The summer season has sprung, and we are already knowing ourselves into garden parties, BBQs, and socials in the warm rays. A perfect summery event requires delicious beer and at Ramsbury, we have the best craft beer that will make your mouth water. We’ve put together a complete guide to all things craft beer to help you decide on which ones to indulge in. I hope you are as excited as we are…
What is Craft Beer?
One for the newbies amongst you all (you are not alone we can assure you), craft beer can be defined as specially curated and individually brewed beer made with the finest, high-quality ingredients. At Ramsbury, we have 19,000 acres of land including our brewery which was built in 2004. Inspired by the Wiltshire landscape, we aspire to be as sustainable as we can. Nothing goes to waste. Our world-class barley is grown in our fields situated close to the brewery and we source our own chalk-filtered water. Our process is impeccable and that is what makes our craft beer distinctively Ramsbury, colour, and flavour above them all. For those who are interested in our facilities, we recommend paying us a visit and experiencing our brewery and distillery tours.
Let’s divulge into our craft beers…
Our first and most-known beer, Ramsbury Gold ale, is where it all began here at Ramsbury. The popular golden ale is rich and embodied, brewed with our own malted barley, torrified wheat, and English Golding hops. Delicately light in aroma and taste, this craft beer is great for all occasions especially as it is available in a range of sizes from bottles to mini kegs. For Ramsbury Gold fans (we know there are many of you), we have also made fudge with this delightful beer. Ramsbury Gold Fudge made in partnership with Marden’s Fudge is a delicious and creamy artisan treat to accompany your beverage. A perfect snack for beer lovers.
Get ready to be charmed by our first craft larger, Red Ram. This award-winning larger was awarded two stars at the 2021 Great Taste Awards. Bursting with flavours of specially selected malt and continental hops, this quality larger has a refreshingly crisp finish that will rejuvenate your taste buds. Distinctively moreish, we suggest drinking this alcoholic beverage chilled for the ultimate beer experience. Available in 330ml bottles with 4.5%, Red Ram is perfect to quench your thirst on a hot summer’s evening, or for sipping whilst relaxing after a long day’s work.
This smooth and continental-style blonde beer is one to try. We first brewed 506 Ale as a tribute to the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who during 1943 in preparation for D-Day, were accommodated in Ramsbury and nearby villages. This craft beer is as impactful as its story, with a smooth taste and citrus finish this refreshing and inviting ale is available in 500ml bottles with alcohol.
Our Belapur IPA combines two popular ale flavourings: a classic Indian Pale Ale complemented by a traditional English Ale. The best of both worlds. With a fruity, citrus flavour and hoppy notes, this ale is the perfect alcoholic beverage for BBQs and a fantastic companion to fresh meats. You may be wondering what IPA stands for, well, simply put, an IPA stands for Indian Pale Ale and is steeped in history with its roots going back to the British Empire and its colonies. Sailors were looking for a beer recipe that would be easy to preserve on their long journeys from Britain to India and realised hop would be perfect for the job. Our IPA is no stranger to this and has a direct hoppy flavour.
A classic dark amber ale, our Farmer’s Best bitter is delicate and rounded. The perfect session ale, Farmer’s Best is beautifully refreshing whilst being low in alcohol at 3.6%. Our craft bitter is malt-driven and great for every occasion, especially for those up-and-coming warmer days (we hope). Available in a range of sizes from 500ml bottles, pint bags and mini kegs, this beer is empowering and can be enjoyed at any time.
Honey Bee Nectar
For those of you who have a sweet tooth, Honey Bee Nectar is a perfect choice. A wonderful display of honey notes and delicate aroma, our golden-colored pale ale is the result of our cooperation with North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). The ANOB is a beautiful landscape of peaceful open downland, ancient woodland, and chalk steams, all bustling with wildlife. The craft beer’s ingredients are derived from the AONB with lashings of local honey from our Ramsbury farm. A glorious beer that echoes the amazing British countryside.
We know that choosing the right beer can be a challenge. With so many aromas to try, it is difficult to know which one is best for you. Why not discover our Mixed Bottle Beer Case here at Ramsbury? Featuring all six of the beers above, our cases are great for those wanting a taster session, or for those summer get-togethers to ensure your guests have a fantastic drinks variety. We will let you decide which Ramsbury craft beer is best.
Our Favourite Beer Gifts for Dads This Father’s Day
Father’s Day is on Sunday 19th June 2022 and for many, after the last couple of years of restrictions, this year’s Father’s Day will be a chance to finally gather the family and have a proper celebration whether it’s a Sunday roast with all the trimmings or a barbecue in the garden, British summer weather permitting of course!
What better way to say thanks and cheers for all that fathers do than by purchasing beer gifts for your dad? Whether you are buying for your dad, stepdad, grandad, father-in-law, father-figure or father-to-be, we are confident you will find something suitable from our Ramsbury gift range.
