It’s a short coach journey to Bournemouth Brewing Company (bournemouthbrewery.co.uk) which opened in Poole in July 2013 and won Beer of the Festival for Pesky Pirate Porter at Weymouth Beer Festival less than four months later. The brewery has already moved to a bigger premises in order to increase capacity whilst the owner, Christoph Mathers has been busy creating a small pub estate, opening The Smugglers Run and Smugglers Cove, both in Parkstone, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The number of ales being brewed has grown to supply these outlets and includes a number of seasonals to complement the core range of traditional bitters, porters and export strength beers. The brewery has also diversified to produce its own cider and vodka while whiskey will be added to the range in 2018. Pies from Bournemouth Pie Company will be available to purchase at the brewery and it should be noted that the brewery is also open on a Saturday for those who are not able to make this trip on the Friday evening.