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.
OUR BEERS &
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
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.
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
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.
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