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The Brewery Quarter,
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.
Thank you once again for your past support, please keep in touch via our Facebook page, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you when we re-open !!
Stay safe and healthy, look after your loved ones and thank-you again for your past loyalty.
The B&K Team
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IPAs - Rye
Ruby, Spicy, Hoppy – As hoppy and bitter as our usual IPAs but with added complexity from the large amount of spicy rye malt and touches of caramel malt used in the recipe. Our hoppy and spicy rye IPA is an affectionate tribute to three times Gold Cup winning horse ‘Best Mate’. Considered one of the most loved horses in the history of horse racing in the UK, his presence at a race meeting could guarantee a full capacity crowd. He not only earned millions in winnings but also raised a huge amount of money for charity
English Style Ale- Blossom Ale
Light, Balanced, Floral – A traditional Spring ale infused with Spring blossoms, light and balanced with a touch of floral, fruity aromas. Nothing signals the arrival of Spring more than the first signs of blossom on the cherry tree or the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Locally named the ‘Big Chase’, it’s the race that tops all other races at the festival in terms of prestige and money. Enjoy a glass of this light, floral ale, infused with Spring blossom and toast the Gold Cup: the most valuable non-handicap chase in the UK.
American Style Ale- Amber Ale
Our big hoppy red ale is full of rich caramel malts matched to American hops and just bursting with character – a fitting tribute to the 1872 brilliantly plotted, wonderfully inventive nonsense story, ‘Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there’ by Lewis Carroll, (of which the mirror that inspired Carroll remains displayed in Charlton Kings today) and introduces the reader to a host of characters such as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and Humpty Dumpty whose favourite time of day was “brillig” – “four o’clock in the afternoon – the time when you begin broiling things for dinner”, but we prefer it to be the time for beer!
IPA - Traditional IPA
History would have Cheltenham born Colonel Claude Reignier Conder 1848 – 1910 remembered by his esteemed military career, his friendship with Lord Kitchener and his pioneering surveys and archaeology discoveries in Syria, Palestine and Jordan, but modern day author Tom Slemen places him in the most controversial of lights as the notorious ‘Jack the Ripper’. Exhaustive in his research, Slemen’s 2011 publication controversially suggests that the Whitehall murders of 1888 were in fact a Black Operation orchestrated by the British Intelligence Agency against an Irish Terrorist Alliance and that Jack the Ripper was actually a military-trained assassin, and none other than the Colonel!
English Style Ale- session Bitter
We have named our sensation session bitter, packed full of Crystal Malt after one of Cheltenham’s most famous sons, the multi talented Richard O’Brien – etched in our memories as the presenter of the hugely popular Crystal Maze TV game show but who achieved international and everlasting fame by writing the horror comedy musical The Rocky Horror Show, of which its 1975 film adaptation featured some interesting characters wearing ripped fishnets and sporting dyed spiky hair, is largely accredited with the start of the punk fashion trend. Still in limited release, it is the longest running theatrical release in film history.
Belgian Style Ale- Witbier
Cloudy, Refreshing, Citrusy – A wheat beer brewed with inluences of the white and cloudy Belgian Wit. Made for the summer this ale is both refreshing and elegant, with a taste of grain and citrus derived from coriander and citrus peel Our neighbouring Dowty House was originally built as an orphanage for boys. Funded entirely by voluntary donations, the Victorian home had only spaces for 20 boys. As no facility was made for a classroom or schooling, most of the boys would have sought some work in the Brewery, which stood proud of place, directly opposite.
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Stouts & Porters - Traditional Porter
If you were asked to name what Great Britain was famous for you would probably answer David Beckham, Fish & Chips, Big Ben, Red Buses, The Beatles, London Black cabs, Tea and Real Ale to name but a few, and we are guessing that ‘Ski Jumping’ is not on the tip of your tongue ….. but Britain and Ski Jumping is exactly what the world was talking about for a brief historical moment during the 1988 Winter Olympics, when Cheltenham lad Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards descended the inrun and took off to fly down that terrifying steeply sloped hill in Calgary, Canada. Whilst he finished an emphatic last, being cited a ‘heroic failure’, he won the support and respect of the international sporting community for his perseverance and achievement. We have named our Traditional Porter in honour of Britain’s most lovable ski jumper.
Since the discovery of mineral springs in Cheltenham in 1716, the town has been known as a health and holiday spa. This is thanks mainly to Captain Henry Skillicorne whose entrepreneurial skills and broad vision – possibly inspired by his regular trips to the Mediterranean – developed the springs into a major attraction for visitors to the town
English Style Ale- Golden Ale
The Victorian jockey ‘Fred Archer’, nicknamed ‘the ‘Tin Man’ is the inspiration behind the name for our hoppy Golden Ale. Born in Cheltenham in 1857 he went on to become the most celebrated and revered jockey of his time, winning 2747 times over a 16 – year period, including 5 Derbys, 4 Oaks and 6 St Legers, and is reputed to this day,” to be the best all-round jockey that the turf has ever seen
American Pale Ale
Enjoy a pint of this simple Pale Ale with truck loads of piney, grapefruity American hops and raise a refreshing glass to our American cousins – you could almost believe you were in a brewpub in Cheltenham, in Montgomery USA!
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 ever wanted a party within a party (Inception style) then The Mezzanine is for you! Situated up a small ight of steps, you can experience your own private party whilst still being part of the hustle & bustle of the pub! Seating 28 or standing a grander 50, and with a large HD TV available, this is the ideal spot to entertain!
If your presentation / film premier needs a larger screen, we can offer you the Pub Floor with the use of our projector! Suitable for 30-40 guests and with the ability to screen it off for a little more privacy, this area is great to show off your latest blockbuster!
This almighty table is situated right next to our microbrewery! Watch in awe as our Head Brewer brews beer right before your eyes! This area can sit 10 or stand 24 so you may as well bring some drinking buddies – shotgun not the designated driver!
The Fire Pit provides a chilled (aka relaxed- its actually quite warm as its by a fire) vibe where you can munch your way through our menu! Seating up to 16 people, this is ideal for burning the midnight oil whilst enjoying a Smoked Ale – pun most definitely intended!
The Dining Room is perfect for a banquet with a long table sitting up to 20 (like in those grand old lms when it takes a century to pass the salt to someone)! If you have something smaller in mind, then this room can be split into more intimate tables! If you thinking of going bigger, then get in touch as this room can seat 180 – whoop whoop!
In order to receive the free birthday beer email, registration must be completed 3 weeks prior the birthday date.