We have been brewing beer here at Ramsbury since 2004 and our vision was to create ales from ‘plough to pint’. Barley is grown on our estate, and we have our own source of chalk-filtered water, the perfect ingredients for creating the perfect pint. Ramsbury Gold was the first beer we produced and is still one of our best-selling ales. We also create a craft lager, Indian pale ale, bitter and a rich stout. We pride ourselves on our sustainable practices so that we can minimise the impact on our beautiful environment. Much of the power needed in our brewery and distillery is sourced from our solar panels and we have a reed bed system that filters our waste water into a lake that has now become a haven for wildlife.
As well as our popular craft beer range, we have a wide selection of great Father’s Day gifts, including award-winning spirits and farm produce from our estate. Here are some of our suggestions for the best beer gifts for your dad as well as a few other Ramsbury gift ideas so that you can really show your appreciation to the important man in your life on Father’s Day.
Ramsbury Mixed Bottle Beer Case
Whether your father is new to craft beer or a connoisseur of fine ales, you may be undecided which is the best beer gift for your dad, so why not choose our Ramsbury Mixed Bottle Beer Case? There are six varieties in this 12-bottle case so plenty of flavours for your dad to create his own tasting session.
Ramsbury Gold Hamper
Our Ramsbury Gold Hamper is one of our best beer gifts for dads, particularly if he enjoys golden ales. Not only does it contain four bottles of our flagship beer Ramsbury Gold, but also two Ramsbury pint glasses, some delicious artisan Ramsbury Gold fudge and that all-important bottle opener.
Bottle Carrier with Six Ramsbury Beers and Foodie Hamper
If you are visiting your dad on Father’s Day, why not take him six Ramsbury beers conveniently packed in one of our Ramsbury hessian bottle carriers? This gift combines perfectly with our Foodie Hamper. Filled with savoury delights the hamper includes our award-winning Ramsbury Black Gold Rapeseed Oil, marmalade, an apron and a copy of our Talking Game Recipe Book. If you are making your father a Sunday roast, we recommend roasting the vegetables with the Ramsbury honey also contained in the hamper.
Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits and Liqueurs
If beer is not your father’s thing, don’t worry we also distil our own award-winning single estate gin and crafted vodka. Our ethos is to be as ecological as possible. The wheat used in the production of our spirits is grown, harvested, and milled on the Ramsbury Estate, the still is heated by our biomass boiler which in turn is powered by our sustainable woodland. The spirits are distilled and bottled on site, and we can even trace back every bottle to the field it originated in. Using hand-picked fruits from our estate, our vodka liqueurs in wild apple and wild cherry flavours also make popular gifts for your dad.
In addition to our beer and spirits range, we also stock a variety of farm produce. If you are considering a Father’s Day barbecue our meat boxes of traditionally reared organic beef and wild venison make great Father’s Day gifts and our Ramsbury Gold beer creates the perfect pairing. The meat boxes can be ordered to collect from our beautiful Wiltshire estate so why not make a day of it and enjoy a guided tour of our Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery? Our tours take you behind-the-scenes with plenty of tastings along the way.
We hope the above ideas will help you decide the best gift for your dad on Father’s Day and show how much you care. For the complete range of Ramsbury beers, spirits, produce and merchandise gifts for your dad on Father’s Day and how to order online please visit our website or contact us.
Beer Festival – About the day!
We can’t believe our first craft beer festival this weekend! Thank you all for your ongoing support we’re looking forward to welcoming you all this Saturday.
Here’s a little more about the day –
We have over 25 different beers in, something for everyone! Plus cocktails, wine, cider & soft drinks available!
Timetable (kids entertainment & music)
11.30 – 12.30 Bob Bowles
12.30 – 13.00 Mr Muddle (children’s entertainer)
13.00 – 14.00 Bob Bowles
14.00 – 14.30 Mr. Muddle
14.45 – 15.45 Pulse
16.00 – 16.30 Mr. Muddle
16.45 – 17.45 Pulse
18.15 – 19.15 Steve DeGutis
19.45 – 20.45 Steve DeGutis
Getting here –
Once you arrive, parking will be in the field just outside. We will be operating a one way system so please follow signage. Please then head down towards the brewery and we will exchange your order reference for your tasting cards and then you can get tasting! (please ensure you have your order reference to hand)
Taxi drop off point will be at the end of the drive by Deerbox UK.
Please drive into the car parking field and follow signage to our camping area. This is a separate section of the field.
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Henry Farr fish & chips
If you are looking to camp we have limited spaces available – BOOK CAMPING
We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday!
