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Phipps NBC - The Albion Brewery

54 Kingswell Street, Northampton NN1 1PR, England
+44 1604 946606
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A great night out

A great little pub with some lovely real ales. A real plus for me though was their Gin selection... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan P
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Canny pub

Passed this pub on the way back to our Premier Inn hotel, its only a few hundred yards away so give... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PKGateshead
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little pub with some lovely real ales. A real plus for me though was their Gin selection. Made on site and the Opal Gin is fab! Live music was on and we had a great time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed this pub on the way back to our Premier Inn hotel, its only a few hundred yards away so give it a go. Good selection of beers and ciders. Plenty of seats with an eclectic and very friendly atmosphere. Bar staff were equally as...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We have now been here a few times due to the range of beers and great atmosphere! Its worth a visit!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Organised a tour for father’s day at Phipps brewery. Excellent experience with plenty of beer to sample. Tour lasted around 1.5hr with the head brewers and went into the eclectic history of the Phipps family across the many centuries they’ve been making beer, right up...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

A good selection of drinks to try out and nice friendly staff. Definitely recommend and a range of apple and pear ciders to choose from, as well as beers and cocktails.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

A revival of Northamptons brewing history this Pub micro brewery is on Kingswell St the original site of medieval Northampton's Kings Wells .The Pub has lots of old local brewing memorabilia and some examples of traditional pub games like bar billiards and Northamptonshire Skittles (which...More

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Reviewed February 7, 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

2  Thank Richard G
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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 16, 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

Thank Errol K
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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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Phil A
February 21, 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 19, 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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