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Garden City Brewery, Letchworth Central, Letchworth Garden City

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26 The Wynd
Letchworth Garden City
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Garden City Brewery

Situated in a small parade of arts and crafts shop,this conversion from an art studio and gallery is now the home to the Garden City Brewery.It's a modern building with lots of windows giving good internal sunlight,the bar faces you on entering,while to the side is quite a large tiled area where some sofas and a mix of wooden furniture offers seating.Behind the bar in a former kitchen is the brewing kit ,and bags of malt and empty casks are dotted around the interior.On my visit there was terrestrial TV for Wimbledon and the Euros ,but thats not instrusive and doesnt detract from the drinking atmosphere.Outside under a canopy is a large seating area ,hay bales are used on one side as seating,along with benches and tables.On the internal walls there were some Hogarth prints,a few posters and an old map of Letchworth before the Garden City.It's been well done,although there is still a feel of drinking in a canteen,it may all take time to weather in.
The landlady was very friendly and loved chatting about her ales and she offers tasters,nice touch.There are barrels racked up on stillage and on my trip the "home" ales were Amarillo Pale (very good),Mash Up (an average porter) and Next Best (described as a best bitter 4.4%);all at the very reasonable price of £3.20pp Three guests ales from Buntingford were Squadron 92,Iron Duke and Sun Star with some other barrels settling.On the bar there were 3 boxes of real cider,there is a list of cans and bottles from craft brewers plus a selection of wines and soft drinks.Food comprises locally sourced pork pies , sausage rolls and other pub snacks.
LGC has never been a great place for real ale ,so this is a terrific addition to the scene .I will return in future and it is probably the best bet for a well kept pint.For a new micro,the Amarillo Pale I had was impressive ,and there is a firm commitment here to aim high.A bit larger than your average micropub,yet I've marked it as such given the shop conversion,restricted opening Thur -Sun noon-10pm, positive vibe and focus on real ale.

On 30th June 2016 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for Garden City Brewery, Letchworth Garden City
30th Jun 2016, 17:39
Web Link submitted by Bucking Fastard approved
30th Jun 2016, 17:07
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
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