Spilling over the rolling hills of the Wiltshire and Dorset countryside, Gritchie Brewing Company is a ‘beer farm’ located on the Ashcombe Estate near Shaftesbury.

Drawing from the land that surrounds the farm, our 20BBL brewhouse sits within rustic stone-built barns, overlooking expansive fields where our own Maris Otter barley is grown for malting and beer production.
Our fermenters sit side by side and represent the angelic and human virtues of poetic simplicity, harmony and peace, deep thought, warmth and companionship, and interconnectedness; virtues that bind us together as we share in the time-honoured tradition of enjoying beer in good company.

Our story harks back to the first fermentation when the guardian angels gathered over a clay vat and proclaimed, ’It is good’.

In truth, there are no shortcuts when it comes to learning the science of brewing. Through the art of continuous improvement, we strive to inject mystery, wonder and modern sensibilities into a traditional British drink.


As a brewery and working farm, we are constantly working towards improving our sustainability.  Day by day we seek new ways to ensure that our beer and legacy can be enjoyed for generations to come.

From field to glass, we are taking steps to achieve this goal.

We utilise environmentally friendly products including papertape, EcoFlo biodegradable packaging foam that dissolves in water for our online shop orders and reusable cups at events and festivals.

We grow our own barley which is used in our beers, rely on our own natural water source and feed the spent grain to our happy cows.

We don’t waste a grain so you won’t waste a drop.

Book a Brewery Tour

Gritchie Brewing Company is proud to offer Brewery Tours every Thursday.  Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of our brewhouse, nestled within the picturesque Ashcombe Estate, a short drive from the neighbouring town of Shaftesbury.
Tours will last approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, during which you’ll receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the brewery, take part in a tasting session in the Brewery Lodge (a beautiful bar space reserved for private guests) and engage in a fascinating discussion with our brew team.

We can accommodate both small and large groups at any one time, as well as individuals.
Tour times are 12:00 and 16:00. We can accommodate both small and large groups at any one time, as well as individuals.

The tour lasts around 1 to 1 ½ hours.  As we are a working brewery, all visitors must sign-in prior to undertaking the brewery tour for health and safety reasons.
Brewery Tours are £15 per person.

If you would like to tag on a burger + a pint, served at our Compton Abbas Airfield taproom, there is an additional cost of £17 per person.  This is only applicable for the 12:00 tours, as the Airfield closes at 17:00 throughout winter.

For those tagging on the food option, you will need to make your own way to CAA, which is a 5-minute drive from the brewery.
Food Option
The latest arrival at the airfield for lunchtime food is 14:00.

Daytime food service is 10:00 – 14:30. The airfield is open for drinks and snacks from 9:30 - 16:30 throughout winter.


No brewery would be complete without a Core Range of beers.  Our main ingredients are truly homegrown: the Maris Otter malt barley that we harvest from our fields ends up in our beers. Our specially selected hops, blended with classic varieties and new breeds help to shape each of our beer’s flavours, making them well-rounded and sessionable.

Trade Enquiries

Our brewers are firm believers that there's a beer to suit every palate, and we craft well-balanced brews catering to a diverse audience. Our Core Range is designed to be approachable and perfect for sipping by the pint, while our Brewer's Lore range is more suited to craft beer venues and bottle shops.

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Gritchie Brewing Co.
Ashcombe Estates LLP
Ashgrove Farm, Ashmore,
Wiltshire, SP5 5AW

Tel. +44(0) 1747 828 996
Email. [email protected]

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