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Established as the Matthews Brewing Co in 2005 by Stuart Matthews and Sue Appleby in a farm workshop estate in the village of Timsbury, a few miles outside Bath.
Using the best ingredients such as Maris Otter malt from Warminster Maltings, this small 5 barrel brewery soon became known for its distinctive, uncompromising ales.
was founded in 2002 by Glen Dawkins with the lease of The Miner’s Arms in St Werburghs, Bristol. A real ale devotee, his first task was to rip out all the ‘smoothflow’ beers and boost the range of cask handpumps.
Four more pubs followed, all strongly focussed on real ales and good times!
acquired Matthews in January 2010. Our pub The Hillgrove was one of Matthews first customers, so when Stuart and Sue decided to sell up it seemed a perfect fit; especially as they were already brewing our own Green Barrel.
Dawkins ales are available in great freehouses in the area and all our five CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2012-listed pubs, which continue to stock scores of guest beers from fellow microbrewers too.
Our new Head Brewer Dave Williams who, after many weeks induction by ex-HB James and Krishna (from The Green Man) started December 2012, regularly assisted by Krishna.
In 2013 we have expansion plans that are coming into place and look forward to bringing more lovely beer to more lovely people!
A Brief History