Five Fantastic Craft Beer Venues in the UK

Five Fantastic Craft Beer Venues in the UK
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The Vinspire team is always out and about looking for the next place to grab a bottle of some cracking craft beer, and we’ve been all over the world in search of the perfect places to have a pint.The UK has some of the best beer bars, breweries and beer shops in the world. Here are five of our favourites:

1.Trembling Madness, York

Not only is this a teeny, pint-sized bar serving excellent beer and food, and being totally unpretentious about it – The House of the Trembling Madness is also an almighty beer shop. It has a spirits shop in the cellar too – and stocks around 4,000 products in total!We discovered it on our trip to York last year and it was the highlight of our stay in this beer-tastic city. It’s worth the short wait for a table in the bar – we can promise you that.

2.Camden Town Brewery, London

And Meantime. And Beavertown. And Tap East. Look, okay, you just need to get yourself to London and pick a craft brewery – any craft brewery – to visit. They’re welcoming, brimming with good ideas and always hosting memorable events.

Check out Adam’s London Craft Brewery Bucket List for a long list of names – and no doubt there’s new ones to add to the list already!

3.Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham

Despite the slightly misleading name, this is fast becoming a bit of a beer Mecca, with craft beer enthusiasts flocking from far and wide to sample its humungous range of 1400 craft beers.

They also do brilliant, regular tastings in the shop to let you try a wide range of styles (before you inevitably spend all of your money.)

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4.Cane and Grain, Manchester

This relatively new little beauty showed up on our list of top craft beer bars in Manchester, and it’s easy to see why. Absolutely epic beers (including American export Redhook), tasty ribs and even some half-decent spicy beer nuts. A great place to start a Manchester craft beer crawl.


5.The Hanging Bat Beer Cafe, Edinburgh

bat taps edinburghOne of those places run by people who truly love beer – not in a commercial way, but in a genuine, wonderful show of beer geekiness. They also do amazing barbecue food and have a lovely little café for the daylight hours.

Their website is well worth a look – if only to read the ‘what to expect’ and ‘what not to expect’ sections on the About Us page.


Written by Rebecca Milford

Posted: March 7, 2015

Rebecca is a cocktail connoisseur & fan of good nosh. A PR whizz with a gold medal in bar hopping, you can follow her on Twitter here.