Get Tickets To Our Craft Beer Festival At Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery
Kick off your summer in style this year by attending our beer festival at Ramsbury’s brewery and distillery, which will take place on the 21st of May. Situated just outside of the beautiful village of Marlborough, near the Berkshire boundary, the Estate is putting on an event that you don’t want to miss out on in the lead-up to National Beer Day.
Tickets for this spectacular event in Ramsbury can be purchased online or you can buy tickets to the craft beer festival in-store for just £15. The ticket includes six half-pints and a glass of your choice, as well as access to a host of entertainment.
The long-awaited beer festival will get underway at 11 am and it finishes at 9 pm in the evening, and it’s set to be a great day for everyone involved. Amongst the action, you can enjoy a variety of different local beers made here at Ramsbury’s very own brewery, with all beers made from our local produce right here on the farm.
Children will also be able to attend the Ramsbury craft beer festival free of charge making this the perfect family affair. Before we let you in on some of the exciting things we have planned, including, entertainment, live music and more, head on over and purchase your tickets before it’s too late!
What can I expect from Ramsbury’s craft beer festival?
From child-friendly entertainment to local bands and a host of Wiltshire’s finest local food vendors, there really is something for everyone at the festival. If you’ve always wanted to explore the Estate grounds, now is your chance – so don’t miss out.
Here’s what you need to know:
- National Beers
- Live Music
- Kids Entertainment
- Delicious Food
- Cocktail Bar
- Access To The Ramsbury Shop
- And Much, Much More
Classic beers and ales on display at Ramsbury’s beer festival
For all of you beer lovers out there (and we’re sure there are more than a few of you), you’ll be able to test and sample a range of the different types of beers and ales we have brewed locally here: our newest brew, The Platinum Pale included, which was inspired by the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, set to take place between the 2nd of 5th of June.
If you’re on the hunt for a more classic ale experience, don’t worry, our classic Ramsbury Pale Ale has not been forgotten. Pair with a dish from one of the many local food stalls in attendance for the ultimate Ramsbury experience: whether that be with a beef burger made from Ramsbury’s local meat produce, or even a pizza… this drink is perfect to enjoy on a blissful summer’s day.
Not forgetting the beer where it all began, the number one selling ale, our Ramsbury Gold; brewed with our own malted barley, will of course be available to try, too. Rest assured, there is a range of other beers and ales you can explore by popping along on the day, which will give you a unique experience of what the Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery has to offer at this year’s craft beer festival.
For our craft spirit lovers, there is a cocktail bar too
What is not exciting about a cocktail bar? On the day here at Ramsbury’s Brewery and Distillery, we will be selling some of our finest spirits at our cocktail bar. Whilst you’re here, why not try our single estate gin, too? It is just one of the few single estate gins made here in the United Kingdom. This award-winning gin begins its journey on the estate as Horatio wheat and is then distilled through our 43 copper still; creating a sumptuous flavour that gives this drink a uniquely smooth texture.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a bit different, we definitely recommend that you try our wild apple or cherry vodka. Both combine local ingredients and natural flavours to champion the Wiltshire countryside, and will be sure to make your taste buds explode. But don’t just take your word for it, come and give it a try for yourself on the 21st of May!
The entertainment at Ramsbury’s craft beer festival
The Wiltshire festival will include entertainment from live local bands which will allow you to relax whilst sipping away on some of our finest handcrafted beverages.
There is also entertainment for the kids to enjoy and keep them occupied in what is set to be an exciting day for all the family.
You can also enjoy some of our local food vendors for you to tuck into if you get hungry throughout the day by indulging in some of our beautiful local produce, and the events room will give you a great experience. Here, you can view our unique distillery which is perfect if you are looking for somewhere to host a private function in the future.The Top Mother’s Day Gifts For The Special Lady In Your Life
Mother’s Day is fast approaching with the date set for Sunday 27th March this year, and here at Ramsbury Estates we are on a mission to help you treat the wonderful lady (or) ladies in your life. We’ve gathered some fantastic products from the Ramsbury range to put together our selection of top Mother’s Day gift ideas – all of which will bring delight and ensure the recipient has a special Mother’s Day!
What’s more, here at Ramsbury, we are offering complimentary Mother’s Day cards with all Mother’s Day gift purchases! Just be sure to add a note in the Special Instructions section during your checkout process. We can even personalise these if you’d like your gift to be sent directly to the lucky recipient – just let us know, and we’ll do the rest!
Celebrating Mother’s Day
This annual occasion is the perfect opportunity to recognise the importance of mothers and the maternal bond, and offers us all a chance to show love, gratitude, and appreciation. For 2022, with festivities this year being allowed in person, we know that you will want to make 27th March a truly special Mother’s Day. We’ve included plenty of variety in our choices below, meaning that even if you are looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for hard to buy for females, we have you covered – in style!
