Brewery Bars | The Great British Beer Festival
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7th-11th August 2018

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Brewery Bars

Is your favourite Brewery Bar going to be at the Great British Beer Festival? Every year, we invite breweries to come and serve you their great beers.

Brewery Bars will be added to this page as and when we confirm they are joining us. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter so you can always keep up to date with the latest bars to confirm.

If you are a Brewery Bar wishing to get involved, please go to our ‘Exhibit at’ page.

Greene King

Greene King has a long history of showcasing our beers at the Great British Beer Festival. Within our range, from pale ales to craft beers and from bitters to porters, we are as passionate today about brewing top quality, delicious beer as our founding brewer Benjamin Greene was in 1799. Throughout this year’s festival, we be will be serving a range of our fine Suffolk and Scottish brewed beers, some you may know, familiar like a wonderful old friend, others may be new, interesting and just a little different. Whatever your taste preference we look forward to welcoming you to try our beers for yourself.

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Beer Monkey

Beer Monkey Brew Co. was founded in June 2017, with the brewery consisting of a Bavarian steam powered stainless steel 30-Barrel brew plant with 8 conical fermenters & conditioning tasks. This was created to satisfy the increasing demand for specialist niche Cask, Keg, Can & Bottled Ales, packed with Character. Our Ales are brewed on an artisan plant together with the advantage of utilising high-quality Yorkshire water sourced from our every own borehole supply! With a wealth of knowledge, our passionate brewing team ensure that all our beers are brewed with the utmost skill & attention to detail.

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Bedlam Brewery

Bedlam – more than just a brewery. Bedlam has a strong team ethic brewing the finest beer they can, available in both cask and keg, using only the finest ingredients. A core range of four cask conditioned beers is complemented by an ever-changing range of exciting seasonal, limited edition ales.

Bedlam Brewery is based at the foot of the South Downs just outside the vibrant city of Brighton. With strong environmental credentials, all the energy required for brewing comes from solar panels, they harvest their own hops to brew a seasonal harvest ale and even supply local farmers with all their spent grain and hops for FREE, which they then use as feed for their cattle.

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Hook Norton Brewery

Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery has been in the same brewing family for 5 generations and continues to produce a wide range of award winning cask, keg and bottled beers from it’s 5-story Victorian Tower Brewery.

We are a proud, passionate, independent family owned brewery located in the Cotswold Hills. Every ale uses the finest ingredients, is openly fermented and handcrafted to give each one a character of its own. Keeping tradition alive we deliver beer by dray using our team of four Shire horses. We are SALSA accredited and SIBA Assured Independent British Craft Brewer ensuring our beer is produced and delivered to the highest quality.

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XT Brewing Co

XT Brewing Co is a fiercely independent craft brewery based in the heartland of England near Oxford. We strive to produce the highest quality beers in cask, keg and bottle. Since we started brewing in 2011 we have been constantly experimenting with new and unusual hops and malts in both our core range and our limited edition ‘Animal Brewing Company’ beers. Our brewery bar at GBBF this year will be showcasing some of our favourite XT beers and a changing range of single brew Animal beers plus one or two unique off the wall festival specials.

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Founded in 1895, Budweiser Budvar are perhaps as famous for their legal battles as they are for their massive lagering time of approx 90 days. Only ever brewing in Budweis in Southern Bohemia, Budvar continue to only use whole cone Saaz hops alongside local malts and natural soft water from their brewery well. Nationalised after WW2, Budvar remains in the hands of the Czech people to this day. Their unpasteurised Tankové Pivo (tank beer) is shipped from the Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic to 11 UK pubs and tastes just as good as it does in the cellars.

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At this year’s GBBF, Fuller’s is delighted to be showcasing a range of 10 different beers, including two limited edition brews – Vintage Ale 2018 and Past Masters 1981, celebrating John Keeling’s arrival at The Griffin Brewery and marking his retirement this year. Also present for the first time will be Dark Star’s Hophead and Revelation. These exciting new beers sit alongside Fuller’s favourites London Pride, ESB and Oliver’s Island and from our Gales’ range, HSB, Seafarers and Beachcomber.

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St Austell

Visit us at the St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales bar. Enjoy a selection of tasty beers from Cornwall and Bath across a variety of beer styles. Accompanied by our very own Cornish DJ Len playing all your favourite tunes from past and present.

