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Hall & Woodhouse celebrates its annual Founder’s Day by tidying up Dorset’s streets

June 2024

Team members from the independent family brewer, Hall & Woodhouse (H&W), came together to lead a litter pick event across Dorset as part of its annual Founder’s Day celebrations.

Litter pick participants included team members from the H&W Brewery and from The Duchess of Cornwall, St Peter’s Finger, Lulworth Cove Inn, The Old Granary, and other pubs in its estate across the south of England. The traditional initiative involves collecting as much rubbish and litter as possible to help encourage cleaner communities. H&W’s Founder’s Day is held to commemorate the anniversary of the business’s founding in 1777.

Anthony Woodhouse, Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “At Hall & Woodhouse, community is at the centre of our purpose, and we continually look for ways to give back. Our annual Founder’s Day celebration is a great opportunity to come together as a team and the event always delivers a real sense of reward and pride.

“We started the annual litter pick 12 years ago and have contributed to keeping streets, beaches, and residential areas clean ever since. The team’s playfully competitive nature to dispose of the most litter is a great addition to the tradition.”

Each Founder’s Day, the Badger Brewery team release a special edition beer to celebrate. This year, the Teamwork Stingo ale commemorates two figures from the Woodhouse family. Edward and John Woodhouse exemplified the core values of collaboration and innovation, which the business celebrates to this day. Teamwork Stingo is the second beer in a series of five that celebrate the five-year countdown until the business’s 250th anniversary in 2027.

Anthony added: “John and Edward Woodhouse were brothers who brought distinct yet complimentary skills to the important business of brewing characterful ales. My uncle John was Head Brewer and a Director from 1952 until 1986 and grew the brewing output from 50,000 to over 300,000 barrels in that time. My father, Edward, was Chairman for 26 years. His future focussed mindset modernised the business and set it on a solid foundation for generations to come. It’s special to acknowledge their role in the H&W business with this year’s Founder’s Day ale.”