Welcome to The Bumble Inn

This is the website of the Bumble Inn, a Micropub in Peterborough. Most of our info will be on social media but I will try to keep this up to date for those 2% who don’t use FB or Twitter 🙂

We have now been open since June 11th 2016 and it has been a busy rollercoaster ride!  We are up to over 900 beers ,and are averaging 10-12 different casks a week.

We have hosted tap takeovers with Electric Bear, Salopian, North Riding,  Brew York, Thornbridge & Ossett and many more planned

We have a monthly foodie pop up event every 3rd Thursday of the month.  So far we have enjoyed Jamaican, Goan & Hog Roast nights, Pie & mash, Thai and Halloumi evenings!

Our opening hours at the moment are:

Monday 12-8

Tues – Thursday 12-10

Fri – Saturday 12-11

Sunday 12-6

You can find us at 46 Westgate PE1 1RE about 2 minutes from the Bus Station and 5 minutes from the Train station.

Home-made and often exotic Pork Pies, Jumbo Sausage Rolls or Scotch eggs are on offer as well as my own range of spiced peanuts and hot-babes (chilli jelly babies) to keep the munchies at bay, while teas and coffees will be available.

The website is bimbleinn as that was our preferred name, but a legal challenge lead us to change the pub name 😦


Pub of the Year!

Huzzah! We won, thanks to all our lovely customers who voted for us.  This was a major goalpost for us when we started the pub!  Here is the press release from the local paper:

“…We are over the moon to be voted the Peterborough CAMRA branch Pub of the Year.  This is THE top award locally for any real ale pub to aspire to as the votes come from members of the Campaign for Real Ale who live in the branch area.  To achieve this after only being open 1 and a half years was a real surprise.  We follow on from last years excellent winners, the Jolly Brewers in Stamford who will be a hard act to follow.
This is the icing on the cake of a fantastic 2017 in which we celebrated our first birthday, a host of tap-takeovers, pop-up kitchens and partnering with other city pubs.  As the curtain closes on the year we will have sold over 870 casks of beer, far exceeding our initial expectations.
Next year we hope to launch a Real Ale bus trail in partnership with 4 other pubs and continue offering our customers top quality beers in a friendly, welcoming relaxed atmosphere.  We would also like to massively thank all my staff and customers who are the heart and the soul of our pub.  We love the Bumble Inn and are genuinely touched by the feedback and support we receive – culminating in this amazing award.”
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Twinning Micropubs

…extending the beery hand of friendship across Peterborough (press release in the local paper)

Peterborough has been blessed with two micropubs, both somewhat smaller than your average boozer, but both with a shared love of top quality beer, banter and quirky opening hours.

Steve Williams and John Lawrence of The Frothblowers in Werrington were occasional customers at the Coalheavers Arms, where Tom & Michelle Beran of the Bumble Inn, managed before opening their micropub in Westgate, and often served them, but neither party knew what the others were planning until articles in the local press let the cat out of the bag.

Both pubs were thought of and planned at the same time, only the vagaries of finding the right location stopped both pubs being opened within mere weeks of each other.  Both pubs have been warmly welcomed by locals and travelling beer lovers alike.

The idea of twinning came up while chatting at Peterborough Beer Fest and to celebrate the (in)formal certificate handing over we are doing a “Pub Swap”, with Tom & Michelle put a shift behind the bar at the Frothblowers one Friday, and Steve and John returned the favour pulling some pints at the Bumble on a Monday evening.

Micropubs are quirky, and represent the passions & interests of the landlords.  The Frothblowers for example has been hosting fun events such as “snackfest” celebrating the nations love of crisps, “Storrington by the sea” with deckchairs and ice creams and even has a weekly “silent quiz”. While the Bumble presents regular tap takeovers from breweries around the UK as well as monthly pop-up kitchens featuring many of the stall holders from Peterborough Market.

