beer & Bird

Prepare to arrive thirsty and hungry at this family-run business in the centre of St Ives. Alongside an accomplished array of craft beers from the likes of Verdant, Black Flag and Cloudwater, free-range, locally-sourced fried chicken is on the menu (burgers, wings, tacos, you name it), making Beer & Bird a unique gustatory experience. Add to this wine, spirits and the company’s own cider, regular tap takeovers and an annual Oktoberfest jamboree and you have the makings of a great hen night.

Beer & Bird Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a world-class selection of craft beers and spirits, alongside succulent free-range fried chicken.

About All Hail Ale

Peter Hector was taking part in a run in East London in 2014 and was looking for somewhere to eat and drink; he was recommended Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick. The visit was revelatory and he decided that opening a bottle store selling great craft beer was his future. All Hail Ale is his first step on that journey, being a micro-pub selling beers from the likes of Vibrant Forest, Siren and Eight Arch, while plans for that bottle store are firmly in hand.

All Hail Ale Mission Statement

To provide people with a place to drink decent beer with no noise from a jukebox, loud music or TV; we want our customers to talk to each other. We are dog friendly, but no under-18s are allowed. We love a good Tap Takeover. The last one we had was from Beavertown which was both manic and epic at the same time. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, our beers, wines, ciders and spirits are from the UK, with the odd exception here and there when it comes to delicious beer.

Candid describes itself as a craft beer bottle-shop and taproom/coffee shop/coworking space/events hub rolled into one. Given that there are six ever-changing draught beer taps and three beer fridges stocked with 100 different canned and bottled beers, all to take out or drink in, Candid offers a complete beer experience. There are also regular beer tastings and meet the brewer events while a coworking monthly membership is available, which the first beer on the house on a Friday evening.

You will find Hopology in West Bridgford, just south of Nottingham. Time is needed to browse through its selection of beers, that include products from excellent local breweries such as Black Iris and Neon Raptor and others further afield in the UK, Europe and the USA. Its dedication to excellence has also been recognised with several awards including the winner in the Off License New Midlands Region independent beer retailer. Also, keep an eye out for occasional meet the brewer nights.

In 2018 licensee Mat Pugh opened Hop Lord, the first dedicated craft beer shop in Worcestershire. ‘We have had over 15 years in the pub trade,’ he says, ‘and ended up with quite a bit of knowledge and a huge passion for beer.’ This enthusiasm means hundreds of excellent beers, tap takeovers and rare beer tastings, including one featuring the highly acclaimed US Treehouse Brewery. The shop also has a can seaming machine, enabling customers to take away draught beers in cans.

Opening in 2019, The Beer Hut is based in a popular and lively garden centre and sells beers from the likes of Two Towers, Sadler’s (including their Peaky Blinders craft lager), Burning Soul and The Backyard Brewery. Occasional beer events are held, such as a recent one that included a tasting of the Peaky Blinders craft lager, which also saw the appearance of a special branded car from the era of the TV series. The Hut also sells various spirits and wines.

As well as the Drawing Board pub, lucky old Leamington Spa has a bottle shop, which is operated by the same owners. It’s a comfortable and slightly quirky place (a Space Invaders machine sits in one corner and there are various movie posters and mementoes) with plenty of great beers from the local likes of Burning Soul, DigBrew and Purity, as well as Brit craft beer classics such as The Kernel and Siren. Occasional meet the brewer events and tap-takeovers add to the fun.

About Vessel Beer Shop

Buzzy and bustling bottle shop close to the Barbican, where beers can be taken away or drank at the shop where there are six rotating beers on tap; glass growlers can also be filled as the shop has a machine that can fill bottles without the beer coming into contact with air, making it stay fresh and carbonated for at least two weeks. Lots of events also occur and in 2018 the venue’s own beer festival in Plymouth had 20 of the country’s best breweries pouring their own beers.

Vessel Beer Shop Mission Statement

Our aim is to bring our love and knowledge of great beer, and our enthusiasm about supporting small independent producers, to Plymouth. We focus on sourcing beer we love, seeking out new breweries as well as celebrating classic and sometimes under-appreciated beers. We have invested heavily in storage and dispense and store our beers in a walk-in fridge or temperature controlled cellar, while all beer in the shop is displayed in fridges. We believe that everyone can enjoy beer, and we love helping people with this.

About The Crafty Beer Shop

The historic surroundings of Barnstaple’s Butchers Row is home to the Crafty Beer Shop, which was set up by Alan Gidman and Lisa Jayne Timpson in 2019. Fancy a Lost & Grounded Keller Pils? You got it. Or maybe you want to cross the Channel and take home an Orval or the iconic Franconian Rauchbier from Schlenkerla? You got that as well. Add speciality gins and rums plus regular meet the brewer events and life for North Devon craft aficionados has never been better.

The Crafty Beer Shop Mission Statement

We moved from the North West in the spring of 2018 and we are lovers of craft beer. So much so, we have decided to embark on our craft beer journey. First stop Barnstaple, next stop who knows? But there is one thing we know for sure, there will be a few cans and bottles opened along the way. Our ethos is simple — we want to promote the best of British craft, from the South West and the rest of the UK. We also celebrate great beer from further afield such as the USA, Belgium and Germany.

About West Country Craft

There is no shop, and you won’t meet any brewers. West Country Craft is an online business, which delivers the selection of beers you have chosen to Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cardiff and Newport postcodes. There is free delivery on orders above £25, and the focus is very much on the exemplary beers brewed in Bristol and the surrounding area, from breweries such as Tiny Rebel, Yonder and Arbor. Check the website regularly for offers and information.

West Country Craft Mission Statement

Proudly 100% independent offering locally brewed beer. Hand delivered by us for excellent personal service.

About Red Elephant Beer Cellar

Founded by James Mills in 2014 with an avowed goal of providing Truronians with a vast variety of great beers, you could say that he has succeeded, given the packed shelves on the walls of the Red Elephant Beer Cellar are lined with the likes of Verdant, Black Flag, Left Handed Giant and Westmalle. And for those with a taste for locally-produced firewater, there is also a selection of gin and rum. Connection with a wider world of brewing is provided with popular meet the brewer events.

Red Elephant Beer Cellar Mission Statement

Our aim is to stock as many local and worldwide beers as possible, to ensure there is something out there, for everyone.

About Beercosm

Beercosm is the bottle shop at The Brewers Droop, a long established home-brew shop. The original founder had his own brewery and in 1997 broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s strongest beer, which was 21% and named Uncle Igor's Famous Falling Over Water. Now under new management, it’s a compact but richly stocked Aladdin’s Cave of beers, from Bristol’s ever growing craft scene, the UK and the wider world of great beer. Tasting sessions and brewing workshops are also organised.

Beercosm Mission Statement

For 35 years, we've been giving brewing advice to accompany the home-brew supplies side of the business — The Brewers Droop. In the same vein, our growing bottle and can collection comes accompanied with recommendations based on your tastes or the clues you give us for your recipient. We're not about just being trendy. But we don't only have the classics. Beercosm, our bottle shop, features an ocean of styles so that the broad spectrum of beer drinkers can visit at any time and find something they like.


Address
57-58 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QF
opening times
Seasonal hours — please see website