Barley Hops Congleton is Winter Pub of the Season

BarleyHops began in 2013 principally as a small can and bottle shop on the corner of West Street and Mill Street in Congleton, run by Paul and Linda Plant. It also sold some cask ale, though, which was very popular and so it quickly developed more as a micropub than a bottle shop. The popularity was due to the excellent cask beers from regional and local brewers and the laid-back ambience of the venue.

However, it did get very busy and crowded some evenings and therefore when the opportunity came in 2020 to move to larger and more practical premises on the high street, BarleyHops was on the move. Now located in a former card shop, the excellent reputation of its cask ale was maintained with usually four handpumps in use, together with an interesting range of keg beers. There was now an upstairs which accommodated parties and an occasional gin and cocktail bar while the larger capacity downstairs was more suitable for live music, vinyl records and games evenings.

The fridge containing an enticing range of cans and bottles from home and abroad is still in place and the quality of the cask remains very impressive. Do come and join us for the opportunity to celebrate this leading light in the Congleton beer scene – our Winter Pub of the Season.

The presentation will be made around 4pm on Saturday 3rd February 2024.