Palmers have been brewing in Dorset since 1794, our draught ales win awards, beer drinkers all over love them. They love the distinctive taste and delicious character and the refreshing, thirst-quenching qualities of Palmers’ traditional ales.
The original Old Brewery at Bridport in West Dorset is where they still work to traditional methods with the finest ingredients, methods and ingredients that have built their reputation over 200 years. It is one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest breweries as the only thatched brewery in the UK. They love the fact they're among the UK’s very best small independent brewers – and that they've been brewing fine ales non-stop since 1794.
Today, they skilfully blend these best brewing rules with scientific systems, to create five quality ales for the 21st century.
The Old Brewery really shows how modern and traditional methods can work hand in hand and you can see for yourself, there are a range of brewery tours available throughout the year, book a tour online today!
Palmers is a family run business and has been since its inception. Today brothers John Palmer and Cleeves Palmer are at the helm surrounded by an able team. To this day, they use only the finest Maris Otter Malt and carefully selected whole leaf hops to produce ales the way they have been for generations.
There are five fine ales and craft kegs brewed in the original brewery. You can find the full range of beers, ales, ciders and soft drinks on our website.
As well as the range of quality drinks, there is also the brewery’s pubs. Two times winner of the Publican Awards Best Tenanted Pub Company, Palmers boasts some of the best-known and best-loved pubs in the South West giving you a warm welcome in many of the prettiest locations.
You’ll find Palmers’ Pubs In country villages and on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, deep in Hardy Country. They’re the place to taste delicious locally sourced food, relax with family and friends, enjoy great pub accommodation – and of course, taste Palmers’ real ales.