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It is with a heavy heart we must announce that The Hopbine will be closing on Wednesday the 20th February.


After prolonged negotiations with the landlady we have been unable to reach an agreement that would give us a longer, secure lease and let us invest in the business to develop its long-term future.


We are very proud of what we have achieved over the last 7 ½ years, even with the difficulties and restrictions placed upon us during that time, we would like to thank all the staff for their hard work, dedication and understanding. Many of them will be taking positions in one of our sister pubs The Portland Arms and The Alexandra Arms.


We would also like to say a massive thank you to all of our customers. The clubs, groups and regulars that have supported us and made The Hopbine a vibrant community hub.


We are looking at other projects and opportunities that we hope to announce in the coming months, so watch this space.


Thanks, and goodbye.

The Hopbine team

Anti-Valentines Quiz!

Posted on 24th January, 2019

Who needs all that wishy washy love stuff?
Well, probably all of us. But who needs blatant commercialisation? NO ONE!


So turn your back on capitalism and come down to our Quiz
Prizes and beer to be won!

Thursday 14th Feb, 8pm start

Xmas bookings

Posted on 9th December, 2018

Make your Christmas outing a great one by booking a table for your group and selecting from our fine Christmas Menu. Available throughout December.

Click here for menu and booking info


Click here for Christmas and New Year opening times.

Trick Or Treat Halloween Quiz

Posted on 23rd October, 2018

Our fantastic Halloween quiz is back on Tuesday 30th.
£2 per person entry with half the proceeds going to our resident charity Winter Comfort and the other half going to the winners.

Teams of 6 max. 8pm start
Come down, have some beers and food and a great time!

We are in the Good Beer Guide 2018!

Posted on 20th September, 2018

We are pleased to feature again in the Good Beer Guide for 2018.

All the pubs featured are selected and reviewed by over 170,000 CAMRA members, and is your definitive guide to finding the perfect pint.


Find out more and purchase your own copy from CAMRA.

New Spring/Summer Menu

Posted on 24th April, 2018

Our new spring/summer menu is now available with returning classics like Ceasar Salad and 5 spice marinated pork belly a completley new vegan dish and several new ones in the 3 for £12 selection.

Check it out from this handy link: New food menu

Our 6th Annual Easter Rum Festival is back

Posted on 29th March, 2018

Now in it's 6th year our legendary Rum festival returns with over 40 to try.

This year we have really pushed the boat out to bring you new and unusual rums from all over the world. It starts on Thursday 29th March and last throughout the long Easter weekend.


UPDATE: Full list of Rums and tasting notes available to view and download HERE

Anti-Valentines Quiz

Posted on 13th February, 2018

Come join us Wednesday night for our Anti-valentines quiz, an antidote to all that sickly lovey-dovey stuff. £2 per person entry with money split between the winners and our house charity Winter Comfort. 8pm start!

Our Xmas hours

Posted on 12th December, 2017

Here are our Holiday period opening times:

Christmas Eve: 11am - 9pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED all day

Boxing Day: CLOSED all day

New Years Eve: 11am - 6pm


NEW Autumn/Winter menu out now

Posted on 9th October, 2017

Our new Autumn/Winter menu is now available featuring rustic favourites like Coq-Au-Van, Lamb Rump and Buttermilk Chicken. See the full menu HERE.

Xmas bookings are also well under way. Book your table for your works or friends gathering for just £5 deposit per person. Full details and menu HERE