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The Brenin Brewery

The Brenin BreweryAt Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Centre we take great pride in the high standard of everything we provide. Our courses, instructors, coaches, equipment, accommodation, facilities, food and customer service are all first class.
With over seventycomfortable beds in our hotel-standard centre and almost every one in use every single day of the year, our bar is a very lively place. Which is why we apply the same high standards to the drinks we serve.
Not content to dish up the usual soulless brews, we set our sights a little higher.
With the help of local brewers 'Bragdy Nant Brewery' (and of course Humphrey The Great) we've developed a range of local real ales designed to compliment the warm glow experienced after a long day in the outdoors.
But these are not ordinary beers. Each one has an epic tale all of its own and each 'true' story is carefully documented on this page.
Remember, even if you are not on a course or holiday at the National Mountain Centre you are welcome to pop in for a drink and a chat. You'll find there are always adventurers with a tall tale to tell at the National Mountain Centre.

What 's more, as we're a charity, all the proceeds go to provide outdoor opportunities for those who cannot other wise afford them. And the more beer you drink - the more you help.

Brenin Bootliquor

Brenin BootliquorThe Legend of Bootliquor

The first of our locally brewed real ales and still the most popular - you'll always find Bootliquor on sale at the National Mountain Centre.

Brewed in honour of legendary explorers Leftguard Fletcher and Dimples Amberfield.

Read the Legend of bootliquor here:

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Listen to the Lengend Of Bootliquor Ale

Click the play button to listen to the audio story of "The Legend Of Bootliquor Ale" read by legendary actor Joss Ackland.


Bootliquor Ice

Brenin BootliquorThe Legend of Bootliquor


Our first Bottled Ale, brewed to be served chilled.
Inspired by the further adventures of two legenday Leftguard Fletcher and Dimples Amberfield.

Read the Tale of bootliquor Ice here:

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Dark Winter

Brenin BootliquorThe Legend of Bootliquor

Rich, dark and flavoured with chocolate, Dark WInter is a commemorative ale brewed in honour of Leftguard Fletcher and Dimples Amberfield's first foray underground.

Read the Tale of Dark Winter here:

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Lush Summer

Brenin BootliquorThe Legend of Bootliquor


A light, refreshing real ale flavoured with 'long-sucked limes'. Inspired by the legend of steel-willed Welsh adventurers Leftguard Fletcher and Dimples Amberfield's and their kayaking adventures in Peru .

Read the Lush Summer story here:

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Dimple's Creek

Brenin BootliquorThe Legend of Bootliquor

When you visit Plas y Brenin for a conference, meeting, event or even a wedding you can enjoy our own brand of fine-enough wine.

Bottled in honour of Welsh mountaineering greats Leftguard Fletcher and Dimples and their journey up short creek.

Read the story behind Dimples Creek here:

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Brenin beers - the stuff that legends are made of.


Last Minute Discounts

Our Packed and Ready Discounts page always has some incredibe deals on offer. But you'll need act fast to take advantage of these bargains.

British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

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Events & Talks In Our Bar

liev music, talks, lectures and presentationsWe welcome non-residents in our bar and there's always something going on from live music and events to guest lectures and slideshows. Check out what's coming up next here

Latest News


Winter Ski SessionsWe have a variety of skiing lessons, open practice and tubing sessions throughout December.....


Opening Times for the HolidaysOur festive opening times....


Big Scottish Winter Weekend (30-31 Jan)In Jan we're dedicating a whole weekend in Scotland to fantastic 2 day winter courses in Glencoe.....


Gift Vouchers Available OnlineAvailable for any amount and redeemable on any of our courses, these make a great present.....


Big Winter Walk (30-31 Jan)After the huge success our last Big Winter Walk we've teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor once again.....


The Big CPD Event (4-15 Jan)Instructors, leaders and coaches. Get the CPD training you need on our CPD event. ....

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Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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