Mother’s Day has a great history, with references stretching back through the centuries and has been one of the most celebrated dates on the calendar for very many years The only thing about annual events though, is that gifting around them can become a little repetitive, but stay away from the stale suggestions rolled out every year by choosing a unique present from Ramsbury Estates!
The Ramsbury Foodie Hamper
This is the perfect present for the mother who loves gourmet gifts!
Our Ramsbury Foodie Hamper really is the ultimate savoury hamper and features a range of savoury Ramsbury goodies, including our award-winning Ramsbury Black Gold Rapeseed Oil, along with some Estate favourites such as our Estate honey and delicious marmalade. Also in the hamper is our exclusive Ramsbury apron and our Talking Game… recipe book – guaranteed to bring a smile to mum’s face and to get the creative juices flowing!
Exclusive Ramsbury Gins, Vodka and Liqueurs
This choice is sure to lift the spirits!
Famed for our outstanding range of premium beers, did you know that we are also producers of a variety of award-winning spirits? For the purists we have both a single estate gin and single estate vodka, which are crafted from Horatio wheat grown here on the estate. And for those who favour all things fruit based, we offer delicious sloe gin and both wild apple and wild cherry liqueurs, packed with natural flavours from our farm picked fruits.
To make the giving experience extra special, why not buy one of our branded jute shopping bags to pop your purchase in great for gifting now and perfect for shopping in the future. Talking of exclusive branding, why not select one of our spirit gift packs that won’t even need wrapping? Our Gin Hamper and Miniature Spirit and Glass Set are customer favourites.
Quality Ramsbury Homeware Items
Ideal for mothers with a true sense of home style!
Mothers have an amazing way of bringing warmth, style and sophistication to their homes, and after the restrictions of the past few years, we all have an appreciation of the positive influence that having a cozy and welcoming home can have on our wellbeing. The Scandi concept of hygge, a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality at home with feelings of wellness and contentment has really come into play, and who wouldn’t want to give a special Mother’s Day gift that brings on these warm feelings?
Stylish Ramsbury Cushion
Our unique Ramsbury Estates cushion is made from quality fabric and is wadded to perfection to offer great comfort and sophistication. The natural colourway will blend with any interior style and the central Ramsbury logo is sure to be a talking point.
Cosy Ramsbury Soft Throw
Our new Ramsbury Throw is the perfect soft throw blanket for every room in the home and we’re sure your mum will enjoy having it draped over the bed, an armchair or sofa, so that when it’s time to cozy up it is close at hand. This exclusive and subtly branded throw is made from 100% fair trade cotton in a beautiful sage green that is sure to add to the relaxation.
Unique Ramsbury Experiences
The perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas for hard to buy for females!
We know that not everyone is looking to buy a physical gift, and that you may also be looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for hard to buy for females. Therefore, we couldn’t finish our guide to top Mother’s Day gift ideas without showcasing the range of exclusive Ramsbury experiences we have on offer here at the estate.
Our Tour for Two Voucher will allow mum and a guest to discover our brewery and distillery with the chance to taste craft ales, award-winning spirits, and get all the behind-the-scenes information from the Ramsbury team.
Ramsbury Experience Tour
If you’re looking for a unique experience for your mother and a guest in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, then this is a top Mother’s Day gift idea for you! We are delighted to be launching the ‘Ramsbury Experience’ – an off-road tour of the Ramsbury estate which promises some of the most spectacular views across the North Wessex Downs and a tour of our brewery and distillery.
We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes, and that many people see Mother’s Day as a great opportunity to treat those special people in their lives who may not quite be biological relatives, but who demonstrate the same care and love that are so characteristic of motherhood. So, whether it’s mum, step mum, auntie, a foster mum – or simply a woman in your life who has always been there for you, we know that there will be something in the above selection of Ramsbury top Mother’s Day gift ideas that will be the perfect way of showing how much you really care.Easter Food & Artisan Market | April 2nd
Save the date!
2022, covid restrictions are coming to an end. Travel is allowed and events have the go ahead! We are planning many exciting things for this year, and we want to keep you in the loop.
Firstly, our brewery & distillery tours are up and running every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 11am. Go behind the scenes and discover where we produce our award-winning products. £20pp, lasting 1.5 hours with plenty of tastings. Book Here
If you are looking for something a little more unique, we have our Experience Tour. Go off road and across the Wiltshire downs with your exclusive access to the Ramsbury Estate, before heading to our brewery & distillery for a tour with tastings. For more details click here
Events this year (at the brewery & distillery)
APRIL 2nd – EASTER MARKET
After roaring success of our Christmas market, we are running another market with local artisan stalls and food producers. Hopefully it’s a little warmer this time round!
A selection of stalls, from hand crafted good, baked treats, candles, home décor and more! FREE entry on the day, bar open and food on.
