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...we have survived 2020, well done everyone, give yourselves a pat on the back! Seriously, it’s worth the applause. Despite the strict restrictions placed upon the hospitality industry and the merry ‘little’ Christmas, we are still here and still brewing.

There is no time like the present to give an update on what we are doing.


We still have a pretty good range of bottles available in the bottle shop, after this festive period saw our widest range available ever! For those who are not lucky enough to be able to visit us (due to distance and lockdown measures), we are still supplying to Beers of Europe and The Real Ale Store, who ship across the UK. Check out our full list of suppliers from the link at the bottom of the website.

One area that we have had to cut back is our casked range, without the pub trade we are relying on sales of bag in a box and 5L mini casks. Bag in a box allows the beer to stay fresh for at least a week, since no air enters into the bag as the beer is drawn out. I personally managed to make a 10L bag of Victorian Porter last 2 weeks and the beer was still very much drinkable at the end. The other great thing with bag in a box, is that they can be hooked up to a hand pump. So, you can keep the pub experience alive in your own home (or shed, or garage)! Again these can be ordered and collected from our shop directly or you can order through Pint365 and Brew2You.


To end on a light note, we have a special 6.5% Red Rye IPA, called (wait for it....) ‘Tiers of a Clown’, available now from our brewery shop. Shop hours are slightly reduced, and we are no longer open on Sundays and Mondays. We are making sure to keep opening hours updated on social media, the website and google.

Bottle label for Tiers of a Clown, with a poem written by Head Brewer Tony Pygott, in support of 'the local'.

Thank you to everyone for the continued support! Happy Tryanuary! And we’ll see you all soon!


All the best from Assistant Brewer Lucy and the rest of the 8 Sail Team



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With new lockdown measures announced for November, we are having to make a few changes here at the brewery. We will of course be closing down all bar service from Thursday 5th November, but will continue to function as an off-license. Bar opening hours are extended through to 9pm until Wednesday 4th November.



We have a fantastic range of bottle conditioned ales available through the shop, from Pale Ales through to Imperial Porters. These can be purchased individually, in gift packs or in cases of 12. With Christmas on the horizon these can make a fantastic gift, perhaps alongside a hand crafted 8 Sail beer mug, made by a local artist.



For those looking for cask conditioned beer, we are still offering bag-in-a-box (10L and 20L), these are great for home bars or just those who want a bit more beer at home. These need to be ordered in advance and we usually suggest ordering 2 days before you would like it since they are made up to order. We will post a list of beers that will be available at the start of each week on our home page and on facebook. If you are not local to the area, or are unable to collect from us directly, bag-in-a-box can also be ordered online via Pint365.


Hopefully, we will all get through this safely and business will return to normal. Until then we will keep calm and carry on brewing!


8 Sail Brewery Team

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The days are getting shorter, the evenings darker, and there is a chill in the air. Whilst this has never been an issue before, with as many bodies cramming into our small brewery bar as can fit, this year is different.


Current regulations that are in place to protect public health, limit the number of customers in the bar, so we had no choice but to make the bar bigger! With agreement from the Mill Trust we decided that the best thing to do, was put up a giant marquee (or circus tent?!), for the winter.

We will be providing table service in the marquee, but we will still need customers to continue to sign in (or scan in) at the front of the brewery bar for the time being.


Lantern lighting provides a cosy, beer hall-like atmosphere, with heating to keep everyone toasty.


We will continue to run our regular bar hours, but keep an eye out for any changes, which we will announce via social media and the website, as things develop.


Hope to see you all in the beer cave soon!


8 Sail Brewery Team

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Brewery Shop Opening Hours:

Mon:          CLOSED

Tue:   11.00 - 15.00

Wed:   11.00 - 15.00

Thu:   11.00 - 15.00

Fri:    11.00 - 15.00

Sat:    12.00 - 15.00

Sun:           CLOSED

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