Palmers has been brewing authentic cask conditioned real ales in the West Dorset market town of Bridport since 1794. In 2019 the brewery celebrated 225 years of continual beer brewing operation. This has taken place at the same location on the banks of the River Brit in the West Dorset market town of Bridport.
This milestone in the company’s history was used to promote the brewery, its award winning pubs and the production of traditional cask conditioned real ales, a practice that is unique to Britain.
The company welcomed the local community into the brewhouse with complimentary tours in the spring. Hundreds of West Dorset residents took the opportunity to discover how traditional real ales have been brewed in the town for over two centuries. They were followed by record numbers of visitors who joined a brewery tour over the summer. They followed the traditional beer brewing process from the raw ingredients to a few halves of the final product.
It is a process that in many ways has changed very little since 1794. Each one took away a limited edition “225” stem glass to commemorate their visit to one of Britain’s oldest breweries.