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Brief History of Exe Valley Brewery

Established in 1984 as Barron Brewery by ex publican Richard Barron who converted a redundant cowshed into the brewery. Former brewers' wholesaler Guy Sheppard joined Richard in 1991 when the name was changed to Exe Valley Brewery and the plant was expanded and upgraded. Richard retired from the brewery in 2003 and Guy now runs the brewery on his own account along with two staff including James Fryer who is our Head Brewer.

We can produce up to 60 barrels per week (over 17,000 pints) and take pride in being a producer of quality, prize-winning, traditional beers.

Most of our beer is cask conditioned (real ale), with a small proportion being bottled (bottle conditioned). 

Our beers are brewed from natural ingredients with no additives. We use our own spring water, Devon malt and English hops. We now brew seven regular beers, six seasonal beers and brew a few special beers for specific events particularly to help promote Silverton Street market which is on the first Saturday of August.

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2014 with a special beer brewed formulated by a good friend who had passed away; It's Phil's Ale is now one of our regular brews.

We also have a Pop Up Pub which we take to events selling our own beers and local cyder.

We do not have a visitor centre or on site shop, so do not have facilities for casual visitors; but we do hold a charity Open Day most years, usually in September, for anyone to come, enjoy some of our beers and see what we do.