Fantastic range of real ales including their own brews, popular Thai food and a lively, friendly atmosphere
The good pub guide review
Once an old labour exchange, this has been turned into a striking-looking open-plan and contemporary bar with particularly good own-brewed ales and Thai food ' it's deservedly popular. It features an expanse of light wood and stone floors with blue-painted iron pillars holding up a steel-corded mezzanine level. Stylish lighting includes steel-meshed wall lights and a giant suspended steel ring with bulbs running around the rim. A band of chequered floor tiles traces the path of the long sculpted pale wood bar counter, which is boldly backed by an impressive display of bottles in a ceiling-high wall of wooden cubes. There's also a comfortable downstairs area, a big-screen TV for sporting events, background music and regular live bands and comedy nights. A two-storey glass wall divides the bar from the brewery, giving fascinating views of the two-barrel brew plan from which they produce their own Oakham Bishops Farewell, Citra, Inferno, JHB and seasonal ales; also, guest ales, quite a few whiskies and several wines by the glass.
The good pub guide food review
The Thai food includes set menus and specials, as well as tom yum soup, chicken, beef, pork, prawn, duck and vegetable curries, stir-fried crispy chilli beef, gai yang (grilled chicken marinated in garlic, coriander and lemongrass with a sweet chilli sauce), various noodle dishes, all sorts of salads and stir-fries and five kinds of rice.
Brewery Tap, 80 Westgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2AA
Pub Group: Own brew
Weekdays: 12-11; 12-1am Fri