We've had a journey to get here.A STORY
BEHIND EVERY BEER

Our journey started in 2013 and, as with any, had some stumbling blocks along the way, but we are incredibly please to be where we are now.

THE BUILDING ITSELF

HISTORY

The property built in 1880 was originally Bayley and Sons Iron Mongers, with the upper stories being the School of Art, Science and Technology; later the family also operated the towns electrophone service from the property’s basement. The electrophone service preceded modern radio as a telephone operated live broadcasting service sending live performances from the Pavilion and St Stephen’s Church directly to the parlour. This service was operated till 1939 and was the last in the country.

On the building site!

DREAM BUILDING

Having decided to open a brewery in Bournemouth finding a suitable premises was quite difficult but when Jennifer saw 41-43 Poole Hill she knew it was the right place. Vacant for 20 years this Rolls Royce car showroom lacked any shop frontage and needed a complete renovation. Enter Sheldon Young to the ring with his planning and building control expertise to design and build the frontage with the breweries own team of previously unskilled labour. Together the team have built a Victorian style timber shop front from scratch, internal walls, laid vinyl, plastered, installed drainage and plumbed in toilets as well as installing the 20-barrel brewery plant, transforming this neglected property into a beer lovers nirvana.

SOUTHBOURNE ALES

CROWD FUNDING

This whole project has been financed through crowd funding with over 125 local and national investors. Our wonderful shareholders take part in several aspects of the company including marketing, research and the taste panel run to ensure that our beers are consistently exceptional and to assist in the development of new product ranges.

Interested in joining us? Find out more by emailing admin@southbourneales.co.uk

On the building site!
On the building site!

OUR SUPPLIERS

We take the sourcing of quality raw materials seriously and select our malts from the Britain’s oldest working floor maltings which are no coincidence also our closest. Warminster Maltings still employs the traditional labour-intensive methods which produce top quality malted barley. Whilst this is expensive only the best is good enough.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

Book a tour with our award winning tour guide, Bill, using the form.
Wednesday to Saturday
Hourly 12pm-4pm
Sunday
Hourly 12pm-2pm
Prices
Adults - £10
Children - £1
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