One for all the fans of real ales and breweries. Opening at midday, on Monday the 4th of March, is an establishment that is aiming to revive our city’s proud history of beer brewing. Rising from the ashes of The White Swan in Guildhall Walk will be Brewhouse & Kitchen: Portsmouth’s first craft beer pub where you will be able to enjoy a pint in the same place that it has been brewed. Over the past decade or so the UK has seen a rise in popularity of real ales amongst the younger generations. A combination of local pride and historical interest has ushered in a micro-brewery revival across the country; from West Country ciders, to Hampshire ales and Yorkshire stouts.
Brewhouse & Kitchen in my opinion has been a long time coming, what better way to celebrate Portsmouth’s extensive brewing past by inviting this tradition back to the heart of the city? Is this the start of a backlash against our generic chain pubs or the Fullers empire? Who knows. However we’ll be keeping a firm eye on this one, alongside many of our already established, independent pubs and local breweries.