A Micro-Brewery with distinction – The Brewery Tap

The Brewery Tap opened in 1998 and is located within the transformed old labour exchange in Westgate, Peterborough. The pub houses a multi award winning micro-brewery called Oakham Ales, claiming to make it the largest brewpub in Europe.

Inside its spacious open plan layout, you are likely to find up to 12 real ales, a wide range of draught products and bottled conditioned beers, funky wines, cocktails and a large range of non-alcoholic drinks for drivers.

The food available is Thai cuisine freshly prepared and cooked by experienced Thai chefs. The layout of the pub enables customers to relax and watch their food being prepared in the kitchen, through a high level window, before being served to their table.

The menu consists of A La Carte, Snacks, Set Menus, and a choice of Buffets (build your own) to cater for all parties, no matter the size.

Open from 12 noon everyday and running late nights on Fridays and Saturdays the “Tap” has a reputation for attracting various age groups from near and far satisfying various tastes and thirsts. There is a large dance floor downstairs where you can boogie the night away, or you can sit and relax on one of our many brown leather sofas which make it increasingly difficult to want to leave.

The tap was named “OWN BREW PUB 2009” and over the past 10 years has seen many glowing reviews for it’s food, beer, and service from local press and also in national papers and magazines. It is featured in all of the Good Pub Guides and in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide. The list of awards is vast and on display in the venue including a Gold Award from the local CAMRA branch for improving the service, redecorating and making the pub more female friendly, and for having a constant mild. In 2007 The Brewery Tap was awarded by the Morning Advertiser as “Best Free House, Best Sociably Responsible, and Best Cask Beer”.

The Brewery Tap is one of the safest, and best late night venues in Peterborough.

The Tap continues to go from strength to strength but despite this, it is still at risk of being demolished due to the proposed re-development of the North Westgate area.