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Our Story

Who Are Wye Valley Brewery?

Wye Valley Brewery is a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask-conditioned beer possible and supporting local pubs as places to enjoy the perfect pint.

We are also immensely proud of the team of talented people who make all the magic happen… Incredible as it may seem, there are fewer than 50 of us at Wye Valley Brewery ensuring around 10 million pints of beautiful beer are enjoyed every year! From the brewers and production team who brew, batch and bottle our tasty ales, to the friendly draymen who deliver daily to your local… Not forgetting our sales and customer service teams who make sure Wye Valley Brewery beers are served in your favourite free houses on a regular basis!

  • Our Story - 1985

    Our Story

    1985: Where the Story Begins

    Brewing is in the blood… As a family-run brewery we’re passionate about what we do; the people we work with and, of course, the people who share our love of good beer! Wye Valley Brewery was started by former Guinness brewer, Peter Amor, who had a dream to brew the best cask-conditioned beer. It all began in the summer of 1985! After brewing for years for Guinness, Peter Amor decided to branch out on his own. He began brewing from the back of a pub in Canon Pyon in Herefordshire but soon moved to the old stable block of The Barrels (formerly The Lamb Hotel) in Hereford - Wye Valley Brewery’s very first pub!

  • Our Story - 1997

    Our Story

    1997: Keeping it in the Family

    After studying at Young’s brewery in London, Peter’s son, Vernon Amor, joined the brewery to help with the demands of the growing business.

  • Our Story - 2002

    Our Story

    2002: The Big Move

    By 2002, the brewery had well and truly outgrown its stable block at The Barrels and Peter and Vernon were on the look-out for bigger premises. Fortunately, a 9-acre former cider mill in Stoke Lacy was soon to become Wye Valley Brewery’s new home.

  • Our Story - 2009

    Our Story

    2009: Bottling it up

    Installing a bottling line was another huge step for the brewery and definitely one worth celebrating… Following an official opening that was attended by local dignitaries and dedicated Wye Valley Brewery fans, with the bottling line in full swing, the brewery was for the first time able to brew and bottle under one roof.

  • Our Story - 2013

    Our Story

    2013: Going Green

    In October 2013, work on a brand new Brewhouse was completed. As well as increasing brewing capacity, the state-of-the-art Brewhouse also increased energy efficiency.

  • Our Story - 2015

    Our Story

    2015: Solar, So Good!

    To add to our already impressive array of solar panels, in November 2015 a bank of panels were installed in one of the fields to the rear of the brewery. These new solar panels are currently producing over 41% of the brewery’s total electricity! Find out more about Wye Valley Brewery’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and our ongoing eco-initiatives.

Proud Of Our Green Brewing

We’re a lean, green brewing machine. Here at Wye Valley Brewery, we care about our environment and the community we work in. Wye Valley is a beautiful area with stunning landscapes and we want to keep it this way. Over the last decade, we have updated our processes and made our brewhouse energy efficient. This led to us winning Best Green Business at the SIBA Business Awards 2015. We are proud of our energy saving processes and are always looking at how we can improve them further.

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Our People

Meet our team of talented people…

  • Vernon Amor
    Vernon Amor

    Managing Director

  • Michelle Churchill
    Michelle Churchill

    Operations Manager

  • Gareth Bateman
    Gareth Bateman

    Head Brewer

  • Terri French
    Terri French

    Finance Manager

  • Abbie Gadd
    Abbie Gadd

    Marketing Manager

  • John Gardner
    John Gardner

    Sales Manager

  • Dave Napper
    Dave Napper

    Transport Manager

  • Hywel Davies
    Hywel Davies

    Engineering Manager

  • Sean Tobin
    Sean Tobin

    Production Supervisor

  • Jack Morris
    Jack Morris

    Marketing Executive

  • Julie Allen
    Julie Allen

    Field Sales Executive

  • Emma Jenkins
    Emma Jenkins

    Field Sales Executive

  • Julie Poole-Roberts
    Julie Poole-Roberts

    Field Sales Executive

  • Carey Spry
    Carey Spry

    Field Sales Executive

  • Julie Hyett
    Julie Hyett

    Sales Office Supervisor

  • Michelle Tobin
    Michelle Tobin

    Sales Administrator

  • Sandy Fowle
    Sandy Fowle

    Sales Administrator

  • Joanne Morrison
    Joanne Morrison

    Sales Administrator

  • Jan Battersby
    Jan Battersby

    Finance Assistant

  • Val Williams
    Val Williams

    Quality Control

  • Grace Davis
    Grace Davis

    Quality Control

  • Brewers
    Brewers

  • Engineers
    Engineers

  • Production
    Production

  • Drivers
    Drivers

Visit Our Pubs

As well as supplying our beers to free houses throughout the West Midlands, South-West and South Wales, we also have 8 of our own pubs, where a warm Wye Valley Brewery welcome will always be found!

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Call +44 (0)1885 490505 sales@wyevalleybrewery.co.uk
Company number 2830022.
VAT number 401504414.