In 1777, Charles Hall, a Dorset farmer, founded a brewery in the Dorset village of Ansty to provide beer to General Clinton’s troops who were stationed on the south coast before being shipped to America to fight the pesky Colonialists. He became the embodiment of the Georgian Merchant. 60 years later, his son Robert made his nephew, Edward Woodhouse, a partner and Hall & Woodhouse was born.
Over the years we’ve continued to innovate in beer and pubs, ensuring that we remain an independent family company at the forefront of the brewing and hospitality industry.
Our pub estate has grown to over 200, stretching from Bristol to Exeter, London to Brighton and you can find our award-winning range of Badger bottled ales nationally in leading supermarkets and off licenses.
Owned and run by the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family, with Mark Woodhouse and Anthony Woodhouse as the current stewards, we’re proud to be a leading independent regional brewer with an established pub estate of beautiful pubs in great locations across the South of England.
We’ve built our managed pub-restaurant estate to be places that delight our guests and that our teams are proud of. Alongside this, we aim to be the tenanted pub company of choice for entrepreneurs looking to run their own pub businesses. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with our ‘tenants’ (we call them business partners) to ensure that they are able to run fantastic and profitable businesses.
Badger beer remains the golden thread that runs throughout our business, hence why you’ll only find our award-winning Badger cask ales in our own pubs. Our bottled range, as well as having a leading position in the take-home market, can also now be enjoyed in many countries across the globe.
We are a values led business where our team are at the heart of everything we aspire to.
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