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06.10.2016
We're Hiring!

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery Limited

 

Assistant Bar Manager

 

A minimum of 40 hours a week with flexible shift patterns.

 

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery Limited are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Assistant Manager to support the Manager in driving forwards the business at Portland House, Sheffield.

 

Portland House is a thriving community hub and micro-bar with a passion for local products and the perfect serve. Being an outlet for Welbeck Abbey Brewery products, it is a necessity for the right candidate to have a strong desire to work with ale, and an enthusiasm for beer from across the world.

 

The successful candidate must have the following:

 

-          prior experience of management within the real ale sector;

-          a passion for beer along with an in-depth knowledge of day to day management duties;

-          experience in stock management & rotation;

-          excellent attention to detail;

-          the ability to thrive in customer facing situations;

-          a desire to constantly improve and develop;

-          flair and creativity in marketing the business via social media;

-          flexibility and a knowledge of the industry.

 

In addition the right candidate will show a desire to build upon the current status of the bar and develop the hot drinks and food led aspects of the business. An ongoing input into the development of events and products is necessary, and the successful candidate will demonstrate this across the board.

 

Portland House is the first in Welbeck Abbey Brewery’s portfolio of pubs, with there being the opportunity to grow further within the company as the portfolio develops.

 

If you are interested in this position please apply to:

 

Becky Cartlidge

HR Manager

Welbeck Estates Company Limited

Cavendish House

Welbeck

Worksop

Nottinghamshire

S80 3LL

 

becky.cartlidge@welbeck.co.uk

 

Closing date: Monday 13th June  2016

 

 

31.05.2016
Assistant Bar Manager Required

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery Limited

 

Assistant Bar Manager

 

A minimum of 40 hours a week with flexible shift patterns.

 

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery Limited are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Assistant Manager to support the Manager in driving forwards the business at Portland House, Sheffield.

 

Portland House is a thriving community hub and micro-bar with a passion for local products and the perfect serve. Being an outlet for Welbeck Abbey Brewery products, it is a necessity for the right candidate to have a strong desire to work with ale, and an enthusiasm for beer from across the world.

 

The successful candidate must have the following:

 

-          prior experience of management within the real ale sector;

-          a passion for beer along with an in-depth knowledge of day to day management duties;

-          experience in stock management & rotation;

-          excellent attention to detail;

-          the ability to thrive in customer facing situations;

-          a desire to constantly improve and develop;

-          flair and creativity in marketing the business via social media;

-          flexibility and a knowledge of the industry.

 

In addition the right candidate will show a desire to build upon the current status of the bar and develop the hot drinks and food led aspects of the business. An ongoing input into the development of events and products is necessary, and the successful candidate will demonstrate this across the board.

 

Portland House is the first in Welbeck Abbey Brewery’s portfolio of pubs, with there being the opportunity to grow further within the company as the portfolio develops.

 

If you are interested in this position please apply to:

 

Becky Cartlidge

HR Manager

Welbeck Estates Company Limited

Cavendish House

Welbeck

Worksop

Nottinghamshire

S80 3LL

 

becky.cartlidge@welbeck.co.uk

 

Closing date: Monday 13th June  2016

 

 

23.02.2016
We're Hiring!

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery Limited

Brewery Delivery Driver

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery are looking to recruit a full-time delivery driver to join their small team.

The successful candidate must be able to work alone (a significant amount of time will be spent working on your own) as well as part of a team, ensuring that they deliver the best possible service to a portfolio of over 300 pubs, bars, bottle shops and hotels.

This is a physically demanding role, involving significant loading and unloading of the vans and into customer premises.

Essential skills and attributes:

  • ·         excellent customer service skills
  • ·         knowledge of stock rotation
  • ·         cash handling skills
  • ·         good numerical skills
  • ·         full, current UK driving licence
  • ·         knowledge of traffic laws and highway code
  • ·         good knowledge of health and safety practices, in particular manual handling and heavy lifting
  • ·         adaptability and flexibility, when required
  • ·         an ability to think on your feet should a problem arise.

Desirable criteria:

  • ·         experience of driving a Ford Transit or similar vehicle
  • ·         a knowledge of real ale.

 

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply including your CV and salary expectations to:

Becky Cartlidge
HR Manager
Welbeck Estates Company Limited
Cavendish House
Welbeck
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S80 3LL

Becky.Cartlidge@welbeck.co.uk

Closing date: Friday  4th March 2016

 

06.01.2016
January Blues? Tasty Beer More Like!

Firstly the team at Welbeck would like to wish all our supporters a very Happy New Year. We couldn’t continue if it wasn’t for those who do therefore we wish you all a prosperous and happy 2016.

