The Grainstore brewery and tap is located next to Oakham train station. The fifteen barrel brewery was founded in 1995 and ensured that brewing continued in Rutland following the closure of the Ruddles brewery in 1999. Following the closure of Ruddles, Grainstore were able to revive the production of Rutland Bitter that was granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status from the European Union. The brewery is built in the traditional top to bottom format so makes the most use of gravity as the beer moves from raw material to finished product. The brewery brews in the traditional English style with occasional use of new world hops.
The brewery has a tap bar underneath the brewery that is well worth a session. Being by the train station means that it is easily accessible from Stamford, Melton and Peterborough. If you were a victim of Beeching and no longer have a railway station, then it is still well worth bribing a designated driver to head over for a session.
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