Drinking Craft Beer In Bath
Craft beer has taken the world by storm, and Bath is no exception. Bath has become a hub for craft beer enthusiasts, offering a variety of local bars and bottleshops as well as being a hop, skip and a jump from the plethora of craft breweries in Bristol, a mear 10-15 mins on the train.The must-visit brewery in Bath is Electric Bear Brewing Co. Their taproom offers a rotating selection of innovative and experimental beers, as well as their core range of IPAs, stouts, and pilsners. Brewery tours are available and you can book online. Another favorite is the Bath Brew House, a brewpub that serves up classic British dishes alongside their own selection of ales and lagers.
Out along the lower Bristol road on the way to Electric Bear is the wonderful Royal Oak (one of two royal oaks pubs in the city) They also have a little micro brewery onsite called Ralphs Ruin. You will usually find a few Belgian beers on tap too.
In the centre of town we have The Grapes. A public house since 1792, The Grapes is an award-winning bar with live music, a stunning Jacobean event space and rooms. There is a decent cask range and some more unusual Belgian beers in bottle. Located in the vibrant Kingsmead Square in Bath, Kingsmead Street Bottle specialises in craft beer, ciders and cheese. They have 10 rotating taps showcasing the best in UK craft beer.
Recently refurbished, the Raven of Bath boasts lots of new taps with local craft beer, whole other bars in the building and a new lending library. Their traditional pie and a pint is still available.
Of course we would be remiss to not mention Flan O'Briens, not so heavy on the craft but you will get the best pint of Guinness in the south of Englans.
And of course here at Independent spirit of Bath we have the biggest range of UK craft, Belgian, German and world beers in the city and have won the coveted best bottleshop in Somerset award from Ratebeers best award for 7 years.