The Brewery Tap
is pleased and extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the accolade of "Best Own Brew Pub 2009"
from the Good Pub Guide. Below is the article from the book. The book which is now on its 27th edition is launching a website to accompany the guide thegoodpubguide.co.uk.
There's a vast two-storey-high glass wall in this striking modern conversion of an old labour exchange that divides the bar and the brewery, giving fascinating views of the brewing vessels. From here they produce their own Oakham beers but also keep nine thoughtfully chosen countrywide brewers as well; also, a good number of bottled belgian beers and quite a few wines by the glass. There's an easy going relaxed feel to the open-plan contemporary pillars, holding up a steel ring with bulbs running around the rim, and steel-meshed wall lights. A band of chequered floor tiles traces the part of the long sculptured light wood bar counter, which is boldly backed by an impressive display of bottles in a ceiling -high wall of wooden cubes. A sofa seating area downstairs provides a comfortable corner for a surprisingly mixed bunch of customers from young to old; there's a big screen TV for sporting events, piped music and games machines and DJs or live bands at the weekends. It gets very busy in the evening. The pub is owned by the same people as Charters (see below).
The Thai food is very good and extremely popular and runs from snacks such as chicken satay or tempura vegetables to soups like aromatic crispy duck noodle or tom yum and to main courses such as curries, noodle and rice dishes, salads and stir fries. Starters/snacks: £1.99 to £3.99. Main courses: £5.99 to £6.99. Puddings £3.99