Stalls attending so far, – if you would be intrested in hosting a stall, please contact our team for you FREE pitch – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elm & Grey
- Elles Bells Design
- Nursery Corner
- My local Larder –
- Jodi’s Bakes –
- Butterfly crafts –
- Oaktrack Smallholding
- JC’s Kitchen
- Carolines Little Kitchen
- Bella & Blue
- Karki crafts
- Slate Hill Charcoal
- Bewitch Vintage
- Borthwick Made
- Margaret McKay
- Astute Canine Dog Club
- AZA designs
- Just the One
- Pizza revolutions,
- Hoddys dog food
- Lavender Plants
- Ethel’s Pies
- Tuttsclump Cider
- Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Raffle at 3pm, all proceeds going to Wiltshire Air Ambulance
- Fi’s Design
- Arbour Hallows
- Lavender Plants
- Wiltshire Air Ambulance
- My Little Blue Duck
- Carribean Store
- Rachel Brown Desgins
- Hillside House Honey
- Gone too seed
From 11am – 4pm April 2nd
MAY 21st – CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
We have put together our very own craft beer festival! We will have a selection of national beers, an exclusive cocktail bar, live music, food, kids entertainment & more!
MAY 21ST 11AM – 9PM
Tickets on sale shortly.
We are currently in the planning stages of events for the end of year, as soon we know more we will keep you updated!
What do you want to see from us? Let us know – email@example.com
The Ultimate Guide to Craft Beer Cocktails With Ramsbury
Find the perfect accompaniments to your upcoming celebrations…
We all have a spring in our step at the moment (quite literally!)
The days are getting longer and here at Stockclose Farm, there are signs of new growth all around us. As a nation, we are looking forward to warmer weather and the wonderful opportunities to get together that the coming season brings with it. A quick forward look on the calendar highlights the chance to celebrate both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well as a lovely long weekend across Easter – another perfect time to kick back and enjoy the company of friends and family.
At Ramsbury, we are also thrilled about the extra holiday festivities at the start of June this year, as the UK commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee when we know that like us, you will be keen to spend precious time with your loved ones.
This year more than ever we’re all excited at the prospect of making our shared celebrations extra special and we know that when you’ve invited a crowd, our 9-pint mini kegs and 18- and 36-pint bag in box options are always popular, alongside our mixed bottle cases which offer a delicious selection of our craft beers.
But this year, why not offer your guests something really special by rustling up some craft beer based cocktails?
Here we’ve put together some suggestions for beer-based cocktails using the Ramsbury range – simple to mix, easily bringing a wow, and designed to make sure your gathering lasts long in the memory! Unusual cocktails are a real crowd pleaser, and we’re sure that your guests will be more than impressed.
Featuring our best-selling Ramsbury Gold and our Ramsbury Estate Honey. The distinctively light, hoppy aroma and taste of our much-loved Ramsbury Gold is the perfect ingredient in this refreshing take on the classic mojito:
- 4 Lime Wedges
- 12 Mint Leaves
- 1tsp Honey Syrup (made using our Ramsbury Estate Honey)
- Crushed Ice
- Ramsbury Gold Ale
- Set aside one of the lime wedges, then squeeze the juice from the rest into a tall glass. Drop in the spent lime wedges and muddle using a muddler or the end of a rolling pin.
- Make up the honey syrup by mixing our delicious Estate Honey with warm water 1:1 and allowing to cool.
- Set three of the mint leaves aside, then drop the rest into the glass along with the honey syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice, then pour over the Ramsbury Gold. Stir upwards from the bottom using a long-handled spoon to evenly disperse the lime juice and mint.
- Garnish the rim with the remaining lime wedge and scatter over the rest of the mint leaves.
featuring our award-winning Ramsbury Red Ram: a winner at the 2021 Great Taste Awards, the crisp and refreshing finish of our celebrated Red Ram will ensure that this traditional beer based cocktail from Mexico is a real thirst quencher.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4tbsp Sea Salt
- Juice of 6 Limes
- Ice Cubes
- Ramsbury Red Ram
- Tabasco Sauce or Worcestershire sauce (to serve)
- Pour 4 tbsp sea salt onto a plate. Dip 4 long glasses into the juice of 6 limes, then into the salt, so you get a little salt rim around the top of the glass.
- Add ice to each glass, then divide the lime juice between the glasses and top up with Ramsbury Red Ram.
- Finish with a dash of Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce.
The Raspberry Beermosa
For this unusual cocktail, you’ll need:
- A Punnet of Raspberries
- Orange Juice
- Ice Cubes
- Ramsbury 506
- Place raspberries at the bottom of the glasses and muddle using a muddler or the end of a rolling pin. Reserve a few raspberries for later.
