So... who are we?

Since 1985, we have been producing the very best cask, keg and bottled beers, using the finest ingredients, while at the same time supporting the Great British institution that is fondly known as the 'pub'.

Our reputation for consistent excellence in product quality and customer service is the reason our beers are served in more than 1,200 pubs and bars throughout the West Midlands and South Wales. In fact, we've gone from a humbling beginning of producing approximately 10 brewers' barrels a week to an average of 800 barrels per week - that's more than 12 million pints per year!

Our History

  1. WHERE THE STORY BEGINS

    It all began in the summer of 1985! After brewing for years for Guinness, Wye Valley Brewery founder, 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 in Hereford - Wye Valley Brewery’s very first pub!

  2. 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.

  3. 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. A 9-acre former cider mill in Stoke Lacy was soon to become Wye Valley Brewery’s new home.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 47% 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.

  7. SIBA BEST GREEN BUSINESS AWARD

    Over the last decade we have been able to update our Brewhouse and the way the brewery as a whole sources and uses energy, which led to us winning ‘Best Green Business’at the SIBA Business Awards.

  8. PREMIUM PRODUCTS NEED A PREMIUM LOOK

    Since 1985 Wye Valley Brewery has consistently brewed beautiful beers… and consistently won awards for them too!  But, in an increasingly competitive industry great beer alone isn’t enough, and we needed a premium brand identity to match our premium product quality.

    So, in 2016 we had a complete rebrand with a timeless corporate logo and impactful point of sale items supporting a range of exciting new products.

  9. OUR FIRST EVER LAGER!

    As a specialist cask ale brewer of over thirty years, a lager was a natural expansion of our range.

    Named after the year Wye Valley Brewery was founded, 1985 is a cool, crisp lager, pale straw in colour with an earthy bitterness that is derived from locally grown Pilot hops.

  10. A BRITISH LAGER GETTING INTERNATIONAL APPLAUSE

    Beating hundreds of lagers to win Silver at the International Brewing Awards (the Oscars of the brewing world), 1985, our cool, crisp premium lager is already a real winner!

  11. EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS

    From the deliciously refreshing Saison, Faceplant, to the out-of-this world black IPA, Space Hopper, 2018 was a year of exciting product development in keg, cask and bottle. 

    This included the holy grail of hoppy ale, Hopfather. This sensational smooth beer sees Mosaic, Summit, Pilot and Azacca hops join forces to provide some seriously hoppy clout.

     

     

  • Our 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

  • Staf Eltagouri
    Staf Eltagouri

    Quality Assurance Manager

  • Julie Hyett
    Julie Hyett

    Sales Office Supervisor

  • Sean Tobin
    Sean Tobin

    Production Supervisor

  • Sam Tozer
    Sam Tozer

    Engineering Supervisor

  • Jon Morris
    Jon Morris

    Transport Supervisor

  • Jack Morris
    Jack Morris

    Marketing Executive

  • Dan Herbert
    Dan Herbert

    Field Sales 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

  • Sandy Fowle
    Sandy Fowle

    Sales Administrator

  • Sarah Jones
    Sarah Jones

    Sales Administrator

  • Ben Swain
    Ben Swain

    Sales Administrator

  • Val Williams
    Val Williams

    Quality Control

  • Grace Davis
    Grace Davis

    Quality Control

  • Production
    Production

  • Transport
    Transport

SUPPORTINGLOCAL CHARITIES

THE WYE VALLEY BREWERY ‘PLEDGE’

There’s no denying we’re a passionate bunch and fiercely proud of everything we do. Everyone who works for Wye Valley Brewery is committed to making the best beers possible, but also to helping others… Local charities, not-for-profit organisations, clubs, community groups...

As a thriving business, we recognise all the support we’ve had over the years and know we wouldn’t have got where we are today without everybody around us. So it’s only right that we give back, and is what the Wye Valley Brewery Pledge is all about – from providing prizes for raffles and auctions, to sponsoring events and supporting via social media.

Ultimately, it’s all about raising a glass to the community and championing local causes in the same way Wye Valley Brewery champions the ‘Great British pub’ - the original social hub!