The Taproom
Hancock's Dray
Open Friday 4:00pm till close
Saturday 12:00 noon till close

Hancock's Dray - The name for our Taproom

It all started with an old loading bay, a lot of dust and plenty of recycled timber and furniture, including the old conference table which has become the bar top.

Some paint, a large hole in the passageway wall, some scaffold planks and a lot of screws and nails (and the odd cut finger or two) and we had the start of something, no planning was put into the build at any time by the way!!

Reusing some scaffold poles found at the back of the brewery for the lighting rig and legs for the beer shelves, it’s all about recycling where we can.

Shelving up for spirits, a new bottle fridge under the counter, speakers fitted ( soon to be moved) and a good stain and varnish – It’s beginning to look like a bar now.

Lighting up for the stage, 65″ 4K UHD tv for the sport, speakers moved (told you) a good hoover and sweep, wipe and dust.

Black painted walls behind the stage just make for that extra special look and feel.

Smart lighting fitted to the walls and behind the bar for that extra ambiance.


A new frontage supplied by West Somerset Windows and we are all set to go


A scout around the store and lots of old memorabilia, original Cotleigh banners and bottles and the final fitout to make it feel original.

AND BREATHE – all this was achieved in only a matter of days with only SCL Building providing his services for the wall removal and new office wall, all the rest being done by the employees and boss.

Time For A Pint

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