In 2011 Geoff and widdi sat down and discussed the idea of starting up their own brewery. The initial plan to brew house beers for the Shepherd & Dog pub in Fulking under the brand SouthDowns Brewery quickly ballooned into something much larger as they realised how popular the brews were. Rather than wait until they could source their own equipment SouthDowns Brewery rented spare capacity at Kent Brewery and used the facilities there to brew their first three beers – Ruskin’s Ram, Devils Dyke and Truleigh Gold. In August 2012, almost exactly a year since their first beer reached market, SouthDowns Brewery finally had a physical brewery in which they could make their beers. With the evolution from cuckoo brewers to brewery owners they felt that it was appropriate for the brewery name to evolve too. On 29th September 2012 Downlands Brewery was launched. Geoff and widdi believe that the popularity of their beers is driven by the emotional content that fills every pint. Each beer is full of flavour but it’s that indefinable extra that makes them even more special.
The Downlands Brewery
Unit Z(2a) Mackley Industrial Estate
Mobile 077 7574 3518