The number of breweries in Britain is on the rise and to beer enthusiasts’ delight, it shows no sign of stopping. So, if you’re a lover of fine beers or enjoy the cold sip of a pint that’s been given that extra bit of care from a home brewer, check out our round-up of just a handful of places where you can whet your whistle with delicious craft beer.
For an intimate culinary experience combined with lovely craft beers try Timberyard in Edinburgh. Once an authentic 19th-century warehouse, the venue offers outside seating, private dining, in-house butchery and smokehouse, and herbs and edible flowers grown on site. Besides its rustic charm, Timberyard has an impressive portfolio of sour beer bottles, cider, perry, and mead all hand-selected and ranging in size so groups can share a bottle (or two) with their meal.
For a traditional Irish experience head over to The Dirty Onion, you’ll be welcomed by some of the best traditional Irish music in Belfast. Once used as a storage warehouse for Jameson whisky, the focus is now on serving some of the finest craft beers in Belfast and the best selection of whisky from all over the world.
For a warm welcome, great atmosphere and heaps of character head over to Wales' capital city and take a seat in Porter's Cardiff. The regular comedy and jazz venue stocks a selection of world beers as well as modern, craft beer classics. There's also the honey beer, Hiver, and the famous seaweed ale, Kelpie to get your taste buds going.
You may be wondering why a traditional fish and chip shop has made it onto the craft beer list, but with its unapologetically British food and the introduction of their own craft beer, it’s one to try if you’re looking for a winning taste combo. Five Points Brewery has partnered with Poppies to create the perfect accompanying craft beer to go with one of the nation’s favourite dishes. Try Poppies Pale Ale with golden battered fish and a heaping of chips.