ABOUT WELBECK ABBEY BREWERY
Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates bordering Sherwood Forest. It is home to an artisan village, producing specialist foods and crafts in a beautiful rural setting.
General Manager and brewer, Claire Monk, established our microbrewery in 2011. It’s housed in a beautiful listed barn at the heart of this community, and has steadily grown in size to meet the demand for good local beer. We also have some fabulous neighbours in adjacent barns, including a coffee roaster, chocolatier and bakery. All our products can be found at the Welbeck Farm shop in the Welbeck Courtyard.
The two guiding principles which underpin our brewery are to produce the best quality beer in the market, and provide our customers with exemplary service every time. Our head brewer, James, brews 15,000 pints a week which we supply into pubs, restaurants and specialist bottle beer shops within a 35 mile radius.
You won’t see our bottles in supermarkets as we believe that our top-quality, hand crafted ales should only be available in outlets which pride themselves on sourcing the best quality, locally produced beers.
We are based at the centre of a historic estate which is rich with stories and characters from centuries past. Originally a monastic residence established in 1153, it has evolved to become a stately home which was the seat of the Duke and Duchess of Portland. After a spell as an Army training college, it’s now reverted back to a private residence for decedents of the Cavendish-Bentick family who held the title of ‘Portland’ for centuries. Although much of the estate is private, we are able to bring Welbeck’s tales, heroes, and heroines to light using our beer names and illustrations.
You can read about each of our Welbeck stories through
With this been said, we have taken the very hard decision to cancel all forthcoming Brewery Tours for 2020. We know this will be disappointing but we feel it is important to take on these extra measure to limit the effect of COVID-19 on our staff and operations.
Our aim is to restart the tours again for 2021 and we will release information for these tours as soon as they have been confirmed.
Brewery tours will be running one evening a month from April to September, however we are also able to host private parties or corporate bookings. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
or call 01909 512539