Abbey Ales is the first and only brewery in the historic city of Bath and has been brewing for over 50 years. The range of beers produced includes Bellringer Best Bitter and Bellringer Maximus, a strong hoppy brew made from Wiltshire Maris Otter malt and finished with the finest Worcestershire hops. Bellringer is the top selling cask bitter in Bath and is as popular with the many visitors to the Georgian city as it is with Bathonians. To try an Abbey Ale, pop into the award winning Star Inn (originally established in the 16th century), The Assembly Inn or The Coeur de Lion, the smallest pub in Bath.
Bath Ales is an independent brewery based in Bristol, producing distinctive beers such as Gem (a bitter-sweet amber ale), Dark Side (a delicious chocolaty stout), and seasonal favourites such as Festivity (the winter porter). Bath Ales can be found in many local pubs including the brewery’s own establishments, The Hop Pole, The Salamander and Graze Bar.
The Canary Gin Bar, tucked away down the cobbled Queen Street, is a gin lover’s paradise. Alongside a well-stocked bar packed full of different gins, don't miss the unique Bath Gin, the recipe for which was created here in the city using local ingredients. If it tickles your taste buds, why not buy a bottle to take home from the Visitor Information Centre Gift Shop?
Electric Bear Brewing Co.
Opening in 2015, this new artisan beer brewery brings craft beer to Bath. Electric Bear was born out of a love of great tasting, well-crafted beers, the name stemming from the Bear Brewery that was once located in the Bear Flat area of Bath. Visit the brewery site for a taproom and shop, where anyone can pop in to taste and buy keg and cask beers.
Bath Brew House
The Bath Brew House pub is home to the James Street Brewery, where the exclusive and signature Emperor and Gladiator beers are brewed. Tours are run at 12pm and 6pm every day and last for around 30 minutes, with an introduction to the brewing process, the history of beer, and a tutored tasting of our beers (costing £5 per person.) You can even take part in a brewing experience day, spending time with the head Brewster to learn all about the beer making process – as well as some all-important tasting!