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18th February 2020

Real Ale celebrates 15 years in business

Real Ale celebrates their 15-year anniversary May 2020.

This year Real Ale is celebrating 15 years since opening their first shop on Richmond Road, East Twickenham.  Over this time the landscape of the beer scene has changed immeasurably, and Real Ale’s shops reflect this; being now almost fully refrigerated and as focussed on quality wine as craft beer.

Real Ale specialises in craft beers, natural wines, ciders and interesting spirits from small independent producers from all over the world.  All stock is selected by the Real Ale team and is individual to each shop, giving each site its own unique personality under a unifying ethos of simply providing the best possible quality alcoholic products under one roof in a welcoming environment.

To mark the 15-year milestone as an independent retailer Real Ale will be throwing a big party for customers on 14th May from 6pm in their flagship Twickenham shop.

On the night they will be launching a new collaboration beer with local brewery Park Brewery Kingston, opening 15 extra special bottles of beer (from their personal cellar collection!) for customers to try for free, street food courtesy of Yucatanldn, special natural wines provided by Les Caves de Pyrene, a Beer Raffle and more.

Nick Dolan Real Ale Owner said: “When we opened our first shop in Twickenham we stocked from eight regional brewers, and how times have changed.  At last count there were 2530 breweries in the UK, and we are proud to have played a small part in supporting many of them and getting their beers to the local communities in which we trade.  We wouldn’t be in the position we are today without the great team we’ve had at Real Ale over the past 15 years and the continuous support of our customers who have allowed us to grow and flourish in this time.”

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About Real Ale

Real Ale’s first shop opened on Richmond Road, East Twickenham in 2005 to champion locally brewed, high-quality beers.  The team have tasted and selected the best beers available across every style and category, and now alongside hundreds of beers, also stock ciders, natural wines and interesting spirits from small producers all over the world.  Winning The Drinks Retailer Awards Retailer of the Year 2015, Real Ale went on to open further shops and Taprooms on Formosa Street, Maida Vale 2017, and Golborne Road, Notting Hill 2019.  All shops now have an On Licence for customers to drink in and offer free local and national delivery.