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We like to think the Bunch of Grapes is how a great pub should be, a friendly welcoming bar serving award winning ales ciders and bottle beers in front of a roaring log fire with a restaurant attached that also serves award winning food. Using locally sourced seasonal produce with creativity and flair but without pretence.

A pub where you are likely to walk in to beer festival one day with a Welsh choir in full voice and return another to find a Welsh cheese and cider festival in the main bar.

Where you can enjoy a home made pie and mash in the bar with a pint of Welsh ale while cheering on the Welsh rugby and then return with friends to a fine dining meal in the restaurant with wines from around the world the next.

But if you prefer you can just sit in the corner, read your paper, enjoy your beer and be happy you have found us.


Latest News

Bank Holiday Cider Festival

This Bank holiday weekend sees the return of our annual Bank Holiday Cider Festival.

The ciders are available Friday 22nd – Monday 25th.
Live Music Saturday from 8pm – Jazz/Swing Duo ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’
Live Music Sunday from 6pm – Solo Guitarist ‘Mansel Davies’

BLAENGAWNEY HALLET’S
Caerphilly
Husband and wife Anny and Andy Hallett have grown an award winning business from their 25 acre farm in Crumlin. Lovely people, even lovelier cider!
OAK AGED MEDIUM
5.0%
NATIONAL TREASURE SWEET
5.0%

PERRY MEDIUM
4.5%
GWYNT-Y-DDRAIG
Llantwit Fadre
The local cider company with a national reputation, established in 2001 and now supplying nationwide.
BLACK DRAGON MEDIUM
7.2%
FARMYARD SCRUMPY MEDIUM
5.5%
TWO TREES PERRY PALE MEDIUM
4.5%

FARMER JIM’S
Weston-super-mare
From helping to pick apples as a boy, to producing cider as a hobby. Farmer Jim now shares his ciders commercially. He quotes his Grandfather, Farmer Percy, ‘We grows our own apples, we scrats our own apples, we presses our own apples and we drinks our own cider’.
COPPER TOP DRY
7.0%
FARMYARD FRUITS BLEND/SWEET
4.0%
ORCHARD PIG
Somerset
Established by two friends in 2004, Orchard Pig produces a range of contemporarily marketed ciders and soft drinks from their own orchards. Their ciders all feature a considerable depth of flavour.

NAVEL GAZER MED DRY
6.0%
ABRAHALLS
Worcester
A family company drawing on 100 years of fruit and hop growing, producing a range of cider and liquers.

THUNDERING MOLLY MEDIUM
5.2%

SLACK ALICE MEDIUM
4.6%

New Bottled Beers & Ciders

Our fridges have had a bit of a reshuffle, and we’re very proud to make the list available of the wide range of local and imported beers and ciders that truly caters for every taste, whether you’re imbibing a few in the bar or would like to choose something special with your meal.

BOTTLED BEERS

 
OTLEY BREWING COMPANY, Pontypridd

The bottled offerings from our own award winning Microbrewery, perfect for when the beer you want is not on draught, or to explore the different characteristics of the beer when bottled, or to take home with you!

O1 Original
Pale straw  coloured bitter using Brewers Gold and Styrian Hops.  Easy quaffing session bitter.

4.0%

 
O9 Blonde
Clear wheat beer spiced with roasted orange peel, coriander and cloves.  Good hop aromas with a subtle bitterness.

4.8%

 
11 Motley Brew
An outstanding American style Double IPA.
Massive hop aromas, high bitterness with a sweet backbone.

7.5%

 
10 Oxymoron
A black IPA, which means that it is black in colour but hopped to taste like an IPA.  Both rich and fresh.

5.5%

 
08 EPIC

The classic O8 back to defend its fierce reputation.  A strong pale golden ale close to the barley wine style.  Honey, malt and gentle bitterness.  Deceptively smooth and drinker friendly.

8.0%

 
IMPORTED BOTTLED BEERS

 
Founders Brewery, Michigan, USA
ALL DAY IPA
Heavily aromatic with a bright clean easy taste that satisfies without a huge A.B.V.

Pairs well with all meat and poultry

4.7%

£3.80
Flying Dog, Maryland, USA
DOGGY STYLE PALE ALE

Grassy, citrusy hops with a sweet malt body.  Perfect with cheese and spiced dishes.

5.5%

£3.80
Nøgne Ø, Norway
PALE ALE
Award winning, refreshingly light and hoppy ale from Norway.
Ideal with rich meat dishes

6.0%

£6.50
Brew By Numbers, London
08|01 EXPORT STRENGTH STOUT
Dark, rich and full bodied.  Stands up beautifully when drunk with roasted meat and game.

