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Brewery Tap Rooms

Start the New Year by testing out some new brews at a Brewery Tap Room, recommended by our members. Support pubs and local brewers, and try something a bit different today!

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North Yorkshire

1. Brew York Tap Room*

Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT
01904 848448
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Brew York is a cracking brewery with choice of three bar areas – the Tap Room is inside the brewery, the Beer Hall in the adjacent old maltings, and there is a beer garden by the River Foss. The Tap Room has seven cask beers on rotation as well and nine keg beers and three ciders. There are regular, seasonal plus experimental and collaboration real ales (including gluten-free) often on offer, so something for everyone’s taste!

* Featured in CAMRA’S Good Beer Guide 2020


2. Irwell Works Brewery Tap

Irwell Street Ramsbottom BL0 9YQ
01925 755451
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This Brewery Tap is situated in the former Irwell Steam, Tin, Copper and Iron Works in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Built in 1888, the building was restored in 2010 and transformed into Irwell Works Brewery and Tap. This small local is situated on the first floor above the Brewery with a balcony for outside drinking. It serves a range of eight Irwell Works ales together with two Gwynt Y Ddraig real ciders on handpump. They pride themselves on the brewing and sale of traditional style beers with hops and barley being predominantly English. Live music events take place every Wednesday and Thursday nights. Brewery tours can be booked to find out about the history of the building and the beginnings of the Brewery and the brewing process with samples of Irwell Works Ales. You might also meet Rusty…the resident brewery cat!


3. Thames Side Brewery and Tap Room £

Unit 7, Tims Boatyard, Timsway, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey TW18 3JY 01784 409887

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Founded by CAMRA member Andy Hayward in 2015 in an old boatyard on the river Thames. The Tap room boasts a full view of the brewery in operation. Three core ales and a rotating real cider are on offer, with two additional ones when trade permits. The upstairs room and balcony overlook the river and historical Staines Bridge, and are ideal for socials and meetings. A great addition to the local real ale scene, it is open Wednesday to Sunday. 

£ offers CAMRA Member Discount (Real Ale Discount Scheme)


4. Hanlons Beer Factory and Kitchen

Hill Farm, Half Moon Village, Newton St Cyres, EX5 5AE
01925 755451
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Hanlons commenced brewing at Half Moon in 2014.  This purpose-built building has a fully licensed bar and restaurant. The beer is, of course, never in short supply (at least six on offer from the Hanlons portfolio) but you can also enjoy locally sourced, farm to plate, rustic food in a cosy setting, overlooking the working brewery.


5. Fat Cat Brewery Tap*

98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich, NR3 4LF
01603 413153
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Home of the Fat Cat Brewery, it serves six or seven of the Fat Cat range as well as a huge selection of guests – anything up to 20 real ales, a dozen craft beers on KeyKeg, plus a range of ciders from around the country.  The brewery itself is on the road side of the 1970s pub, which has been Norwich & Norfolk Branch Pub of the Year twice in the last few years. In addition, there are lots of events including tap takeovers, a monthly cycling club, fortnightly quiz and live music twice a week. Motherchips (loaded chips) and cheeseboards are also available!

* Featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2020

Gloucestershire and Bristol

6. Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room*

291 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JP
0117 947 1298
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Comfortable brewery tap room with a pub feel, and five hand pulls rotating the latest brews, six keg lines and bottle beers. Well located close to restaurants, sports venues and other pubs, there’s always something new to try. Many brewery tours start here and there are regular beer related events on too.

* Featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2020


7. The Barrel House

(aka Bowness Bay Brewery Tap), Unit 16 Castle Mills, South Lakeland, Kendal LA9 7DE
01539 726800
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The Barrel House is an imaginative new venture for Bowness Bay Brewing. The venue works flexibly for all age-groups and includes bands in the brewery, pop-up food booths, themed dance nights, seasonal events, brewery tours with tutored beer tastings and more. There are 10 handpulls, currently 5 keg lines, shortly to become 10, and our members tell us “The beers are brilliant – the price is right – and the atmosphere is magic!”

