Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Bridport, Dorset

Beer has been produced at Palmers Brewery for more than 200 years using ancient techniques.

Read more … Close ×

Founded in Bridport in 1794 by a local family, Palmers Brewery has been brewing beer here for more than two centuries. The old parts of the brewery site still look much the same as they did 200 years ago including a thatched roof, the only one of its kind to be found at a brewery in England.

The water wheel built in 1879 is still working as is the 19th-century screening machine. The brewery prides itself on using traditional methods of brewing, updated for the 21st century. Fascinating tours allow visitors to watch every stage of the brewing process and at the end of the tour you can take a long-anticipated taste. You’ll even be presented with your own commemorative glass tankard.

Content provided by Visit Dorset

For more local tourist information:

Show me more like this:

Previous slide
P© Visit Dorset
Next slide
Lat: 50.726266, Long: -2.758498
View on Google MapsMore experiences nearby
Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a new account