This brewery was established in 2003 by dynamic husband and wife team, Jack and Pippa Lightbown. Jack’s family ran the Bankes Arms pub in Studland, a National Trust inn dating back to the early 1800s. Jack and Pippa were very much involved in organising the annual Bankes Arms Beer Festival, a celebration of independently brewed beer and cider and now in its 22nd year.
Using the knowledge gained from their contact with other independent brewers and enlisting the services of master brewer Dan Thomasson, Jack and Pippa began brewing their first beer, Fossil Fuel, on land adjacent to the pub. The brewery now produces five core beers which encompass a wide range of delicious styles and tastes as well as several seasonal ales, a cider and a wide range of real ale produce.
The brewery supplies nationally to pubs, restaurants, wholesalers, retailers and the public. It has made a particular reputation for being the ‘go to’ brewery for music festivals (there are six annual music festivals in Purbeck alone), fairs and fetes. Their delivery and racking service makes the brewery ideal to supply casks of ale to outdoor events and venues without a formal bar; wedding receptions, engagement parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations and music and performance events can all easily be catered for.
The brewery has its own brand of bottled beers: all of its core beers as well as seasonal and limited varieties. Isle of Purbeck Brewery bottled beer can be found in outlets across the UK and, bought locally, they can also be an excellent reminder of your Dorset adventure. Well, some of the pubs, at least! Bottle gift packs are available in local retailers as well as from the brewery and the pub.
Below are details of the beer from Isle of Purbeck that has been sold, to date, at The Bake & Alehouse.
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