Oxford is the furthest East the West Country-based company has opened a pub so far. The Grapes in George Street in the city will offer a range of Bath Ales cask beers as well as seasonal guest ales, craft keg beers and wines and spirits in a traditional pub setting
The venue has undergone a refurbishment and will also feature a full pub-food menu offering. Bath Ales retail director, Robin Couling said the move East was a significant one for the company although its beers were already available in the city.
“We are delighted to have acquired The Grapes. Our beers are already available in Oxford but having our own pub allows us to bring our full range of beers to a new audience. We have a love and enthusiasm for great beer and a quality pint and see city centre pubs as the last bastion of great traditional boozers. We believe beer enthusiasts will enjoy what The Grapes has to offer,” he said.
In January at the launch of the eighth venue for Bath Ales, the brewer confirmed it was planning to double production volumes in the next two years.