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22nd January 2018

Woodforde’s ‘Wherry’ Gains National Listing with Greene King

Woodforde’s, the award-winning, Norfolk-based brewery, has won a major national listing for its flagship beer, Wherry.  The beer will be available throughout the UK in Greene King’s 1,800 managed-pub estate from January 2018.


Since directors James Hughes and Nick Dolan took on the business in April 2016, they have increased the sales distribution and profile of Woodforde’s in the UK, including a successful roll-out of its new brand look in September 2017.


Nick Dolan, Woodforde’s Chief Operating Officer says: “We are delighted that Greene King has chosen us as one of a select number of beers in its pubs.” James Hughes, CEO, added:  “This listing will further build on our national profile, and we are thrilled that drinkers in Greene King pubs will now be able to enjoy a pint of Wherry throughout the UK.”


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Notes to Editors


About Woodforde’s


  • Woodforde’s Brewery, rebranded earlier this year by linking with the legacy of Norfolk’s favourite son, and one of Britain’s greatest military heroes,      Admiral Lord Nelson.
  • Woodforde’s Brewery was founded in 1981 and operates from its brewery and pub site in the village of Woodbastwick, near Norwich.
  • Woodforde’s Brewery is the largest brewer in Norfolk.
  • The Brewery has won over fifty nationally recognized awards including two Champion Beers of Britain (Wherry and Norfolk Nog), as voted by                 CAMRA.
  • Woodforde’s is one of only 4 brewers to have received this award twice.
  • Of the fifty national awards twenty-six have been first place as well as winning an array of regional and category awards.
  • Woodforde’s has two operational brew houses with a 30 barrel and 60 barrel capacity.
  • There are six beers in the core cask range: Wherry; Reedlighter; Nelson’s Revenge; Norada; Bure Gold and Norfolk Nog.
  • There are five beers in the 2017 seasonal range: West Coast Wherry; Red Admiral; Tundra; Flagondy and Tinsel Toes.
  • Wherry, Bure Gold, Nelson’s Revenge and Norfolk Nog are available in 500 ml bottles.  Reedlighter and Norada are available in 330 ml bottles.

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