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16th October 2012

TV Presenter and Cotswold Farmer Adam Henson, Join Butcombe Team and Mendip Morris Dancers for Brewery Open Day

Guy Newell, Managing Director of Butcombe Brewery (left)and TV Presenter and Butcombe Rare Breed collaborator, Adam Henson (right) joins Mendip Morris Dancers at recent Brewery Open Day


Over six hundred visitors enjoy Butcombe Brewery’s recent annual Open Day

Butcombe, the West Country’s fastest growing Brewery, recently opened its gates to over six hundred visitors. Approximately one thousand five hundred pints of Butcombe beer and Ashton Cider were enjoyed during the highly successful annual Open Day.  Rare Breed ale collaborator, TV presenter and Cotswold farmer, Adam Henson joined Guy Newell, Butcombe’s managing director in welcoming visitors and they even took a turn with the Mendip Morris Dancers.

Four brewers conducted tours of the Brewery every quarter of an hour and the rest of the Brewery team helped serve and feed the guests.

Guy Newell took the opportunity to thank those who gave so generously to Butcombe’s nominated charity- the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance – to whom Butcombe donated a £12,000 cheque at the recent Bath & West show.  The charity was instrumental in saving the life of one of Butcombe’s employees two years ago.   Since that time, a proportion of every pint of Butcombe sold has been and continues to be donated to the charity. The Mendip Morris Men also gave up their own fund-raising in favour of highlighting the Air Ambulance money box. 

Plans are already underway for an even bigger event in 2013.

For further information visit or follow Butcombe Brewery on Facebook at Twitter: ButcombeBrewery 
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In 2005, Butcombe built the largest new-build brewery in the UK for the past 35 years and prides itself on being one of the most efficient and energy-conserving breweries in the UK, and is capable of producing 50,000 barrels of beer a year.   There are 32 people in the team at Butcombe – 18 in production and distribution, and fourteen covering all other aspects of running the brewery and a 21-strong managed pub estate.  Long Ashton Cider Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Butcombe Brewery Ltd. 

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