6.1%

£3.95
Kernel IPA (Citra Simcoe), London
Upfront hops with lingering bitterness and a huge depth of flavour.
Big hoppiness pairs well with fish and white meats.

6.9%

£3.85
BOTTLED CIDERS

 
Blaengawney, Hallett’s

5.9%

£3.80
Ty Gwyn, Dabinnet Medium

6.5%

£4.20
Ty Gwyn, Medium Dry

6.5%

£4.20
Gwynt-y-Ddraig, Orchard Gold

4.5%

£3.85
Gwynt-y-Ddraig, Black Dragon

6.9%

£3.85

 

The Gin List – FESTIVAL OF GIN Friday 18th July

As well as cocktails, and gin and tonics done like you’ve never seen them before, here’s our base range of Gins available at our FESTIVAL of GIN this Friday:

Professor Cornelius Ampleforth, England
Bathtub Gin 43.3%

Bold and perfumed, this small scale gin is made only 30-60 bottles at a time.  Rich backbone of spirit, earthy botanicals with top notes of orange and cardamom.

Worship Street Whistling Shop, England
Cream Gin 43.8%

Cream gin was popular in the Gin Palaces of the Victorian Era, this is cold infused with fresh cream to leave the spirit perfectly clear.

Few Spirits Distillery, Illinois, USA
Barrel-Aged Gin, 46.5%
Aged in oak barrels to give an increased level of sweetness, complexity and spice.  Biscuity palate, quite herbal, with a gingery, berry finish.

 

G’Vine, France
Floraison 40.0%
From the cognac region, this is infused with the cognac ugni blanc grapes, to leave a gin that doesn’t immediately smell like gin but more grapey.  The grapes add a sweetness to the palate that doesn’t overbear the citrus and cardamom notes with a herby grassy finish.

 

Schwarzwald. Germany
Monkey 47 Dry Gin 47.0%
An incredible 47 botanicals go into this German Gin, that’s fermented to the pretty high level of 47.0% ABV.  A woody, piney nose.  Suitably complex palate with a heavy finish.

Distillery no. 209, San Fransisco, U.S.A.
No. 209 Gin – 46% ABV

Distilling since 2005 taking the name of a Californian distillery dating back to 1882. Botanicals feature Angelica, Bergamot, Cassia, Juniper and Coriander.

Blackwoods, Scotland
Blackwoods 60 Vintage Dry – 60% ABV
A limited edition 60% vintage dry gin for the true connoisseur with an exceptionally smooth and delicate flavour. Includes botanicals from Shetland including coriander, wild water mint, angelica root strain, sea pink flowers from the cliff tops and meadowsweet flowers.

William Chase Distillery, England
Seville Orange Gin 40%
Unique and delicious distilled from cider apples and slowly infused with botanicals including Herefordshire elderflower, lemon and juniper and Seville Orange Peel.

Gin Mare, Spain
Gin Mare – 42.7%
Produced in a small fishing village on the Costa Dorada in Spain, using only local Mediterranean botanicals, including the not so typical olives, basil, rosemary and thyme. 

Penderyn Distillery, Brecon, Wales
Brecon Gin – 43%
Produced by the makers of the award winning Penderyn Whisky, this Welsh gin is a big traditional juniper gin laced with coriander and revealing hints of spicy cinnamon.  With a mixer, the citrus freshness of oranges and lemons appear with nutmeg, liquorice and angelica in a supporting role. 

Dha Mile, Ceredigion
Organic Botanical Gin – 42.0%
From the world’s first organic distillery, a gin like no other.  Nose of subtle fresh rose petals, hint of spice and juniper.  Floral palate with fresh notes of dandelion and peppery cloves.  Superb botanical mouthfeel ending in a peppermint cool. 

Wees Distillery, Amsterdam
Very Old Genever. 40.0%
Made of pure malt wine, distilled as the Amsterdams Oud, but with some different herbs and a different combination of malt wine types. More outspoken than Amsterdams Oud and very smooth because of the longer ageing in oak barrels.  

Otley Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Four Course Lunch

Carol Adams of Food Adventure Ltd. has paired with us at The Bunch of Grapes and the Otley Brewing Company to offer a brewing masterclass at our Brewery followed by a tutored tasting and a four course Lunch, with beer matches, here at The Bunch of Grapes.  This takes place on August 9th.

For full details, please see her website below:

http://www.foodadventure.co.uk/events/brewery-tour-otley-brewing-company/

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