UK Brewpubs

A restaurant/pub with in-house brewery.

INNformal Brewery at The Five Bells Wickham

As a predominantly rural branch West Berkshire CAMRA is blessed with some excellent country pubs. Among them is the Five Bells at Wickham, voted the Central Southern England Pub of the Year for 2014, which earned it a spot in the top 16 pubs nationwide. Naturally it’s been on the Fueled by Beer radar for some time; this past weekend we braved the wilds of Wickham to check it out…

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Now Open: The Dickens Brewery

DickensBreweryLogoFollowing my April post Coming Soon: The Dickens Brewery the area’s newest microbrewery opened with very little fanfare over the May Day holiday. Unfortunately few people noticed because everyone’s attention was diverted by the Reading Beer Festival.

Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer stopped by Great Expectations during the following weekend however it seemed the brewery’s opening may have been premature because there were no house ales on and consequently we had nothing to report. A return visit this past weekend yielded much better results; enough to write a Fueled by Beer review… (more…)