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Pembrokeshire's artisan breweries and distilleries
Pembrokeshire has enjoyed a major brewing & distilling renaissance in recent years.
Artisan breweries producing a huge variety of ales and ciders using locally grown hops can be found up and down Pembrokeshire. Add to the mix the micro-distilleries producing small-batch gins and vermouth using spring water, local ingredients and flavours and the result is a vibrant drink scene to tickle the tastebuds.
Here’s a quick guide to finding your perfect Pembrokeshire tipple.
Based in the front yard of Tyriet Farm, Bluestone Brewing is an eco-friendly brewery & events venue in North Pembrokeshire. What used to be the stables and dairy is now the epicentre for brewing their craft beers there’s everything from Pils, lager, blonde ale, bitter and IPA
Bluestone is the first brewery in the world to be given the Green Key Accreditation, an international award that recognises environmentally sustainable businesses. There’s a zero-waste brewing process – spent malt and yeast go to the farm animals, hops to the local gardening club and water is sent down to our reed bed filtration system! Their beer is packed in compostable cardboard, wildflowers roofs and even a crisp packet recycling point.
In normal times, there’s a taproom and outdoor seating but, for the moment they are open as a bottle shop only. They know how to throw a mean live music night too, anything from reggae & ska to rock & gypsy – keep an eye on their events listing.
A small award-winning independent family distillery opened in 2016 on the family-run Cinnamon Grove farm on the outskirts of Haverfordwest and was the first gin distillery in Pembrokeshire.
Their gin journey began with a bit of experimenting in their copper column still, called Ruby, with different botanicals and combining them with the fresh pure water straight from their own well. After many months of tasting, they finally crafted their distinctive flavoured gin and is today is still hand bottled and labelled – a truly handcrafted product unique to Pembrokeshire.
Check out their website for stockists if you’re in Pembrokeshire or order online for delivery right to your door. Just add ice and slice!
Tucked down the narrow Sergeants Lane right in the heart of Tenby you will find the craft brewery and taproom of Harbwr Tenby Brewery. Brewing a range of cask and bottled ales just above the historic and beautiful Tenby harbour.
The HARBWR ale selection has a variety of names that spark the imagination. So where do names like North Star, Caldey Lollipop, M.V. Enterprise, and RFA Sir Galahad come from? They are names of well-known and much loved Tenby boats!
Every so often, a snippet of conversation at the brewery or a sight down the harbour captures the brewers’ imaginations and a new seasonal or special beer is born including the very recent Tamar’s Tusk Arctic ale in honour of Tenby’s Tamar class lifeboat and Wally the Walrus who set up home on launch ramp of the RNLI station!
‘Hops and Hwyl*’ Brewery tours can also be arranged by prior arrangement, offering a tour and taster session for groups of 4 to 40 people
*Hwyl is the Welsh word to express a sense of fun, energy and enjoyment: hwyl is pronounced ‘hoo-eel’.