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At 175 years old, Arkell’s Brewery is one of the few family breweries left in the UK, established as an offshoot to the family farm near Swindon when Isambard Kingdom Brunel was building his Great Western Railway locomotive works. The beer, which first quenched the thirst of Brunel’s railway workers, is brewed in much the same way as when John Arkell began the process in 1843 and the brewery buildings appear untouched by the passing years. But Arkell’s has not achieved its unique position by standing still. It constantly invests in staff, equipment and pubs, and most importantly the beer itself. The result? A host of national awards for its beers.

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Brew York

Brew York started life in 2016 as a 10-barrel brewhouse and taproom in York city centre, founded by two passionate local homebrewers. We were inspired to bring something different to the local traditional beer scene, using only natural, ethical raw materials and methods. Since those small beginnings things have moved rapidly, gaining regional and national recognition for our fusion of Yorkshire brewing tradition with the experimental and unconventional. Our beer selection at this year’s GBBF will reflect this, showcasing some of our most popular brews alongside one or two that are just that bit different. Watch this space.

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Sail your way over to us at this years GBBF!

With 6 Titanic tipples on the bar, jump aboard and we’ll take your taste buds on a flavoursome journey through beer! If you are looking for something a bit different, get yourself over to see us, we promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Brewed in the creative and industrial heart of the West Midlands, two Staffordshire brothers Keith & Dave Bott have owned and been running Titanic Brewery for over 30 years. Titanic Brewery was one of the very first new microbreweries in the UK and have been at the forefront of innovation throughout the 30 years of our history. One of the first to use US grown hops, we are now best known for our Plum Porter and have become renowned for our range of flavoured beers – 3 of which will be joining us on the bar at GBBF. We look forward to seeing you!

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Brewery of Angels and Demons

We use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give our ales their distinctive taste. We run a full barrel system from our premises where all our creative flair and enthusiasm, both in the exceptional, crafted beers we produce and the passion for quality design and highly effective branding will be embraced. Our beers are the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. We produce beer and lager that is distributed within the country. Our main product lines are, Lager, American Pale Ale, IPA, Stouts and Session Ales.

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Greyhound Brewery

Greyhound Brewery now in their 4th year with Gold awards behind them. Their steady growth is a reflection of their focus to provide classic flavoursome ales that consistently deliver. The beers range from 3.1% K-9 traditional session bitter, through to Booster 4.4% an American Brown ale, to the super hoppy Tree Frog at 4.9% and a Porter at 5.4% plus a few in between – All this contemporary focus is balanced by their acquisition of Ballards now brewed by Greyhound to the same exact recipes loved since 1980. Look out for their new one – MOUNTWEAZEL 8.5% a traditional Stout.

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Ballards Brewery

Ballards Brewery established in 1980, are well known for their classic ales: Ballards Best 4.2, Wassail 6.0, Nyewood Gold 5.0, and respected for spearheading the real ale revival from that low point in the late 70’s. Now the mashing rake has been handed over from Brewster to Brewster, Carola Brown (SIBA founding member and past President) to Sarah Allen of Greyhound Brewery, to continue brewing their award winning ales to the same recipes alongside Greyhound’s own. But LOOK OUT For ‘Mountweazel‘ the new Ballards Stoat!


Harvey’s is renowned throughout the South East of England for its wonderful range of traditional cask ales. These ales are unpasteurised and are known as the ‘champagne of beers’.

distinctive flavour comes from using the finest raw materials, unique local conditions, our traditional 19th century brew-house, spring water drawn via an artesian well and a yeast strain which has been used for half a century.

Harvey’s builds on two centuries of expertise to brew fresh and premium beers for today’s generation.

Throughout changing times, the name of Harvey has become synonymous with Sussex: a hallmark of quality, consistency and tradition…

‘We wunt be druv’

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The Five Points Brewing Company

The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, East London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. The Five Points champions flavour, provenance and consistency, and their range of award-winning beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised for better taste and aroma. Their beers are inspired by a passion for both the British real ale tradition and the best of the international craft beer movement. Alongside its vibrant keg beer offering, the Five Points is committed to brewing modern cask ale, which looks to the future as well as drawing on the brewing heritage of the past.

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Thornbridge Brewery

Thornbridge Brewery. One of the leaders in the UK Craft Beer scene. We’ve been brewing the finest quality beer with passion since 2005. We recognise that quality, innovation and consistency are key to creating amazing and beautifully balanced beers. We continue to push boundaries whilst respecting the importance of ‘Crafting’ beer. Our award winning range of beers are loved by our customers all over the World. With over 350 Industry recognised awards we are proud to be part of such an exciting Craft Beer scene.

We are very proud to be attending GBBF this year and have a fantastic range of beers lined up. We’ll have some brand new and exciting beers, a collaboration with some of our friends from the Czech Republic and of course our iconic IPA, Jaipur.

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