Rising from the ashes of those historic barrels, the Old Cooperage in Botley is once again brewing fine quality ales, under the name of CrackleRock Brewing Company.  The brewery is located just off Botley high street, so when the sun gets too hot or the shops get too busy, come and check us out at the CrackleRock Brewery at the Old Cooperage.  Our new Tap Room is just over the road on the other side of Botley High Street behind Clarke Mews.  We are air conditioned and serve 9 ales on tap, 7 keg beers, over 20 gins, vodkas, wines, spirits and soft drinks.  Come see us!

Andy Ingram

Paul Whitfield

Vic Toms

Hayley Young

Andy has been brewing beer for over 20 years in breweries large and small and gone on to run a number of microbreweries of his own.  He uses his extensive knowledge and experience to select the best hops and best processes to make sure CrackleRock ales are as good as you would want.

Paul is well known to residents of Botley as the popular landlord of The Bugle Inn Botley for nearly a decade.  He also ran the White Horse at Droxford for a while and knows all about the joys and challenges of running a successful pub. He knows that the public want good tasting ales at affordable prices and that is what CrackleRock provides!

Vic spent a number of years running the music at the Railway in Winchester and Joiners in Southampton and has since worked in the Bugle and the British Legion in Botley.  Vic has a wealth of entertainment ideas and is the brains behind the quiz, the darts competitions and lots more to come!

Hayley is our Tap Room manager and has stacks of experience having worked in a variety of places in Botley including a long stint in the Bugle with Paul. Her professionalism in the bar is exemplary and you are guaranteed a warm welcome from Hayley.