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Grainstore Brewery Tap

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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.

Useful info
Station Approach, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6RE
01572 770065

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  1. Avatar D Green says:

    Went for a meal at grainstore on Thursday as we walked in it smelt of dog but we sat down at the table and ordered service good but dogs running around licking you food came was really nice and loads of it but put us off as dogs can roam around pub and come up to you when eating and cover ur jackets in dog hair while being slung over chair nice food but won’t go again because don’t not like animals running around while I eat

  2. Avatar MS says:

    A bit rough round the edges but great beer and surprisingly good grub!

  3. Avatar Neal Addison says:

    The best burgers in Rutland by far.
    With names like “The Beast” and “The Panther” you know you’re in for a serious burger and they didn’t disappoint. I also enjoyed the Purus Lager that they brew on site.

  4. Avatar Matt Gregory says:

    Oakham’s brewery tap is a single bar that can feel a bit spit and sawdust but that turns out to be a good thing. The Grainstore’s beers are understandably perfectly kept and the seasonal brews always worth trying. The kitchen turns out simple but good pub fare, a significant step up from lasagne and chips, but nothing too taxing.


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