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Meet the Producer: Three Tuns Brewery

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Three Tuns Brewery in Shropshire was established in 1642 and is the UK's oldest brewery.People come from all over the world to visit the Three Tun's Brewery, not just for its incredible history, but because the beer is so good. Find out more about this bastion of Brewing history in today's Meet the Producer blog.

Three Tuns Brewery


Steve Wilmer


Head Brewer

In three words describe Three Tuns Brewery: 

Unique, Quirky, Craftsmen

Tell us what readers can expect when they find you at the Ludlow Food Festival? 

The oldest brewery, brewing secret recipes from “The Tuns” recipe books handed down through generations of custodians.  Brewers who also craft ground breaking new style beers to compliment the range.

Three Tuns Brewery Beers

How did you start?

Bought a house next door to the brewery, a master cabinet maker, I asked for a job.

What is special about Three Tuns Brewery?

First licenced in 1642, brewing from a 16th century Brewhouse and miniature Victorian tower brewery.  Gravity fed, tuns yeast, unique beer style.

Three Tuns Brewery History

What is our best-selling product? Why do you think this is?


A recipe developed by John Roberts first in 1880 (when he built the tower) and passed down the line. A secret brew “to quench the thirst of agricultural workers”

With all that has been achieved in your business so far, what are you most proud of?

Saving the brewery in 2002.  Restoring the buildings, modernising and replicating a gravity fed brew system (10 year project was completed in 2012)

What are you looking forward to most about the Ludlow Food Festival?

Great people, amazing producers and sunshine.

Three Tuns at the Ludlow Food Festival 2015

Quick Fire Get To Know You Questions:

Favourite Colour?


Favourite Food?


Favourite tipple?


Favourite Restaurant?

Golden Moments (Ludlow)


Brewing Beer

Favourite place to visit in the Shropshire?

Ratlinghope (Bridges Inn) & Longmynd

Make sure you try XXX for yourself at this year's Ludlow Food Festival. You can also find Three Tuns Brewery online at


Louise Welsby | Buy-From Shropshire



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