Aldworth Brewing Co at the Bell Inn

Established in 2022 by James Macaulay, the first cask of Five Giants from Aldworth Brewing Co was served by his father, Hugh, at the Bell Inn, Aldworth on 2 December.

Hugh Macaulay & Pat Kyle

Pat Kyle was one of the pub’s first customers to sample the long awaited brew, which he described as ‘a very balanced easy drinking 4% beer’.

The five giants, illustrated on the pump clip, are the friends who assisted with ABC’s original beer: Jack Skerritt; Hugo Fullerton; James Macaulay; Rob Drysdale and Griff Maggs. Local brewers Tom Broadbank (Delphic), Kevin Brady (Indigenous) and Will Twomey (Renegade) also helped with advice etc.

Rob Drysdale & James Macaulay

As well as brewing, Rob Drysdale and James Macaulay have both played rugby for Newbury Blues.

Elleorde, an English Pale Ale, was the second beer brewed by Aldworth Brewing Company.

The ABC logo and pumpclip designs are by Emily Bird.

Note that, due to the small capacity of the nano brewery, a beer from Aldworth Brewing Co is not always available on the bar at the Bell Inn. It is hoped that an additional fermentation vessel can be acquired to allow output to be increased in order to meet the strong demand from customers of the Bell.