Bakewell Beer Guide: Your Bakewell guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Bakewell

“We have visited Bakewell several times but never made it along to the Thornbridge Brewery Tap until this year. It's almost a mile from the centre of town, initially not the most pleasant of walks but you can cross an old bridge and walk along the other side of the river and everything improves immensely. The Brewery Tap is a little unwelcoming on entry, something about booked tables and waiting with no-one around to help, we decided to ignore the notice and grabbed a table, of which there are many lined up before you get to the long bar. A queue had formed at the bar such is the lack of staff, but the chap was pretty efficient at keeping it all going. Lots of the normal Thornbridge beers to go at but I did manage to sort out a flight of 3 I needed. It's pretty chilly in there but this is normal for this type of set up. It's worth a visit.“
imdownthepub 303 days ago
“A huge brewery taproom. Probably the biggest I’ve ever seen. The indoor area seats around 200 people and during the summer months there is an outdoor seated area too. They have 16 beers on cask / tap, plus a decent bottle / can selection too. Comfort food is also available. Friendly and helpful staff. Working WiFi indoors. Easily walkable from Bakewell, but there is plenty of parking available for those who prefer to drive.“
jmgreenuk 670 days ago
“Visited 12/7/2021. Pouring with rain, we parked at the far end of the busy brewery site and ran in to the tap room. Nicely laid out, in an industrial and somewhat bleak style. Took a while to get served from somewhat inattentive staff. Got a couple of flights to share, from the list of around 20 beers on tap, majority of which I’d had before. The on site shop was good, with some rarities. Glad we called in but somehow I’d imagined something a bit better.“
Grumbo 942 days ago
“A bit hard to get there, but worth every minute. The tap room is a quite modest in modern terms, but the beers are fantastic, good prices to drink and take home. Nice service. Great scenery outside.“
zvsn 1546 days ago
“Been here a few times since the taproom moved over into the barrel store, and each time I’m left wondering when it will ever get finished. It feels very temporary as it is, with the bar looking nailed together. The bogs are hidden behind plywood, and the furniture comprises some messy tables and a few chairs slung around. The fridges are nearly empty, which is frankly ridiculous, and the staff often seem fairly disinterested and unwelcoming. It’s just about worth calling in if you’re very nearby, but other than that it warrants a wide berth.“
Garrold 1597 days ago
“This is a recently modernised hotel in the centre of Bakewell, more popular for its beer than food. My reason for going in was that they were advertising a Beer Festival but on entering it was mostly Marston's own stable plus a couple from regional breweries. Little on the beer front of interest in here.“
imdownthepub 1728 days ago
“Newly opened Micro Pub in the centre of Bakewell selling around 6 Cask Ales and a few more craft keg beers. It's friendly & jolly in here, good conversation, dogs are welcome. Basic seating and tables, clean and bright throughout. The beers are well chosen. A much needed addition to the Bakewell scene and should be sought out.“
imdownthepub 1728 days ago
44 /100
Cheese & Wine Emporium (Grocery Store)
“We (me, Loz, Isobel and Ferret) visited here Saturday 17th August 2018. I'm putting this rating on here because it does sell some decent beer, such as a few core beers from Thornbridge along with some Titanic and other bigger independents. But it's on here more as a warning that it also sells a lot of crap beer, the sort of beer with sexist cartoony type labels with a content (beer) inside that is almost as offensive. I won't even mention what they're called because it really angers me that they're even for sale.

