Tucked away on a Twickenham backstreet in the Ryecroft Works on Edwin Road is Twickenham Fine Ales. Visits are available to groups by appointment, so this is just a late afternoon sneak peek.
brewery "dray" and entrance
The wet floor shows it has been a busy day.
Three fermenters on left, casks stacked in centre, office wall covered with commemorative certificates presented by visiting groups and/or for awards at beer festivals, brewer at his PC.
Mahogany-clad is the mash tun, vessel with chimney is the copper, and the one behind might be the hot liquor tank (not checked). One of those buckets probably held the yeast for the day's brew.
Yes, the yeast was in the white bucket! Behind is the grist hopper which fed the malt into the mash tun.
Sssh, don't disturb the brewer. That big fan would suggest that it gets pretty warm in the brewhouse on brewing days.
Just around the block, and one street in from Twickenham Green is the Kings Arms where you can usually reckon on sampling a Twickenham beer.
Another photo of the Kings Arms - take your pick.
The barmaid at the Kings Arms pulls a pint of Spring Ale.