Having survived the 'trials and tribulations' of the last year we are ready to get the pints flowing again.
There have been some alterations made during lockdown to make our re-opening even better than
before. With a new front 'space' built to enable drinkers to stay dry and un-buffeted by the winds of Witney and a band area for musicians to play again. Gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan beers will be a large part of the beer offer this year. With distancing being taken into account and some more comfortable furniture to make your stay even more pleasant we think you'll be pleasantly surprised when the 'gates re-open'.
Beer quality is foremost in 'Drummers' remit with lots of interesting beers from the local breweries and some from slightly further afield.
We like Beer...Interesting ones, well kept and at a reasonable price. The beers at Drummers change and revolve. You will normally find something new, and also something familiar on the bar. We like to find new beers that are great drinking and naturally, some of them come back again...and again - because they're great! There are GLUTEN FREE Beers always on the taps, and we keep lots of gluten-free beer on the shelves in cans and bottles. See some of our favourite brewers below...
MOST OF THESE BEERS ARE GLUTEN FREE.
Gluten free beer is made 'gluten free' by adding a natural enzyme ( roughly an egg-cup-full) to a brew of beer (1000 litres or more) breaking down the gluten - which is naturally in the malted barley so your stomach doesn't have to deal with the gluten. The enzyme drops out of the brew before casking kegging or bottling so there is no enzyme in the beer...and the beer tastes great!
Little Ox - Wishing Well, Wipeout, Oxford Pils,
Elements Brewery -
Goffs Brewery - Cheltenham Gold
Big River - Rolling Hills
Westerhams - Viceroy, British Bulldog, Helles Belles,
White Horse - Luna
To make a gluten free beer, the brewer makes the beer in the traditional way then adds an egg-cupfull of a natural enzyme which breaks down the gluten molecules so that your stomach doesn't have to do it. There is nothing taken out of the beer and you won't taste any difference...just great beer!
Beer, the most Democratic of drinks...
If you can't stay for a pint, then take some away with you! - or join the DRUMMERS BAR BEER CLUB and have a box of varied beers made up for you. The shelves are full of superb beers that you won't find in one place anywhere else.
Music has been a large part of Drummers Bar since the beginning and we hope to build it up again!
There will be the usual Sunday afternoon 'jam session' which is distanced and controlled to fulfill the requirements until something changes! However we don't know what the rules are going to say about having music as before, so that's one we will have to 'play' by ear!
It should be a glorious summer to look forward to, and if we all look after each other while we have a beer it will make for a time to compensate us all for what we've had to endure this last year.
Happiness to us all and let's make it all work, so that the joy of drinking socially can resume. Simon
We are a very small but quality led Bar and welcome appreciative drinkers.
8 Langdale Court, Witney, OX28 6FG, United Kingdom
Weds / Thurs 5pm - 9pm
Fri / Sat 12 noon - 10pm
Sunday 12 noon - 7pm