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BOTTLESHOP & TAPROOM

 

BRINGING A FRESH AND VIBRANT RANGE OF BEERS TO RICKMANSWORTH

WHATS ON TAP

POP IN FOR A ‘SWIFT ONE’ AND SAY HI!

In store we usually have 9 draught beers and another 50 beers on the shelf in bottles and cans. All of our range is available on this site for reference, along with our selection of wines, spirits soft drinks and cold snacks too!

We are a unique concept that allows you to either join us in our tap room for a beer or two, but if you prefer to buy from us and take-out your drinks, we really don’t mind – its up too you!

To get the best from us, you can come in, talk to us, have a beer or two and then take-away your preference!

AMBER

A very versatile beer, Amber beers are full bodied malt aromas with hints of caramel, these beers could be either lager or ale.

BLONDE

Blonde ales are pale in colour and tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops and some sweetness from malt.

BROWN

Brown ales have evidence of caramel and chocolate flavours and may have a slight citrus accent or be strong, malty or nutty, depending on the area of brewing.

ONE OVER THE EIGHT Loyalty Card

We look after our loyal customers so why not take this opportunity to have a drink on us. Buy eight pints and get one on the house! Our one over the eight reward card couldn’t be simpler. 

Pick up a loyalty card from the bar and start your journey to a pint on the house.

 

REGULAR TASTING EVENTS

Check out our event calendar for upcoming tasting events from selected brewers and suppliers. Tickets include samples and snacks. Don’t delay as tickets to these informative, fun and entertaining evenings are always in demand.

RICKMANSWORTHS PREMIER DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT

Coffee Bean

UPto 8 CRAFT BEERS ON TAP

Coffee Bean

6 Draft Ciders ON TAP

Coffee Bean

70 varieties ON THE SHELF

Coffee Bean

CASK ALES available (weekends)

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Fight for your right

Fight for your right

We are currently stocking Yeastie Boys Earl Grey IPA, so thought this ferment magazine article on the standard bearer for New Zealand brewing, may be an interesting read… Stu McKinlay, co-founder of Yeastie Boys, is steeped in beer – soaked to his very marrow, you might say. The youngest of five children, Stu may have a typically lyrical Kiwi accent, but his parents are Scottish and only emigrated in the 60s.

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Tanks a Bunch

Tanks a Bunch

When you walk into the Howling Hops taproom in Hackney Wick you might notice something unusual: there don’t appear to be any taps on the bar. Nor are there any on the wall behind it… because there isn’t one. Instead a tightly serried rank of shiny steel vessels bisects the room. This is the UK’s first dedicated tank bar, and these are the tanks from which the beer is served.

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Meet the Brewer Review – 3 Brewers

Meet the Brewer Review – 3 Brewers

Monday evening saw the latest in Wishful Drinking’s “Meet the Brewer Beer Tasting Events”, this time with our very good friends from just outside St Albans, 3Brewers. Hosted by the eloquent Mark Fanner – 3Brewer supremo – the audience of around 20 enjoyed four very different brews.

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Come on In!

MON - THURS

10:30am - 10.00pm

Friday / Saturday

10.30am - 11:00pm

Sundays

12am - 9:00pm

Contact US

Phone Us

01923 772 488

Address

124, High Street, Rickmansworth,
Hertfordshire, WD3 1AB