The foundation for Cerne Abbas Brewery doth lie beyond the 10th Century. For the ancient art of brewing was prolifically practiced by the brothers of the Cerne Abbey, It was in 1166 that Father Bernard left the long established Cerne Abbey as the marauding monks of Cerne Abbas deemed to be an uncontrollable rabble. He headed to the calmer benefice of Burton on Trent. Could he have taken the brewing secrets with him?
The brewing history of Cerne Abbas, along with its notorious chalk giant provides the brewery with a strong pedigree and instantly identifiable product. Seasonal beers which celebrate past brewers, village characters and the exceptional local landscape are building the brewery’s reputation in Dorset and beyond. It is these elements which combine with local accommodation, tea houses and pubs promote and bolster rural tourism and employment in the Cerne Valley.
We look forward to welcoming you to our village.
We, The Cerne Abbas Brewery, hereby pledge to produce the finest ales possible. We will carry out this mission with pride and passion. Not a sausage of quality will be compromised in the brewing of our beers. Beer shall come first, and the rest shall follow. We are a modest brewery with Giant integrity, rooted in experience and understanding of the noble art of brewing.