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Church End Brewery Tap, Nuneaton

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A very interesting brewery tap in the middle of a tiny village. It was actually quite difficult to find. The garden at the rear was perfect to sit out and enjoy the sun last week. The ale was on good from although I was suprised there was nothing other than Church End available. Interesting to see the brewery and a good afternoon enjoyed by all.
Pughy - 10 Oct 2011 20:19
Church End have made a very good job of adding a brewery tap to their plant. The location is a bit strange but the ales were good and the outside seating area was very plesant although it started raining whilst we were there. 4 Church End ales were on offer all of which were on good form. Not really very pub like but well worth a trip out at a weekend providing your not the one driving!!
manutd69 - 17 Jun 2011 12:32
A very interesting brewery tap although a little soulless. The range of beers from Church End was impressive but there was room for some guest ales. I have been on a number of occasions and it especially good when sat outside in the garden area. A bit off the beaten track but worth a trip.
mrblonde1234 - 10 Jun 2011 20:48
As Snarling Mallard states, this place is more akin to a modern community club than a pub and is not too atmospheric. However with 8 of Church End's beers available and with the brewery visible through a large window at the back, it's certainly worth the detour. By the way, the alleyway described opens up into a car park where you could probably fit around 50 coaches! The 2 barmaids were still waiting for the rush when we arrived. The 8 ales on during our visit were Grave Digger's Ale, Poachers Pocket, Mill on the Floss, Fallen Angel, RIP, Rusty Dudley, Pews Porter & Cuthberts. A cider (not sure which) from Ben Crossmans was also available. Although this wasn't in the best of condition. Various local CAMRA awards over the years are celebrated on the walls. I was particularly enthralled in the conversation of 5 elderly gents in the one corner who seemed to be remarkably reminiscent of those from Last of the Summer Wine. Childhood stories of rationing and Meccano sets were very much the order of the day, whilst the price of beer has apparently rocketed! This place is certainly one for beer lovers to try. But it's not a place for real pub lovers. Incidentally our favourite pub of the day was our previous call at the Horse & Jockey in Bentley. I'll request for it to be added on BITE. But that was far more of an authentic pub experience.
blue_scrumpy - 28 Feb 2011 22:34
Relatively remote down a side alley on what one would expect to find the social club of an amateur football club. Once inside the similarities end. Maybe a bit too modern and 'tidy' for the purists but if you like decent beer then this place is a shrine you need to visit. Home to the Church End Brewery and there is a multitude of their wares on offer here. I only tried the Goats Milk and The Taming of the Brew but both were excellent and well worth this wayward detour. Lisitng it under Nuneaton is a bit of a misnomer as it is a fair way out from there (over half an hour on the 41 bus to be precise). Atherstone is the closest station though involves a walk of around 2 miles along a pretty dangerous lane so a cab would be advisable if coming from there.
anonymous - 30 Jan 2010 23:40
This really is different ! First of all the village is out of the way and the Pub on the corner The White Hart is worth a visit, real old fashioned pub just the way they used to be. However, the Churchend Brewery has been set up in what used to be an old social club, Its clinically clean light and bright, not really pub like at all. The grounds are lovely and the view looks out on to open fields. Inside the lounge the large glass viewing window allows you to see the brewing magic taking place. But the real reason for making the effort to find this gem is the beer!! I am familiar with their ales so i went straight for HOP GUN a very pale and tasty ale. you cannot fail to find a beer that you will like. Some events throughout the summer Car and Old motorbike shows may be even more of a reason to give it a try I believe they have a web site(google it) with forthcoming events. Check out the opening hours before you go as they dont open every day.
hopmeister - 10 Jun 2009 17:23
Another great brewery/pub in the area. I believe that church end brewery moved from the Griffin pub many years ago to these new premises. But anyway back to the point.

As i have stated church end is a brewery that has 8 different ales on at a time. If non of these tickle your fancy then you can look at some more of the beers brewed on premises that you can find bottled in the fridges along with a host of European beers. Including the delightful BarBar.
jelly_cars - 16 Mar 2009 22:08
This "pub" is a bit off the beaten track but is well worth finding. It's a newish building and is more like a social club with the brewery in a rear room. Fantastic quality/range of beer on offer and you can have a look at the brew kit. Very friendly place but don't go there expecting a traditional style boozer.
aehihc - 16 Dec 2008 08:13
Well worth seeking out, serves 8 different ales on handpump from the Church End Brewery plus countless bottled foreign beers. Those I tried were in perfect order. Bit of a club rather than pub atmosphere but a beer connoisseurs paradise (excuse my spelling - should have used an easier word). Only open Thurs to Sat at present, so check before you visit. No food, only snacks - but what more do you want!

mikey64 - 1 Dec 2008 17:04
A bit off the beaten track and even when you get there its still down a little lane.It looks more like a football changing room than a brewery tap but besides the lack of atmosphere the beer is impressive. I enjoyed it but still prefer a traditional pub.
snip - 20 Nov 2007 23:52
This place looks dire, but is actually rather good - a real taster's place. They do a good range of interesting bottled stuff of all sorts and 7 or so of the local-ish brews, so there's something for most people. Spent a pleasant few hours nattering here with friends and trying a few halves of the local-ish and came away wanting to go back soon. Thumbs up. Who said things ain't what they used to be? Sometimes, they're better.
arkaye - 13 Apr 2007 04:27
Outside appearances are deceptive - the vilage hall exterior gives away to a great atmosphere, beer and what looks like ideal accompanying food. A must.
mtaylor40 - 13 Oct 2006 20:58
Now extended with a second area to expand into at busy times or for conferences/Brewery tours; it now boasts double the amount of handpumps with 8 and you can still get a pint from those racked 'out the back'! An unpretentious place that is well worth a visit.
ianc54 - 28 Sep 2006 09:46
Wow! as a former regular at the griffin I had left it far to long to visit this totally unpretentious new brewery tap. It's brilliant go there now!
old_peculier - 13 Nov 2005 17:34
an excellent pub! the beers are varied so anyone can find a goody here.It is also none smoking so for smokers this could be a down side but for us reformed characters it is a breath of fresh air ( sorry!!! terrible pun,I know)
les - 27 Sep 2004 22:41
Brilliant range of real ales. Low range of larger so it is for real drinkers not the binge generation.
Nicholas - [email protected] - 24 Sep 2004 14:08
Clean, Quiet - but not dull, great beer, what more needs to be said? well worth a visit.
Layla - 19 Sep 2004 22:06
This, as the name suggests, is the brewery tap for the Church End Brewery. The old working mens club in Ridge Lane itself, it opened in 2001 after moving from the Griffin Inn at Shustoke. The bar here is really modern and the beer, needless to say, is just top notch!!! There are a variety of continental bottled beers for sale too. Food may be on the cards soon too if the kitchen becomes a reality. Cold food is available at the moment. Well worth a visit but a bit of a job to find.
Andrew - 3 Nov 2003 23:35

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