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New Brewery Opening


Hall & Woodhouse is building on the success of its Badger beers with the official opening this month of a new £5 million brewery in Blandford, Dorset.

Located a stone’s throw from its former site, this state-of-the-art brewery has the flexibility to produce Badger’s widely recognised range of twelve beers as well as to allow for future growth.  The brewing equipment within the brewhouse was fabricated and built in England by Musk Engineering to a specification that will meet Hall & Woodhouse’s brewing requirements now and for the next 100 years.  The success of the iconic Badger range, now a leading bottled ale in supermarkets and internationally available in 15 countries, has driven the new brewery development.

The full range of Badger ales has been brewed in the new brewhouse since January 2012 and it is to the credit of Toby Heasman, Head Brewer and his team that the transition has been smooth and problem-free.  

Said Mark Woodhouse, “This investment shows our commitment to the future of brewing and the Badger brand. As a new brewhouse is only going to happen once in a generation, we wanted to make sure we marked the occasion with a month long celebration throughout June.  Family, friends, shareholders, team members and business partners are all joining in and a host of events are taking place such as the Brew ha ha dinner.

“We welcome visitors to the new brewery and tours can be booked through our website at Hall and Woodhouse” - June 2012.