THE ALBION BREWERY BAR
Northants CAMRA pub of the season, summer 2016
Phipps NBC, The Albion Brewery, 54 Kingswell St, Northampton, NN1 1PR, UK
Open from Tuesday to Saturday at 12:00 mid day
Closes at 3:30pm and opens again from 5:00pm to 12;00pm Tues, Weds, Thurs
Friday and Saturday open straight through, midday until late
Bar snacks Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday afternoons open for special food events, see FB for details
For Gigs and Events, see Facebook, Albion Brewery Bar
Welcome to the Albion Brewery Bar, the most unusual new bar and venue in town. We are open from 12 everyday for fine ales, cider, lager, wines & spirits including Kingswell Gin distilled in the brewery. Our 8 hand pumps feature Phipps, Hoggleys and a revolving guest ale along with Saxbys, Harefields or Vale of Welton local real cider. We often have live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday and Monday nights are reserved for private functions so stay tuned.
We have added an oak and glass partition between the bar and brewery so customers can view the brewing process as they drink . Each day will bring a cabaret of mashing, sparging, racking and cleaning as Phipps staff go about their business of creating our beers. Almost all the bar's fittings are reclaimed with many coming from old closed Phipps pubs. Over the foyer there are new toilets including Disabled. We have kept the space true to its origins as a working brewhouse so you can drink ale with the smallest carbon footprint in the county but the biggest taste and the longest history.
Once we have caught our breath after launching the bar, we will turn our time and efforts towards the Albion Brewery Venue, The ABV, on the 1st floor. This space will be separate to the bar and will provide a much needed new 200 capacity concert venue for Northampton. We plan to continue with the style of artists already featured in the bar, an eclectic left field mix of indie, jazz, folk and world acts. We also plan to attract bigger touring names to the town. The ABV will add DJ sets and late night parties into the mix.
The Albion Brewery and its bar is open for brewery tours. Sample our wonderful range of ales, ancient and modern, follow the brewing process and learn a few of Phipps' secrets, then wander through the tunnels and cellars under the building, see the Kings Well where the finest water in the area has attracted brewers for centuries. Contact Mel on 01604 946606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and dates. Tour dates coming up: Tuesday evenings, 20th Dec, 17th Jan, 31st Jan, 21st Feb, Sunday 19th Feb at noon.
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Phipps NBC gratefully acknowledge the support of NEP in helping funding the bar conversion