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Towcester Mill Brewery Tap, Towcester Town, Towcester

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Chantry Lane
Towcester
NN12 6AD
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Thuck Phat left this review about Towcester Mill Brewery Tap

Based, unsurprisingly, in a 200 year old mill just off Towcester High Street is the Towcester Mill Brewery and Brewery Tap.
The brewery, tap and brewery shop occupies the ground floor with brewery offices on the second floor having replaced the council which had offices here. A positive swap.
The front door leads straight into the Tap which is a cosy bar with plenty of wood including the massive beams which you'd expect in an old mill and which are strung with hops. It feels very comfortable with mixed wood furniture, pictures of the mill from times gone by and the sound of water rushing through the mill race. The friendly welcome fits the laid back feel of the place.
To the right is a corridor leading to both the well-stocked shop and brewery where tours are available although only at specific times.
There is plenty of space behind the mill for seating, unused on our December visit, which overlooks the water and meadows beyond. A very nice spot I'd imagine on a nice day and easy to forget how close you are to the town centre and busy A5.
It's worth checking the website for opening times as the Tap tends to open only in the evenings during the week.
Beers on were largely from Towcester Mill - Mill Race 3.9% on two pumps, Bell Ringer 4.4%, Santa's Tipple 6%, Black Fire 5.2% and Crooked Hooker 3.8%. Guests were Rudgate Brew No 23 4.4% and Whittlebury Amarillo 5.2%, another local brewery. The Black Fire was in very good nick and slipped down well.
The Tap is now deservedly GBG listed and has just won the local CAMRA Summer Pub of 2015 award.
Towcester has long struggled for a variation on Greene King, Wells and Marstons and the Towcester Mill Brewery Tap certainly provides that with good beer in an unusual and atmospheric building.
My first port of call if in town and worth a detour to visit.

On 13th January 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Northampton, 9.81 miles, 3 hr 9 min walk (show)
Wolverton, 11.13 miles, 3 hr 34 min walk (show)
Milton Keynes Central, 12.3 miles, 3 hr 57 min walk (show)
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13th Jan 2016, 12:03
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18th Dec 2015, 14:19
Review submitted by Thuck Phat amended by Thuck Phat

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% includes real cider - last updated 21 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 8pm
Monday5pm - 8pm
Tuesday5pm - 10:30pm
Wednesday5pm - 10:30pm
Thursday5pm - 10:30pm
Friday2pm - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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