Here’s to brewing without pretence, airs or graces. Here’s to a good honest pint, made with talent and pride. Here’s to our best work in your glass.
From your first sip to the last drop, you’ll always be happy you chose to spend time with Butcombe.
In 1978, Butcombe Brewing Co. began. It was a time of cultural, social and political change, soundtracked by bands full of spit and anger riding the crest of the punk wave. Margaret Thatcher took the Tory leadership, the IRA waged war, the Yorkshire Ripper cast a long shadow over the North and the meaning of life was revealed as the number 42.
We shut out the world and made beer.
You see, at that time, no one was risking it all starting a traditional brewery, making simple, premium, easy-drinking ale. To do so was an act of defiance. Or madness. But, 39 years later, by staying true to our beliefs – and with a lot of hard graft – it looks like owning a resolutely traditional brewing company isn’t such a crazy idea after all. By going against the grain, to work intimately with it, we made our own statement with every pint. And what was true then is just as important today.
Based in Wrington, just a few miles south of Bristol, with 25 pubs in our estate Show Less