CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Hertfordshire Life today CLICK HERE

New range of beers from Watling Street Brewery, Watford

PUBLISHED: 10:46 19 March 2018

Watling Street Brewery's eye-catching beers

Watling Street Brewery's eye-catching beers

Watling Street Brewery

A prehistoric trackway through Herts is the inspiration for a new range of beers

Watling Street Brewery in Watford was founded by Rudi Keyser, who has lived in the neighbouring village of Aldenham since moving from South Africa 11 years ago. He explains the inspiration for the brewery: ‘My wife gave me a beer making course for my birthday and doing it taught me that real beer has real flavour, character and personality, unlike the mass-produced lagers I had been drinking.’

The five beers in his range certainly have all three, and are named after figures linked to nearby Watling Street, an ancient trackway that runs through the county. For instance, pale ale Miss Shelley is named after Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, who lived on Watling Street, while American-style pale ale, Wat Tyler, takes its name from the leader of the Peasants’ Revolt, which marched along the route in the 14th century.

Rudi’s beers have proven popular at the brewery’s quirky taproom on Greycaine Road and are stocked in over 100 pubs, in Battlers Green Farm Shop, and available via from £2.50 per can.

‘There are big plans for this year,’ Rudi says. ‘As well as regular comedy and music nights at the taproom, we’re hosting nights with speakers giving inspiring talks across a wide range of topics. We are also working with The Grove Hotel in Watford, planting hops in their walled garden which we will use to make a special Grove-label beer.’

Keep up with events at Watling Street Brewery on their Facebook page


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hertfordshire visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hertfordshire staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hertfordshire account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Wed, 18:38

Make the most out of autumn with these eight walking routes that take in a variety of Hertfordshire’s terrains and - most importantly – have a cosy pub along the way

Read more
Tue, 16:40

Pulled and rolled Jacob’s ladder with potato, carrot and leek cake, roasted baby leeks and veal jus

Read more
October 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Auberge du Lac opened its doors in 1998 and we are inviting you to celebrate the restaurants fabulous history on Wednesday 28th November.

Read more
Monday, October 8, 2018

Buntingford gains a new 28-cover fine-dining restaurant with the opening of the Falcon

Read more
October 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Christmas at the Tilbury from 23rd November to 29th December.

Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Christmas at The White Hart from November 23rd to December 29th 2018.

Read more

Offering both Turkish and Italian cuisine, this large restaurant in the historic Drill Hall in Bishop’s Stortford manages to pull off variety in enjoyable style

Read more
October 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Whether you want fine dining or classic pub food, real ales or good wine, we have the pub for you in our Hertfordshire pub guide

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

St Albans restaurant Dylans at the King’s Arms has opened a second outlet following a renovation

Read more
September 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

After a glittering ceremony at the Henry Moore Foundation, we can now reveal the winners of all 11 categories of this year’s awards

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search