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Kettlesmith Brewing opens new Micro Pub

 

Kettlesmith Brewing, in Bradford-on-Avon, goes from strength to strength. As well as having a tap in the brewhouse, and a small craft beer outlet in the Free Range cafe in Trowbridge Town Hall, they have now opened their own micro pub in Corsham, a few miles north of the brewery.

As with many plans over the last year or so, it has taken rather longer to come to fruition than was originally expected, first due to the C-19 restrictions, and then the planners at Wiltshire CC being overwhelmed by applications, after they were lifted.

But on Thursday the 18th of November they opened ‘Kettlesmith’s’, a delightful small pub, in what was, until recently, a ‘bric-a-brac’ shop, just opposite the Methuen Arms, at the southern end of the High St.

At present they are selling only ‘key-keg’ beers, four of their own, plus three guests and a cider. Anthony, the owner and chief brewer, told me that they intend to sell cask ales at some point, but space restrictions at the moment make this a bit difficult. However their ‘craft’ beers range is the same as their cask ales.

The pub has four or five small tables on the ground floor next to the window, opposite the bar, and upstairs, on the first floor, there are plenty more seating in two rooms plus a small alcove, all overlooking the rather handsome Pickwick Road. Just be careful coming back down the old, original, stairs, they are quite steep and winding. Note that the single loo (in true micro pub style!) is right up on the second floor.

After losing some great pubs over the last decade or so, the addition of Kettlesmith’s is a great addition to the beer drinking scene in Corsham and is a good sign that, beer wise, things are getting back to normal.

Denis Rahilly

 

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