Brewery’s new taproom marks latest chapter of growth

Windmill Hill Brewing Company, Leamington, taproom
Photos by Jennifer Peel Photography.

Windmill Hill Brewing Company, Leamington, taproom, Gavin Leach

A multi award-winning micro-brewery in Leamington has opened its doors to a new taproom in the latest chapter of growth.

Windmill Hill Brewing Company is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the new-look venue, underneath the Arches at Victoria Business Park, which has been transformed with new custom booth seating, a six-line keg tap wall and a stunning Chesterton Windmill Chandelier centrepiece.

Director Gavin Leach, pictured right, has enjoyed success with the brewery since he turned his back on a career in pharmaceuticals to establish the business partner Rob Singleton in 2017. Since then Windmill Hill has gone on to create award-winning seasonal and limited-edition beers, found on sale in an increasing number of independent shops and bars across south Warwickshire.

The independent brewery was born out of ‘a desire to create unique beers that both uphold traditional value and utilise expert scientific knowledge.’ Taproom guests can choose from Windmill Hill’s signature range offering a 4.5% ABV Pale Ale; 4% ABV Copper Ale; 6% IPA; 4.5% ABV Lager; 4% ABV Porter; 3.8% ABV Session IPA and 5.3% ABV Weiss Beer in 500ml bottles, as well as seasonal lines.

Visitors will also have the chance to purchase 5L mini kegs and gift packs from the taproom shop to take away, as well as branded merchandise, including T-shirts, hoodies, pint glasses, bottle openers and Mini Cool Bags.

The brewery will also continue its popular two-hour beer tasting and tour sessions which take place once a month.

Windmill Hill Brewing Company, Leamington, taproom, Gavin Leach
Photo by Jennifer Peel Photography.

The Leamington entrepreneur and dad of three, also runs The Barge and Quarterdeck, a popular 60-foot floating bar and pizza kitchen in Stratford’s canal basin.

He said: “We’re really excited to be opening our brewery doors as a weekly taproom. We’ve been working hard to create a beautiful space in which to serve our beers exactly where they’re made on Neilston Street.

“We’ve been regularly hosting brewery tours, and the feedback we’ve had has been great. Lots of the tour customers return to experience our brewery again, and have commented regarding opening more often and offering a taproom experience too.

Windmill Hill Brewing Company, Leamington
Photo by Jennifer Peel Photography.

“It’s really great to see something you produce from scratch being enjoyed and especially as a small local producer to be able to open up to the public and offer a taproom has been a dream since starting the business.”

Just a five-minute walk from Leamington Train Station, the taproom opened on Saturday (March 2nd) and accommodates up to 40 people inside. It welcomes visitors on Friday evenings from 5-10.30pm and Saturdays between 2.30pm and 10.30pm.

For further information about Windmill Hill visit: here

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