The Filling Station
The Filling Station is a Craft Beer Taproom and Bottle Shop located in St Ives Cambridgeshire. We are a 40ft converted shipping container that consists of a chilled cellar, customer taproom with 10 draught craft beers and a retail space with fridges stocking over 150 different UK Breweries. We use state of the art dispense technology to fill 1 and 2 litre US style beer Growlers with ice cold craft beer. The machines flush the bottles with CO2 and then the beer displaces the C02. This means, if unopened, the beer stays fresh for up to 30 days, and gives you incredible, pub fresh draught, at home, or wherever you want to consumer it. Once the beer growlers are empty you can bring them back to the Filling Station and refill them! A much more sustainable way of sourcing your beer! Drink - Rinse - Refill!
We pride ourselves on supporting local breweries, who otherwise may not have an outlet to sell their beer from. You can either order online and drive up to our collection point for your beers or simply come into the shop and talk to one of the team.
If you are purchasing draught beer, they can buy one of our branded 1 or 2 litre glass beer growlers and get it filled with ice cold beer in the shop from one of our 10 taps.
Our passion is Craft Beer and our mission is to bring that diversity of flavour, heritage and uniqueness to the beer lovers of St Ives and the surrounding villages.
Matt - The Founder
My name is Matt and I have a genuine passion for craft beer and more importantly I want to help people experience the fun and excitement that great craft beer can deliver. I’m glad to say that I can now cycle to work at our new location in St Ives.
I've worked in the Beer industry for 25 years and have seen the rapid rise of the craft beer scene, and worked closely with a number of the new up and coming breweries across the country. I am now putting all of that knowledge and passion into The Filling Station, and it will be great to have you along for the ride! (And maybe a few beers too!)
Ben - Our Assistant Manager
Ben joins us from London's top rated Brewery on Untappd, Gravity Well Brewing. Here he was a Brewer and assistant manager of their tap room. Ben's knowledge of brewing and beer is extensive, so we are pumped to have him on board!
Katie - Taproom assistant
Katie is originally from Canada where she previously worked retailing local craft beer. As a mom of two young girls, she definitely needs a beer or two and loves exploring the excellent offerings of Cambridgeshire brewing and beyond.
She has a passion for local and is excited about championing all that St. Ives and the surrounding area has to offer.