Palmers: Brewing finest ales since 1794. In 1794, Dorset rope and net makers the Gundry family built a brewery on the banks of the River Brit in Bridport. In the late 19th century, two Palmer brothers – John Cleeves and Robert Henry – bought the operation and its pubs and gave it their names: JC & RH Palmer. Today, their great grandsons John and Cleeves Palmer work in the company and Palmers Brewery remains among the best of small independent brewers.To visit Palmers Brewery on your trip to Bridport, use our Bridport journey planner .
The original Old Brewery - famous as the only thatched brewery in Britain - is where the beer is still brewed to traditional methods with the finest ingredients. Palmers' pubs include some of the best-known and best-loved in the South West and are found in pretty country villages, deep in Hardy Country and on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
A brewery tour of Palmers historic brewery buildings allows visitors to see each stage of the brewing process and taste the Palmers five fine draught ales:
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Palmers Brewery Reviews
Booked the brewery tour having read the reviews on trip advisor. My husband I weren’t disappointed. Very interesting tour and nice to sample the beer and a whisky and or gin at the end in a very well ... more »
Visited recently with family, we all really enjoyed the informative tour The history of the place comes to life with examples of earlier brewing equipment displayed rther than just ripped out and repl... more »
Fun and interesting tour lasting nearly 2 hours. Tour guide made it into one of the best brewery tours I've been on. Good to see an family run business with a lot of history still making it today. The shop has a wide selection beer's, wines and spirits and well worth a visit even if your not going on the tour.
Great tour around the brewery with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. All the staff are very friendly in the brewery & made for something interesting to do while it was wet outside!
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