At the other end of the pub spectrum from my last post, It’s the tap room to Readings new brewery, Double Barrelled . As you can see from the above picture its housed in a warehouse on an industrial estate to the west of town. Open on Fridays and Saturdays its a 25 minute walk or 15 minute bus ride from the town centre. I opted for a 10 minute bus ride from Nags Head . Being a working industrial unit there is of course no olde worlde pub charm , just a large somewhat sparse open space, with functional seating and a bar area to the rear of the room on one side, and brewing kit the other.
It was a Saturday afternoon about half an hour after the 2 pm opening time and there was a scattering of punters sampling the wares.
Being an uncommonly warm February afternoon, several chose to take advantage of the outside seating.
Everyone appeared to be drinking Orange squash when in fact it was the dry hopped Citra Pale Ale, so I tried some.
With 12 different beers available.
I tried a couple more , a Salted Orange Porter and a Cacao and Vanilla Stout, (call me weird if you will) given 7.4% and 6.0% strengths respectively, I downsized .
These kind of places may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Its more likely for beer geeks and tickers, that said there were family’s in attendance, anyhow I enjoyed the hour or so I spent there and the beer was excellent.