“We thought Twinning was a fun idea for the two pubs with such a similar ethos” said Steve “getting someone else to cover my shift was just an added bonus”

“Micropubs are by nature an extension of the owners love of pubs and beer” said Michelle “unfortunately the hours you work tend to mean you don’t get much further than your own pub, so I am looking forward to a night at the Frothblowers”


Happy Bumble 1st Birthday 13 June 2017

Exactly one year ago today we opened the doors of the Bumble Inn to the general public for the first time.  The year has really flown by.  

596 Beers from 216 different breweries – thats around 39,000 pints of beer!

561 unique beers

1100 pies

1468 snack pots

I lost count of bottles, ciders and keg beers.

Highlights of the year have been our amazing and hard-working staff – without whom there would be no pub, the lovely customers who support us, and the great reviews and comments we receive both on and offline.

Last week we also received the great news that we are to be awarded a Gold Award from Peterborough CAMRA, and this will put is in the running for next years local Pub of the Year.

We have had tap takeovers from Thornbridge, Salopian, North Riding, Electric Bear, Ossett as well as fab street food pop up nights: Afro-Caribbean, Hog Roasts, Goan Curry, Pie and Mash.

We are having a Bumble Style micro-celebration on Saturday night – there will be cake and some nibbles.

Our Top 20 Breweries by beers sold

North Riding
St Austell
Electric Bear
Brew York
Bakers Dozen
Dancing Duck
Grey Trees

Brew York Tap Takeover

Our next tap takeover starts on the 27th February and features Bumble Barman extra-ordinaire, Dave’s favourite brewery.

Featuring on CASK

Jarsa – Session Pale 3.7%

Tonkoko – Milk Stout 4.3%

Maris The Otter – Traditional Bitter 3.9%

Little Eagle – Session IPA 4.5%

Brew York Brew York – American Pale Ale 5.0%

Kiwi – NZ Hopped Brown Ale 5.0%



Eagle IPA – Hoppy IPA 6.5%

Viking DNA – Smoked Porter 5.0%

Tonkoko & Kiwi in 330ml Cans

February 2017 Provisional Cask List

Abbeydale Surreal Ale
Amber Rogue
Ashover Font
Black Iris Bleeding Heart
Bosuns King Neptune
Brass Castle Northern Blonde
Brew York Brew York Brew York
Brew York Jarsa
Brew York Kiwi
Brew York Little Eagle
Brew York Maris the Otter
Brew York Tonkoko
Dark Star APA
Deeside Stout
Digfield Mad Monk
Digfield Old Crow Porter
ELB Cowcatcher
ELB Foundation Bitter
ELB Pale
Elland Chinook
Elland Jarilo
Everards Tighthead
Fallen Local Motive
Great Heck Treasure IPA
Grey Trees Black Road Stout
Grey Trees Diggers Gold
Harveys Forward Choice
Jaw Brew Drift
Jaw Brew Fathom
Jaw Brew Surf Speciality
Loch Lomond Stramash
Mad Dog Charlie Echo
Mad Dog Third Eye Blind
North Riding Mocha Porter
Purple Moose Calon Ian
Purple Moose Snowdonia
Redwillow Heartless
Revolutions Clash Porter
Rudgate Red Ryder
Sadlers Sweet Leaf
Saltaire Hazelnut Coffee Porter
Sandiway Hop Secret
Shiny Sorachi Dark
Skinners Hops’n’Honey
Skinners Splendid Tackle
St Austell Cousin Jack
Strathaven Craigmill Mild
Strathaven Duchesse Anne
Strathaven Ebony
Strathaven Old Mortality


Righto this is what we have ordered, tried to ordered or are attempting to order – this is no means complete, and there will be plenty more added over the month.  Don’t take it as gospel! 🙂

Abbeydale, Sheffield – Frolicker 3.8%  Sorachi Ace session IPA

Abbeydale, Sheffield – Iced Tea Dead People 4.6% With peaches, sencha tea & hibiscus

Abbeydale, Sheffield – Mandarin Claw of Death The tangerine, fruity, sweet flavours of the new German Mandarina Bavaria hops balanced nicely by the floral citrus notes of the Amarillo.

