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Wind in their sails

Windmill Hill Brewery, the multi award-winning micro-brewery based in Leamington Spa has opened a new taproom marking the latest chapter of their journey.

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Windmill Hill Brewery’s co-founder Gavin Leach

The owners are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the new-look venue, situated 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 has enjoyed success with the brewery since he turned his back on a career in pharmaceuticals to establish the brewery with his business partner Rob Singleton in 2017.

Since then Windmill Hill has gone on to create award-winning seasonal and limited-edition beers, which are being stocked by 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 5-litre mini kegs and gift packs from the taproom shop to take away, as well as branded merchandise: T-shirts, hoodies, 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.

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

Commenting on the new taproom, Gavin 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.”

The popularity of the craft and artisan beer sector shows no signs of slowing down, witnessed by the continued growth of the independent sector, which is increasing in tandem with the demand from customers who are frequenting independent venues where artisan beers and ales can be properly enjoyed.

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Photography by Jennifer Peel Photography

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