weetwood ales

The Old Brewery, where it all began

Weetwood Ales was established in 1992 by Adrian Slater and Roger Langford in a barn on Roger’s farm in the tiny hamlet of Weetwood, close to Tarporley in Cheshire. They joined a small number of brewers taking up the fight to breathe life back into traditional, British cask ale. They brewed the first beers on a 5-barrel plant and they were an immediate hit with beer lovers and local pubs, with whom Weetwood’s enduring reputation for consistency and quality was quickly built.

Over time, demand grew, entirely through word-of-mouth, and the range was expanded. More and more brewing capacity was added, a talented team of people was built up and interest in beer exploded.

In 2012 a much-needed bigger site became Weetwood’s home, just down the road from the old barn. A fantastic new 30-barrel brewery was built on this site, giving Weetwood the ability to meet the growing demand for its beers and space to grow.

In 2014, the founders took a well-deserved step back and new owners Phil McLaughlin and Laura Humby arrived. A family team, Phil and Laura bring passion, experience and enthusiasm to continue to produce and supply great beers.

The founders remain involved along with most, if not all, of the original customers, still pulling consistent pints of Weetwood beers for drinkers who come back for another.