Goachers Brewery

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Goachers Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1983
Founder P & D J Goacher
Headquarters Tovil, Kent, United Kingdom
Key people
P & D J Goacher
Products Beer
Owner P & D J Goacher
Website http://www.goachers.com/goacher.htm

Goachers Brewery is an independent brewery based in Maidstone, England. The brewery supplies a number of public houses across Kent. It is a traditional brewery that only uses malt and Kentish hops for all of its beers.


Goachers was started in Tovil in 1983 by Phil and Debbie Goacher. This revived (following the closure of Fremlin's Brewery operations in 1972) a tradition of brewing in Maidstone that stretches back to 1650.[1] The brewery has two tied houses (The Rifle Volunteers in Maidstone and The Royal Paper Mill in Tovil) and supplies numerous free houses across Kent. Originally situated close to Hayle Mill, the operation moved to larger premises on a nearby industrial estate in 1990.[2]


The brewery produces various ales including Old Ale, Mild ale, Pale Ale and a stout.

The Mild Ale, Light Ale and Crown Imperial Stout have been named CAMRA beers of the year in the past.[3]


  1. ^ "History of Goacher's Maidstone Ales". P & D J Goacher. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "P & DJ Goacher". Quaffale. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Goachers Brewery". Campaign for Real Ale. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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