Phipps NBC - The Albion Brewery

Phipps NBC - The Albion Brewery

Phipps NBC - The Albion Brewery
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Albion Brewery Bar provides the perfect showcase for the resurgent Phipps NBC and a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy our range of award winning beers. Not only can you sit down with one of the finest pints of ale in the whole county but you can enjoy a wide variety of live music showcasing a whole host of the finest talent Northamptonshire and beyond have to offer. We have added an oak and glass partition between the bar and brewery so customers can view the working brewery as they drink and eat. Almost all the bar's fittings are reclaimed with many coming from old closed Phipps pubs. 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 on Sunday lunchtimes and advertised food nights. There will be gigs and events as advertised.
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  • Paul Cox
    Northampton, United Kingdom8 contributions
    Steak night
    Great food, great beer and Paul and Claire made us all very welcome. A really nice environment where you can enjoy beers that are brewed on site along with freshly prepared food. Highly recommended.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Travel06877345418
    2 contributions
    Great place for Sunday lunch.
    A little gem close to the town centre. The building is old and was used as garage/stables in the original brewery(I believe). It has a wonderful industrial "steam punk" atmosphere and the brewery vats etc may be seen through a glazed partition. I had Sunday lunch and a pint of Phipps IPA and both were splendid and reasonably priced. It is very civilised with tasteful music not too loud. Likely to appeal to more mature discerning punters. Historical photos and artefacts relevant to the brewery are displayed.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Graham B
    3 contributions
    A Beer Festival every time
    Arriving early for a Northampton Saints match, I often trek 15 minutes away from the ground to enjoy a pint at the Albion. Loads of choice of the beers brewed on site and served by the lovely folk behind the bar. Live music is advertised but as I live 3 hours away in North Wales I've yet to sample an evening here. Make a detour when you have time.... well worth it, it's a beer festival every time they open. BTW do check opening times.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 4, 2023
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David B
Northampton, UK24 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We have been coming for years, especially with friends and family who like their beer as the beer brewed on site is the best I've had anywhere and it's something local in Northampton we can be proud of and show off. Very highly recommended if you like your ales or gins as they also make them on site.

We did the tour a few years ago and it was really interesting and informative.

Not sure exactly how long new food menu has been around but we had some in December and in March and both times we've been amazed how good the food is, especially for the price and portion size. The chips and onions rings are incredible with a pint of red star. Also really high quality main meals and tapas options if you are hungry.

Also a shout out for the staff who are always really friendly and helpful. Whenever the people we bring aren't sure what they want they take the time to give great advice and provide tasters.

It's a hidden gem in Northampton as it doesn't look much from the outside so easily missed if you don't know about it.
Written March 7, 2020
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PFCNick
Milton Keynes, UK21 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A brew pub situated in the centre of Northampton with an extensive choice of cask ale brewed and gin distilled on the premises, with the option of a 2 course Sunday lunch, was our destination for a small family gathering.
With windows overlooking the brewing process, it made a traditional setting for the value for money Sunday lunch of roast beef with a fair sized Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and veg, (there is a choice of chicken too).
Followed up with Raspberry Roulade to make a 2 course deal.
Food was very nice, making excellent value for money, washed down with some Phipps Double Crown ale.
Excellent table service for the food, helpful and attentive staff by bringing drinks to the table so we could start on the food.
Written May 23, 2022
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Jacqui E
Northampton, UK35 contributions
Mar 2020
Great stories unfold on this tour. I had been in the Pub as a customer before but did not realise that I had been actually walking on Northampton brewing history. If you like finding out about History and not just of brewing but of Northampton Town this is for you. Alaric one of the Directors did the tour and his passion and his enthusiasm simply shines out - from the beer that saved us in the second world war via Phipps claret colour and looking into a real King's well. I had to dash off after the tour but will return to try Stingo and Ratliffes stout.
Written March 5, 2020
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RebeccaB
Northampton, UK119 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Very interesting tour with beer tasting followed by a great Sunday roast and more beer. Couldn't fault it. The tour guide gave a very interesting talk about the history of the brewery, the building and Northampton breweries. We had beer tasting while we listened. When finished we had roast lunch which was great. The barman was friendly . The tour and food was good value and I would recommend it.
Written May 8, 2022
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Travel06877345418
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
A little gem close to the town centre. The building is old and was used as garage/stables in the original brewery(I believe). It has a wonderful industrial "steam punk" atmosphere and the brewery vats etc may be seen through a glazed partition. I had Sunday lunch and a pint of Phipps IPA and both were splendid and reasonably priced. It is very civilised with tasteful music not too loud. Likely to appeal to more mature discerning punters. Historical photos and artefacts relevant to the brewery are displayed.
Written October 1, 2023
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Graham B
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Arriving early for a Northampton Saints match, I often trek 15 minutes away from the ground to enjoy a pint at the Albion.

Loads of choice of the beers brewed on site and served by the lovely folk behind the bar.

Live music is advertised but as I live 3 hours away in North Wales I've yet to sample an evening here.

Make a detour when you have time.... well worth it, it's a beer festival every time they open.

BTW do check opening times.

Written November 4, 2023
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Chris J
Northampton, UK17 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Brewery tour, had wanted to do this for sometime as both the phipps beer and the Albion bar are something to sing about in the town of Northampton.
The tour was excellent value for money and opted for the lunch after.
The tour was very informative and loved dining out the history of brewing in the town.
I didnt realise how big the town was regarding brewery history and that the stone structure in the bar is part of 11 century Northampton brewery history.
The tour was enjoyable and the samples of beer during the tour were good.
It was rounded off by a great sunday roast (nutloaf with goats cheese) and veg, whilst my son had the roast beef, washed down by a pint of Phipps IPA.
I would highly recommend the tour for both locals and anyone who visits Northampton, It highlights Northamptons rich history with brewing beer and to steel a logo from another brewery in Northampton " prberbly the best brewery tour in the world". Certainly the best IPA, walked away with 8 bottles of IPA and a pint glass, thankyou @PhippsNBC
Written May 8, 2022
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kensmoon
Lincoln, UK1,044 contributions
Feb 2023
Spacious and bright with loads of character, interesting memorabilia and a great atmosphere. Good to see the old pub games like bar billiards and skittles and the absence of giant television screens with the only sounds, the murmur and laughter of punters enjoying themselves. Chatted to the friendly barman about the impressive range of cask ales brewed on site, ciders, local gins and spirits.
Written February 18, 2023
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Chris N
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Been in a few times but on this occasion popped in for one of the food nights on a Thursday, Pie night this week. Had the steak and ale pie. It was really tasty, full of meat and the chips were home made. 5* and the ale wasn’t half bad either. Will definitely be back again.
Written April 14, 2022
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thanks for your custom and hope to see you real soon
Written April 16, 2022
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Stephen W
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Turns out I can organise a P=%s up in a brewery.
I can recommend the tour. So much knowledge about the town and its brewing history. Make sure you order the pie afterwards.
Great value for money and you get a beer token for after the tour. A great way to spend an evening.
Written August 26, 2022
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