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22nd April 2015


Palmers Gold

PALMERS Brewery’s flagship premium ale has won a champion gold award from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Palmers 200 in bottles won gold in the Small Pack Strong Ales category, and then went on to be declared overall champion in the Small Pack Beers class at the Tuckers Maltings beer festival in Exeter.

More than 200 bottles of beer from 75 breweries were entered for the contest, which represented the very best of brewing across the entire South West region.

Palmers’ head brewer Darren Batten said: “We always knew that 200 was a great beer and it’s great that has been recognised as such by so many experts in the South West. It really is a proper, fine ale!”

Cleeves Palmer, the brewery sales and marketing director, said: “Darren and the brewhouse team have done a fantastic job and this award is well deserved.”

Palmers 200 was created in 1994 to celebrate 200 years of brewing at the Bridport brewery. It is full bodied, rich and malty, with a distinctive hop character (ABV 5%). 200 is available in bottles and on draught.


Palmers head brewer Darren Batten and sales and marketing director Cleeves Palmer toast the success of Palmers 200, which has won champion gold from SIBA.


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Palmers Brewery was founded in 1794 by the Gundry family of Dorset rope and net makers. In the late 19th century 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 and Palmers Brewery remains among the best of small independent brewers.

The original Old Brewery – famous as the only working thatched brewery in Britain – is where the beer is still brewed to traditional methods with the finest ingredients. Palmers’ pubs include some of the best known and best loved in the South West.

You can see how Palmers’ beer is brewed and taste the brewery’s five fine ales on a tour of Palmers historic brewery buildings; contact Palmers Wine Store for bookings or visit the website at


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