Abbeydale Full English Breakfast 4.8% Rich dark stout with cocoa, coffee and maple syrup

Alechemy, Edinburgh – Up and Atom 4.8%  A more-ish IPA using American Ahtanum, Chinook and Columbus hops to combine for a wonderful hop profile.

Amber – Barnes Wallis 4.1% an easy-drinking IPA-style bitter, copper-coloured for a full malt flavour and hopped with Northern Brewer and spicy Syrian Goldings

Boss Bright 3.8% session Pale Ale brewed with NZ hops, lemon and orange peel.

Brains, Cardiff – Bread of Heaven 4.0% Distinctive reddish hue and rich hop aroma, finely balanced by a moreish fruit finish.

Bullards, Norwich –  No.5  4.0% Deep red in colour, malty, easy-drinking bitter, delicately hopped with English and American hop varieties to combine a classic English-style bitter with the fruitiness of US hops.

Bude, Cornwall – Porthbud 4.0% Session pale ale with cascade and pioneer hops

Bude, Cornwall – Neet 3.7% A very easy-drinking light bitter, hints of elderflower and citrus and ultimately refreshing

Binghams, Berkshire – Waxing Crescent 5.0% a pale well hopped IPA

Camerons – V Twin 4.1% Brewed with Cascade & Fuggle hops but with a late copper addition of Mosaic hops to give it a full satisfying flavour.

Cotswold Spring  – Stunner 4.0% A straw coloured ale with mouth-filling malt.

Daleside – Stout 4.2% a robust traditional stout

Dark Star – Sunburst 4.8%

Elland, Leeds – Poppy Well-balanced premium ale made with a combination of English & German malts. Generously hopped to give a citrus flavour and aroma.  

Everards, Leics – Single Hop IPA 4.5%  A limited edition amber best bitter

Hop Back, Salisbury – Entire Stout 4.5% A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth aftertaste

JoCs Norfolk Kiwi 3.8% An easy-drinking session bitter, it’s made using the finest locally-grown Maris Otter barley and wheat, giving it a golden straw colour.

Lacons, Norfolk – Oatmeal Stout 4.0%Crafted with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley, this dark refreshing ale has notes of freshly roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of dried fruit.

Lacons, Norfolk – St. Nick 4.2% Joyfully warming with a dark copper glow, this ale has a charming malty depth. A hint of spiced orange peel pleasures the nose and palate before drifting into a satisfying citrus and floral finish.

Lincolnshire – Great Tom 3.7% A deep red-brown colour, with a rich tropical fruit nose and roast malt flavours, carried on a worthy mouthfeel, ending in the throat with a soft bitterness.

Lancaster – Southern Hopped 3.9% pale malt with Southern hemisphere hops

Lancaster – Amber 3.6%  amber traditional session bitter

Lancaster – Blonde 4% Vivid blonde beer with slight citrus flavours.

Lancaster – Amber 3.6%  amber traditional session bitter

Lincoln Green – Marion 3.8% A full-bodied Pale Ale with citrus aroma and a hint of grapefruit.

Little Valley, W. Yorks – Withens Pale 3.9% Refreshing floral Cascade hops and hints of spice, orange and citrus, giving a delicious dry bitter finish.

Little Valley, W.Yorks – Cragg Vale 4.2% Rich red brown crisp & fruity

Mr Grundy’s, Derby – Bullet 4.3% Devillish dark ale with a treacle aroma

Mr Grundy’s, Derby – Big Willie 4.3% Thirst Quenching Golden Ale packed with English Hops Giving a lasting dry bitter finish.

Mr Grundy’s, Derby – Olive Branch 3.9% smooth but hoppy light amber session ale combining four different hops producing a unique taste

North Riding, Scarborough – Bravo 4.0% Bravo imparts pleasant fruit and sweet floral character into our modern hop forward pale ale.

Orkney – Raven 3.8% biscuity malt and a slightly spicy hop aroma of tangy orange

Orkney – Dark Island 4.6% Ripe fruity chocolate nose with flavours of dark chocolate and dried fruit.

