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Happy NewYear for 2015

We hope 2014 was good for you and that 2015 will be better.


Gin menu

We have expanded our range of Gins (and tonics) for you to try. Again we have tried to be a bit different, no Bombay Sapphire or Hendricks , not because they aren’t good but because you can get them widely about the place.

Here is our offering

Gin Menu

  • Greenall’s       5% £2.50/25ml
  • Bloom 40%   £3.00/25ml
  • Citadelle     (France)  44%   £3.00/25ml
  • Botanist (Isle of Islay) 46%   £3.50/25ml
  • Warner Edwards 44%   £3.50/25ml
  • Cotswolds (Bourton on the Water) 41%   £3.50/25ml
  • Monkey 47 (Germany) 47%   £5.00/25ml

Tonic Menu

  • Fentimans 125ml       £1.10
  • Fever Tree 200ml       £1.50
  • Bermondsey Tonic Water £1.50*
*A recipe comprising only four ingredients, and with no artificial preservatives or colours, BTW has been designed to complement the flavour of your chosen spirit, without the over powering bitter-sweet aspect found in commercially available tonics
Made with naturally occurring Quinine, from the bark of the Cinchona tree, BTW is left part filtered for a smoother and more authentic taste

Happy Christmas from The Hop Inn

Jason, Karen, Jack, Matt, Ben, Guy,Jo and Amanda want to thank you all for making The Hop Inn such a popular venue.

We will be sticking to our principles in the forthcoming year by offering quality products that you are unlikely to see elsewhere in Swindon, at least until people start copying us!!!!

Beers are changing so quickly at the moment that it’s pointless me telling you all what is on, because it may not be when you arrive.

We are modifying our opening hours over the next few days:

Today (Christmas Eve) 12 -12

Christmas Day 11-1

Boxing Day 5-12

Saturday 27th 12-12

Sunday 28th 12-6pm

Monday 29th CLOSED

See you all later


Happy Birthday to us

Just to let the world know that we opened up on October 4th 2012.

We hope you’re all pleased on our contribution to Old Town.


Please tell me I am wrong!!!!!

I am sure that, when I drove past The Merlin last Sunday night (29th Septmber, YES THAT’S RIGHT IT WAS 29TH SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) there was a CHRISTMAS TREE in the bar.

A Christmas tree?!?!?!?!?!?!?

In September?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

What on earth are we coming to?

 

 


What goes through peoples’ minds?

What sentient being would go to the loo during a pleasant evening out with friends and think to himself, “I know what would be good idea and a jolly jape. I’ll take out my pencil that I have luckily brought with me and I’ll write on the wall”

Since we have been open a gentleman who particularly likes LIZ has informed us on two occasions of his predilection. Similar handwriting has let us know that CORINNE is worth a little gents loo publicity (Liz and Corinne, you are two lucky girls).

Last night, September 19th, came the piece de resistance when MIKE proudly announced to the world that he “rules”. Many congratulations MIKE for “ruling” and for being the first winner of the newly inaugurated HOP INN F**KWIT OF THE WEEK AWARD


Good news…………………….

After just under a year’s trading we have been included in

THE GOOD BEER GUIDE 2014

 


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cheers


Imported Bottled Beers

We’ve expanded our range of imported beers. Try this for size…….

USA

Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Liberty Ale (355ml) A heavily hopped ale with a copper color and a hoppy nose.

5.9%

£3.50

Old Foghorn (355ml) Barleywine style ale

8.8%

£5

 

Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Doggie Style (355ml) American Pale Ale

5.5%

£3.50

Raging Bitch (355ml) Belgian style IPA

8.3%

£4

 

Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Goose Island (355ml) American Pale Ale

5.9%

£3.50

312 Urban Wheat Ale (355ml) Golden Wheat Beer

4.2%

£3.50

Matilda (355ml) Belgian style Pale Ale

7%

£4.50

 

BELGIUM

Brasserie d’Achouffe

Beer Type

ABV

Price

La Chouffe (355ml) Golden Ale

8%

£4

 

Brouwerij F. Boon

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Kriek Boon (375ml) Lambic Cherry Beer

4%

£4

Framboise Boon (375ml) Lambic Raspberry Beer

5%

£4.50

 

Duvel Moortgat

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Duvel (330ml) Belgian Blonde Beer

8.5%

£4

Maredsous(330ml) Belgian Blonde Beer

6%

£4

 

Brasserie Lefebvre

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Barbar(330ml) Golden Honey Beer

8%

£4.50

 

Brouwerij Huyghe

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Mongozo(330ml) Banana Beer

3.6%

£3.50

 

Norway

Nøgne Ø

Beer Type

ABV

Price

IPA (500ml) A rich, malty, and very bitter IPA.

7.5%

£6.50

Saison (500ml) A cloudy golden summer beer

6.5%

£6.00

 

UK

Freedom Brewery, Staffordhire

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Organic Dark Lager (330ml) Sparkling ruby brown Dunkel lager.

4.7%

£3.50

 

Germany

Erdinger Weissbräu

Beer Type

ABV

Price

Weissbier Wheat beer brewed according to Bavarian Purity Laws

5.3%

£3.50


Beers on Saturday June 22nd

From Derby Brewing Co we have PENNY’S PORTER @ 4.6% and MERCIA IPA @5%.

From Arbor in Bristol we have MONSOON SAISON (with cardmom & coriander!!!) @ 6.4%

From Malvern Hills we have SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE @ 4.1%

TO FOLLOW:

Dark Delight from Downton (5.5%)

American Pale Ale from Milestone (4.6%)

Trooper from Cotswold Spring (5.2%)