Fancy sampling some local beer and other West Country tipples during your visit to Bath? Allow us to fill you in on where to settle down with a pint or two... 

Electric Bear Brewing

Bath is awash with renowned venues to enjoy delicious, locally brewed craft beer, of which independent local brewery Electric Bear is the jewel in the crown. Founded in 2015, the company produces its award-winning range from Brassmill Trading Estate in Newbridge on the western edge of Bath.

Visit the Electric Bear Taproom from Thursday to Sunday and enjoy ten of their latest craft beers of all different styles, from easy-drinking ales to highly hopped beers, all brewed fresh on-site. The taproom also runs a range of weekend events, including street food, live music, pub quizzes, art exhibitions and many more. Plus, if you'd like to learn more about the stories, passion and personality that goes into the beer, guided tours of the brewery are available too. 

Session IPA from Electric BearImage: Electric Bear 

The Bath Brew House

Alongside a selection of local and international beers, The Bath Brew House also offers a range of fantastic creations from its very own on-site microbrewery, including its signature Emperor and Gladiator cask beers. With new brews launched regularly and the range constantly evolving, there are many reasons to keep coming back to the Brew House. And with great food available from the kitchen, a sun-trap beer garden, free live music, comedy and regular pub quizzes throughout the year, there's plenty more to enjoy in addition to your pint!

Image: The Bath Brew House

The Bath Cider House 

If cider is your preferred tipple, look no further than The Bath Cider House. Based on the northern edge of the city centre, the team fashion their very own fermentations on site from the finest Somerset apples. With the range including everything from classic gold to yuzu-flavoured sour cider, traditionalists and non-traditionalists alike are sure to be satisfied. You can also indulge in one of the Cider House's trademark 14 inch pizzas to enjoy with your pint inside the lively bar, or outside on the all-weather terrace.

Image: The Bath Cider House

The Grapes 

One of Bath's best-loved pubs, The Grapes allows visitors a chance to taste the region's greatest independent ales and ciders from the heart of the city. You're guaranteed to find something new at the bar every time you visit, as well as regular live jazz, blues, and folk music performances. The Grapes team are also responsible for the annual city-wide Bathtoberfest, Bath's answer to Oktoberfest, which celebrates the city and wider region's rich beer and cider scene with trails, tap takeovers, talks and tastings every autumn. Image: The Grapes

Independent Spirit of Bath 

Established in 2013, Independent Spirit is a celebration of local independent single-malt whiskey, craft beer, and artisan gin producers. In addition to an expansive selection of products from Electric Bear, Cotswolds Single Malt Whiskey, Bath Botanicals Gin, and many more, the shop also hosts in-person tastings, curated by its knowledgeable and passionate team. 

Image: Independent Spirit of Bath

Minerva Wine

Enjoy wine with a distinctive Bath twist from Minerva Wine, based just outside the city on the Corston Vineyard Estate, from April 2024. Based on land used to cultivate grapevines by the Romans in the Middle Ages, Minerva Wine takes pride in upholding their legacy, using the area's unique geology to craft unique wines of the highest standard. 

To find more locally-produced wine, in addition to craft beer and spirits, don't miss independent retailer Wolf Wine on Walcot Street. 

Image: Minerva Wine 

Quoins Organic Vineyard

Quoins, based on the outskirts of Bradford-on-Avon, prides itself on producing quality white, red and rosé wines. Visit for a tour or tasting and discover how the company creates its award-winning range without using any chemicals, then head to the nearby Hartley Farm Shop to stock up on a few bottles to take home!

Image: Quoins Organic Vineyard

Bath Gin-spiration

Gin lovers are well catered for in Bath. Try one of the city's atmospheric gin bars, including Circo Bar & LoungeThe Hideout, The Bath Distillery, or head out of the city centre to one of the distilleries based in the surrounding area.

Chew Valley Distillery, based in the picturesque town of Bitton near Bath, offer a range of award-winning gins, as well as guided tours of their production process. There's also Bath Botanical Gin in Widcombe, who offer private tastings as well as their own gin range. 

Image: Chew Valley Distillery

More tipples to try... 

Try a pint of Abbey Ales’ Bath-brewed beers at the Coeur de Lion, The Star Inn and The Assembly Inn, or enjoy The Raven's rotating selection of beers and ciders with one of their iconic pies. The range includes The Raven's very own hazy IPA, brewed by Bristol-based Arbor Ales. 

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