fresh and diverse craft beer

The Filling Station is a craft beer tap room and bottle shop set in the heart of St Ives, Cambridgeshire.  Offering over 200 different beers, sourced from a mixture of local breweries through to new start-ups, and the more established names of the craft beer world.  Our fridges are fully stocked with a vast selection of cans and bottled beers or grab one of our refillable Growlers (one or two litres) from our ever changing 10 draught beer line tap wall.

If you're in a hurry or the current climate means we can’t see each other face to face, we even have a drive-thru collection point. 
So jump on the website, order in advance and collect your ice cold beers on the way through St Ives.

We pride ourselves in supporting local breweries and bringing you craft beers that you won’t find everywhere else. 

The Filling Station is a 100% locally owned business.

The Growlers

Yes that’s right, GROWLERS!  These are basically reusable glass containers, that will keep the beer fresh in your fridge for 30 days.  At the Filling Station we have an innovative Growler Filling Station that uses the Pegas Craft Tap system, which allows you to take our beers away and enjoy them when the time is right.  You can choose from any of our 10, ever changing draught brews and use this system to fill your Growlers.

Fresh beer technology

We can fill our glass 1 litre and 2 litre Growlers with any of our 10 keg beers using our counter-pressure filling system which ensures that you get the freshest and coldest beers. This system uses the same technology as some microbreweries use to bottle their beer at the brewery. The filler floods the growler with carbon dioxide, creating a pressurised environment free of oxygen.

The beer is then transferred from the keg into the Growler, which slowly displaces the carbon dioxide. The pressure in the growler is kept in balance, so the flagon fills without foaming. Once seal on the Growler is flipped up, the beer remains pressurised and inert in the growler, allowing you to drink it whenever you like.

The Filling Station, St Ives

Our Shop at Abbey Retail Park St Ives, sketched by local artist Chris Ward.

Growlers = Fresh Beer


The Filling Station,
Abbey Retail Park,
Harrison Way,
St Ives, Cambridgeshire,
PE27 4AE

Normal Opening Hours

Monday - Closed

Tues - Wed 14.00 - 19.00
Thurs - Sat 12:00 to 20.00
Sunday -12.00 to 16:00

Challenge 25

We operate the Challenge 25 scheme at the Filling Station. If you are lucky enough to look under 25, then please bring ID

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