Old Review: Plenty of guest beers, all in good condition. Quick and friendly staff. Was in a mad rush for a train, couldn’t really absorb the atmosphere properly. Seemed like an OK pub, but a bit bustley.
New review: Only seemed to have Oakhams on tap. Big open atmosphere, looks a bit warehousey or nightclubby, or something. New beer for me was a tip-top Oakham DIPA though, so left P’boro with a smile on my face.
Near the train station, the Brewery Tap fulfils all your waiting-for-a-train needs and more. Open, spacious, modern and surprisingly dark for an early afternoon, the Brewery Tap has 4 Oakham ales and two guests. The condition of the beer is as good as you will find anywhere. The only real downside is the lack of hard-to-find Oakham beers (they only had the standard beers) and few bottles. So, a couple of points off selection. Otherwise a godsend to Oakhamphiles.
Oakham tap located within spitting distance of Peterborough BR station.
Externally not much to look at, a 30’s style estate pub, however the former brewing vat shelter/entrance sets it apart a little.
The decor inside is modern and not what you’d expect from the externals of your typical 30’s place.
My one visit here was on a Saturday afternoon and trade was pretty brisk.
All Oakham beers as you’d expect and all in good nick.
If you have half an hour to change trains in Peterborough this is well worth a quick visit.
Lovely place not to far away from The Train station.
Nice selection both on tap and bottles.
Fin (950) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | February 26, 2013
We visited here on Thursday 21st February primarily to return empty casks following Merton Winter Beer Festival but also as I hadn’t been to the pub for a very long time.The place is very large and in a rather ugly area surrounded by car parks of which there were four separate ones and also bordered by the inner ring round. We had Scarlet Macaw which at £2.50 a pint was superb and following this a half of Atilla at just £3.70 a pint. Beers as you would imagine were excellent we also had a Thai meal which was very decent, in fact rarely have I ever not managed to finish Thai food but the soup was unbelievably hot. Perhaps a little too cavernous and lacking a little soul but it does its best, the staff were helpful and after a few beers we bunked up for the night in one of the adjacent car parks in Frank (camper)
Large, modern bar featuring the Oakham’s range. I personally love this brewery so I was happy with the selection, which included a barley wine. It was fairly quite when we were in but nice to see the brewing equipment on show.