- Add ice cubes to the glass and cover with a splash of orange juice
- Fill the rest of the glass with Ramsbury 506 and add a couple of remaining whole raspberries as a garnish.
Honey Beer Julep
Featuring Ramsbury Honey Bee Nectar and our Ramsbury Estate Honey, this long hot summer version of the classic Mint Julep is the perfect partner to all those barbeques you’re planning – sweet, refreshing and definitely light enough for a second glass.
- Mint and Basil Leaves
- Warm Water
- Ice Cubes
- Ramsbury Estate Honey
- Ramsbury Honey Bee Nectar
The sure-fire beer cocktail method:
- Place the mint and basil leaves at the bottom of each of the glasses, add a spoonful of Ramsbury Estate Honey and a dash of warm water.
- Crush using a muddler or the end of a rolling pin and leave to cool.
- Add ice cubes and fill the rest of the glass with Ramsbury Honey Bee Nectar.
- Next, add a couple of remaining leaves as a garnish.
How About Beer Based Cocktails… With Our Spirits, Too?
When it comes to these unusual cocktails, if you’re thinking of really pushing the boat out on the celebrations, or like your drinks to pack more of a punch, the following suggestions for beer-based cocktails have the addition of gin or vodka to give your party a real kick start!
The Moscow Mule
Featuring Ramsbury Flint Knapper and our Single Estate Vodka, this incredibly simple vodka cocktail dating from the Second World War recently came back into the spotlight and is now one of the hottest bar drinks, and with two delicious Ramsbury products in the mix, it’s definitely a winner!
- A measure of Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka (for each serving)
- Juice of 6 Limes
- Ice Cubes
- Ginger Syrup
- Ramsbury Flint Knapper
- Add a measure of Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka to each glass and an equal amount of the lime juice.
- Add a spoonful of ginger syrup.
- Add plenty of ice cubes and fill the rest of the glass with Ramsbury Flint Knapper, stirring as you fill.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
This cocktail from the USA is renowned for being refreshingly rich in citrusy, hoppy notes – so using our wonderous IPA and incredibly smooth London Dry Gin mean that this UK version can be as well-loved as its American cousin!
For this beer based cocktail, you’ll need:
- A measure of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin (for each serving)
- Grapefruit Juice
- Ice Cubes
- Ramsbury’s Belapur IPA
- 1 Mint Sprig (to garnish)
- Add a measure of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin to each glass and stir in a splash of grapefruit juice.
- Add plenty of ice cubes and fill the rest of the glass with Ramsbury Belapur IPA, stirring as you fill.
- Garnish with a mint sprig to serve.
By now, after this whirl-wind tour of some of our favourite beer based cocktails, we hope you’re now feeling inspired to make sure the drinks you serve at your upcoming parties and celebrations really hit the spot.
As a real finishing touch, and to ensure those gatherings become stand out events, why not look to serve your refreshments in our unique Ramsbury glasses? They are the ideal vessels for the unusual beer-based cocktails we’ve showcased, as well as the perfect collector’s items you may let your guests take home with them?
Happy beer cocktail making!A Unique Valentine’s Day Treat They’ll Love – The Ramsbury Experience Tour
Valentine’s Day, a day where some stay low-key and some go over the top to show their love for their beloved partner. While low-key couples exchange a card and some chocolates, some couples are more grandiose with their gestures, with gourmet dinner and oversized teddy bears being shown off on social media feeds throughout the day.
Some single people still love participating in this day of love, by swapping valentines traditions of romance for Palentine’s (or Galentine’s) acts of appreciations. Typical celebrations for these alternative days can include plenty of alcohol, good time with friends and even platonic staycations with loved ones. Some friendships create their own traditions, whereas some are more spontaneous year on year.
Every new year into a relationship, planning a Valentine’s Day surprise can seem harder and harder as the flow of gifting ideas runs dry. Furthermore, the idea of stepping up the game from preceding years can cause a significant amount of stress to loved-up individuals. Suddenly, you realise your partner’s interests don’t quite open the gifting door as much as you’d hope and now, you’re stuck in a search engine frenzy, scouring the web for something to pull out of the bag for the big day. That’s why we’re here to help with our Brewery Experience Day!
The Ramsbury Experience Tour for Two
Is your partner a big fan of beer? Is a classic vodka cocktail their favourite way to unwind from everyday stress? Or maybe they have a love affair with gin? No matter their drink of choice, we know they will love our Ramsbury Experience Tour for Two Voucher! You no longer need to strain your eyes searching for beer gift ideas or Valentine’s gin gifts, our Brewery Experience Day is here to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
We can assure you, there’s nothing quite like spending a day with the special person in your life, taste testing some high quality and award-winning beverages and seeing the meticulous process of how they’re made. With our exciting experience day vouchers, you’re guaranteed to win at the Valentine’s Day game this year. This unique gift will instantly cause excitement, as you and your partner mark your booking on your calendar and count down the days. What’s more, our experience days are available on selected days throughout March to September, meaning you can easily pick and choose when works best for you!
