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14th April 2015

From the Wolds to the waves – brewery celebrates cruise ship listing

Wold GoldAs the cruise ship Britannia continues on her maiden season in Europe, closer to home, an East Yorkshire brewery is toasting her success.

Driffield-based Wold Top Brewery has secured a contract to supply its Blonde, continental style beer, Wold Gold, for the Great British Beer Menu on P&O Cruises newest cruise ship.

In addition to representing Yorkshire in The Great British Beer Menu in Brodie’s pub which comprises 70 different bottled beers, ales and ciders from 56 UK counties including pilsners, ales, stouts, ciders, gluten-free beer and speciality beers, Wold Gold also features on the ‘beer flight’ tasting menu alongside Acorn Brewery’ s Yorkshire Pride and Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.

Brewery Director Gill Mellor is delighted with the listing and said: “This is our first listing on a cruise ship and we’re thrilled that it is such a prestigious vessel. It’s a great honour to be the only East Yorkshire brewery on board.”

Britannia, P&O Cruises newest ship, is the largest cruise ship designed for the British holiday market and can carry over 3,600 passengers on holidays throughout Europe and the Caribbean.



Scarborough Travel Counsellor Kay Halton enjoying a Wold Gold on board Britannia
Wold Gold


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please visit

  2. For more information about P&O Cruises, please visit

  3. For more information about Britannia, please visit

  4. The Mellor family have farmed 600 acres high on the Wolds for generations and the farm diversification brewery project began in 2003 when they required another form of income from the farm.

  5. The Wold Top Brewery range includes Wold Top Beer, Wold Gold blonde beer, Headland Red, Anglers Reward, Scarborough Fair IPA, Wold Top Against the Grain and Scarborough Fair gluten free beer. More information on the range of beers can be found here

  6. Please call the brewery on 01723 892222 for an up-to-date list of retailers.