It’s already shaping up to be a busy one here at the brewery and there are plenty of plans afoot and treats instore. We’re currently in the process of sampling and racking our second batch of Lady A, an abbey dubbel- style ale which is currently wood-cask maturing in the tunnels under Welbeck Abbey itself. It’s a fine libation full of dry wood tannin, rich abbey yeast and red fruits. Imagine a vastly ramped up, imperial strength Red Feather and you may be getting close. Some of you were lucky enough to get your hands on the first batch we released. Keep your eyes peeled on twitter and facebook for announcement of the release of the second batch.

Our newest venture Portland House, based on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield has settled into its surrounds nicely and the pub is preparing to start promoting tasting evenings in the very near future. It’s a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by (with a tasty beverage in hand) so drop in and say hello if you find yourself in the area.

Our January Specials are out now so look out for brewery favourite: ‘Kaiser’, a 4.1% lager-style pale brewed with German hops for an authentic herbal aroma and cereal malt tones. It’s crisp, dry and refreshing- just what you need to kick off a new year! Our other Monthly Special for January is ‘Seven Sisters’ pale ale at 4.2%. It has a refreshing lemon barley citrus flavour, giving way to light bitterness. It was brewed to celebrate a medieval oak tree on the estate, which sprung seven trunks- known locally as the Seven Sisters. February specials are also planned and the hugely successful Savoy Hill (USA pale) and Firehouse Red (hoppy red rye) will be making a return.

Finally we have a few staff announcements at the brewery. Some of you may be aware that Head Brewer, General Manager and (brewery) Mother Goose- Claire is expecting her first child. Claire is now on maternity leave for 6 months and we wish her and husband Tom well for the new arrival very soon. During this time please direct all enquiries to Hannah at the brewery who is Acting General Manager in Claire’s place. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Assistant Brewer, Joe, as he moved on to an apprenticeship with a civil engineering firm in Sheffield. He will be missed however we wish Joe all the best in his new career. Some of you may now have met our new full-time Delivery Driver, Peter, who has settled into brewery life very well. Give him a wave if you see him on his rounds! Finally we welcome Tom Roe as Assistant Brewer. He is already enjoying learning to brew on a large scale after tinkering on his home brew kit.

So that’s it for now folks, we would like to thank you all once more for your continued support throughout the last five years and wish you all well for the year ahead.

04.12.2015
Ho Ho Ho it's Christmas

It’s the countdown to Christmas and the brewery are entering their busiest period of the year. The brewery elves are busily making up gift packs, mini-kegs and taking orders for our lovely ales not to mention keeping pubs, bars and shops stocked up with our festive beer.

Speaking of elves we would like to make a couple of announcements… It is with great excitement and joy that we can publicly announce that General Manager, Chief Bunny and Mother Goose; Claire, is expecting a baby. The due-date is in January and Claire begins her maternity leave on Christmas Eve. From that point onwards please direct all enquiries (beer related and otherwise) to Hannah Bolton, Acting General Manager. All at the brewery wish Claire and husband Tom, not forgetting their baby, well in this new stage of their lives.

Secondly we would like to introduce you all to Peter McCarry- our newest member of the dray team. Peter is a big whisky fan and hails from Scotland although lives in Chesterfield. He’s settling into brewery life very well – give him a wave if you pass him on his rounds.

It’s also all change in the brewery, where we will be sad to see Joe Allison leave the brewing team to pursue a career in civil engineering. He will be replaced by Tom Roe who is already a very accomplished home-brewer and a familiar face from behind the bar at The Grey Horses Inn, Carlton. We wish Joe the very best and look forward to welcoming Tom to the team.

Obviously Christmas wouldn’t be quite right without some tasty ales to wash down all those mince pies, bad cracker jokes and office parties. Which brings me nicely on-to our December Specials…

Bar Humbug a 3.9% festive pale ale is full of fruit with a zesty nose and a hint of melon on the palate. At 3.9% it’s a great little session beer, refreshing and crisp.

Cocoa Noel is a 5.5% chocolate stout brewed with roasted cocoa nibs from UK based Artisan Chocolatier, Duffy. This fantastically seasonal brew is rich, creamy and full bodied without being sickly. Whilst the initial flavour is of roasted malts, it’s followed through with a subtle dark chocolate note from the cocoa nibs. Duffy will be making a chocolate bar with our malt in the New Year, we can’t wait!

