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Phipps NBC - The Albion Brewery

54 Kingswell Street, Northampton NN1 1PR, England
+44 1604 946606
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Great little pub

If you take the tour around around this place you will find out what beer is made from so i do... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
Richard G
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Great find

We were unfortunately booked into the plough hotel opposite and came across this wonderful bar. A... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Nigel B
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Welcome to the Albion Brewery Bar, the most unusual new bar and venue in town. We are open from 12 everyday for fine ales, cider, lager, wines & spirits including Kingswell Gin distilled in the brewery. Our 8 hand pumps of cask ale feature Phipps, Hoggleys and a revolving guest ale. We have added an oak and glass partition between the bar and brewery so customers can view the brewing process as they drink and eat. Each day will bring a cabaret of mashing, sparging, racking and cleaning as Phipps staff go about their business of creating our beers. Almost all the bar's fittings are reclaimed with many coming from old closed Phipps pubs. Over the foyer there are new toilets including Disabled. We have kept the space true to its origins as a working brewhouse so you can drink ale with the smallest carbon footprint in the county but the biggest taste and the longest history. Hot food is available Wednesday to Sunday afternoon. There will be gigs and events as advertised.
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54 Kingswell Street, Northampton NN1 1PR, England
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

If you take the tour around around this place you will find out what beer is made from so i do recommend it get back to the pub it has a great selection of real ales and some continental largers the staff are friendly and...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We were unfortunately booked into the plough hotel opposite and came across this wonderful bar. A great selection of beers mostly brewed on site. We could have stayed there the whole evening but being new to Northampton want to check other bars out , however...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

A couple of friends and I visited the charming Albion Brewery for a lunchtime drink. This was my first visit and I was struck by how charming the pub was. The area is separated into a working brewery and a small pub. You can actually...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This is still an amazing pub in the town. Vibrant. Home brewed beer and a real great atmosphere. Look out for the live music events they have on too. They are really good and adds to the bar. A great place to visit.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We visited The Albion for lunch on a rugby weekend. It is nirvana for a hungry beer lover with a penchant for gin and a liking of interesting old buildings. Situated in the old Phipps brewery and using the original well underneath the floors to...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited here as part of Northamptons Heritage Weekend and really pleased we did. The pub is great and very atmospheric with lots of old world charm. Continue into the brewery and you won't be disappointed we had a great look around going right down into...More

4  Thank mrba2015
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Only walked into town and fell upon this wonderful bar, mainly because of staff helpfulness and wonderful Gins. I'm not a beer drinker but my friend was trying out the beers and said he loved the nobby's pilsner. The place was great will be going...More

2  Thank 259bridges
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Four of us dropped in for a pint and ended up drinking rather more. Great selection of beers from the on site brewery, as well as some mainstream beers. Fantastic atmosphere, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. One big bar with plenty of seating. Nothing fancy. Skittles...More

2  Thank John C
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

This watering hole is not too far out of the centre, being within easy walking distance. There are 8 pumps at the bar, including one cider, so I was guaranteed a decent choice. I was a bit surprised to walk into this attractive brewery tap...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

We went on the tour as a Fathers day tear for myself and my 87yr old father-in-law and the family. It was a really hot day but cool inside. The anticipation of what the tour involved was based around learning about the great Phipps beer....More

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Phil A
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Sam L | Property representative |
Hi Phil, we supply beer in a variety of containers, please contact our Brewery Manager Mel on 01604 946606 to discuss the best option for you. Thanks, Sam
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Christine F
March 20, 2016|
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Response from Sam L | Property representative |
Hi Christine, sorry for the delay in responding. Please contact Mel on 01604 946606 to book a tour. Kind regards, Sam Bar Manager
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