a Rich Brewing Heritage
in 2004 by Robert Wicks, The Westerham Brewery Company is
proud to bring brewing back to the historic town of Westerham.
With a rich brewing heritage, Westerham can once again be
proud of locally brewed, top quality real ales.
exceptional real ales for the local market, we support the
initiative to reduce food miles in the supply chain. Many
‘national brands’ are transported long distances
and suffer from poor storage and handling.
sourced, our malt and hops are chosen with skill and care
to produce ales with a distinct yet traditional flavour.
The local hard water, which percolates through the Lower
Greensand Ridge to the south of Westerham, is excellent
for brewing ales such as the IPA for which Westerham was
Westerham Brewery Company will revive many of the much-loved
flavours of the old Black Eagle Brewery, which closed in
1965 following the catastrophic consolidation by the ‘Big
Brewers’ in the 1950’s.
have recultured the yeast from the Black Eagle Brewery.
Back in 1959, after the takeover by Taylor Walker, the Black
Eagle Brewery deposited freeze dried samples of their yeasts
with the National Collection of Yeast Cultures, no doubt
sensing that it might be lost forever. Now, 50 years later,
we have revived these yeast cultures. Combined with water
from the same aquifer that served the old brewery, we hope
to capture the essence of what made Westerham's ales famous.
and green issues are very important to us. To that end we
have embarked on the following initiatives:
the planting of new hop varieties in a new organic hop
garden at Scotney Castle
a significant proportion of the sales of the Little Scotney
Ales to reinvest in the hop garden at Scotney Castle
one of the first Fairtrade beers on draught - William
Wilberforce Freedom Ale
10% of the profits of the William Wilberforce Freedom
Ale to Stop
10% of the sales of Gods Wallop to a charity each Christmas
land spreading of our effluent on the land to replace
trucking it away
of three LPG powered delivery vans and an LPG powered
water usage in the brewery to under 3.5 : 1 ratio
all plastic waste from our bottled beer products and replacing
with recyclable items
produce the finest ales we can
be as good a supplier to our customers as we can
be as good a customer to our suppliers as we can
be honest in all our dealings with our customers and suppliers
deal with all our customers without prejudice or discrimination
promote the health
benefits of moderate beer consumption
educate visitors about the risks of alcohol abuse and
to promote a culture
enable our staff to be the best version of themselves
that they can
make our brewery the best that it can be
about Westerham's famous past brewery and the history here
the Oz & James Drink to Britain program with the Westerham