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Thank you for being a supporter of our business. As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the most difficult decision we could make, to close this business. This is a temporary measure, and this decision has not been taken lightly, but has been made in order to provide protection for our team, guests and shareholders.
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English Style Ale - Session Bitter
How different the future of this country would have been if Sir Winston Churchill’s fall in Bournemouth, 1892, had been fatal. Whilst out one night walking, or doing what 18 year old boys do, he fell off a 29ft bridge rendering him unconscious for 3 days and bedridden for 3 months! Luckily though, he survived, and ended up doing some pretty great things! It’s no secret that Churchill loved a beverage or two so what better way to show our respect than with a traditional English ale. Raise your glass of session bitter in his honour.
Single Hop Pale Ale - English Style Ale
Flying from Bournemouth to Spain in the early 1950s was no more than a mere dream! However, in 1958, the pale Brits’ dreams were answered. Local Palmair established an introductory “single flight to Palma” – sun and Sangria only a hop away! After their first operational year, they aspired to being the pioneering force behind the start of the “package holidays to Spain”. In respect to their single flight, here’s a single hop ale, made with love – cheers to Palmair for giving us a need for sun cream!
Blonde Ale - American Style Ale
Here’s a display of real community spirit and very wise investment. After suffering a catalogue of knee injuries and under threat of never returning to playing professional football, Bournemouth FC veteran Eddie Howe was loaned from Portsmouth in 2004 back to his adopted home club, where supporters took matters into their own hands when the club’s financial problems rendered his future uncertain, raising the sum of £21,000 for his official transfer – fondly known as “Eddieshare”. Fast track 3 seasons and 270 appearances later after his instrumental role in saving the club, Eddie moves from player to management and embarks on an amazing road to success culminating in Bournemouth FC joining the world-class Premier League in 2015!
Traditional IPA - IPA
It’s hard to imagine what kind of brain is required to make up stories such as the unorthodox, horror story of The Modern Prometheus (Frankenstein) (1818), and it would surprise you to know that it was in fact an 18-year-old Mary Shelley whose dream inspired the legend! We reckon you have to have quite a spicy personality to come up with a novel like so we’ve brewed a spicy Traditional IPA in her honour.
Red Rye Ale - American Style Ale
In tribute to one of the world’s best guitarist, the late, great, Greg Lake, born in Bournemouth in 1947. He honed his style under the tutelage of a Dorset music teacher who encouraged his imaginative style, later to become the trademark of his group ‘Emmerson, Lake & Palmer’, who after an enthralling performance at IOW in 1971, were firmly established as the world’s first ‘Supergroup’, with their rendition of Lake’s ‘Lucky Man’, which he wrote whilst at school in Bournemouth, becoming their legendary classic.
American Pale Ale -American Style Ale (KEG)
Who better to name our American Pale Ale after than our adopted national treasure, Bill Bryson. Whilst working for the Bournemouth Echo during the 1970s, he wrote his beloved book Notes from a Small Island. The book is inspired by his ‘Grand Tour’ of Blighty from an American perspective –filled with jokes and interesting facts about Britain – it’s well worth a read. We’re sure a man of this acumen couldn’t resist a pint of Yankee Hack!
Belgian Style - Saison
Who would have thought that Bournemouth Schoolboy, Alex James, would become the bassist of one of the most iconic bands in the 1990s! After meeting his fellow bandmates, Damian Albarn and Graham Coxson, at Goldsmith’s College in 1988, they became the nemesis of Oasis. In 1994/1995, Blur and Oasis released their singles on the same day causing the music charts to shut down. So, whether you were a Madferit or Blurite, raise your Belgian Blond pint to the biggest feud in music history.
Black IPA - IPA
“I wanna tell you a story” about one of the greatest comedians, singers and actors of the 70s and 80s TV era , Bournemouth resident, Max Bygraves. After falling into showbiz, he changed his name to Max from Walter in honour of comedian Max Miller. As well as having his own TV show, Bygraves appeared in the Royal Variety Performance 20 times! In tribute of this charismatic story teller, we have brewed a Black IPA, full of body and personality!
Witbier - Wheat Beer
Imagine the fun to be had by Julian, Dick, Anne, Georgina (George) and Timmy the dog, AKA the adventurous ‘Famous 5’, created by novelist and Bournemouth resident, Enid Blyton in 1942, on their cheery picnics along the Dorset coastline where boiled eggs, ham and jam tarts were washed down with “lashings of ginger beer” – in tribute to the 21 book series which have been and are still enjoyed by schoolchildren the world over, we have brewed a refreshing Witbier with wholesome drinkability!
