Community Pubs Month came to Whitchurch and the the White Hart when Alex Arkell, Head brewer at Arkells brewery came to talk about how his traditional real ale is produced.

Arkells is one of the country’s independent family brewers having been founded in 1843 and has been run by the Arkells family ever since. While many companies have merged or sold out, Arkells has remained firmly under the family control, which has proved to be one of its greatest strengths.

Cheers to Arkells.

Our brewing tradition
Alex Arkell gave detailed insight into the tradition of English beer, bringing along samples of the various hops and malts that go into the process to produce the traditional pint.

Pubs in the community
Licensees of the White Hart, Andy and Julie Moss had arranged the evening as part of Community Pubs Month, run by the Campaign for Real Ale, in celebration of the place well-run pubs hold in the heritage of the UK.

Guess the beer.

Since taking over the White Hart they have enhanced its position in Whitchurch with involvement in many local activities, as well as providing good beer food, accommodation and of course friendly hospitality. Last year the pub was runner-up in the local Pub of the Year competition and is a regular entry in the Good Beer Guide.

Competition?
As well as nibbles with such delicacies as locally made White Hart marmalade with Arkells Moonlight beer, Julie had set up a fun competition – of guess the beer by sight!
However, most agreed that drinking it was far more enjoyable than just looking!

It was a good evening.

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