Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Tillingbourne Brewery has an enviable location well off the beaten track and close to the picturesque village of Shere. Its name was taken from the short river which starts as a spring on Leith Hill and meanders through the heart of the Surrey Hills villages. A river steeped in history and famous for the production of gunpowder.
Housed in two barn style buildings, the brewery has a delightful courtyard feel and plenty of character. We currently have three 17 barrel (68 casks) fermenters which enable us to brew 4896 pints of ale per week.
When the brewery equipment housed at Old Scotland Farm came up for sale in July 2011, it proved the perfect opportunity for chief brewer Steve to fulfil his lifelong dream of owning his own brewery.
In partnership with an old school friend Lee – the sales & marketing brains of the business – the purchase was completed in September 2011 and then the major task of cleaning, decorating and upgrading the brewery began…
On 19th November 2011, the first Tillingbourne brew was finally underway. With over 20 years’ experience, moving from brewing 120 pints for private consumption to nearly 5,000 pints commercially was always going to be a challenge. But under Steve’s strict quality control, we did it and without compromise.
Our reputation for quality grew as quickly as our reputation for being hop fanatics. Our passion for infusing our beers with copious amounts of hops has also become our signature.
Look out for our beers in local pubs & restaurants and news on the CAMRA website.