Friday, April 29, 2011

No. 42 The Brewery Tap

Visited on 28/4/11. With so many pubs closing these days, it comes as a breath of fresh air when you hear of one opening up - particularly one as good as this. Local brewer Spitting Feathers opened the Brewery Tap in 2008 and it's been a huge success story. The main room in the pub is an original Jacobean great hall in a building which once played host to King Charles I in the days immediately prior to the battle of Rowton Moor. It really is a spectacular setting and equally impressive is the line-up of seven real ales on the bar. Spitting Feathers own brews are strongly featured naturally, but there is always a constantly changing selection of guest beers, with the emphasis placed firmly on ales from local micro-breweries. On this occasion however,  it was the Merlin Porter from Nottingham's Castle Rock brewery that most impressed. Are there any downsides ? Not really. This place is quite simply ale heaven.

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