Santa Baby is our super-strength, highly-hopped IPA at 5.9%. Not everyone wants a dark beer this Christmas, and hopefully this beer with resinous notes of pine and citrus will make you think of warmer climes this winter.

Fancy a pudding to go with your pint? Try the Welbeck Bakehouse’s Christmas pudding - its key and now not-so-secret ingredient is Portland Black.  We’re pleased to have teamed up with them to develop this deliciously moist Christmas pud, available from The Welbeck Farm Shop. Now, where’s the brandy butter….

If you’re looking for a new place to have a pint this December, don’t forget our new bar in Sheffield, Portland House. It’s on Ecclesall road and attracts not only beer drinkers, but those with a taste for a good wine, gin, rum or whisky. Tom and Matt have planned a ticketed Prohibition era inspired New Year Party at this cosy speakeasy, email Tom.Purcell@welbeckabbeybrewery.co.uk for more details.

That’s all for now, have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

06.11.2015
Portland House - Sheffield's first Microbar!

It is with great pride and joy that we can now reveal that our newest venture- Portland House is now open on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield. It’s a micro-bar serving Welbeck ales, guest breweries, world beers plus wines and spirits; with the addition of artisan coffee from Sundlaug Coffee Co (based on Welbeck Estate), tea from Birdhouse Tea Co, Tipple Tails cakes and Waterall Brothers pork pies (all based in Sheffield). Where we can we’re using local suppliers and Tom Purcell, General Manager, has taken great care to source a fantastic selection of wine provided by Le Bon Vin and spirits via Starmore Boss. It’s not all about the booze though with a large range of soft drinks and an alcohol free beer too! We think it’s a lovely place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by plus it’s situated next to the bus stop making it very easy to get to from Sheffield bus station. It’s had great feedback so far and any further feedback is always welcome! We welcome well-behaved dogs and little folk are permitted until 6pm or at the managers’ discretion during busier periods. We’ve tried our utmost to ensure there’s something for everybody so please, don’t be shy- pop down and see Tom and Matt next time you’re in the vicinity; we would love to hear your thoughts.

In other news our November specials will be available in a good pub near you very soon. Making a much welcomed return will be ‘Ernest George’, a dark brown ale full of dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavours with a good bitterness from English hops. Brewed at 4.2% this ale commemorates Ernest George himself who tirelessly remodelled a wing of Welbeck Abbey after fire damage in the early 1900’s. Next up and just in time for bonfire night there’s ‘Porter Oak’, a new brew for this year. It’s a strong, spiced bonfire beer- brewed at 5.0%. A dark libation with caramels, liquorice and a hint of smoke; perfect to warm the cockles of your heart on a cold November evening. On the estate there once stood two oak trees named the Porter Oaks- one of which still stands at over 500 years old. This beer celebrates the heritage and forestry management that has survived throughout the many years in the estate’s productive history and long may it continue. Last, but by no means least, is ‘Nightingale’, an English IPA brewed with Goldings and UK Cascade. Brewed at 5.5%, golden and well-rounded it’s a celebration of English hops and traditional brewing techniques; taking its name from one of Welbeck’s cropfields.

Welbeck’s Christmas Arts Market is fast approaching and begins on the 29th November, ending on Sunday 30th November. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the guy who has everything, or something extra special for someone extra special, you are sure to find the perfect present (and at prices to suit all pockets). There will be a wide range of unusual and hand-made gifts, with 70 artists and designers and a food market fit for the most fanciful foodie.

This is seriously special Christmas shopping. All of the market stalls have been selected by experts from The Harley Gallery and Welbeck Farm Shop. And with artisan production from the Welbeck Estate itself, visitors can expect to choose from a great range of unique products that have been hand crafted with care and skill. Of course the brewery team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have plus there will be a fine selection of products and gifts available to take away on the day.

14.09.2015
Join the team - we're hiring now!

Temporary Part-Time Delivery Driver – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8.30am to 16.30pm (a minimum of 15 hours a week, with a strong possibility of an additional day so flexibility is essential)

This fixed-term contract will run from 2nd November 2015 to 31st July 2016.

Pay will be at the rate of £7.50 per hour.

The Welbeck Abbey Brewery Limited are looking to recruit a temporary Delivery Driver to support their busy micro-brewery. It is essential that the successful candidate has flexibility to work additional hours due to the cover period being at one of the Brewery’s busiest times of the year.

The role will involve loading and unloading vehicles, delivering casks and cases of beer to customers.