What To Expect
As well as being located in one of the most stunning and picturesque parts of the country, North Wessex, we’re home to a 300-year-old coaching inn, The Bell at Ramsbury. At this traditional and beautiful Inn, you will start your journey and will be greeted by our expert tour guide and off-road lorry, ready and waiting to take you on your countryside safari.
We hear you asking, “What is a countryside safari?”. Well, this is your gateway to exclusive access to the exciting Ramsbury Estates tour! On your way, you will witness breath taking views of the beautiful Wiltshire downs and woodlands, where a metropolis of local and elusive wildlife resides. Once you reach the brewery and distillery, you will experience a whole new world of delicious beverages and local hand-made products that and your loved ones are sure to love.
The Tasting Experiences
While you are witnessing the intricate ways we craft our products, you will of course be able to test each product along the way. Here are some examples of our products you will be able to trial along the way:
- Red Ram – This is our award winning craft lager, which has deservedly been awarded two-stars at the 2021 Great Taste Awards. This crisp and refreshing craft lager is perfect for every occasion and really is quite the charmer.
- Ramsbury Gold – Our golden ale is brewed with our own malted barley, English Golding hops and torrified wheat. It’s super delicious and is sure to be loved by any beer lover. For those who are fans of sweet treats, our Ramsbury Gold Fudge, made by local fudge crafters, is sure to tickle your taste buds too!
- Our Single Estate Vodka – We’re very proud of our single estate vodka, so we can’t wait to show you and your drinking buddy how we make it! Each bottle of our vodka can be traced back to the single field of its origin, making each bottle expertly crafted with a distinctly English accent.
- Our Single Estate Gin – With great vodka comes great gin of course! If you’ve been searching for the perfect Valentine’s gin gift, we promise you won’t find better than our single estate gin. As well as being one of the only single estate gins in the country, this gin is another of our award-winning products.
Lunch at The Bell Inn
After your in-depth tour of our distillery and brewery, you will be taken back to The Bell Inn just in time for Lunch! Tuck into some traditional pub dishes such as hearty, home-cooked pies and wash down your delicious dish with your favourite beer or spirit that you sampled from the day.
*Lunch not included with ticket, but can be added on as an extra, please let us know when booking your tour.
Treat Your Partner to a Tour for Two
So, we’re sure you’re now wondering why you never thought of this perfect Valentine’s Day gift before. Gone are the days of a last-minute bunch of flowers from the reduced section, or the annual box of your partner’s favourite chocolates. This Valentine’s day, you can present your partner with a new awesome memory, meaning you can relax on the rose petals! Go to our website to purchase our brewery and distillery tour vouchers, for a gift they’ll love this year!Late Night Shopping With Local Artisan Stalls Plus Black Friday Sale!
Join us on Friday 26th November for our Late Night Shopping & Black Friday Sale Event! Shop open from 9am – 9pm,
We have also invited local stalls to promote their businesses from 3pm.
– Local Artisan Stalls –
– Bar & BBQ –
– 15:00 & 18:30 Brewery & Distillery Tour – Book your tour here
-Plus our in store exclusive Black Friday Sale –
See our Facebook for updates!
See local stalls attending –
- Oak and Furrows wildlife & rescue – Fundraising stall
- Elm & Grey – Luxury Home Fragrances and Décor
- Ells Belles Designs – Paintings, prints, cards and more
- A Board By Rozi – Grazing Boards
- Bakes by Jodi – cakes, cupcakes and treats!
- My Little Blue Duck – Stationary and hand made items
- My Local Larder – A celebration of produce and provenance.
- Sookitwist – handcrafted scarves, wraps and upcycled sari accessories
- bella_and_blue_design – cards, wrapping paper, stationary
- Nursery Corner – baby items including clothes, toys and decor.
- Little Bag Of Herbs – Jams & preservatives
- wood crafting
‘Tis the season to be jolly (and get your Christmas shop on), and at Ramsbury, we’re getting well into the Christmas spirit.
The festive season has rolled around fast, and you’re probably thinking about getting your Christmas shopping underway (or maybe you’re totally organised and have started already…)
When it comes to Christmas, and gifting in general, it’s all about making your loved ones happy. Here at Ramsbury, our eco-friendly ethos means that our beautiful produce, craft beer and spirits will not only make your loved ones happy this Christmas, but help towards creating a happy planet, too.
Perfect for craft beer lovers, Single Estate spirit enthusiasts and lovers of local produce everywhere… a Ramsbury gift is the perfect option this Christmas for those you love.
