We've worked long and hard to ensure that our beer is as good as it can be and that our pub provides an unrivalled experience with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. It's great to see from the awards we've won that this hard work is starting to pay off.
CAMRA Northamptonshire came to award us 'Spring Town Pub of the Season' as voted for by CAMRA members! CAMRA members were asked to consider beer quality, the service and welcome, community focus, cleanliness and other factors which encouraged them to make a repeat visit.
Black Fire won not just one but two accolades at the Northampton County Beer Festival at Becket's Park - the 'Strong Stout 5% and above' category and the 'Overall Festival Winner'! This is the first time Black Fire has taken first place, following on from its second place at last year's festival (see right).
Roman Road scooped its first award with a Bronze in SIBA's Midlands Independent Beer Awards 2022 in the category Cask Pale Ale. The Awards judge a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate cask and keg competitions so it's a result we're totally delighted with!
Steam Ale took home the Gold award - our first Gold SIBA Award - in the category of Cask Premium Bitters at the SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards in Nottingham. The awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists and are seen as the prestigious ‘Brewers’ Choice Awards’ by the industry.
Director, John Evans, proudly displaying the award alongside brewer, Phil Ayers. Steam Ale took home the Gold award - our first Gold SIBA Award - in the category of Cask Premium Bitters at the SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards in Nottingham and is available in draught form, both by the pint and in a 5L mini-cask.
Crowned the Gold Winner in the category Artisan Local Drink of the Year at the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2021/22 for our new Steam Ale! Steam Ale is a 4.5% abv pale ale brewed with the addition of Cirtra and a blend of American hops.
Director, John Evans, proudly receiving the Gold award for the Artisan Local Drink of the Year from HM Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson, at the awards ceremony at the beautiful Rockingham Castle.
Delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Community Pub of the Year category in the 2019/20 Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drinks Awards.
Saxon Shield took home the Bronze award in the Cask British Premium Bitter category at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards in Peterborough. Fantastic result as it's the first time we've won a SIBA award! There were 177 cask entries on the day across nine categories.
Proud to be voted winner of the Autumn Town Pub of the Season 2018 from the Northamptonshire branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). The Brewery's Tap Room was judged on customer service, quality of the ale and atmosphere in the pub. Great accolade for the brewer, bar staff and all our regulars!
Winner of the New Local Drink of the Year category at the 2018/19 Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drinks Awards for Rubio. Rubio is a 4.4% chestnut red ale, brewed with four malts and four hop varieties. It is named after the horse which came from America to Towcester for recuperation and won the Grand National in 1908.
Our strongest beer at 6.8%, Big Tun, was crowned winner of the Strong Ale category at the Northampton County Beer Festival at Becket's Park in June 2018. Representatives from the Northampton branch of CAMRA came along to present the award, which was received by Brewer, Phil, and Head Brewer, John (right).
Issued with the TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on the world’s largest travel site. We are now ranked 3rd in the top 16 things to do in Towcester and have 127 reviews, 98% of which have rated us as excellent or very good. Thank you for all your support!
Winner of the 'One to Watch' category at the 2017/2018 Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drinks Awards. This was a new category aimed at food and drink manufacturers whose businesses are less than five years old, designed to recognise their potential for major growth and future significant impact on the market.
Runner Up in the 2017/18 Artisan Local Drink of the Year category for Bell Ringer in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drinks Awards. Great result!
Delighted to be presented with CAMRA Leicestershire Northamptonshire Rutland Pub of the Year award by Phil Tiplady from CAMRA.
Winners of not one but two awards from the Northamptonshire branch of CAMRA - Town Pub and Pub of the Year. Directors Ray Hunt (left) and John Evans receive the awards in Towcester Mill's tap room.
Runner Up in the 2016/17 New Local Drink of the Year category for Podium Gold in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drinks Awards. Great result!
Runner Up in the 2015/16 New Local Drink of the Year category for Bell Ringer in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drinks Awards. Great result!
Awarded with the Best Product in Show award for Bell Ringer at the Holdenby Northamptonshire Food Show.