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  • D-Day Event!

    D-Day 80 Years Event on June 8th – Mark Your Diaries! Join us at The Sixpenny Tap on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 2024, for a special celebration marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings!
  • Job Opportunity at the Sixpenny Tap!

    We're currently on the lookout for a new person to join our friendly bar staff team!. If you're able to spare a few hours a week and would enjoy serving our wonderful locals and tourists in our welcoming atmosphere...
  • Introducing Budvar Lager

    After 17 years of proudly serving our very own traditional cask conditioned ales, we've been contemplating the addition of a good quality lager to our bar lineup. We widely sought your feedback, and while the majority
  • Your Sixpenny Saturday

    Join us this Saturday at The Sixpenny Tap for another fantastic fortnightly musical experience ! We'll be hosting a live band and an open mic session, providing a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for all.
  • Rural Pub of the Season 2023 !

    We are overjoyed to announce that The Sixpenny Tap has been awarded Rural Pub of the Season 2023 ! By the esteemed East East Dorset Campaign for Real Ale group. This incredible achievement
  • East Dorset CAMRA’s Rural Pub of the Season, Summer 2023

    We're delighted that the Sixpenny Tap has been chosen as Rural Pub of the Season, Summer 2023, by East Dorset CAMRA. Many thanks
  • 2023 is with us so let’s see what we have in store for you to kick off the New Year.

    2023 is with us, so let's see what we have in store for you to kick off the New Year. Our popular Open Mic...
  • Sixpenny Brewery Newsletter

    Sixpenny Brewery Newsletter, a short and handy update about us, our Award winning Beers and xmas opening times. We hope to see you soon
  • Part time Bar Assistant

    Sixpenny Brewery is looking for a part-time bar assistant to help in our popular brewery bar in Cranborne, Dorset. We require an enthusiastic
  • OPEN MIC nights at the TAP

    OPEN MIC nights at the TAP Just a few more days and we'll see the start of Open Mic nights. live on stage here...
  • The 2023 Good Beer Guide

    The Good Beer Guide 2023 from the Campaign for Real Ale - Britain's best selling pub guide - has just been launched...
  • Next band on the Sixpenny Stage!

    Next band on the Sixpenny Stage! Next to appear on the stage here in Cranborne is the ever popular Six ‘n’ Sax, a 7 piece band
  • The Royal Funeral

    The Sixpenny Tap will be open on Bank Holiday Monday 19th September at 11am. The Royal Funeral will be televised live
  • Bottling of Sixpenny Beers

    We have taken a business decision to temporarily suspend the supply of our beer in bottles. There are several reasons
  • Celebrated beer writer Roger Protz visits Sixpenny.

    Celebrated beer writer Roger Protz visits Sixpenny. Roger Protz, long-term editor of...
  • Today At The Tap!

    Today At The Tap - Forget Bake Off! At the brewery today, from around 12 we have a Morris Dance-Off! Yes, High Noon will
  • Forthcoming events at Sixpenny Brewery

    Forthcoming events at Sixpenny Brewery. Coming up next on the Sixpenny Stage...
  • Singer Songwriter Visit

    Singer Songwriter Visit Coming up next on the Sixpenny Stage will be a new face...
  • Power Outage!

    Power Outage - please note that due to a power outage tomorrow (Wednesday 25th May) affecting the brewery, we will not...
  • Bank Holiday Special Offer!

    Bank Holiday Special Offer! From Friday 29th April until Sunday 8th May, Cranborne Chaser is just £3.40 a pint over the bar at the Tap!
  • Blondie tribute band live!

    This Saturday, 23rd April, from 5pm until 7pm, we have our first tribute band, Blondie and Ska playing here at the Tap.
  • Sixpenny Cyclists

    Sixpenny Brewery is delighted to be supporting the Sixpenny Cyclists – better known as Team Smilers – who are riding the Devon Coast...
  • It’s Easter Weekend!

    And you'll be delighted to know that we are open at our normal times over the Bank Holidays - 12pm to 9pm on Friday...
  • Spring is here!

    The nights are drawing out, daffodils are blooming, lambs are gamboling in the fields - and Cranborne Chaser is back! Yes, our Springtime special...
  • Beer price increases

    We regret that, due to the massive increases in energy and fuel prices, we have no option but to pass on some of these costs...
  • CLOSED DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS

    UPDATE - because of staff shortages and illness, we've had to rework our opening hours this week: Monday, 21st March - closed Tuesday, 22nd March - 16:00
  • Up and coming events:

    Up and coming events: Thursday 24th February - Sixpenny Brewery Tap Takeover at The Man In The Wall in Wimborne - yes, all…
  • Sixpenny Gift Vouchers now available!

    Sixpenny Gift Vouchers now available! Yes, we all have that "difficult-to-buy-for" person, so why not give them a gift they're...
  • Burns Night at the Sixpenny Tap

    Burns Night at the Sixpenny Tap Join us at the Tap here in Cranborne on Thursday 27th January from 5pm, for a slightly belated...
  • Winter 2022 Saving on beer boxes

    Winter 2022 Saving on beer boxes Beat the January blues with the latest offer from Sixpenny! From now until 18th February, enjoy a 10%...
  • Job Opportunity – Bar Staff

    Sixpenny Brewery has a vacancy for an experienced bar assistant supervisor to work in our popular brewery bar in Cranborne. We’re looking for a hard working
  • Dorchester Beerex is back!