Orkney – Northern Light 4% Delicate hoppy pale ale with citrus & apricot hoppiness

Rudgate, York  – Cherry Pale 3.9% Pale and caramalt gives a fine base for this fruity ale. Whole English Cherries are infused into the copper and then macerated in the fermenter to give a subtle flavour.

Rudgate, York – Milk Stout 4.2% Reproduced from the old school of brewing, this classic beer style deserves a return.

Shiny, Derby – Happy People 4.2% Windsor & Eton Knights

Shepherd Neame, Kent – Late Red 4.5% complex and richly flavoured Autumn Ale. Slightly red in colour, this ale is a balance between rich, dark malt flavors and a strong and robust hoppiness.

Severn Vale – Nibley 3.5% light and refreshing with soft fruity notes

Shiny, Derby – Pail Polaris Pekko 4.0% The Latest from the Pail series, showcasing bucket (Pail) loads of some of the most flavoursome hops.

St. Peter’s, Suffolk – Firelight 4.4% Dark amber, moderately bitter with hints of cinnamon.

St. Austell, Cornwall – Tribute Extra 5.2% An extra special version of the South West’s favourite beer. Tribute Extra has developed a cult following by pub goers and has a full, rich and fruity flavour.

Totally Brewed, Crazy like a fox 4.5% A copper coloured hoppy ale made with speciality malts from Belgium. Dried fruit malt flavours with a citrus hop finish.

Windsor & Eton, Berks – Guardsman 4.2% Copper coloured classic ale with a tangy taste

Windsor & Eton, Berks – Knight of the Garter 3.8%  Golden ale with amarillo hops

Windsor & Eton, Berkshire –  Canberra 4.0% A rich chestnut coloured beer.

Windsor & Eton, Berks – Windsor Knot 4.0% Pale Ale made with two specially selected hops, Sovereign and Nelson Sauvin from NZ for a tropical smooth finish.

Wickwar – Falling Star 4.2% A golden artisan ale.

What’s in the fridge?



Beavertown London Bloody Notorious 9.1% 330ml £5.30

Beavertown London Peacherman 6.2% 330ml £3.80

Marble Manchester Te Arai 5% 330ml £4.40

First Chop Manchester POP 5.4% 330ml £3.50

First Chop Manchester JAM 5.4% 330ml £3.50

Electric Bear Bath Samurye 5.6% 330ml £4.50

Electric Bear, Bath Edison PILS 4.8% £3.30

Moor Bristol Claudia 4.5% 330ml £3.50

Brewdog Scotland Elvis Juice 6.5% £3.60

Cloudwater Manchester US Light Ahtanum Bravo 3.6% 330ml £3.30

Magic Rock Huddersfield Cannonball 7.4% 330ml £3.90

Magic Rock Huddersfield Inhaler 4.5% 330ml £3.50

Victory, USA, Headwaters 5.2% 330ml £3.20

Hardknott  Cumbria   Elixir of Invincibility 7.3%330ml   £3.70


Northern Monk Leeds Patron’s Project 1.03 7.4% 330ml £5.20

Crate London Black IPA 7.2% 330ml £4.00

Siren Brewing Surrey Broken Dream Breakfast Stout 6.5% 330ml £3.90

Magic Rock Huddersfield   Dark Arts 6.0% 330ml £3.30

Magic Rock Huddersfield   Common Grounds 5.4% 330ml £3.30

Hardknott  Cumbria   Colonial Mayhem 8.1%  330ml £4.50

Electric Bear Bath Heisenbergs 9.1% 330ml £5.50


Weird Beard  London Sorachi Face Plant 8.1% 330ml £4.80

Brewdog Scotland Neon Overlord 7.3% 330ml £4.40

Electric Bear, Bath RIPA 7% 330ml £5.00

Hitachino Nest Japan Amber Ale 6.0% 330ml £3.80

Westmalle  Belgium Dubbel 7.0% 330ml £4.00

Chorlton Manchester ADHA52 Sour 5.6% 330ml £3.50

Chorlton Manchester Jarrylo Sour 5.6% 330ml £3.50

Chorlton Manchester Citra Sour 5.6% 330ml £3.50

Embe2Go Pop Up

I love street food – I love eating at Peterborough Markets’ few but excellent vendors and that is where I met Nick Rutta from Embe2Go.  Nick used to run the renowned Embe restaurant in  town selling Afro-Caribbean food par-excellence.  He used to dabble with some great local breweries including Hopshackle too.

