The Provenance of Badger Beer

Since we first started brewing in 1777, Hall & Woodhouse have proudly remained a Dorset-based, independent and family-owned brewery. Our Business Partners are in the unique position of running great pubs, in beautiful locations, with exclusivity to our award winning Badger beer and cask ale.

We have been expertly crafting characterful beer for over 240 years, and although our beer is still traditionally brewed, we have had several different brewhouses over the centuries and our equipment has changed significantly. Our latest state-of-the-art brewery now stands proudly alongside our old Victorian brewery on the banks of the River Stour in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset.

Supporting Our Business Partners

As a hospitality-led independent family brewer, we are dedicated to helping our Business Partners create the right food and drink offer for their business. Our Drinks Tie is fundamental to our business and it allows us to provide the enhanced level of support that our BPs receive, compared to a free trade pub.

Badger beer remains the golden thread that runs throughout our business, which is why you’ll only find our award-winning Badger beer in our own pubs. Each of our BPs has a dedicated Business Development Partner (BDP) who will discuss the food and drink range for each pub and work with BPs to ensure they have the right beer for their guests. As well as our hero beers, we also produce seasonal cask beers throughout the year with appropriate marketing materials to help our BPs to promote them. To ensure that our BPs and their teams are always able to look after their ales in the best way possible, our Beer Quality Ambassador visits our tenanted pubs several times a year. This supports our BPs in ensuring that their cask ale is always served in excellent condition.

'Cask is BACK, so back CASK' Campaign

A new campaign is calling on beer drinkers to back British brewing and pubs and opt for a pint of fresh cask beer from a local independent brewery when they return to pubs in the coming weeks.

Sales of hand-pulled cask beer, which can only be sold in pubs, have been hit hard by restrictions of the pandemic, with sales of this fresh British beer down 70% over the last twelve months. However this new campaign is seeking to reverse those fortunes and has the backing of brewers, beer drinkers and publicans alike.

The ‘Cask is BACK, so back CASK’ campaign has been launched by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), and Cask Marque, who are championing Britain’s national drink, which can only be enjoyed in pubs.

If you fancy joining us by becoming one of our BUSINESS PARTNERS, take a look at the Partnerships page of our Recruitment website:

For more info on the ‘Cask is BACK, so back CASK’ campaign, please see the following links:

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