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Pub Review: Brew Station, Richmond

Updated: Apr 9


You’d have to be loco not to love this recent arrival to The Station…


Brew Station, Richmond


Brew Station, Richmond

What to expect at Brew Station

Richmond’s impressive Victorian railway station, elegantly restored by the Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT), has been transformed into a vibrant community hub, cinema, gallery, cafe, and home to several independent businesses, including The Sweet Stop, The Angel’s Share Bakery and Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream. The closure of The Station’s resident microbrewery, Richmond Brewing Company, in August 2023 was a sad loss, so it’s great news that another local brewery is occupying the premises, once again providing a platform to showcase some of Yorkshire’s finest ales.


Brew Station, Richmond

Yorkshire Dales Brewery has been established in Askrigg, Wensleydale, for over 18 years. They supply many pubs in the area with casks and kegs, easily recognisable by their unique Yorkshire Dales signpost logo. An independent, family-run business, the production and variety of their beers has increased as younger family members have come on board. This expansion allowed the opening of their brewery taproom and beer garden in 2022 and, in October 2023, the beginning of the Yorkshire Dales Brewery’s residence in The Station.

 

Brew Station, Richmond

The current set-up in this new venture, Brew Station, has a newly refurbished bar with three casks and two kegs, as well as shelving and fridges selling bottles and cans. It’s a spacious, laid-back affair, with a combination of traditional furniture, beer-barrel tables and sofas. In a room to the rear, shiny fermentation tanks from the previous tenants lay dormant, but Yorkshire Dales Brewery plans to utilise these very soon. Double doors to the front open out onto a large beer garden overlooking the River Swale – a perfect place for pints in the summer!



Brew Station, Richmond

What’s to drink at Brew Station?

Brew Station has three casks and two kegs, rotating with Yorkshire Dales Brewery beers. When we visited, golden ales Richmond Falls and Askrigg Ale were on cask, along with Blackstone Stout, plus Pilsner and Citra on keg. We had the Askrigg and the Pilsner, which were outstanding. If you’d like to buy bottles or cans to drink in or take away, there’s a good selection on offer. The bottles showcase traditional beers of excellent quality (stouts, IPAs, bitters, golden ales, etc.), whilst the cans are more modern, experimental offerings (we recommend the Acid House Lemon & Lime Berliner Weisse and the Lost On Me Raspberry & Clementine Sour). Bottles, cans and merchandise are also available in the Yorkshire Dales Brewery’s online shop.

 

If beer isn’t your thing, you can enjoy a soft drink, spirits, wines or a local artisan cider (during our visit, Kemps Cider (County Durham) was on offer). Chilled cans also provide low-alcohol (Loris, 0.5%) and gluten-free (Knights American Pale Ale) options, both courtesy of Brew York (York).


Where can I find Brew Station?

Brew Station in The Station in Richmond, North Yorkshire, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. This picturesque and bustling market town is a lovely place to visit, especially for its castle, historic buildings and riverside walks. It’s a 45-minute drive from Middlesbrough, just over an hour from York, an hour from Harrogate and half an hour from Northallerton; it has several car parks. Richmond no longer has a train station – the closest ones are Darlington (12 miles) and Northallerton (16 miles) – but it is accessible by bus. You can find out more about Richmond here.

 

The Station is close to the town centre, beside the River Swale. You can read about its history and the independent businesses currently operating from The Station here.

 


Brew Station, Richmond

Brew Station, Richmond: Summary

-          Owned by family-run, independent brewery

-          Excellent beers and ales

-          Beer garden

-          Parking close by

-          Good transport links

-          Historic building

-          Richmond town centre

-          Bottles and cans available to buy in-store

-          Bottles and cans available to buy online

 

Where can I find out more information or buy beers?

Follow Brew Station on Facebook and Instagram for the latest opening times and updates.

 

Yorkshire Dales Brewery is located in Askrigg, Wensleydale and opens its taproom during the summer months. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and their website for the opening hours. Beers are available to buy from their online shop.

 

 

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