Ringwood Brewery was founded by Peter Austin in 1978, a man who is revered as "the father of British Micro-brewing".
Ringwood Brewery's first brewhouse was in a former bakery in the old station yard brewing Best Bitter and Fortyniner for a handful of local customers. 1979 saw the production of Old Thumper, which has since become the flagship brew.
In 1986, having outgrown the Minty's yard premises, the brewery moved to its present site, ironically the location of the old Tunks' Brewery which ceased trading
Today the brewery is able to produce circa 40,000 barrels of its renowned and distinctive beers. In addition to Razorback, Boondoggle, Fortyniner and Old Thumper, we now also brew Circadian IPA.
Our brewery store hosts a wide range of beers, in bottle and cask alongside our range of merchandise and clothing, open from 9.30am - 5pm Monday - Saturday!
The brewery is also able to provide a peak behind the scenes with a variety of brewery tour times available through out the year.