Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood

Apr 07, 2015
sign outside of ringwood breweryRingwood Brewery was founded by Peter Austin in 1978, a man who is revered as "the father of British Micro-brewing".  Ringwood Brewery was born in a former bakery brewing Best Bitter and Fortyniner for a handful of local customers. 1979 saw the production of Old Thumper, which is still their flagship brew.

In 1986, having outgrown these humble beginnings, the brewery moved to its present site, ironically the location of the old Tunks' Brewery which ceased trading in 1821. In 1988 Old Thumper reached the pinnacle of ale world, when it was voted Champion beer of England. 

Although Ringwood is a relatively small brewery it has built an enviable reputation for the quality of beer and service. Today the brewery is able to produce circa 40,000 barrels of its renowned and distinctive beers. 

The Brewery now offers offer four, locally revered ales; Best Bitter, Fortyniner, Boondoggle and Old Thumper, as well as a wide range of guest ales. Their Brewery store sells a full range of beers as well as wines, cider, souvenir merchandise and local produce including chutneys, pickles and sauces. 

More information on Ringwood Brewery

Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303

Tours £8.50 

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