Sophisticated surroundings and classy gin: The De Vere Wokefield Estate

By Sue Roberts There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560s for the wealthy Plowden family.  Set in...

Brewery Bird: Great British Beer Festival

The Brewery Bird column As I write this (late June), summer is officially here, it’s ‘scorchio’ and there’s 50 days to go till the biggest...

Anticipation is brewing for Swindon’s Old Town Beer Festival this weekend

The fifth Old Town Beer Festival will be taking place this weekend from Friday 5 (6-10pm) & Saturday May 6 (12noon-10pm). This is the first...

Britain’s best brewers Get Together to produce special beer

Wiltshire brewery Arkell’s has teamed up with brewers from across the UK to brew a special beer to help everyone enjoy Great Get Togethers...

Swindon Shuffle gets its own ‘5 Knuckle’ ale

In what is probably the greatest name for a real ale ever, West Berkshire Brewery has created a special beer for the Swindon Shuffle...

Brewers launch national drive to spread the joy of 6X

Wadworth brewers have announced their partnership with independent distributor Conviviality, in the spirit of boosting Wadworth's range of boozy goods. This hopped up partnership will...

Junkyard Golf Club all revved up for a Glitter Ball takeover

By Mara Daykin A night of colour, glitter cocktails, disco and of course crazy golf at the Junkyard Golf Club in Oxford this June. Junkyard Golf...

Speeding his way back behind the bar: Alun Rossiter takes over The Southbrook Inn

Swindon speedway supremo, Alun Rossiter, who manages the Swindon Robins team, is making a welcome return to being an Arkell’s landlord, after a few...
Weston Cider

Westons Cider to take centre stage at The Big Feastival

The Westons’ Cider Teepee will be taking centre stage at The Big Feastival this August (28 to 30 August), ensuring there will be cider...

Meet the publican: Brewery Bird chats to Carl Mellors

In a series of ground-breaking one-on-one interviews, Brewery Bird gets the low-down from some of Ocelotshire’s most hard-working and beer-championing licensees with a no-holes...
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