The successful candidate must have the following:

-          A full, clean, UK driving licence

-          Experience of driving light goods vehicles

-          Experience with manual handling and awareness of safe van loads

-          Good communication skills

-          A good level of physical fitness

-          An ability to work on their own

In addition to the above, candidates should be well presented due to this being a customer facing role, and it would be beneficial for candidates to have experience of working to a delivery manifest, picking orders and cash handling.

If you are interested in this position please apply to:

Becky Cartlidge

HR Manager

Welbeck Estates Company Limited

Cavendish House

Welbeck

Worksop

Nottinghamshire

S80 3LL

becky.cartlidge@welbeck.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 25th September 2015

04.09.2015
Beer, Glorious Beer

First things first… Some of you may have heard along the grapevine that we’re opening our first bar? You’d be right. We expect it to be fully open to the public at some point during the second week in October. Work is well underway and we’re busily preparing to throw open our doors and welcome beer lovers’ everywhere! As we’re constantly referencing Welbeck heritage in our beers and ethos, we take the name for the bar from the family lineage. ‘Portland House’ is situated on the busy Ecclesall Road in Sheffield.

Also new to the brewery is Pivo, our first keg lager. It’s brewed at 4.8% and is crisp, clear and fruity. We used Czech and Polish hops in the brew for lots of clean herbal flavours and a satisfying zesty finish.

19-20th September sees the return of ‘Clumber Food and Drink Festival’ where we’re setting up shop amongst friends with other Welbeck businesses. Come and say hello, we’ll be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about the brewing process. We’ll have bottled beer, gift packs, mini-kegs and merchandise. If you’re lucky you might even get a cheeky taster!

You may remember we brewed a lovely golden session-ale on behalf of ‘Worksop Guide Dogs’ trust last year? We thought it was a great fundraising opportunity for the charity and have scheduled another brew for the same ale in October. We’ll be donating 10p per pint to this fantastic organisation. On Sunday 4th October the launch night and fundraiser will be hosted by our brewery tap ‘The Grey Horses’ with a Blind Man’s Buffet organised by the charity. It’ll be great fun for all involved. For more information please contact Chris at The Grey Horses on: 01909 730252.

Now then, back to beer and our upcoming specials through September and October. We’re showcasing the fantastic qualities of British hops this month with Farrier our 5.5% ESB and Secret Wife at 4.9%. Farrier is a much more robust version of our best-selling ale Red Feather with superb bitterness complemented by warming caramel tones. Secret Wife is brewed using UK Cascade for a slightly softer fruit hit than the American counterpart. Fruit is best- backed up by strong bitterness and a dry finish and that’s what this cheeky little number does with great panache. Taking you into October we’ll see Kaiser straddling the end of September and the beginning of October. If you haven’t tried it before it’s a brewery favourite. At 4.1% it’s not too naughty but drinks as refreshing, dry and biscuit-y with lovely cereal malt flavour and a hint of lemon. German hops are used for authenticity plus lager malt is included in the mash. Going through to October we’ll see beers new and old: Firehouse Red 4.5% brings in the new with rye added to the mash for spice and loads of delicious American hops to keep it punchy and fresh. Then we journey to the other side of the world with Cubitt’s Voyage 3.5% and a resinous, pale New Zealand hop explosion! This is no shrinking violet, what it may lack in alcohol it makes up for in hop character.

There have been a few new arrivals at the brewery recently notably four ex red wine casks which we’ve begun experimenting with- watch this space for more updates! In other news we have finally bottled Harley, our 4.3% golden citrus ‘quaffing ale’. It’s sold exceptionally well this year hence the move to bottling. Also new to the bottled range is Cocoa Noel. Just in time for Christmas (!) our very tasty Chocolate Stout brewed at 5.5% is the only one in the UK that uses Duffy’s Cocoa Nibs. Aside from a devilishly-dark mash the cocoa nibs impart fantastic bitterness and depth of flavour to this very indulgent stout.

14.08.2015
We've only gone and brewed a LAGER!

We have brewed our first KEG LAGER! It’s called PIVO and drinks at 4.8% ABV. Crafted using Polish ‘Lubelski’ and Czech ‘Amethyst’ hops the flavour profile is completely different to that of the more main-stream lager brands. The hops we have chosen impart a subtle balance of earthy, herbal notes whilst providing a hint of citrus and spice to round things off. Available now! We have ovular and circular font badges so they should fit on any font. The kegs are one-way, 30L ‘ecokegs’, the product is ‘bright’ and a pale lager. We’re really excited about this so welcome any criticism you can offer be it good or bad news- we want to hear it!

