Grainstore Brewery Tap
Rutland’s Grainstore is a brewery tap and brewery housed in a converted railway grain warehouse next to Oakham train station.
Recognised as one of Britain’s best brew pubs, the Grainstore Tap has won The Good Pub Guide’s ‘Own Brew Pub of the Year’ award no less than four times in 2003, 2011, 2014 and 2016, and bagged the accolade of ‘Rutlands Finest’ at the National Pub & Bar Awards in 2016.
This is a real working brewery with brewery tap on the bottom floor, focused on producing and serving top quality ale. Head brewer Tony Davis is one of the most respected beer makers in the country.
The Grainstore’s food is not to be sniffed at either – the sort of fare you’d expect in a brewery tap: warming broths, ploughman’s, homemade burgers, grills, sharing platters, and rustic sandwiches along with traditional pub classics, all made in-house using local produce.
Tuesday is ‘Build Your Own Burger’ Night, Wednesday ‘Pie and a Pint Night’, and Friday ‘Steak Night’. Breakfast is served each Saturday and Sunday, and traditional roast on a Sunday.
As you tuck in to your food at your wooden barrel table, worn bare floorboards under your feet, dried hops above your head, you can be sure that upstairs gallons of Grainstore ale is being brewed. Ten Fifty, Red Kite, Rutland Panther, Cooking, Triple B and Osprey are just some of the beers produced on the premises, along with Rutland Bitter, one of only three ales in country to hold a PGI. All have won awards, and the Grainstore offers brewery tours so you can see how they’re made.
It also offers a mobile bar service for events such as weddings.