In 1794, Dorset rope and net makers – the Gundry family – built the Old Brewery on the banks of the River Brit in Bridport. Since then, there’s been non-stop brewing on this site. Generations of Palmers have kept the brews bubbling. In the late 19th century, two Palmers brothers – John Cleeves and Robert Henry – bought the brewery and gave it their names: JC & RH Palmer. Today, their great grandsons, John and Cleeves Palmer, work in the company. As Palmers Brewery, it remains among the best of small independent brewers.

Best Bitter

(4.2% ABV)

This ale has been the taste of Palmers for generations. A full-drinking, malty ale with a delicious hop character. A traditional IPA from the heart of West Dorset.

Copper Ale

(3.7% ABV)

Beautifully balanced, copper-coloured session ale, good citrus fruit with a hoppy aroma. Full-flavoured and brewed with Maris Otter malt and whole leaf First Gold aroma hops. Named after Palmer's brewery copper, still in use in the Old Brewery.

Dorset Gold

(4.5% ABV)

Lightly hopped, golden premium ale. A refreshing, zesty and thirst-quenching beer, from the heart of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Originally brewed as a summer ale and proved so popular it’s now available all year round.

Thatchers Gold

( 4.8% ABV)

A medium dry golden cider, with a smooth and refreshing taste. Crafted from a blend of apples including Dabinett, Porters Perfection and Harry Masters Jersey.

First Press Cider

(5.5% ABV)

First Press is a traditional still cider with adistinctive full flavour and refreshing bite, typical of artisan West Country ciders.

Orchard Haze Cider

(4.5% ABV)

A medium-dry, naturally cloudy cider made with traditional cider apples sourced from West Dorset orchards, blended with a proportion of dessert apples to create a hazy cider bursting with fresh, crisp apple flavours.



(4.5% ABV)

Apple Bee is a modern, refreshing and vibrant keg cider pressed by Sheppy’s from apples sourced exclusively from orchards in Dorset.

Guest Ale

(4% ABV)

Colmers Ale Brewed with Citra Hops.

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