I introduced myself and invited Nick to look at our kitchen/office/storeroom.  Turned out Nick claims to be able to cook from anywhere and we booked a date for our first event.

Interest was very high and the turn out was really good.  The food was tip top and we both decided that this would be a great monthly event.

The next night will be the 24th November – follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates.


Opening beer range

Week 1 – Cask

On sale, coming on – or sadly sold out!

  • Axholme, Lincolnshire – Coconut PA 4.1% Very pale light ale with tropical coconut hints for a refreshing brew.
  • Charnwood, Leicestershire – Liska 4.0% A combination of English and Continental malts.  Classic Saaz & Kazbek Czech hops give an authentic lager taste. Liska is Czech for fox!
  • Ilkley, Yorkshire – Olicana Pale 4.4% Fresh and zingy, there are grapefruit notes and a soft yet crisp finish.
  • North Riding – Cascade Pale 4.0% U.S. hopped pale ale using one of the first U.S. hops to grace our shores. This hop gives a unique citrus quality to the beer
  • Electric Bear, Somerset – Red Bear 4.0% On the nose – toffee, biscuit and red apple. Mellow body, roast maltiness and balanced bitterness.
  • Mauldons, Suffolk – Orange Adder 3.6% A refreshing, light golden beer with distinctive citrus finish.
  • Tyne Bank, Tyne & Wear – Monument 4.1%  This great premium bitter was the winner of highest rating (3 Stars) in the 2015 Great Taste Awards.
  • Portobello, London – Market Porter 4.6% Pale, Amber, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black and Chocolate malts; Bramling Cross hops. Aromas of cappuccino, chocolate and fruits.
  • Boss, S.Wales – Black 5.0% Our satisfying stout binds a velvety mouthfeel, an enticing espresso aroma and seductive chocolatey, vanilla and black treacle flavours.
  • Moorhouses, Lancashire – Black Cat 3.4% A dark, fruity ale with chocolate and coffee flavours.
  • Adnams, Suffolk – Lighthouse 3.4% golden beer with a light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and a long hoppy finish. Brewed with Pale Ale and Crystal malt, it has a hint of caramel and toffee.
  • Rudgate, York – Ruby Mild 4.4% A nutty, soft & rich, complex ruby ale. Winner of several awards, including CAMRA’s supreme champion beer of Britain 2009.
  • Siren, Berkshire – Proteus Mk II Vol II 4.0% An American style Pale Ale with an ever changing hop recipe – this version is made with Mosaic and Cascade hops

Real Cider


  • Broadoak, Somerset – Bristol Port 6.0% medium – Fruity plum coloured medium cider with an apple aroma.


Keg – on or coming soon

  • Weird Beard, London – World Without Dave 5.0% Chocolate mint stout, as awesome as it sounds. Brewed in collaboration with Kew Brewery.
  • St. Austell, Cornwall – Korev 4.8%  Cornish lager in the Helles style with a wonderful pale colour and a clean, crisp taste. (PERMANENT)
  • 6 North, Aberdeen – Hopocrisy 4.2% a Belgian pale ale Super fresh hoppy aromas and a touch of Madeira cake sweetness mingle with apricot and apples.
  • Lawman, Lanarkshire – Onyx Stout 4.8% A full bodied, drinkable stout (A “Stouty Stout”, if you will), marked with a clean coffee bitterness and a dark chocolate finish. A warm hug for a cold, dark evening. 4.8% ABV