2006 News

Best Own Brew pub 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Brewery Tap is proud to announce we have received 'Best brew pub 2007' from the Good pub guide. The passage in the 2007 edition will read as follows.

OWN BREW PUB OF THE YEAR, An impressive range of 12 real ales are served at this enormous brewpub. Nine guests come from a plethora of thoughtfully sourced countrywide brewers, and they keep a good number of bottled belgian beers. Theres an easygoing, relaxed feel to the open plan contemporary interior and the pub also offers a comprehensive range of very tasty Thai food. Licensees: Stuart Wright, Jessica Loock, Paul Hook. Tel 01733 358500.

Sunday afternoon Blues a hit...

Blues such a success now every two weeks

Since starting the Sunday afternoon Blues, things have been going well with more and more people are turning up for a relaxing afternoon session of great blues, great beer, great food and great views. The range of bands has increased to allow us to bring you better and bigger artists from all over the country and hopefully abroad.

Forthcoming dates -
08/10/06 - Lula's Blues
22/10/06 - Pure Instinct
05/11/06 - Paul Cowley and The TT's
19/11/06 - The Dave More Band

A Pint of Poetry - and a dash of Drama

Getting established after only 2 months...

Once a month (the second Wednesday), Charters hosts "A pint of poetry" - your chance to have a drink with friends whilst being entertained by a variety of poetry and short drama performances.

'A Pint of Poetry' - an open mike night for Poetic and Dramatic readings and performances. Targeting people that would enjoy taking part in performances as well as just coming along to watch, meet like minded people and enjoy a bit of culture.

The People
Richard Harris who works with local youth groups using acting and drama to tackle issues important to young people Mark Grist, an English and Drama teacher based in Peterborough, and a member of a local amateur dramatics group.Summer Moeed studied for the London Academy of Music and Dramatics Arts grades in acting and been involved in community drama.

We're enthusiastic about poetry, drama and are keen to build a community of like minded people in our home town. We have contacts with arts groups in the city whose members attend and support this event.

A Pint of Poetry will be from 8 to 10pm, with performances starting from 8:15. At the beginning of the night we'll set a running order for those who have attended with a reading / performance planned. There will be three 20 minute slots, with 15 minute gaps in between each slot for people to get drinks. Each slot is likely to have 5 to 6 performances:

8:15 - 8:35 Slot 1
8:50 - 9:10 Slot 2
9:25 - 9:45 Slot 3

As the event organisers we intend to share the comparing between us which would be at the start and end of every slot and also to introduce each performance.

All free of charge. Starts 8pm

Performers also needed!
Feel free to bring along your own material or anything you have enjoyed reading, seeing or hearing in the past.

For all details on "A pint of poetry" please contact:
Summer, Richard or Mark on pintofpoetry@gmail.com

Bartons Arms Fire

"Yes that's right folks at approx. 02.00 on the morning of 28/07/06 the Bartons Arms had a fire on the premises.

Everyone is ok (no medical help required) but the cellar of the pub is damaged and the first floor has some smoke damage. The management are rectifying all problems with the help of our friendly excellent electricians. Unfortunately the pub is not open today (Friday 28/07/06). We may possibly be trading later on Saturday. Please be aware that not all things will be back to normal and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

YIPPEE...... The Bartons is back to normal Trading.

We thank all of you that supported us through the last 2 weeks. All the customers, suppliers, technicians and contractors. Back to the glory days...

Do your bit to save The Brewery Tap

The developers have unveiled their latest plans for the redevelopment of North Westgate. Unfortunately they have missed off the Brewery Tap. Your help would be greatly appreciated in our attempts to rectify this problem, just drop in for your usual pint, Oakham of course. Fill in one of the comments forms on the bar and hand it to one of the staff. We'll be happy to pass on your comments and hopefully change a few minds.

Free Wi- Fi connection available from 27/07/06

Newley installed free Wi -Fi connection at the Bartons Arms in conjunction with Aston Pride.


New larger non-smoking areas

The whole upper floor now a non-smoking area. There is also a ban from smoking at the bar. The distance away from the bar is determined by the black and white cheque tiles following the bar from one end to the other.

