Welcome to the 8 Sail Brewery website.
Located in the shadows of the unique eight-sailed windmill in the rural village of Heckington near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, 8 Sail Brewery was established in 2010 when proprietor Tony Pygott realised a personal dream. The five barrel brewery produced its first beer in June of that year. Steve Doane joined the brewing team in September 2012 and the brewery has steadily grown in reputation, gaining awards along the way.
The brewery aims to recreate traditional beer styles that were once popular as well as beers to suit the modern taste. Our partnership with Heckington’s working eight-sailed windmill makes the brewery unique. With the majority of our grain grown locally, malted locally and now milled next door, 8 Sail Brewery beers are truly ‘from field to flagon’.
Our cask-conditioned beers can be found in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties as well as further afield. The full selection of beers can be found at the Beers section of the website. Bottled-conditioned beers can also be bought at the Brewery Shop and various other locations throughout Lincolnshire and beyond.
Heckington is a pleasant rural village situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens just off the A17 (Newark to Kings Lynn road) and, with its nineteenth century railway station situated right beside the windmill and brewery, trains on the Nottingham-Grantham-Skegness Poacher Line stop at Heckington on their way to and from the famous coastal resort.