If the answer to your burning question is not below, we’ll buy yer a pint!

What are your current opening hours? (these may be subject to seasonal change to check back before visiting)

Thursday 12noon – 10pm

Friday 12noon – 11pm

Saturday 12noon – 11pm

Sunday 12noon – 10pm

What are your Christmas Opening hours (2016)?

Thursday 22nd Dec:  12noon – 10pm

Friday 23rd Dec:        12noon – 11pm

Saturday 24th Dec:    CLOSED

Sunday 25th Dec:       CLOSED

Thursday 29th Dec:   12noon – 10pm

Friday 30th Dec:       12noon – 11pm

Saturday 31st Dec:    12noon – 1am (details to be announced)

Then closed Sunday 1st Jan – Fri 13th Jan inclusive, reopening Sat 14th Jan

 

Do you have any plans to extend these hours?

We are hoping to extend our hours until a little later on Thursday nights. We are a very small team and so need the other hours in the week to brew and run the company but we hope to extend soon, so will update this website and social media with news when we have it.

Do you serve other drinks apart from beer?

Yes – a selection of still and bottled ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks is also available including gin from Royston, local apple juice and ciders from Baldock and Belvoir soft drinks. Our Prosecco also goes down a treat, as does the delicious Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc from NZ

Do you serve low alcohol beer?

Yes we stock Erdinger ‘Alkoholfrei’ and Brewdog ‘Nanny State’ – both 0.5% ABV

I’m interested in brewing – will you be showing people around the brewery?

The brewery will be partly visible from the serving area but if you want a closer look the best thing to do is get a group together and book a slot in advance to come and visit and have a quick ‘tour’ – the brewer will happily show you around

What is ‘Real Ale’?

Real ale is a beer brewed from traditional ingredients (malted barley, hops water and yeast), matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide.

Brewers use ingredients which are fresh and natural, resulting in a drink which tastes natural and full of flavour. It is literally living as it continues to ferment in the cask in your local pub, developing its flavour as it matures ready to be poured into your glass.

Real ale is also known as ‘cask-conditioned beer’, ‘real cask ale’, real beer’ and ‘naturally conditioned beer.’ The term ‘real ale’ and the above definition were coined by CAMRA in the early 1970s.

Do you do takeaways?

We don’t have the space or budget at the moment to bottle but we do offer 1 or 2 pints of any of our draft ales or ciders for takeaway in a beer hopper (a reinforced carton with clip closure) which keeps drinks fresh for a couple of days. We do recommend beer is best drunk the same day to maintain freshness but ciders generally last a bit longer. We are licensed to sell bottles and cans for consumption off the premises also.

I run a pub/beer festival – can we buy a cask of your ale?

Due to limited time and space to brew we are unable, at present, to do any wholesale orders due to the fact we need to keep all the beer we brew for sale in our bar so we don’t run out. From time to time we are able to sell beers to festivals so please contact us on holly@gardencitybrewery.co.uk with any festival queries.

I’m having a party/getting married – can we buy a cask of your beer?

Due to limited time and space to brew we are unable, at present, to do any wholesale orders due to the fact we need to keep all the beer we brew for sale in our bar so we don’t run out. From time to time we are able to sell beers to some private/charity functions depending on the timing and availability of supply

so please contact us on holly@gardencitybrewery.co.uk with any queries.

Do you have a car park?

There is a public car park adjacent to the brewery which is free after 16.00 Mon-Sat.

It’s 30p an hour up to a maximum of 3 hours before those hours Mon -Sat only.

It is free all-day on Sunday.

Do you allow kids?

Yes, well-behaved children under 18 are allowed in the public bar provided they are accompanied by a supervising adult and beer garden up until 8pm although this is at the Manager’s discretion.

Do you allow dogs?

Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar and garden as long as they are accompanied by a human

A friendly and warm welcome guaranteed for dogs and owners alike; strokes and tummy tickling optional (dogs only) Water bowls and bonios provided free of charge

Do you have beer mats/pump-clips or any other merchandise I can collect/buy?

At present no, but we will be looking into this ASAP and hope to have something in place by Christmas 2016.

What else is there to do in Letchworth?

Right from its inception, Letchworth Garden City was designed to be like nowhere else in England – a whole settlement built on the idea of combining ‘the health of the country with the comforts of the town’. Today, its pioneering spirit is matched by an imaginative mix of shops and services that is ripe for exploring. Click here for a taste of what modern Letchworth Garden City has to offer!

What is “The Wynd”?

The Wynd is Letchworth’s best kept secret – a charming pedestrianised street full of independent businesses including an incredibly well-stocked craft shop with regular evening workshops, a lovely delicatessen, two beauty salons, a treasure-trove of vintage, antique and collectables, a vegetarian and vegan café, a lovely little gallery running daily activities for kids and cool adult classes, a peerless IT service, a busy ironing shop, some gorgeous gift boutiques and more

I’m interested in working for you – what should I do?

We pride ourselves on our brilliant team of people who work with us – and occasionally we do have opportunities for people to come on-board. If you are interested in helping out with the brewing and/or working behind the bar please email your CV to holly@gardencitybrewery.co.uk

Do you hire out your bar space?

We can accommodate certain private-hire requests depending on the date and nature of the booking. Please contact holly@gardencitybrewery.co.uk to find out more

How many times do you brew a week?

We try and brew at least once a week and often twice, depending on how much beer’s been drunk the week before!

How long does the brewing process take?

Each brew takes around 6-7 hours and then stage one fermentation in tanks can be anything between 1-3 weeks. Secondary conditioning in the casks then takes place for up to 2 months.

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