Brewery opens new bar in Northampton town centre

The official opening of the Albion Brewery bar
The official opening of the Albion Brewery bar

A new bar has opened at a historic Brewery in Northampton.

Phipps NBC have opened the new venture in the Albion Brewery in Bridge Street with a VIP party.

Described as “the town’s newest, oldest brewery tap” (because the site was first used for making beer in the 1880s), it features eight hand pumps of cask ale, Phipps, Hoggleys and a revolving guest ale, lagers, craft ales, wines and spirits, including Phipps Kingswell Gin.

Food will be served from noon and there will be gigs and events on Sunday and Monday nights later in the year.

A spokesman for Phipps said: “We will be keeping the space true to its origins as a working brewhouse where you can drink ale with the smallest carbon footprint in the county but the biggest taste and the longest history.”

Phipps NBC’s brewery shop will also reopen once work has finished, selling Phipps and Hoggleys bottled beers as well as its gin, vodka and mineral water and also Friars Farm pickles and chutneys will also be available.

After that, work will continue on the first-floor Albion Brewery Venue, a 200-capacity concert venue indie, jazz, folk and world music acts as well as DJ sets and parties.

-The Albion Brewery and its bar is open for private bookings and brewery tours.

Call Northampton 946606 or email mel@phipps-nbc.co.uk for details and dates.

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