Wadworth & Co Ltd

Wadworth has been brewing beer in the beautiful market town of Devizes, in Wiltshire, since 1875. Founded by Henry A Wadworth, the business passed to his founding partner John Smith Bartholomew and is now in the fourth-generation of ownership by the Bartholomew family. As an independent family brewer and regional pub operator, very proud of its West Country roots, Wadworth has created original beers at its brewery and is one of the few remaining family brewers to deliver to the local area using shire horses. It also has a 200-strong pub estate and works hard with its business partners and managers to ensure that the pubs offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, quality food and drink and excellent accommodation to make their customers’ days.

The Wadworth brewery combines the tradition of craft beer with modern production techniques and systems. Pubs signs are still hand painted in our sign shop and the Wadworth shire horses, Max, Archie and Sam deliver daily around the town.

Our skills and craft are hugely important to us when brewing our beer. We brew a range of real ales including the award winning and iconic 6X. Every year we create 10 seasonal ales alongside a core range of popular beers including Horizon, Swordfish and Henry’s IPA.

Run a pub with Wadworth

In addition to our family brewery we operate in excess of 200 pubs across west of England and London. Our estate is split between tenanted and managed pubs and we work hard with our partners to ensure that our pubs offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and excellent quality food and drink to keep customers coming back time and time again.

Whether you are a manager or new tenant we offer extensive training including digital marketing, cellar management and food training in our own development kitchen.

Wadworth has some of the most historic pubs in some of the most beautiful locations in the West Country. We enable you to be your own boss with support there when you need it. With a tenancy agreement you will be entitled to a retail support package, fair and transparent rents, building insurance, dedicated beer quality manager and regional development manager to support you and your business. We offer a low cost entry into your own pub business and our personal approach highlights our family values and credentials as a fourth-generation family brewer. With a cross section of pubs to fit the trading style and the excellent training prior to taking on the pub plus on going training throughout, you will be supported to enable you to build a great pub business.

If you are interested in a tenancy you can contact us on 01380 732216, or email us at recruitment@wadworth.co.uk

Or, if you are interested in working for us, go to www.wadworth.co.uk/careers/

Visitor Centre

The Wadworth Visitor Centre is based at the Wiltshire brewery and offers 2 tours daily, Monday to Saturday. You can visit the visitor centre and brewery shop at any time where you can purchase from our great selection of Wadworth bottled beers, gifts and exclusive merchandise. Entry to the visitor centre is free.

We recommend booking Brewery tours in advance – contact the Visitor Centre team for an up to date tour price list. Each tour includes a tutored sampling of our range of beers. Opening time is 10 am and closing time changes with the season. Bottled and draught beer can be purchased from the Visitor Centre as well as a range of exclusive merchandise.

If you would like to find more information, go to www.wadworth.co.uk/more/brewery-tours/

You can contact us on 01380 732277 or email us at visitorcentre@wadworth.co.uk

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