The Wild Boar
Every September or October, the brewing team at The Wild Boar in Warwick steps out into the pub’s award-winning patio-garden to pick fresh hops from the vines. They then walk back into the pub and drop their aromatic harvest into the boil kettle of the Wild Boar’s own 2.5-brewers-barrel microbrewery. The resulting ‘green’ beer – known as ‘The Green Hopper’ – is served each autumn and always sells out fast.
The Wild Boar, Warwickshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016 (and winner of many other CAMRA accolades), is run by Warwick’s Slaughterhouse Brewery in partnership with the pub’s owner, Everards Brewery of Leicestershire. Working together, the two breweries have created a venue to be proud of that’s a wonderful asset to the local community.
This is a community pub – nothing fussy or fancy. It serves ten regularly rotating cask ales, two real ciders, delicious Scotch eggs and pork pies sourced from Berryfields Farm Shop in nearby Meriden, and a full range of handmade pies from Pieminister. The Wild Boar also runs its own cinema club in a large function room, has a skittle alley, puts on live music, and generally welcomes all and sundry.
It’s about one-minute walk from Warwick train station, too.
By Matt Wright, founder & editor-in-chief