IPA - Tropical IPA
Inspired by his travels to Continental Europe, the brilliant young architect Benjamin Ferrey was commissioned by local ‘wasteland’ landowner George Gerwin in 1836, to build a marine resort and elegant summer retreat to rival that of the esoteric ‘Tregonwell family’s summer estate’, making it available to all and which laid the earliest foundations for Bournemouth to become the thriving summer holiday destination it is today!
American Amber Ale- American Style Ale
Here’s a record that’s still to be broken. Picture this, it’s 1971 and Bournemouth are playing Margate in the FA Cup. Ted McDougall, a Bournemouth footballer, is set for one of the best games of his life. In this one game, he scored 9 goals – the most goals ever scored in an FA Cup! This incredible achievement dubbed him ‘Supermac’ and placed him in the same league as some of the footballing greats of today! As Supermac now lives in the USA, coaching the Atlanta Silverbacks, we’ve honoured him with this American Amber Ale!
Stout & Porter - Oatmeal Stout
It is no secret that most famous author and Bournemouth resident JRR Tolkien, responsible for the classic trilogy Silmarillion, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, loved beer and talking into the early hours of the morning – something we probably all like to do after a few pints! Grab a glass of this fantastic historic porter and cheers to Middle Earth. Originally written as one book, lack of available paper meant it had to be published in 3 separate parts – probably the best commercial literary decision ever.
Spend the day brewing a beer with one of our award-winning brewers!
Get hands on and get involved! Our microbrewery sits right in the heart of our beautiful brewpub, you will be treated to breakfast, lunch and a lot of beers throughout the day. As your day comes to a close you will also get to choose a 5 Litre mini keg of beer to take away with you.
This experience is perfect to enjoy on your own (with our brewer of course) or as part of a group!
A tutored tasting covering 8 different beers hosted by our beer specialist and the option to add a meal
Open your mind to the world of beer! Over the course of approx. 2 hours guests will enjoy some nibbles and learn how to appreciate the differences between a number of premium craft beers (including products we brew exclusively on our on-site microbrewery). Finish with your choice of Academy Meal for the perfect experience!
A tutored tasting of a variety of craft gins and nibbles, hosted by a gin expert and the option to add a delicious meal from our Academy Menu.
Delve into the wonderful world of gin! Guests will be guided on a sensory journey across 5 different premium/craft gins. Learn the secrets behind the recipes/botanicals and get hands on with the chance to experiment with different tonics and garnishes. All topped off with delicious nibbles, a double G&T of your choice and the option to finish with your choice of Academy Meal for the perfect experience!
Includes a souvenir certificate signed by our resident gin specialist and nibbles 🙂
Enjoy a range of dishes & sharing dessert, each expertly matched to a craft beer!
Guests are greeted with a 1/3 pint of our cask ale (brewed on site) before choosing 3 small plates from our menu -each small plate comes served with a 1/3 pint of beer chosen specifically to complement each dish. The meal is then topped off with a cask ale chocolate fondue to share, matched with a 1/3 of our chocolatey stout!
For groups of 2+
If you’re looking for a table with a perfect view of the brewery then look no further! Our Brewer’s Table is situated right next to our microbrewery so you can seat your party of up to 8 and watch in awe as our Brewer creates beer right before your eyes. Order some food and a pint and take in the hoppy surroundings!
Transport yourself to a beach on the Bournemouth coast and have a meal in one of our 6 Beach Huts. Enjoy some dishes for everyone to share in your own private setting. Each hut seats up to 4 people – ideal for sheltered drinks and a cheeky meal al fresco style.
Situated up a sweeping staircase with a TV available for presentation use or to show off your latest homemade film is the Dining Room. Whether it be a sit-down meal of 40 or a larger, standing celebration of 60, and with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto our gorgeous garden, this area is calling for a party!
Situated upstairs, with a feature fire place and its own private bar, the Front Room has the ability to stand 35 or seat a more intimate 24 – the perfect place to sample our 50+ beers. Sit back, relax and tuck into some great pub food with some of your best buddies – shotgun not the designated driver!
In order to receive the free birthday beer email, registration must be completed 3 weeks prior the birthday date.