A Passion for Great Beer!
We started brewing award winning beers back in September 2016. Our founders, John and Gerry Tiner moved to the area to pursue their dream of running the brewery, after 35 years of fun-filled family holidays near Salcombe. But the story doesn’t start there……
Pursuing a dream
One day, while drinking a pint of his newly favourite local beer Shingle bay in a pub, the landlord told John it might be the last pint of Shingle Bay he’d ever enjoy, as the brewery was closing down. So, ever seeking a new adventure, John popped around to the brewery near Kingsbridge on a fact-finding mission. That same afternoon, without knowing a thing about brewing, he decided to buy the business in a bid to save Shingle Bay and to turn the business around. And so, our The Salcombe Brewery story began.
Our home – Estuary View
In 2015, we moved it our new home, a former Water Board reservoir, perched on a hill overlooking the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary. We call it Estuary View. Once again, it was a chance purchase for John (he spotted the for sale sign one day while driving into Salcombe), but also a very clever one – the large semi-submerged concrete lined reservoir makes a fabulous eco-friendly cool storage area for our beer!
In 2021, we also opened an additional state of the art production facility nearby to support our growing business.
Not only do we want to produce great beer, but we want to do it right. We want to be recognised for our commitment to supporting our people, the community and the local environment and continually search for ways in which to improve our impact.
Our vision is to be recognised as a leader in producing high quality products crafted using sustainable methods that look after our people and the planet. We have just started our journey to becoming a B-Corp accredited company.
The surrounding coastal environment is hugely important to us – the Salcombe Estuary, just on our doorstep, is one of the few places in the UK you can find the rarer of the two species of seahorse. Unique, fresh and contemporary, the seahorse is a seal of high quality represented by our beers.
Not only do we incorporate the seahorse into our branding, but we also raise funds to conserve them – for every bottle of our signature ‘Seahorse’ beer that is sold, we donate 5p to The Seahorse Trust.
Constantly improving our sustainability credentials is a core objective for us and as part of this ambition we have eliminated all plastic from our packaging.