English Wine List For Bricklayer's Arms

Putney's oldest pub to launch exclusive wine list in September

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Putney’s oldest pub, The Bricklayer’s Arms, currently CAMRA’s (Campaign For Real Ale) Greater London Pub of the Year, is a family-owned, independent pub loved by locals and Real Ale drinkers for its unpretentious atmosphere. It is also the only pub in London to serve the full range of Timothy Taylor’s Championship Beers and for staging exciting regional beer festivals, each featuring up to 50 ales from around the UK – some of which have never been served in London before.

Landlady, Becky Newman, who took over the pub is 2005, says,“I am delighted with the success of our Real Ale festivals and am thrilled with the on-going support of both customers and breweries. It was because of their support that I decided to research the possibility of selling English wine exclusively.”

Following a year’s worth of research, Becky was amazed by the quality of English wines available.

“I grew up in the generation that avoided English wine because of the poor quality and price. How times have changed!” says Becky. “The range and quality available is astounding. I genuinely thought I would find only one or two!”

Becky’s aim is to create one of the most comprehensive lists of domestically produced wine in the UK and to become a centre of excellence for English wines.

“I am very excited about launching an exclusively English wine list and I would urge anyone who still thinks that English wine is of poor quality or anyone who has never tried English wine to do so, because I am certain they will be as amazed and as impressed as I am.”

The official launch party will be held on: Thursday, 9th September at the Bricklayer’s Arms from 8pm and English wines will be on sale from that evening.

August 13, 2010