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Twisted Barrel Tap House, Gosford Green, Coventry

Unit 11, Fargo Village
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Twisted Barrel Tap House

This Brewery Tap will divide opinion.Based in an industrial shed in the trendy Fargo Village development,it really should be in Hoxton given the ale options.It's much like other brewery taps,lots of shiny brewing kit about,barrels littered all over the place,a pin ball machine, lots of bench seating,but thankfully some space heating on a chilly night.The lavs are unisex,although the audience was mainly male.Some decent muzak helped build an atmosphere in the large space.
The bar has an illuminated sign giving lots of detail about the offering from 24 key keg taps on the wall behind.The variety was almost bewildering although the young bar staff happily give out advise.On my trip there were 13 brews from Twisted Barrel,lots of guest options and some ciders.The ale styles was very wide,knockout IPA's,Double IPA's,Sours ,Saisons,Belgian Tripels,a golden stout,fruit flavoured beers,you name it ,they probably brew it.A lot of beers were unfined and some really murky pints turned up but all tasted great.There isn't a lot of low strength ,so this place may not suit if you are a boring brown beer person,and needless to say I quaffed a lot of pokey ale and weaved my way out !(for the record I sampled TB Lokia Moca Pale,Naido and Mmmm all very interesting flavours )
If you want to take a shot at the modern style of brewing ,and chance your arm with some weird beer,you will enjoy this place.It's in the 2018 GBG now that CAMRA are ok with key kegs.
Go on be brave and give it a go.I will certainly be back.

On 12th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Twisted Barrel Tap House

The area to the east of Coventry city centre seems to be host to quite a mixed community and this has resulted in the creation of Fargo Village - a vibrant community-focused retail park of sorts, full of converted industrial buildings and old shipping containers playing host to a variety of local businesses. The village's highlight, for the beer drinker at least, is this bar showcasing beer from the on site Twisted Barrel Brewery. The bar essentially comprises the front section of a concrete floored unit with the brewery tucked away at the back and a long bar counter along the right hand wall. Seating is limited to a few tables and chairs under the front windows and in the space beyond the servery, whilst a rickety looking series of benches run down the left hand wall opposite the bar. As with most places of this nature, the decor is pretty industrial - it being an old industrial unit makes that a given I suppose - but things have been livened up a bit by having the brewery's logo painted on the floor and some colourful street art-style murals that echo those found around the whole village, on the walls. A large screen to the rear of the room was showing the climax to this year's Six Nations tournament which my Dad was desperately trying to avoid so he could watch it when he got home without knowing the result, thereby forcing us to take up one of the picnic benches outside.
Large blackboards behind the servery listed the entire beer range, providing plenty of detail about the style, strength and price of the beers available as well as covering those likely to be coming on soon. In all I counted twelve Twisted Barrel beers plus four guests and a cider option, with several more due on or temporarily unavailable. It was pretty tricky trying to make a choice from such a range of previously unencountered brews, but the boards certainly helped us make an informed decision and I ended up with a pretty good pint of the God's Twisted Sister Stout whilst my Dad enjoyed an excellent Beast of the Midlands Mild. Beers are dispensed through keg taps but CAMRA advise that the key keg method used by the brewery qualifies their beer as real ale and in fact the bar has made it into the 2017 Good Beer Guide. Finings have been eschewed in order to make the beer vegan friendly, which might explain why some of the pints we saw looked a little cloudy.
I really liked the feel of this enterprising little retail district and thought this brewery bar was a seamless addition. The brewery seems to have plenty of interesting ideas and evidently knows how to brew tasty beer which goes quite some way to cover for the obvious disadvantages of drinking in this kind of environment. I'm glad we made the short walk out here and I will certainly be keeping my eye out for Twisted Barrel beers on my travels.

On 26th April 2017 - rating: 7
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11th Mar 2020, 19:19
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Garden : Yes - Picnic benches out front - last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
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