This is the time of year for hard frosts, blue skies and glittering stars on dark cloudless nights. Most plants around us are in hibernation by now but you can still look out for next years leaf buds, fluffy catkins and mistletoe high up in the bare trees. If the birds haven’t got them all, you’ll still be able to pick out the brightly coloured hawthorn berries (great for wine making) and the deep purple sloes (Christmas 2020’s sloe gin or whiskey). Deep red holly berries will be out in full force against their dark green foliage plus a few rosehips linger on into the winter. With the branches free of leaves, it’s much easier to see birds and wild animals, watch for robins, pheasants, squirrels and Yattendon Estates herd of British White Cattle.

Park at the brewery, see what you can spot on a country walk and then hunker down with a pint of Holly Cutter and a bite to eat in the Taproom.

Family & dog friendly.


Here’s a quick rundown of available specials –


Project X | 4.5% | Pale Ale | on tap only

Hi Refresh | 4.3% | Session Sour | on tap only

Dr Hexter’s Healer | 5% | Strong Bitter | 500ml Bottle & on draught

Holly Cutter | 4.5% | Old Ale | 500ml bottle & on draught (limited amount remaining)

Tick Tock | 4.2% | Single Hopped English Pale | 440ml can exclusively from Waitrose & on tap

Tropic Like It’s Hot | 4.8% | Pineapple Pale Ale | 440ml can

Stay Grounded | 10% | Mocha Imperial Stout | 440ml can (last few remaining)

#NoFilter | 5.3% | Kellerbier | 440ml can (last few remaining)

Snake Oil | 7.5% Double IPA |  Draught only, cans SOLD OUT

Smoke On The Porter | 6% | Smoked Rye Porter | 440ml can & on tap (last few remaining)

Belgian Blonde Ale | 4.4% | Collaboration with Solvay Society | Draught only


3: Christmas Tree Dressing Day – 11am-11pm we’re asking you the WBB community, to help dress our tree with your own decorations to enjoy on future visits.

4: Good Old Boys’ Club – Find out more about our beer club here.

7: Brewery Tour Day (SOLD OUT)

11: Wreath Making Workshop with Willow & Blooms – Few spaces remaining here.

13: Christmas Jumper Day – Wear a Christmas jumper to the Taproom and donate to Save The Children

14: 12-6pm Fuel Your Yule – Live festive Music, mince pies, mulled cider/ale/wine, 20% off WBB cans, bottles, merch and 9 pinters in the brewery shop. We’ll also have local traders and a raffle raising money for Loose Ends.

17: 4:30pm The Grinch on our big screen – Free entry, Kitchen open 12-4pm, popcorn & hotdogs available at extra cost.

18: Festive Quiz (SOLD OUT)

22: Open 10am-9pm | Kitchen serving 12-6pm

23: Open 10am-11pm | Kitchen serving 12-5pm & 6-9pm

23: 4:30pm Home Alone on our big screen – Free entry, Kitchen open 12-5pm, popcorn & hotdogs available at extra cost.

23: Extra Brewery Tours – Book on here.

24: Open 10am-11pm | Kitchen serving 12-9pm

24: Extra Brewery Tours – Book on here.

25: Closed

26: Open 12-6pm | Kitchen serving 12-6pm

27: Open 10am-11pm | Kitchen serving 12-9pm

27: Extra Brewery Tours – Book on here.

28: Open 10am-11pm | Kitchen serving 12-9pm

29: Open 10am-9pm | Kitchen serving 12-6pm

30: Open 10am-9pm | Kitchen serving 12-7pm

31: Open 10am-5pm | Kitchen serving 12-3pm

31: NYE ticketed event from 7pm-Late – Get your ticket here.

1 Jan: Open 11am-6pm | Kitchen serving 12-6pm

Our pizza and a WBB pint for £10 deal is now available on Tuesday evenings.

You can take away any of our usual pizzas and 4x 330ml WBB cans, cold from the fridge for £15. Take a look at the pizza menu here.


8: Newbury Artisan Market – Pre order your 2L growlers & 5L mini kegs to pick up from Northbrook Street on 8th December. We’ll also have plenty of other gifting options with us, need some inspiration? Have a read of our latest blog.

19: The Love Rats Duo live at The Grapes, Oxford

31: NYE party at The Grapes, Oxford – Free Entry


Quiz eve every Monday at The Old Suffolk Punch, Hammersmith from 7pm.

Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town weekly events: Monday – Jazz Eve | Sat 12-5pm – Dog Club | Sunday – Quiz