    Dorchester Beerex is back! After the inevitable gap last year, it's great to see the ever popular Dorchester Beer Festival is back.
  • Christmas Eve Update

    Regrettably we will not now be joined at the brewery on Christmas Eve by the The Bourne River Morris Men, due to Covid concerns.
  • Christmas Eve drinks & Morris dancers

    Join us on Christmas Eve at the Tap for some festive entertainment. We'll have live music on stage - Christmas carols...
  • Christmas Beer sales

    We’re pleased to say that we now have our 500ml bottles of Best and IPA  back in stock – just in time to enjoy at home for Christmas and the ...
  • Christmas Opening & Beer Order dates 2021

    The Sixpenny Tap will be open at our usual times, EXCEPT for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, when the Tap will be open 12pm until 2pm. Christmas beer orders ...
  • Good Beer Guide, 2022!

    We’re delighted that The Sixpenny Tap has been included in the 2022 CAMRA Good Beer Guide! We’ve now been in every edition since 2013 (except 2017, when the Tap moved ...
  • The Big Curry Lunch

    Please join us for The Big Curry Lunch, on 14th November, Remembrance Sunday, at 1pm
  • Live Music at the Sixpenny Tap

    Playing the first gig on our new stage, on Friday 12th November, will be local group Six & Sax!
  • Sixpenny Special – An old friend returns

    Remember Sixpenny Special? Well, we do! It’s been a while – 7 years, to be precise – so we thought it was about time we brought it back as our ...
  • Biker’s Night

    Thursday 26th August, from 4 until 8, sees the first of what we hope will be a regular biker’s night at the Sixpenny Tap. It’s open to all motorcyclists and ...
  • Classic Bikers Night

    After a very successful evening hosting a fantastic group of vintage motorcycles (and their lovely riders!) we’ve decided that it might be a good idea to continue this sort of ...
  • New Opening Hours at the Sixpenny Brewery Tap.

    From Monday 2nd August we are extending our opening hours at the Sixpenny Tap here in Cranborne, both for drinking in and for collecting takeaway beer. Our new hours are: Monday ...
  • Father’s Day 2021

    Father’s Day 2021 should be a lot better than last year – for one thing, we’re all allowed to meet up now! The weather is looking fine, and family barbeques ...
  • Bank Holiday Monday

    Just in time for Bank Holiday Monday, the weather looks like it’ll be perfect for sitting in an idyllic country setting with a fine pint. So, rather than waste the sunshine, ...
  • UPDATED OPENING HOURS

    From Monday 17th May, the Sixpenny Tap will be open as follows – Monday to Thursday 4pm until 8pm Friday and Saturday 12pm until 8pm, and Sunday 12pm until 4 ...
  • Bottled Gold!

    We’re pleased to tell you that our thirst quenching golden ale, Sixpenny Gold, is now available again in bottles. Order on-line to collect from our Brewery Shop, or buy direct from ...
  • Sixpenny Black – Porter Perfection

    More good news for lovers of Sixpenny Black! We’ve got a couple of casks we’d like to move along as we need the space for our next seasonal ale. So, ...
  • Lockdown update

    The Government has advised that from Monday 17th May, pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors! But don’t get too excited yet – there’s still ...
  • Bar staff required

    Now Spring is here (almost) & COVID restrictions are being eased, our in-house bar and beer shop is getting busier again. We’re looking for an experienced bar person to work ...
  • Cheap Beer!

    CHEAP BEER!!! Did that get your attention? A little over 10 years ago, we opened the door to our original Beer Shop – remember how tiny it was? To celebrate, ...
  • 10th Anniversary

    Can you believe that it’s 10 years since we first slid open the door of our original tiny beer shop and Tap Room in Sixpenny Handley? To mark the occasion, ...
  • Bank Holiday

    It’s nearly the Spring Bank Holiday – a day we all usually look forward to, for a day off work, relaxing in the garden. But after doing that for the ...
  • Spring is here!

    The Dorset countryside is perhaps at its best in the spring, and despite the recent cold spell, the Cranborne Chase is looking beautiful. After months of lockdown, why not head ...
  • WE’RE OPEN!!!

    A huge thank you to everyone who came along to Sixpenny Brewery on Monday 12th April
  • Re-Opening the Brewery!

    We will be reopening from the 12th of April and serving beer in our courtyard.
  • New Brewery Website

    We have taken some time during COVID to revamp our website in time for the Brewery reopening
  • Off Licence trading hours January 2021

    Thank you to all of you who support us through these challenging times. We are trading as an off-licence only during the current lockdown selling takeaway beer, throughout our exterior ...
  • Sixpenny Brewery are featured in the Daily Telegraph

    We were excited to have been featured in the Daily Telegraph after being voted one of the best pubs in Britain!
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