Palmers Brewery have been brewing finest ales since 1794. We own some of the best-loved pubs of great character in the South West. Our pubs are found across Dorset, Somerset and Devon, in pretty country towns, under the shadow of Glastonbury Tor, deep in greenest Thomas Hardy country and by the sea on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. All 55 are Cask Marque accredited, offering superb ale and good food to suit their individual profile.
A Palmers pub tenancy offers the chance to run your own business with the benefit of expert back up from the brewery and a great product range.
The beer is brewed using the best ingredients at the original Old Brewery in Bridport – famous as the only thatched brewery in Britain. A brewery tour of our historic brewery buildings allows visitors to see each stage of the brewing process and taste our five fine draught ales. These are:
Best, Dorset Gold, 200 and Tally Ho! are also available in bottles.
Palmers’ roots date back to the late 18th Century when the Gundry family built a brewery on the banks of the River Brit in Bridport. Nearly 100 years later, two Palmer brothers – John Cleeves and Robert Henry – bought the operation and its pubs and gave it their names: JC & RH Palmer. Today, their great grandsons John and Cleeves Palmer work in the company.
Palmers are among the best of independent, family brewers. In the last year alone we have won a clutch of awards and commendations from SIBA, The Good Pub Guide, The PMA and CAMRA.
Number of pubs: 55
Palmers Wine Store is a leading Wine Merchant in Dorset. With continuous tasting and careful evaluation we have developed an extensive range of wines that offer value and quality, wines that offer great regionality and that are a reflection of the people who make them. We actively promote the understanding and enjoyment of wine at our monthly tastings and we believe buying wine should be a pleasurable experience whether in person or online. A family owned and independent business since 1794, we have built our reputation on the high quality of our wine and our outstanding customer service. We now offer excellent wine online with free delivery over £90 to the UK mainland.
Opening times 9:30am – 6pm