Shall we look at the collections?
Ramsbury Christmas Gifting Hampers
Nothing says Christmas Day quite like a hamper of delicious goodies, does it? We’ve put together a selection of carefully created gifting hampers to suit all tastes.
Which one is your favourite?
- Ramsbury Christmas Hamper
When it came to creating the ultimate Christmas hamper, we wanted to create the one-stop gift for beer lovers, that includes our award-winning spirits, delicious produce and even our kitchen accessories, too.
Introducing: The Ramsbury Estates Christmas Hamper. It includes one of everything. Yes, really. From a Ramsbury bar blade to five full-size bottles of our Single Estate spirits (and a beautiful wicker hamper to store it all in), our Ramsbury Estates Christmas Hamper has something for everyone. Delicious craft beers included.
- Winter Warmer Hamper
Perfect for a cosy night in this Christmas and the ultimate luxury spirit gift set, our Winter Warmer Hamper is one for all the spirit lovers out there. If you’ve always wanted to try our Sloe Gin, now is the chance to do so. Taste the very best of the Ramsbury Estate and sample our award-winning Single Estate Vodka, that was voted 2021’s Spirit of The Year at the London Spirits Competition.
- Ramsbury Gold Hamper
If you’re looking for the ideal gift for beer lovers, the exclusive Ramsbury Gold Hamper is a no brainer, and features our flagship Ramsbury Gold and much, much more.
Find four bottles of our original Ramsbury Gold ale, two of our Ramsbury pint glasses and our delicious Ramsbury Gold fudge, oh – and an exclusive Ramsbury bottle opener, too. What’s not to like?
- 506 Beer Gift Hamper
The 506 Beer Gift Hamper makes the perfect gift for a beer loving family, well and truly stocking you up for a Christmas filled with Ramsbury ale. There’s something for everyone in the unique 506 Beer Gift Hamper, too, with our exlusive Ramsbury Estate Honey and our award-winning Ramsbury Estate Black Gold Oil, too.
Gifts For Beer Lovers and Sprit Enthusiasts
If hampers aren’t your thing, or if you’d prefer something more personal, we’ve got a range of gifts and luxury collections that would be perfect for the upcoming Christmas period.
Aside from our specially selected hampers, our Christmas gifting options don’t stop there. Oh no. When it comes to the Ramsbury collection of gifts for beer lovers, our 12 Bottle Mixed Craft Ale Gift Set is the perfect extra.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for luxury gin gifts and vodka gift sets for Christmas, why not check out The Spirit of Christmas, the especially created Just For You Christmas Gift set or our unique Gin Bag and Truffles collection? All great choices, if we do say so ourselves. For those that love a vodka martini (shaken, not stirred, of course), Ramsbury’s Vodka Gift Bag and Truffles collection is the perfect answer to the ideal vodka gift set this Christmas.
The Finishing Touches
Black Gold Oil
The perfect stocking filler or finishing touch to a luxury Christmas gift, our Ramsbury Black Gold Oil won two gold starts at 2021’s Great Taste Awards and it’s not hard to see why.
At just £5 a bottle, not only does our Black Gold Oil make the perfect little extra this Christmas, but this delicious cold-pressed rapeseed oil is the perfect addition to any recipe, or finishing touch to your Christmas dinner (its particularly great for roasting…). For the ultimate gift, why not check out our Foodie Hamper, a real treat for any food lover!
Talk about taking ‘bring your own bottle’ to a whole new level this Christmas Day.
- Tour Of Brewery and Distillery
Already secured your vodka gift set for Christmas and looking for something a little bit more exciting? Say no more. A Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery tour is just what you need.
Visit us onsite at Ramsbury Estate and tour our impressive brewery and distillery. Witness the behind-the-scenes action, meet some of our team and of course try and taste our award winning lager Red Ram and Single Estate spirits along the way, too.
Ramsbury’s Upcoming Late Night Shopping Event
To get you well and truly in the Christmas shopping spirit, we’re holding an exclusive late night shopping event at Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery. Running from 5pm-9pm, the event will demonstrate all the very best that Ramsbury has to offer, offering tours of the Brewery and Distillery, access to our exclusive Black Friday Sale and food and refreshments too.
Experience a taste of Ramsbury Produce
During this unique late night shopping event, an exclusive BBQ and bar, serving our craft beer collection, Single Estate spirits and a taste of our produce that includes our beef and wild venison, too.
Amazingly, Christmas is just around the corner once again… and all the chaos that comes with it! One thing is for sure though, a Ramsbury gift is the perfect solution for the craft beer lover, Single Estate spirit enthusiast or eco-conscious relative in your life.
Branded Pint Glass x 6 (limited edition Jubilee glass)
Branded Beer Glass | £18
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