Nags Head Spring Beer Festival

This weekend (April 22nd-24th) is the Nags Head Spring Beer Festival featuring a selection of London Brews with support from some local Breweries. This is always a good festival with a good selection of beers and live music.

Live music during the weekend features:

  • Friday evening, 10pm: Blue Stormers
  • Saturday Afternoon, 3pm: Thick Cut
  • Saturday Evening, 10pm: Big Boys Blues Band
  • Sunday afternoon, 5pm: Jazz with Claire Jones Ensemble

The Abingdon Traditional Morris Men may show up early Saturday afternoon as part of their Saint George’s Day pub tour.

Farewell to Adrian and Sonia at The Old Anchor

Three years ago Adrian and Sonia Green took over The Old Anchor.  In that time they have built it up into a good friendly local’s pub with good beer, regular live music, quiz night, meat draw and more.  However they are leaving at the end of this week.  This weekend is going to be one big party to say farewell to them with live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading

Brewery Tap Spring Beer Festival

Now that spring is here, it is time for some good beer festivals. The King’s Head and Bell had a beer festival a few weeks and the Nags Head will be holding their Spring beer festival in a few week’s time (April 22nd-24th). This weekend is the turn of the Brewery Tap for its now traditional Spring Beer Festival.

Download the beer list.

The Brewery Tap Spring Festival includes 18 beers and 6 ciders in the marquee as well as 8 beers in the bar, including some new beers from Loose Cannon and the Animal Brewery, and possibly XT-0 exclusively available today only.

There will also be homemade pies and treats from the BBQ smoker available to eat.

Live music during the event features the TC (Tim Cairnes) Band on Saturday night, and Adam Matthews on Sunday at 5pm.


Tapfest at the Brewery Tap – October 2nd – 4th

BreweryTapFestOct2016The Brewery Tap will be having a beer festival starting Friday 2nd October and running through the weekend.

If it is anything like previous tap festivals, the beer range will feature a wide range of styles, possibly a new beer or two and some of the CAMRA champion beers of the year.

More details of the beers, ciders and live music will be added soon…

Other News

Sorry, not much has been posted here recently… this summer we have enjoyed the Nags Head summer beer festival which had a huge selection of beers and ciders, and the Kings Head & Bell summer bank holiday beer festival which suffered from poor weather.

Closures and Changes

The Cross Keys is completely closed with planning permission for housing.

The Saxton Arms has also closed and looks like it is being turned into a shop.

The Plough / Harp on Stert street closed and was put up for sale and looks like it will become a dentist with flats above.

The Broad Face changed hands this spring after the previous landlord was forced to close at the end of the year due to noise complaints from neighbours.  The new tenants look like they are aiming at a younger crowd, but also offer traditional food.

The Upper Reaches closed suddenly during the summer, with unsightly boards put up over the windows on the day after it closed.