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

8. Boundary Brewing

Unit A5 310 Portview Trade Centre, Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1HE

Established in 2014, Boundary is a cooperative brewery owned by its members. Its tap room is open twice monthly with a selection of different beers available, as well as a cinema night on a Sunday.
It is believed to be the first brewery in Northern Ireland that brings together modern US styles with more traditional Belgian and French-style beers.


9. Redemption Tap Room

Unit 16, Compass West Estate, West Rd, London N17 9XL
0208 885 5227

The Redemption Brewery Tap Room opens days (weekdays and weekends) when Tottenham Hotspur FC has a home game – 14th and 22nd in January 2020 (check website for all dates). It offers a good selection of keg and cask beers, including the award-winning Hopspur on cask and Solar on keg. Also, some of the best street food producers from across London are also on hand for a tasty pre-match meal!

Conwy (Wales)

10. The Black Cloak Brewery Tap*

71 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU
01492 330274
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This new brewpub was opened in December 2018 by two former employees of Heavy Industry Brewer, who are now brewing their own beer on-site using a one-barrel plant. Their beers are available on cask, keg and direct from a brite tank from three handpulls on the bar with ten keg and three brite taps on the back wall of the bar. Guest beers are offered from quality breweries throughout the UK with bottled beers also available. The tap room is a one-roomed pub with comfortable seating and a convivial atmosphere. 

* Featured in CAMRA’S Good Beer Guide 2020

Edinburgh & the Lothians, Scotland

11. Ferry Brewery Tap Bar and Shop*

Bankshead Farm Steading, Bankshead Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TF
0131 331 1851

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The only brewery in Queensferry since 1851, it incorporates history by re-creating recipes from original brewer’s manuscripts. A changing range of Ferry Brewery ales is served on four handpumps. Seasonal beers are also brewed for festivals such as the Loony Dook, Ferry Fair and Christmas. The small Tap Bar is warm and friendly, with welcoming staff and a relaxed atmosphere. In January, it’s open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-7pm.

* Featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2020

West Yorkshire

12. Nomadic Beers Taproom

Unit 11, 15 Sheepscar Street, Leeds, LS7 1AD
07868 345228
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 Founded in 2017, inclusion and community are championed here and lots of activities (check out the Facebook page for details) take place as well as beer collaborations. Four recent examples include brewing with a young adult with learning difficulties, collaborating with an all-female team of bartenders for International Women’s Day, using green hops from a local ‘co-hoperative’ and a charity beer to celebrate the life of a tap room regular, following their unexpected passing. The taproom opens on Fridays and Saturdays between 12-8.00pm.



13. Burton Bridge Inn

24 Bridge Street, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1SY
01283 510573
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Burton Bridge Inn is a popular and lively pub on the premises of the Burton Bridge Brewery. At least six beers from the brewery are usually available, plus the occasional guest. It also has a skittle alley and hosts a team skittles league which runs from October to May; The Burton Town Brewery (01283 510839)and Tower Brewery (01283 562888) nearby, also have tap rooms that are worth a visit. but their opening hours are limited.


14. Brewery Tap*

18 Bridgewater Street, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0AB
01925 755451
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A modern venue, situated in a red-brick former post office, close to the Bridgewater canal. Four changing cask ales are either from the microbrewery under the pub or nearby Dunham Massey Brewery. A rotating real cider is also available as well as their renowned local pies. Free wi-fi and newspapers help you wile away the hours, or you can join in an open mike night twice a month too. 

* Featured in CAMRA’S Good Beer Guide 2020

Please Note: To avoid disappointment, we suggest checking online or by telephone, the exact opening days and times of the above locations, as hours are subject to change. If you’re a CAMRA member and have other recommendations to share, do get in touch – forward your recommendations on to us via your local branch.

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