It's fairly centrally located in Bakewell maybe perhaps over to the side nearer the river and showground edge of town. It's a nice looking shop but sadly the offensive beers are not the only crap they sell, there are too many overpriced flavoured cheeses and tourist 'nick nack' type tat. But if you do want a good beer or a sexist bottle of crap, when you enter the beers are straight ahead and also on the right hand side.“
Fin 1919 days ago
66 /100 THE SQUARE,
“We (me, Loz, Isobel and Ferret) visited here Sunday 19th August 2018 after Peakender. Its a nice solid old place, quite central in Bakewell. We had Berry (dog) with us so sat in the bar, I think that there was another room off to the left hand side. This room was a good sized rectangular room, stone floor, simple slightly rustic appearance. The bar was a on the left hand side halfway along. I had a Peak Ales beer Bakewell Best or something like that, it was a pleasant pint, we stopped for a couple here. Some other Peakender folk were in here, some like us probably camping and others who looked like they were waiting for the next bus to Sheffield, anyway back to the pub, the staff were quick to serve, prices good, beer well kept.“
Fin 1994 days ago
58 /100 THE SQUARE
“On a roundabout in Bakewell. It's the bar of the hotel. It's upmarket. They had 2 local tap beers. I prefered the Red Lion. This place was good for car watching. I was with a fast car enthusiast who was drooling at the cars driving down the main drag“
deanso 2047 days ago
68 /100 THE SQUARE,
“Nice old place in the centre of Bakewell. Reasonably busy but not too busy. The beer garden was packed on a hot summers day. They have free wifi. They had 3 Peak Ales local beers on tap. Didn't notice the bottle selection“
deanso 2047 days ago
“Visited on Wednesday. Nice place to buy their beers and merchandise. Tour was interesting, but we couldn’t actually go inside the brewery as it was busy with brewing. Weird. We saw it from an office covered with glass wall though. 2 cask and 2 kegs on tap.“
androman 2856 days ago
68 /100 THE SQUARE,
“Pub in the center of bakewell. Very busy on the Saturday lunch time I was there. 2 beers on from the local Peak Ales brewery. Two room pub with lots of old features. Nice friendly staff, decent beer, good atmosphere.“
Mr_Pink_152 2880 days ago
58 /100 THE SQUARE
“Visited on a Friday afternoon in October 2015. This is on the main square in Bakewell, the place is surrounding my emporia peddling tarts and puddings, the hotel is a huge stone place, the bar area is easily accessible and is pretty plush. Getting served is an issue and we had to wait some time for staff to appear. Beer was from the Peak brewery, it was well kept. I wouldn’t particularly recommend the place, it’s really handy whilst changing buses in Bakewell but that’s about it.“
WingmanWillis 3045 days ago
“Located at a industrial site just outside Bakewell. Friendly staff. You can get tours, some beers on cask/keg, some shirts and bottles. Worth a visit. Impressive installation they have.“
skortila 3202 days ago
Old review from 2011. Located in an industrial district, this place has a tasting room and offers some of their bottles for sampling. Not done very fancily, but it’s worth a pop in to purchase some of their bottles at good deals. Very friendly staff.“
mcberko 3211 days ago
“We visited here on Saturday 16th August 2014 only because the pub next door was a Marstons pub whilst this had three pumps given over to Peak Ales. The pub is centrally located close to a Co-op Supermarket car park. It was quite busy on our visit we ordered a half of Peak Ales Swift Nick and Chatsworth Gold both fine but nothing special though £4 for two halves in Derbyshire somewhat surprised me. The place is quite large and looks like it has been extended at some point at the rear where the toilets are, nice flowers outside. I didn’t mind it but there must be better in this town of Thornbridge brewery fame.“
Fin 3475 days ago
“I tend to visit here (the Riverside site) at least once or twice a year. The site is just on the outskirts of town and is a large modern facility, there is ample parking and the building is essentially split into two, i.e. on the right is the tasting room and plenty of merchandise such as clothing but also bottles and mini kegs available to purchase. The left hand side of the building is taken up by storage and bottling then moving further left is the brewery itself. Staff are always friendly and if Dom is about he will happily show you around the brewery side. Worth poping into if near Bakewell.“
Fin 3674 days ago
“Review based on an order from their website. Webshop consists of most of their regular beers plus a few of their bigger numbers such as sour brown and bracia. Clothing and non beer items also available. I was specifically after a special offer on Bracia - £25.50 for 3 bottles with free delivery. Made my order on a Thursday lunchtime and the beers arrived safely and well packed on the following Monday. Would definately use again.“
Theydon_Bois 3675 days ago
“Really stylish and comfortable bar in the centre of a beautiful market town. Stone walls, lots of wood and comfortable seating make for a welcoming experience. Add excellent lighting and oil burners where you might expect candles and the overall impression is of quality. Beer quality is good with local Peak Ales on tap and food looks delicious, though expensive. But that is expected of the area.“
DnAuK 4134 days ago