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The Taphouse, Wimborne

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11 West Borough
Wimborne
BH21 1LT
Phone: 01202911200
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Taphouse

Perhaps a bit too large to be called a micro-pub, but the narrow, elongated shop conversion has been done in a simple, attractive alehouse style. Rustic bar and furniture, plus a couple of tiny tables in the small yard at the back. Apart from the Doom Bar, there was otherwise an excellent selection of seven real ales served direct from the stillage behind the counter (but with most at the stronger end, I went for the Sixpenny Best at £3.50). Worth seeking out.

On 16th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Taphouse

Although this micropub has a typical small former shop frontage inside it's bigger than many. The long room has three areas, the front with low tables and chairs, the bar area and some tall tables and chairs at the rear. A door leads through to proper toilets and a small patio garden. There was a muzak soundtrack playing which strictly speaking infringes the guidelines for these places and a few spirits which many micropubs now seem to stock. There were also a few keg offerings that didn't look very interesting.
There were six cask ales worth considering and Doom Bore on offer which made up for any guideline infringements. The six were Hop Back Summer Lightning & Winter Lightning, Dartmoor Best, Eight Arch Session & Quarterjack and Bristol Beer Factory Independence. I went for the Winter Lightning (£3.60), a beer I hadn't seen for years and which was excellent.
This is another micropub well worth a look.

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Taphouse

Opening in late 2013 in the former Colour Craft store, the Taphouse has been described as a micro-pub, although I think it's fair to say it's much more spacious than that implies. In many ways, it's a typical shop conversion, with a long narrow interior, broken into front and rear sections by the positioning of the servery midway down the right hand wall. The front area is quite compact, but squeezes in a few comfy looking seating options which have the benefit of allowing you to people watch through the front windows. A drinking ledge runs along the left hand wall, opposite the bar, with a very handy board above which details the current ale range. There are some high bench and stool options in the rear part of the room in a space which has some unusual artwork on display including some technical drawings of a bicycle and a revolver. A corridor to the rear left leads out to a paved garden where some additional seating can be made use of, weather permitting.
There are still a lot of pubs in Wimborne, but none have really tried to appeal directly to the discerning drinker, which is where this place steps in. The board opposite the bar listed a good range of ales, mostly from micro breweries, with the options on this visit being Gyle 59 Cloudy Toujours, Sixpenny IPA and Best, Hopback Summer Lightning, Sharps Doom Bar and Townmill The Cobb. All of the ales are served directly from barrels racked up on the bar back and at least two real ciders were also available from boxes behind the bar. I tried the Cloudy Toujours which was a proper Saison style brew and the IPA which was in great condition and flew out of the glass. The staff were really friendly and welcoming and had an infectious enthusiasm for this exciting new business.
I've always enjoyed drinking in Wimborne, without ever having a pub that stands out for great beer. The Taphouse has certainly solved that issue and will hopefully force other pubs to up their game. This is a great little pub and one I hope has the full support of the local community as it deserves to be a success.

On 22nd July 2014 - rating: 8
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - All pints £3. Correct as at February 2017 - last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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