We visited the Brewery Tap on Old Bridge Street for a lunchtime drink on Friday. Straight from the street, after climbing a few steps, you enter directly into the bar area which is like going back in time. The building dates from 1620 when it was the magnificent house of a wealthy merchant family. The bar area is the former majestic hall of the property. You can still see an authentic panel of wattle and daub partition wall behind a perspex screen next to the attractive bar.
Real ales are the order of the day here and very good they are too. In fact, after a couple of excellent pints, we decided to stay for some light lunch and another beer. A fine decision this was too as the sandwiches were generously served and very tasty. We opted for an additional serving of chips to share between the two of us (another fine decision). These were large potato wedges (gorgeous).
Although we chose sandwiches as we had a good breakfast earlier, the menu looked very attractive so I am sure that the selection of starters, main courses and desserts on offer here were all excellent.
When you combine the quality of the real ale, good food, friendly staff and the unique history of the main bar area, this is a very special pub in which to enjoy refreshments. Enjoy.
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