Cheddar Ales is a small independent brewery located in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England, which produces a range of regular and seasonal beers. Its owner and head brewer, Jem Ham, previously worked 15 years at Butcombe Brewery in nearby Wrington.
In 2007, Potholer won a silver medal at the Society of Independent Brewers annual Maltings Beer Festival. In 2009, Totty Pot Porter won Bronze Medal in the Champion Bottled Beers at the SIBA National Beer Competition, and a gold award at the International Beer Challenge, where it won best bottled beer.
Each year the brewery holds a beer festival featuring both its own and guest beers, plus live music. In June 2011, the festival raised £2,650 for local charities including the local Cheshire Home in Axbridge.