Preparing for Christmas

We are getting ready for the festive season here at the brewery and will be opening the brewery shop weekdays and weekends (apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 18th December until 31st December 2010.

We are offering a pre-order service for beerboxes to be collected from the brewery shop.

Please email us with your requirements using this secure form

Alternatively, you can send an email to or phone us on 01297 444354.


Resurgent Real Ale?

The Guardian published an interesting piece in the Life and Style section recently. It discuses the change in image of Real Ale over the last few years and the rise in interest from younger drinkers.

A worthwhile read, though one line in particular caught my eye:

...brewing boring brown bitters for old men.

I'm not sure the sentiment that, a bitter is boring if it is brown, nor old men only drink brown beer, really matches our experience over the years.

But a good article and worth a read. You can find it here:




As we settle down into the shorter days of autumn, you can now try our third beer ‘Black Ven’, a dark brown porter with a pronounced depth of flavour, enhanced with the blackcurrant fruitiness of the hops. Black Ven completes our initial portfolio of beers sitting alongside our flagship beer ‘Cobb’ and our summer favourite ‘Lyme Gold’.

It’s a long time since beer was made on a commercial scale in Lyme and we are proud to be operating right in the heart of the old part of the town, next to the historic mill

Read more about our beers here.