Woodforde's Brewery

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Woodforde’s Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1981
Headquarters Woodbastwick, Norfolk,, England
Products Beer
Owner James Hughes, Nick Dolan, Rupert Fraser
Website http://www.woodfordes.co.uk/

Woodforde’s Brewery is a brewery located in Slad Lane in the village of Woodbastwick, in the county of Norfolk, England.[1] The brewery produced its first commercial brew in 1981 from original brewery in the village of Drayton north east of Norwich. In 1996 the brewery’s popular Wherry bitter became CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain.[1]


The brewery, Woodbastwick

The brewery is named after Parson James Woodforde who lived at Weston Longville.[1] Parson Woodforde was a noted eighteenth-century Norfolk clergyman, whose diaries revealed his passion for good food and good ale, which he often brewed himself. In April 2016, the brewery announced that the business had been sold to a group of investors.[2]

Tied houses[edit]

The brewery has one tied house, in the county of Norfolk. The brewery itself has a Brewery tap called the Fur & Feather situated next to the brewery in the village of Woodbastwick.


Beer ABV Style Availability
Wherry 3.8% Bitter All Year
Sundew 4.1% Golden Seasonal
Once Bittern 4.0% Bitter All Year
Norfolk Nog 4.6% Old Ale All Year
Mardler’s Mild 3.5% Mild Seasonal
Headcracker 7.0% Golden Barley Wine All Year
Admiral’s Reserve 5.0% Strong Ale All Year
Nelson’s Revenge 4.5% Special Bitter All Year
Bure Gold 4.3% Golden All Year
Flagondry 3.6% Golden Seasonal
Tinsel Toes 4.4% Dark Bitter Christmas
Norfolk Nip 8.0% Old Ale Occasional Bottling


  1. ^ a b c Brewery website
  2. ^ Sabah Meddings (11 April 2016). "Woodfordes changes hands in bid to take business to the next level". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

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