Palmers Free Trade

Award winning products, professional and personal service


Our beers are consistently delicious and have a story to tell

We are proud to have been brewing at the original Old Brewery in Bridport, Dorset for almost 230 years, combining traditional methods and decades of knowledge with the finest ingredients to produce award-winning ales. Our beautiful thatched brewery is nestled just in land from Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast and is one of the last breweries left operating an open-topped copper – relatively little stainless steel here!

Our brewhouse team have won a hatful of awards in recent years including best in class in the SIBA National Championship. Copper Ale (3.7%), Palmers IPA (4.2%), Dorset Gold (4.5%), Palmers 200 (5.0%) and Tally Ho! (5.5%) are our regular ales, with seasonal ales being brewed from time to time. The Dorset Pale (4.0%) is our craft keg, a very drinkable, deliciously hoppy, premium session IPA.


We are family-run allowing us to develop very long-standing customer and supplier relationships 

We have had a relationship with a number of our wine suppliers for over two decades and a long-standing friendship with David Sheppy (Master of Cider and sixth generation of Sheppys) who makes our Dorset Orchards ciders. This is all part of what enables us to supply excellent value, quality products.

The vast majority of our regular wholesale customers have been with us for over 5 years and many for over 10 years. We are immensely proud to be able to deliver high quality products and service to such loyal partners. We believe the partnership starts from the outset – the support our Technical Services team can give to help get your cellar / bar up and running is one of our real USPs.


Exceptional personal service is delivered by our dedicated draymen, technical services and tele-sales teams

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 knowledgeable and friendly Tele-Sales team, Sam & Rachael, and highly efficient cellar Technical Services team, Martin & Ed, ensures a seamless experience.

Everyone that works at the Old Brewery is BIIAB trained in beer and cellar quality, so you can be assured we speak your language. Our Technical Services team are available around the clock to ensure the beer keeps flowing, they can also offer one-to-one training and best practice advice for you and your team.


Please get in touch to find out more

Sam or Rachael will happily run you through our extensive product range, trade discounts, delivery, cellar support and anything else you are keen to understand. If you are passing by please do come and experience our beautiful brewhouse for yourself and sample our range.

Call us on 01308 455120 or email

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