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“Ladies beer tasting evening”

The Vaults Micropub
Ranked #1 of 7 Nightlife in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Vaults is a very unique experience unlike any other in Wiltshire. Set in the heart of Devizes this grade 2 listed building is full of character, ambience and atmosphere. This is the place to try if you like to experience new flavours and have your boundaries well and truly pushed by our helpful and knowledgeable staff. A bank of 5 cask ale handpumps greets you when you enter and with no fixed range, each time you visit you'll find something new. In addition there are 3 traditional ciders and over 100 different bottled beers and ciders from all over the world. You'll find a beautifully designed menu that lists all the bottles and the most delicious locally sourced pies. Tasting is the name of the game here. Most popular are the Beer Paddles where you can buy 3 x third of a pint of the ales or the ciders at the regular price of a pint. There are no rules that you have to buy one drink per person, you're encouraged to buy bottles and have tasting glasses to share. All the furniture and decor throughout has been designed and built by a local artist using recycled and scrap timber and metal and adds a touch of quirkiness to the venue.
Devizes, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Ladies beer tasting evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

24 intrepid females arrived at the Vaults Micropub and we made our way to the cellar where 3 long tables was laid out ready for us to start our tasting. We were invited to smell, swirl and taste - no spitting necessary - eight different beers covering a wide range of flavours and colours. But before that could start, we had to complete a quiz about beer, just to prove that we were competent to take part! Malcolm is an enthusiastic host who explained the differences between the beers and we all learnt a lot about what we do and don't like. The two hours passed very quickly and it was soon time to drink up and leave. A fantastic evening in the company of a lovely group of like minded people!

Visited February 2014
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Devizes
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Finally got to the Vaults - excellent selection which didn't push its house beers above the guests and a lovely use of a 1/3 pt selection of beers in a 3 glass tray. . Most impressive was the staff, their knowledge and the obvious rapport they have with regulars. I look forward to returning and eventually being greeted on entry with a "You need to try this David."

If they could only stay open later - but then the customer demographic may change for the worse.

Visited Mon 24th February.

Visited February 2014
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife are in most weekends, we love seeing les and cal as we have a great laugh with them, great service, great little pub! So impressed

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Thank Danny11112
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Devizes, England
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4 reviews
“Beer heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Worms can't describe this wonderful place. Go there and find out what everyone that hasn't been there are missing. Don't be shy start with a paddle while you study the beer menu. Can't wait to go back. Fantastic.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Standard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Ok pub but a little cramped for my liking and the tour downstairs was a little disappointing but good for them for trying something new. And I hope they make it a little better. May try again on a different day

Visited February 2014
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