We don’t own pubs, are 100% independent and have no automatic route-to-market. Therefore, the quality and consistency of our beer and the service we provide to our customers are everything to us. We’ve been described as “refreshingly understated” which is something we’re proud of.
Our beers are brewed to add to the enjoyment of life. We believe in brewing for flavour and character and understand that this takes time, the best natural ingredients, the right kit, the right people and above all, the right attitude – we simply don’t compromise.
We have a team of outstanding, dedicated people and together we brew and distribute more than 1.5 million pints a year in a modern, SALSA accredited, 30-barrel brewery just up the road from where we started.
Weetwood Ales began brewing in 1992 when finding a great pint of cask ale was a challenge. The brewery was founded by Adrian Slater, a skilled brewer, and Roger Langford, a farmer with space in a barn and a love for proper beer. Roger’s farm is in Weetwood Common, near Tarporley in Cheshire and the brewery took the name.
From day one, the brewery combined in-depth knowledge of a very large brewery with the passion, dedication, service and humility of a small business. Weetwood’s enduring reputation for consistency and quality developed and a large, loyal following resulted.
Word spread, awards were won and output increased. A talented team of skilled people was built up and a new, bigger brewery was built. In 2014, Adrian and Roger took a well-deserved step back and new owners Phil McLaughlin and Laura Humby arrived. Phil and Laura are a brother-and-sister team who 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 serving Weetwood Ales for beer lovers who come back for another.