Real Ale in the Bacchus Bar

For the first time ever the Bacchus bar at Donnington Valley hotel is now serving real ales, which are supplied by a local brewery, West Berkshire Brewery. They have a well deserved reputation for quality award winning ales. It’s important to us to source our products locally but most important is to ensure that we have products of an excellent quality for our guests and West Berkshire brewery ticks both of these boxes. Located just eight miles away from the hotel, the brewery ethos matches our own of using locally sourced ingredients and sustainable technologies, for example using hops locally produced and supplied by the only hop garden in old Berkshire.

Established in 1995 by David and Helen Maggs, West Berkshire Brewery is Berkshire’s largest independent brewer and has won 25 awards in the last 15 years. In 2008 West Berkshire Brewery’s Dr Hexter Healer won a Gold medal in the premium beer category at the SIBA SE region beer competition and more recently in 2010 Maggs magnificent mild was joint beer of the festival at the Oxford beer festival in October.

We currently stock Full Circle draft ale which is 4.5%, we also stock Dr Hexter Healer and Mr Chubbs in bottles, this can change monthly depending on the feedback we receive from our guests. Stop by for a pint and maybe a bite to eat at the WinePress