Free Trade

Free Trade

Award winning products, professional and personal service.

Quality ales in your pub

Despite these uncertain times, demand for Palmers ales continues to grow. Our brewhouse team is dedicated in the production of our fine ales and they have won a hatful of awards in recent years. The highlights have been Palmers 200 being crowned National Champion bottled beer by SIBA in 2020 and Tally Ho! is the reigning cask ale champion for SIBA South West.


In 2019 Palmers Brewery celebrated its 225th anniversary, a milestone which we are immensely proud of,  to mark this anniversary we launched our first craft keg ale, Dorset Pale was initially available in 30 litre kegs and now also in 330ml bottles, which have been a huge success.


Until the early 1980’s Palmers traditional ales were not sold in the free trade, but in the 35 years since then, they have become increasingly available across the south of England. Copper Ale, Palmers IPA, Dorset Gold, Palmers 200 and Tally Ho! are our regular ales, with seasonal ales being brewed from time to time. Alongside our own ales, we offer a full range of other products that includes the Dorset Orchards range of ciders; Gold, Orchard Haze and First Press as well as an extensive range of lagers, wines & spirits and soft drinks, including Palmers famed original ginger beer. We take pride in the close relationships that we have with our loyal free trade customers, many of these relationships last for decades.


All our deliveries are made in-house by our own draymen and we are devoted to ensuring that our service is the best in the business; that combined with our dedicated and friendly Tele-Sales team and highly efficient Technical Services team. If you would like to know more about us and our comprehensive range of drinks and are interested in discussing supply with us, please contact us at or by telephone on 01308 422 396.


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A story of family, heritage, quality… and beer.

Palmers ales are brewed in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest breweries and have been since 1794. The only thatched brewery in the UK, Palmers sits adjacent to the river Brit just a mile from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. All our fine ales are brewed using water from our own naturally rising spring.

Our Head Brewer uses only the finest Maris Otter malt and carefully selected whole leaf hops to produce ales in a way they have been made for generations. Palmers historic brewhouse has a traditional Mash Tun, an open top Copper, along with top fermentation, this is the way ale should be brewed.

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Our Brews

Copper Ale IPA Dorset Gold Palmers 200 Tally Ho! The Dorset Pale


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