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CrackleRock Brewing Company

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Birthday Beers

Visited the Tap Room with friends to celebrate a birthday and enjoy the fine selection of ales. We... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
IH2016
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Great atmosphere... and beer!

Cracking little tap room, hidden away off Botley high st. Very friendly with great beer. Unlike... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
29jeremyl
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The High Street | The Old Cooperage, Botley, Southampton SO30 2EA, England
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Cracklerock has a small bar on the premises (no thanks to bEastleigh Council, who delayed the opening for many months). You can see into the brewery, chat with the staff, and drink their delicious brews. One excellent feature is a quartet of third-pint glasses, each...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cicsplex
Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for the positive review. If you come again without driving you need to try our new six glass flight. Paul

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Visited the Tap Room with friends to celebrate a birthday and enjoy the fine selection of ales. We were enjoying ourselves so much we stayed all afternoon ! - great beer, and service and we will be returning again !. Great selection of take outs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank IH2016
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Cracking little tap room, hidden away off Botley high st. Very friendly with great beer. Unlike some of these places this is great for someone who doesn’t normally frequent tap rooms. Order yourself a flight of ales and the barman will explain what you’re getting,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon following a recommendation and we were not disappointed. The friendly service was excellent as the barman talked us through each of the ales following which we ordered two of the 'paddles' to sample the selection on offer. What...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HowardSouthampton
Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thanks Howard. Glad you all liked it. Come and see us again sometime

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Great little local brewery and tap room. Ales are superb and a good selection for all tastes. The atmosphere is great and the staff were superb. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Really appreciate your feedback thanks Ben

Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Visited Christmas Eve, really enjoyed a couple of beers, girls were friendly behind the small bar, locals were friendly and chatty. Both of us bought some souvenir packs of beer to enjoy in 2018. Bit hard to find(as we are not locals) but really worth...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Sorry Steve only just seen this one !!! Great tap room and Beer surely deserves a response from me. Glad you liked it. Hope the take away packs went down well. May see you next Christmas

Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a cracking little micro brewery, well worth a visit. Staff are always very friendly and welcoming. If you like your real ale then definitely pay them a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Abers04
Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Many thanks for your positive review. It’s very much appreciated. Glad you liked our beers.

Reviewed October 18, 2017

I've only been in once (so far!), but this is a fantastic place. Good to see somewhere specialising in beer - not food. It's probably going to be hard for them to make a living, but hopefully "off" sales and a local reputation will grow....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thanks. A great review. As you say just beer no smell of food apart from the malt when we are brewing!! We are hoping to unlock the hours by moving the tap room to another building in botley. Fingers crossed

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

A lovely little real ale "tap room", warm and friendly, 4 of their own real ales, can be bought on a "paddle" if required , wines and spirits and lager!! Also available, very pleasant place to visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank morbrie
Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Glad you liked it. Six of our beers on now including 2017 Christmas Cracker. Come back and try it

Reviewed September 6, 2017

"Craft beer? No, this is REAL ale." Said the chap who served us. "There's a lot of rubbish out there which is masked by chucking a huge load of hops in it and calling it craft beer. We make proper beer here." Sorted us a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Paul W, Owner at CrackleRock Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Haha. Good old Vic. As he said we try to make traditional beer. Glad you enjoyed it. I agree it can get a bit cramped in there. I’m working on that

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