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Hop Co, Warrington Central, Warrington

Pub added by Rob Hunter
6 Bold Street
Warrington
WA1 1DR
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Pub SignMan left this review about Hop Co

This is an unusual premises operated by the team behind the nearby 9 Gallon pub, seemingly as a bit of a craft beer off-shoot. It’s set in a small building with a compact ground floor bar that has been sub-divided into a few distinct areas. On entering, you find yourself stood at the bar, which runs along the left-hand wall, in a stone-floored area served by high stools along the bar counter or various drinking ledges. The bar has a nice dark wood counter and rustic looking bar back surrounded by some large promotional displays and screens showing similar promo material. In the cramped space between the bar and the front window, there’s a caged-off space offering banquette seating, but getting in and out of here looked a right hassle, so people seemed to be stood around the bar rather than taking up the option of a seat. Two more similar spaces can be found to the rear, with somewhat easier access, one of which is essentially a snug with tiled and mirrored walls whilst the other has a couple of hard bench booths fronting a window through to the kitchen. Loud music was playing throughout my stay and there was a slow, steady trickle of customers, without it ever feeling particularly busy.
There’s no cask ale here unfortunately – just nine keg beers, many of which might be considered mainstream. Interesting craft kegs were limited to beers from Tiny Rebel, Pressure Drop and Siren, but there were also three ciders from small batch producers to round out the options. The disappointing ale range was compensated somewhat by the super-friendly service from the two cheery barmaids on duty.
I found this a bit of an odd example of a craft beer bar and left feeling confused as to what exactly they were trying to achieve. Some good keg options mean this place is still worth a look and I found the overall vibe here very welcoming and relaxed, despite the pounding music. An interesting place but if you’re tight for time, I’d suggest their sister bar, 9 Gallon, over this one.

On 13th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Rob Hunter left this review about Hop Co

No cask at the Hop Co but 8 keg taps on offer. I had a Pearl Jet Stout which is apparently by Marstons, which was OK, and £2.20 for a half. Followed by a half of Northern Star by Northern Monk, at a more expensive £2.95. It was rather pleasant though. Finally was tempted by the Framboise by Kirkstall, a lovely raspberry beer. Something to watch out for is that some of the prices are per pint and some are for 2/3 of a pint, so pay attention to the chalk boards.

Overall it's an interesting place, letters and other objects are stuck to the ceiling, nice tiling on the staircase, and generally a nice vibe about the place.

Not normally open on a Tuesday but they have started to do so as an experiment; however no food will be available on Tuesdays initially. Of course this may well change if Tuesday opening becomes permanent. It certainly wasn't dead at the time of my Tuesday late afternoon / early evening visit so it looks like the custom is there.

Couldn't decide between rating a 7 or an 8, but am feeling generous as I enjoyed my visit yesterday, and plenty of beers to choose from even without the presence of cask ales.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Warrington Bank Quay, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Warrington Central, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Padgate, 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hop Co, Warrington
13th Dec 2019, 18:55
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
28th Dec 2018, 16:34
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 February 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : No last updated 23 February 2018 by ROB Camra
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