Wadworth, the brewers from Devizes in the heart of rural Wiltshire, are bringing a selection their finely crafted real ales to London for a Tap Takeover week at The King’s Arms near Waterloo. On two afternoons, there will be a chance for those who like to challenge their tastebuds, to win a pint of their favourite Wadworth brew.

There will be seven Wadworth beers featured throughout the week of 9th to 15th May, giving the capital’s real ale drinkers the opportunity to taste the complexity and subtlety of great quality fine ales from one of the country’s best known regional brewers. From the subtle and the fruity to the punchy and the hoppy, there will be old favourites and newly crafted ales to sample, all brewed with Wadworth’s legendary passion and experience.

“On the Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4pm, we are challenging customers to come along and blind taste four of our beers and then, pick out which is which beer,” says Simon Tomkins, Wadworth London Sales Manager. “They will have written flavour notes to compare them to, and anyone who gets four out of four, will win a free pint! This is a great way to get drinkers to really think about the beer they are drinking and distinguish the numerous different flavour notes which make up a pint of really good ale.”

This exciting tap takeover means that London drinkers get to taste a wide selection of Wadworth ales all in one place. Wadworth has been brewing real ale for 140 years so we really know our beers, and this history means that we can apply over a century of knowledge and expertise to the brewing process, delivering consistently great heritage ales and creating new and exciting quality craft ales. Drinkers who come along to the takeover will be able to taste the quality of our exceptional beers for themselves.”

Leading the pack will be the venerable 6X, brewed and enjoyed for over 90 years. Wadworth’s IPA and Horizon will represent the lighter golden beers, and Bishops Tipple and the popular rum-infused Swordfish will be the standing up for the darker, stronger ales. Boundary, the seasonal beer brewed by Wadworth for enjoying beside the cricket pitch, will also be on offer. And ten firkins of the extremely popular Beer Kitchen Orange Peel have been specially brewed for the occasion. This beer is usually only available by the bottle.

The King’s Arms is a multi-award winning pub and a haven for lovers of fine quality beers. It is located in Roupell Street, an immaculately preserved enclave of Georgian architecture in the heart of Waterloo, and the location for numerous big budget movies.

The Wadworth Tap Takeover will run from the 9th till the 15th May at The King’s Arms, 25 Roupell Street, London SE1 8TB.


Details of the beers that will be featured in the Tap Takeover:


6X This copper coloured beer has a malty fruity nose and a restrained hop character.  The malt and hop characteristics emerge on the palate but with more intensity, leading to a lingering malt loaf finish.  Full bodied and distinctive, with high drinkability.  at 4.1% it is a superb example of a sessionable ale at its best! 4.1%
Swordfish A unique blend of Wadworth beer and Pusser’s Navy Rum.  Brewed to support the 100 year anniversary of the Fleet Air Arm, but now available all year due to its growing popularity. 5.0%
Horizon Brewed with Pale Ale Malt and three hop varieties, Horizon is pale gold with citrus and hop aromas.  Light, refreshing and best served cool, this is a great beer for those new to ale. 4.0%
IPA A light bronze ale with delicate malt aromas.  An easy drinking style with cereal notes and a lingering finish 3.6%
Bishops Tipple A strong, citrus, zingy ale.  Deceptively light in colour with zesty taste and a lingering hop finish .  A well known and respected strong ale. 5.0%
Boundary This tangy golden ale is brewed with two American hops to give a punchy, zingy citrus flavour 3.8%
Beer Kitchen Orange Peel Rich, golden and full bodied with tangy orange and caramel sweet flavours, and aromas of citrus, melon and spice.   US hops and Munich Malt with orange peel provide complexity but with perfect balance.  A superb complement to rich dishes such as game, or savour on its own. 5.5%


For more details about Wadworth, its beers and pubs see www.wadworth.co.uk



Note to Editors:

Wadworth has been brewing in Devizes, Wiltshire for 140 years and is still a family owned business. The company is proud of its brewing heritage. A pair of shire horses still make deliveries to pubs in Devizes and the brewery has the only remaining pub sign shop where signs are designed and hand painted in the traditional fashion.

Wadworth has an estate of over 120 pubs across the south and west of the country.

If you need further information please contact: Gail Lacey/Andrew Lane

Rawlingson Lane Publicity

Fordbrook Business Centre

Marlborough Road

Pewsey, Wilts



Tel: 01672 564099       

E-mail: gail@rlpltd.co.uk orandrew@rlpltd.co.uk