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Commercial Breweries

www.twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk
Twickenham Fine Ales is our only local brewery. It was established in October 2004 near Twickenham Green and has subsequently gained a good reputation for their beers which have now become a permanent feature in many pubs in the area.

Kew Brewery
Started brewing in May 2015.

www.reunionales.com
Unit 17 Vector, Park Forest Road, Twickenham, Greater London. TW13 7EJ. Started brewing in October 2015.

jeffersonsbrewery.co.uk
Jeffersons brewery is situated in Barnes, SW London and is probably the smallest commercial brewery in London. They started brewing in June 2017.

Oddly Brewery
ODDLY is a small batch brewery producing quality beers. Based in Unit 12, Platt's Eyot, Hampton and started brewing in 2015. Email: hello@oddly.beer

Surrey Hills brewery - A small independent brewery based in Shere, Guildford. In June 2005 it started supplying pubs in and around the Surrey Hills area.

www.fullers.co.uk
Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. One of the UK's leading independent brewers. Their beers are widely available within the branch area.

www.shepherd-neame.co.uk
Independent Kent family brewers Shepherd Neame have been brewing for 300 years. They celebrated their tercentenary in 1998. Shepherd Neame are now Britain's oldest brewers. Their beers are also becoming more readily available within the branch area.

www.whitehorsebrewery.com
The White Horse Brewery is a small brewery in the shadow of the famous white horse chalk engraving at Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire and was subject to a recent (beer festival staff) visit by the branch in 2007.

Drinking & Pub Guides

www.london.camra.org.uk/londondrinker
Every two months, the London Branches of CAMRA produce the London Drinker magazine distributed free of charge to pubs across London. On-line versions of the magazine from 2004 can be accessed in pdf format.

pubtrails.org.uk
This site covers 25 towns and villages in Scotland and England. It is produced by Alastair McMillan, an enthusiastic CAMRA member and will be of interest to anyone visiting or traveling around the north of the country.

London Pub Crawl Co
With over 7,000 pubs in London alone, finding a pub is pretty easy. But how can you tell if it is a good pub and serves real ale? The aim of the London Pub Crawl Company is to seek out great pubs in London that as a traveller you are unlikely to find.

Pub/Shop Sites

Nick Dolan of Real Ale Ltd opened his shop at 371 Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2EF in May 2005. They sell a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and beers produced by British micro-breweries. Tel:(020) 8892 3710.

www.ringobells.com
The Ring 0' Bells is an 18th Century Free house pub in the Somerset village of Ashcott and is an independent and family run pub. The Pub has an excellent range of beers & ciders. The real ales on tap usually include one of the beers from local micro-breweries Moor Beer Company (situated near to Ashcott village) or Glastonbury Ales. A must if you visiting Somerset.

www.theheadofsteam.co.uk
Head of Steam pub at Euston Station. Always useful to get a decent pint before setting out up North.

Home/Micro Brewing

Eel Pie Brewing Company - a brew school and nanobrewery located in the tasting room at Ricardo's Cellar at 44-45 Church Street, Twickenham. Tel: 07969 100626 or by email eelpiebrewing@gmail.com. They have regular open brewing sessions run on Saturday mornings as well as private bookings.

www.craftbrewing.org.uk
The Craft Brewing Association was formed in 1995 when one homebrewer, James McCrorie, became frustrated that there was no organisation in the UK dedicated to brewing quality beers at home, even though homebrewing was a craft which had existed for centuries. CBA is a non-commercial, volunteer, self-help group of homebrewers who wish to maintain the craft of brewing and improve their beers. The primary aim of the Craft Brewing Association is to encourage and spread the craft of homebrewing.

www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk
This Farnborough shop stocks a large selection of home brew supplies for winemakers, beermakers and homebrewers. These include wine Kits, beer kits, cider kits, barrels, hops, grains, liqueur kits, books, yeast you name they have it. They don't even miss out the Cider makers as they also have a range of Cider kits from Cwe, Larsen, John Bull. Their mail order business is based in Aldershot.

Other Beerie Subjects

The Brewery History Society
The Society was founded in 1972 to promote research into all aspects of the brewing industry, to encourage the interchange of information about breweries and brewing, and to collect photographic and other archive information about brewery history.

Bed & Breakfasts near Brewerys
If you are visiting a brewery and need to find local Bed & Breakfast accomodation, this site can provide details of Inns and Hotels to start your search. The www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk site is a UK Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel, Guest House Accommodation Directory.

Crookham Travel
The Rail Ale 'Ramble' people since 1977 over 100 trips with over 30,000 people. Over 350 breweries visited. Tours from Vilnius to Vancouver.

Pub History Society
The Society was initiated in February 2001 to help bring together like minded individuals who enjoy some aspect of pub history.

History Of London Porter and Wikipedia - Porter (beer)
These websites explains the origins and attributes of London Porter.

Dead Pub Society - Public houses are closing down in London and elsewhere in the UK. This site has been setup to record these changes to our cultural and social landscape.

Cask Marque Trust
Their aim is to improve the quality of cask ale at the point of dispense by awarding a nationally recognised and respected Marque to the licensee when quality standards have been met.

www.hops.co.uk
The National Hop Association of England was formed in 1996 to co-ordinate the activities of, and research for, England's hop growers.

www.greatbritishbeer.co.uk
The Great British Beer website is intended as an international promotion for UK Beer, the brewers who make it and the many beer service companies who are involved in beer production, distribution and sale. GreatBritishBeer.co.uk is a commercial site which aims to allow every UK company with an interest in Beer to be cost effectively represented on the web.

Independent Family Brewers of Britain
All the details about this growing group of small and medium-sized brewers.

Other Campaigns

Real Bread Campaign
Bread is a fundamental part of our diet. However, in 1961 a research centre in Chorleywood, Buckinghamshire, men in white coats were busy messing up British bread. It's never been the same since. The Chorleywood process is now used in bread factories and large bakeries all over the country, using a 'no-time dough', in which a combination of high- speed mixing, chemical additives and enzymes replaces traditional fermentation. This type of industrial bread accounts for about 95% of all bread sold. Real bread is made with simple ingredients - only flour, water, yeast and salt - and no additives.

Our Local Area

Richmond Council.

Main Switchboard - Tel: 020 8891 1411
Trading Standards - Consumer enquiries: 03454 040506

www.richmond.gov.uk
The borough covers an area of 5,095 hectares (14,591 acres) in south west London and is the only London Borough spanning both sides of the Thames, with river frontage of 21½ miles. There are about a dozen towns and villages, although more than a third of its land is open space (including Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Kew Gardens).

www.totallyrichmond.co.uk
The local's guide to the best of Richmond upon Thames. This site provides news and a comprehensive range of information from train times, events to places to visit in the local area.

www.visitrichmond.co.uk
The Official Online Guide to the The Borough of Richmond. This site provides information about the Borough, what to do, where to stay, special promotions and lots more.

www.brentford.org.uk
Website devoted to Brentford. Good Pictures of pubs together with author's personal opinions etc.

Transport

Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk
Tel: 0343 222 1234
SW Trains - Tel: 0345 6000 650