Welcome

Established in early 2012 by Ant and Kate Stevens, Ledbury Real Ales is focused on producing a small range of high quality cask conditioned real ales. All our beers are made from hops grown in Herefordshire and Worcestershire with other materials sourced locally where possible. Our beers are sold mainly within a 15 mile radius of the brewery which allows us to meet one of our main aims of creating a local product for a local market.

We now have our 5 barrel brew line up and running and are able to produce 1440 pints per brew. Not only will we now be able to satisfy the growing demand for our beer... Read More

Get in touch

ant@ledburyrealales.co.uk
kate@ledburyrealales.co.uk
01531 671 184
Gazerdine House, Hereford Road, Ledbury, HR8 2PZ

What's going on?

We currently run on a 1 barrel brew plant. 2013 will see us up scaling this to a 6 barrel plant. The 1 barrel will be retained to continue test brews and the 6 barrel will allow us to produce 1700 pints per brew to meet increasing demand. In this move to a bigger brew kit, the quality product we have created so far will not be compromised. The local pigs will also continue to enjoy our spent grain, much to their delight!

Ledbury Dark, our 3.9% dark bitter has been well received and we are now in full production. This completes our core beer collection alongside Ledbury Bitter (3.8%) and Ledbury Gold (4.0%).

We will also be producing a few limited edition ales using some more unusual hops. Phoenix was very well received before Christmas (created only using hops from one local farm in Suckley) and we hope for more success with further limited edition brews in the future.

Welcome

Established in early 2012 by Ant and Kate Stevens, Ledbury Real Ales is focused on producing a small range of high quality cask conditioned real ales. All our beers are made from hops grown in Herefordshire and Worcestershire with other materials sourced locally where possible. Our beers are sold mainly within a 15 mile radius of the brewery which allows us to meet one of our main aims of creating a local product for a local market.

We now have our 5 barrel brew line up and running and are able to produce 1440 pints per brew. Not only will we now be able to satisfy the growing demand for our beer but more local pigs will enjoy our spent grain, much to their delight!

We are retaining the 1 barrel line to continue test brews and special edition beers such as Phoenix which was very well received and we hope for more success with this and further limited edition brews in the future.

For Ant, born and bred a Yorkshire man, real ale is in his blood. His passion for beer has taken him around the world sampling ales and led to the decision to set up a brewery allowing him to share his enthusiasm for real ale.

The brewery is located on the outskirts of Ledbury and is situated in a converted garage which has been fully refurbished to the highest building standards and comes complete with an on-site bar.

Our Core beers:
Ledbury Bitter (3.8%), Ledbury Gold (4.0%) and Ledbury Dark (3.9%) - Award Winning

Our Limited edition beers:
Phoenix (4.5%)

Ledbury Bitter

Ledbury Bitter is a traditional copper colour with a noticeably bitter start. The late addition hop provides an enjoyable finish with hints of spice and citrus.

Ledbury Dark

Ledbury Dark has a chocolate and coffee start with a smooth, mellow finish. The three hops we use all come from a local farm in Suckley, Worcestershire. This beer has notes of spice, marmalade and honey.

Ledbury Gold

Ledbury Gold is made using two local Herefordshire hops. It is a golden bitter with a malt and hop combination that ensures it is well balanced with a honey and fruit finish.