About Thornbridge

 

The Thornbridge story began back in 2005 when the founders Jim Harrison and Simon Webster recruited two young brewers to brew on a second hand 10-barrel kit in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall.

The Hall brewery is based in the outbuildings of Thornbridge Hall, surrounded by beautiful gardens within the 100-acre estate. The buildings were renovated in 2004 in preparation for the brewery installation. Jim Harrison and Simon Webster recruited two young brewers, keen to kick-start their brewing career. Their first brew was Lord Marples, a 4% classic bitter, which went on to become a core Thornbridge beer.

Next, they were tasked with brewing something a little different, an IPA which packed a punch in terms of both flavour and ABV. In mid-2005 Jaipur was born. A 5.9% IPA packed with American hops and like nothing else in the beer industry at that time. Following an array of awards and national recognition, Jaipur catapulted Thornbridge into the spotlight, demand outstripped supply and the need for a new Brewery became clear.

In 2009 a brand new state of the art brewery was built at Riverside, Bakewell to meet with demand and allow Thornbridge to develop their range of beers. Brewing still takes place today on the original kit at Thornbridge Hall, which allows us to experiment with new brews, create bespoke Hall brews, collaborations and assist the main brewery in Bakewell.

Thornbridge beer begins to appear nationwide and export trade develops; initially to Italy but now over 35 countries worldwide including our recent addition of Brazil which opens up potential for trade in other South American countries. The increase in trade both at home and abroad has led to 3 expansions between 2009 and today.

Thornbridge is once again looking at further expansion, moving the current Tap Room and offices to new units to allow for a canning line in 2019. A brand new Visitor Centre is being developed for Summer 2020 which will include a retail area, extensive bar and food offering.
Thornbridge have always brewed the finest quality beer with a passion. We recognise that not only quality but consistency and innovation are key to creating amazing and beautifully balanced beer.


Beers made by Thornbridge

North Bridge Mountain IPA

Limited Release American IPA

AM:PM

American IPA

Astryd

English Pale Ale

Brother Rabbit

English Pale Mild Ale

Cocoa Wonderland

English Porter

Florida Weisse

American Wild / Sour Ale

Green Mountain

American IPA

Jaipur

American IPA

Jamestown

American IPA

Lord Marples

English Bitter

Lukas Helles Lager

Munich Helles Lager

Market Porter

English Porter

The Wednesday

English Pale Ale

Zero Five

Low Alcohol Beer

Bliss Point

Seasonal American Pale Ale (APA)

Brock Creamy Stout

Seasonal English Stout

Carry Us All Table Beer

Seasonal Low Alcohol Beer

Colorado Red Red IPA

Seasonal American IPA

Crackendale Citra Pale Ale

Seasonal American Pale Ale (APA)

Halcyon

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA

Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

Seasonal American Pale Ale (APA)

Mango Halcyon

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA

Melba Peach IPA

Seasonal American IPA

Pineapple Halcyon

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA

Pink Grapefruit Halcyon

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA

Saint Petersburg

Seasonal Russian Imperial Stout

The River Knows

Seasonal American Wild / Sour Ale

Yelamu

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA