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Adnams Brewery, Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold, Suffolk  IP18 6JW
Tel. 01502 727200  Fax. 01502 727201  e-mail  website


The earliest recorded brewing on the site of Adnams was in 1396 by Johanna de Corby.  The present brewery was taken over by George and Ernest Adnams in 1857 and turned into a public company in 1891.  The Adnams family was joined by the Loftus family in 1901, and Adnams still has three members of the family working within the company, with John Adnams as president, Simon Loftus as chairman and Jonathan Adnams as joint managing director.  Adnams remains committed to brewing cask ale and non themed pubs.  Real Ale is available in 96 of its 98 pubs and it also supplies some 750 other outlets direct.  New fermenting vessels were due to be installed in 2001 to cope with demand.


Adnams Bitter

This is the Classic Southwold Bitter, full to the brim with fragrant aromas of the very finest hops and malt
Itís dry, yet strangely wet: refreshing, with a distinctive liiiiingering bitterness. In short: appetising, delicious and ever so Southwoldy.

Adnams Broadside

Broadside's rich flavours make it an instant hit with lovers of premium cask bitter.
I taste almonds, zest and conserved fruit! Mmmmm! I sense a wonderful balance of malt and hop flavours. Broadside is a pint to savour like a fine wine! Gorgeous.

Adnams Regatta

The taste of a perfect summer, Regatta is light, bright and a crisp flavour.
Itís a delightful sunshine colour, wonderfully thirst quenching and with a refreshing touch of bitterness. On a summerís day in Southwold (or anywhere else for that matter) thereís nothing finer. Available April to September.

Adnams Fisherman

Fisherman: an easy-drinking traditional style beer.
Itís clean and refreshing yet dark and mysterious. No, really. Fisherman is a deep coppery red, conjuring up roasted nuts and dark chocolate, with lingering flavours of liquorice and dried fruits. Blimey! Available October to February.

Adnams Tally Ho

The original winter warmer, Tally-Ho is unashamedly strong.
Itís actually a barley wine brewed to a nineteenth century recipe. Itís sweet. Itís heart-warming. Itís rich. But watch out: itís got a kick like a draymanís horse! Marvellous stuff. Available only in December.

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