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Local beer festival

Celebrate lazy summer days and late August evenings with a bottle of beer from one of our fantastic local breweries. We’ve got the whole range, from traditional, family-run breweries to modern-day micro-breweries, all putting their expertise together to bring you a pint that hits the mark. With locally-grown hops and those from further afield, from dark and treacly porters  to light and refreshing pale ales, there’s a pint for you at our local bar!

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Battledown Brewery

This family-run brewery has been brewing great beers in the heart of Cheltenham since 2005. The installation of a brand new brewplant in 2020 has led to the creation of a new range of beers that combine classic and modern ingredients and production methods.

Our favourite: Tipster is an unfiltered and unfined sessions IPA, bursting with citrus flavours and tropical aromas.

https://www.battledownbrewery.com

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Bewdley Brewery

Established in 2008, Bewdley Brewery sits in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside alongside the River Severn and produces over half a million pints of award-winning beer a year!

Our favourite: first brewed in 2008, Old School Bitter is a traditional English pale ale with a beautiful copper colour and a hoppy finish.

https://www.bewdleybrewery.co.uk

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Butcombe Brewery

One of the original craft breweries, Butcombe Brewing Co was founded in Bristol in 1978 by Simon Whitmore who spent 20 years perfecting the recipe for the iconic Butcombe Bitter. This multi award-winning beer has been joined by a core range and the brewery now produces 135,000 pints a week.

Our favourite: Rare Breed Pale Ale is a multi award-winning beer with a clean taste and smooth, citrus twist.

https://butcombe.com

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Donnington Brewery

When Thomas Arkell bought a 13th-century watermill in the heart of the Cotswolds in 1827, he probably didn’t think his water mill would still be used to brew beer almost 200 years later! Today, the award-winning beers are made much the same as they always have been, using water (liquor) drawn up from spring by the mill pond.

Our favourite: Cotswold Gold is an award-winning beer with a golden colour and a citrus flavor followed by a rounded malt finish.

https://www.donnington-brewery.com/index.htm

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Gloucester Brewery

When Jared Brown founded Gloucester Brewery in 2011 in one of Gloucester’s iconic quayside docks, he had two aims – to make great beer, and to make it sustainably. He and his team have certainly achieved this with a range of multi award-winning beers and a pledge to be carbon neutral by 2022.

Our favourite: American Pale Ale is a gold award-winning beer with lots of tropical fruit undertones.

https://www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk

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Hobson’s Brewery

Founded by Jim and son Nick Davis in the Shropshire town of Cleobury Mortimer in 1993, Hobson’s is an award-winning family-owned brewery. In 2007 it won the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain for Champion Mild and more recently has picked up awards for its commitment to sustainability.

Our favourite: Shropstar is a thirst-quenching pale ale with a subtle floral aroma, packed with hop character without becoming too bitter.

https://www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk

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Hook Norton Brewery

This family brewery has been brewing in Oxfordshire for six generations and has been proudly independent since 1849. While the brewery may look quaint and idyllic on the outside, on the inside there is a lot of modern-day innovation with an everchanging range of multi award-winning beers and seasonal ales.

Our favourite: Twelve Days is a dark, brown porter with a malty palate, pleasant sweetness and nutty overtones.

https://www.hooky.co.uk

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Hop Shed Brewery

The Hopshed Brewery, founded by Sarah and Hani Saleh, is located on a hop farm on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border. As you would expect, the beers are all made from 100% British hops, mostly sourced from the farm itself or from other local growers, a collaboration that has allowed the brewery to experiment to produce a number of multi award-winning beers.

Our favourite: Frizzle IPA is a multi award-winning British IPA. Rich and golden with a floral hop aroma, it has a slightly malty presence with a significant hoppy bitterness.

https://thehopshed.co.uk

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Prescott Ales

Established in 2008, the Prescott Ales micro-brewery is the go-to brand for anyone with a thirst for classic motorsport and Great British ale. These ‘Great British Lubricants’ have close links to the world-famous Prescott Hill Climb race circuit, and feature art deco branding depicting classic cars against the Cotswold countryside

Our favourite: Grand Prix is a strong amber ale with hints of toffee.

https://prescottales.co.uk

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Purity Brewing Co

Established in 2005 by James Minkin and Paul Halsey, Purity was set up with the mission to brew great beer with a conscience and it’s worked! Not only are the beers multi award-winning, the brewery has won major awards for sustainability too.

Our favourite: Mad Goose is a zesty pale ale with a smooth citrusy finish and winner of five awards.

https://puritybrewing.com

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Teme Valley Brewery

Teme Valley Brewery is owned and ran by the Clift family, owners of the Talbot pub in Knightwick, Worcestershire. All of the brewery’s beers are award-winners, made using freshly-harvested ‘green hops’ for added flavour and hoppiness, grown by the family at Lulsley Court.

Our favourite: Wotever Next is a strong, dark and bitter beer with a dry finish that derives from chocolate malt – great with desserts.

https://temevalleybrewery.com

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Wye Valley Brewery

Founded in 1985 by brewer Peter Amor, Wye Valley Brewery is an award-winning, family-owned business in Herefordshire. The brewery’s range of premium ale and multi award-winning lager is stocked in over 1,200 pubs in the UK, with over 12 million pints being brewed a year!

Our favourite: Butty Bach is a Welsh term meaning ‘Little Friend’, and this smooth premium ale is certainly a real charmer.

https://www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk