About usWHO WE ARE


Meet Jennifer Tingay the Head Brewer at Poole Hill Brewery. The former QA manager for Ringwood Brewery, ex-pub landlady with Adnams and off-licence manager decided in 2013 she was going to open a brewery of her own. Keen to use all her skills she took a job at Town Mill Brewery to gain some hands on experience having gained her Diploma in Brewing in 2010.

Designing the Southbourne Ales brand whilst cuckoo brewing Jennifer won a silver medal at the International Brewing Awards in 2015, giving her the gravitas to crowdfund raising £280k to invest in renovating a listed building in Bournemouth Triangle and install a twenty barrel brewery, taproom, visitors centre and cinema. Brewing production started early in 2018 and has been given the best accolade of Taste of Dorset’s Best Brewer 2018. Jennifer has no intention to relax anytime soon, work has already started on the sister brand Tingay’s.



Cheryl has been a vital part of Southbourne Ales from its early days, helping Jen in her kitchen with labelling bottles, making sales calls and tea!  During the building phase Cheryl took on various roles from purchasing to hammer drilling.  Now Cheryl is growing her sales experience and can be found on the phone or out and about in trade.  Call Cheryl for all your sales queries on 01202 557583.


When Hugo’s not flying the British flag Free-Skiing around the world he can be found keeping himself fit digging out mash tuns, carrying sack of malt or pulling the pumps.  Shift brewer and superhero Hugo (ask him the story) joined the team during the construction phase and has amongst his talents plumbing, painting, carpentry, painting and painting.



BHStars Rising Star 2019, Bill is a familiar face around town having been a Big Issue vendor for six years.  Bill’s enthusiasm, experience and good nature make him an excellent guide with 5star reviews and his experiences as an Army Medic, pub landlord and accountant mean Bill is able to talk on all levels.  Bill is committed to beer almost as much as repaying the Big Issue Foundation for the help they gave him, organising  several charity events at the brewery each year.


Sheldon, along with being one of the first taste testers (a perk with having the other half as the brewer) is a director of the company but has also been key with the design and implementation of the brewery.



Always a smile for everyone, Carol has been a barmaid in real ale pubs around town for many years as well as being a keen conservationist at Avon Heath Country Park. What Carol doesn’t know about bar service ain’t worth knowing.


Barman Sam, a traditionally friendly host, happy to chat to all and sundry about most things.  From history to music, to computer games and politics.  During the building phase Sam excelled at cutting recesses for hinges and locks.



If you love music you can’t help but love Abbie.  She is a walking encyclopedia of great tunes and if Abbie is in the beat the party is on.


There will be no more beer bellies with our in-house beer fanatic and Yoga teacher showing us how to work on our inner core.