Our First Pub:

Big news! We’re currently planning the opening of our first bar. It is situated on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield and will be called Portland House. We’ve drafted in Tom Purcell (formerly of the University Arms) as General Manager; things are coming along nicely so watch this space for more developments!

August Specials:

Tan Gallops 4.6% American style IPA. This ale honours Welbeck’s racehorse pedigree and the famous ‘Tan Gallops’ training run. Big and full of American hops this beer promises pine, spice and all things nice! Four different American hops have gone into this ale which will have a good citrus kick and fruit flavour to back up the pine and spice notes.

Strath Royal 4.2% English Pale Ale. Another horsey beer! This time celebrating one of Welbeck’s most famous Derby winners. English ‘Bramling Cross’ hops give this EPA a lovely blackcurrant fruit note yet it’s perfectly balanced by herbal tones and a little spice. Dry to the last sip with great bitterness.

Henrietta Grande 4.0% Delicate Golden Ale. Henrietta Grande is a punchier version of our bestseller- Henrietta. Think grassy, slightly floral and golden with a hint of orange. Very quaffable!

Brewery Tours:

Last but not least we have one more date available for you to come and see how we do things at Welbeck: Monday 14th September. General Manager and Head Brewer Claire Monk takes you on a sensory journey through the world of malt and hops. For just £7.50 per person you get an hour and a half at the brewery plus a free pint to round off the evening. The tour starts at 7:30 and finishes at 9pm. Tickets are available from Welbeck Farm Shop or by contacting us at the brewery. Contact details can be seen below:

T 01909 512539 E info@welbeckabbeybrewery.co.uk

13.07.2015
The Portland House

Here at Welbeck Abbey Brewery we’re elated to announce that our first pub ‘The Portland House’ is currently being planned, prepped and polished ready for opening in August. Situated on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, our little boozer will be entirely dedicated to ethically sourced food and drink with provenance; a fine balance between the heritage that comes with being part of the Welbeck Estate and the contemporary, industrial style that is synonymous with Sheffield. Heading up our newest venture will be no other than esteemed General Manager Tom Purcell previously of the University Arms, Sheffield. On the bar you’ll find a selection of Welbeck Abbey beer and also guest ales that we source from fellow brewers’ far and wide. With 6 hand-pulls, a selection of continental keg products plus lots of delicious spirits, wine and bottled beer we believe there really will be something for everyone. We’re very proud of our newest venture and we invite you all to come and visit us upon opening.

Brewery Tours are still running on the second Monday of each month and the final tour will commence on Monday 14th September. Head brewer and one of few Brewster’s in the UK, Claire, takes you on a sensory journey and explains the brewing process from grain to pint. Tours start at 7:30pm and finish around 9pm costing just £7.50 per person. Tickets are available from the Welbeck Farm Shop or by contacting the brewery direct on 01909 512539. We look forward to seeing you.

In other news we’re sponsoring the ‘Roman Southwell Community Archaeology’ project and have brewed a beer with volunteers from the group in order to raise money for this great cause. The beer is called Gladiator and drinks at 3.8% ABV. Brewed with pale malts and entirely English hops for grassy notes and floral balance- we can all help raise money with 10 pence of each pint going straight to the charity to increase funds for their next stage in the dig. To find out more about the group, charity and Roman activity in Southwell visit their website: http://www.mbarchaeology.co.uk Southwell food and drink pub ‘The Hearty Goodfellow’ is heading up the campaign for us and this is one of the fine establishments where you will be able to do your bit in keeping history alive, whilst supping a delicious pint of English ale.

On the not so distant horizon are a couple of items that we’re rather chuffed with at brewery HQ. Firstly we’re ecstatic to say that Welbeck Abbey keg lager ‘Pivo’ will soon be coming to a pub near you! Brewed using Czech and Polish hops this 4.8% ABV crisp, clean, thirst quenching lager will be available very soon so keep your eyes peeled. Finally we’ve had a bash at brewing a beer in the style of a Belgian Dubbel , which we’ll be maturing in ex. wine casks in the tunnels that run underneath the abbey here at Welbeck. We’re looking to achieve between 6-7% ABV for this rich, dark libation.

Upcoming Monthly Specials for July are out and about in a pub near you very soon. Look out for: Gouldsmeadow  4.0% English hopped pale ale, Blanche Maynard 4.5% A dry, pale, lager style ale and Welbeck favourite Kaiser 4.1% German hopped pale ale with lager malts.