Nearly 6 months on and the feedback is positive... (I wonder if it will be the same if the government implement the total ban throughout public houses?)

Charters New Beer Garden

Thats right folks, the beer garden is now finished. So waste no time, especially when the sun is shining and get down there to check it out.

With the new landscaping, new furniture, new permanent marquee, you cant afford to miss it.

Don't forget the new bicycle racks/stands at each end of the garden on the river bank side.

Soul & Motown Nights

Soul Grooves @The Brewery Tap. First Friday of every month (starts 03/03/06)

New for 2006. Resident DJ Ollie Jones brings back some soul to the late nights at The Brewery Tap.

The first Friday of every month starting from 10pm, beginning on 3rd March 2006 will be dedicated to Soul, Motown & some Rare Grooves. With a minimum finish of 2am (the more people in the longer we stay open!) you can either relax on the comfy leather sofas and receive table service, reserve an area for you and your mates upstairs, dance to the medley of beats or just stand at the bar.

The great atmosphere, ambience and refreshing surroundings of the Brewery Tap, combined with the safeness and friendliness are bound to increase your evenings pleasure.

With free entry all night, no dress code & drink promotions from 10.30pm onwards you can't afford to miss it.

Funk Nights

All Funked Up @ The Brewery Tap. Last Friday of every month (Starts 24/02/06)

New for 2006.. The last Friday evening of every month goes a bit... NO ALOT.. Funky @ The Brewery Tap.

Resident DJ Matt Charge, thrusts a fusion of all things funky down your "lug holes" on the last Friday of every month at one of Peterborough's most sophisticated, safest, & friendliest venues. Supported by guest DJ's the music (70's funk, hip hop, breaks and funky house) starts being served fresh and funky from 10pm all the way through to a minimum close of 2am(the more people in the more he plays!!). Whether you choose to relax on the comfy leather sofas and receive table service, reserve an area for you and your mates upstairs with the DJ's, dance to the medley of beats or just stand at the bar; the atmosphere, ambience and refreshing surroundings of the Brewery Tap are bound to increase your evenings pleasure.

With free entry all night, no dress code & drink promotions from 10.30pm onwards you can't afford to miss it.

Matt Charge Space, Es'paradis, Kaos - Ibiza
"Funkability" @ the Sobar, Soul Cellar - Southampton
The Elbow Rooms - London


Children now welcome during food service times at all our venues.

As of January 2006 with our new license, we are now allowing children in to all our premises if accompanied by a responsible adult and mainly during food service times. We do ask that all children are kept under control at all times and are accompanied to the toilets.

Corporate Discounts at the Brewery Tap

If you didn't already know, we run a corporate membership discount scheme. Businesses can apply to become a corporate member by contacting the General or Bar manager.

We are offering 10% discount on food orders from Sunday to Thursday to local businesses and would welcome new members on board the scheme. All that we require from you is a letter on headed paper informing us that you would like to take us up on this offer and to state the way in which we will be able to distinguish you and your colleagues (e.g. ID card, personalised business cards and certain uniform). We will then reply to you by telephone, post, fax, or e-mail (whatever is most convenient for you) to confirm.

This offer is not open to special menu's : Christmas etc.

Live Music

At The Brewery Tap, The Bartons Arms & Charters

At the Brewery Tap we are dedicated to bringing you quality live music. Whether covers bands , theme bands or original artists you can be assured of a good nights music.

Sometimes we will have 2 or more bands in one evening with music kicking off from 10pm.

A door charge will apply from 10pm on most nights (please check out events page for full details).

At Charters there is live music (normally blues style) every Friday and Saturday starting from 11pm. Look out for bank holidays etc.

There is a door admission charge that applies from 11pm most nights but please check out www.bluesontheboat.co.uk for full details.

The Bartons Arms is now jumping on "the band wagon" and starting to have more ive music performances. They can be anytime in the week or over the weekend. Please check out events page for full details www.thebartons-arms.co.uk or www.oakhamales.com