Grain & Hop Store69-73 Regent Street
Following a significant refurbishment it reopened in March 2015 as the Grain Store, renamed shortly after in July 2015 as the Grain & Hop Store. It now has 6 cask ales on handpumps both upstairs and down and also 10 craft keg taps. Its speciality is its Tankovna system offering unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell from Plzen. There are great views over Parkers Piece when the trees aren't in leaf. Bar counters at both levels.
When it opened in the late 1990s this was a Hogshead with a wide range of real ales but since falling into the hands of Greene King its beer range became pedestrian. For some time it was known as the Avery, commemorating the former Avery scales factory which occupied the premises; some features like the cast-iron columns downstairs and the ducting and high roof upstairs remain.