Our Team

At Gritchie Brewing Company we are dedicated to bringing great beer to all people. We work closely together on the Estate to make sure that the beer in your glass is as fresh and tasty as if you were drinking it inside the brewery.

Guy Ritchie

I’ve always had a passion for beer and pub culture, so it seemed fitting that I should set up a brewery. I’m interested in trying to add a subtle and contemporary change to the traditional drink of Britain.

THE HEAD BREWER

Adrian Peskin

I’m the head brewer at Gritchie Brewing Company. It has taken me several years with lots of travelling, listening, hard work and learning from great people to bring me to where I reside today. I have been on a mission to discover everything there is to know about beer and it’s an ongoing process. It is gratifying to be in a position to brew here at Ashcombe Estate with Guy. It’s a truly stunning place and I’m surrounded by a great team. That, as we all know, is what really makes the difference. It is every brewer’s dream to work at a brewery that grows its own barley and it makes me feel more connected to our beer, seeing it through every step of the journey from grain to glass.

SALES MANAGER

Simon Burge

I feel very lucky to be working alongside a fantastic team at Gritchie Brewing Company. I believe I have the best of both worlds as I regularly work hands on with Adrian and Andrea within the production and development of our beers and without this time spent in the brew house, I wouldn’t have the knowledge to promote and sell our beers.

The rest of my time is concentrated on increasing our presence within pubs, bars, and cafes alike. Since starting at Gritchie, I have focused on showcasing our range to all beer lovers. I also work very closely with Brendan and Sally balancing the needs and requirements of all our customers near and far.

Beer is a way of life for me, I look forward to sharing it with you.

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THE ASSISTANT BREWER

Andrea Salgaro

I brew and learn alongside Adrian. We daily bat ideas back and forth. It’s great to be working with someone who can enthuse with you. I’m eager with plans and suggestions, but equally happy to be the back-up taste buds too. I’m no stranger to hard work and can be found at the brewery most days doing cellar checks, cleaning or racking our beer so that it’s ready to go to some lucky pubs. Other days, you will find me loading full casks or bringing back empty ones. When I’m not here I’m out on deliveries, waving to people, chatting to others. The best part of this job is the constant reminder that this is work – it feels more like a way of life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

THE ESTATE MANAGER

Brendan Raisbeck

I manage the Ashcombe Estate, which involves running the Ashgrove Farm as well as all the other activities and projects. I was born and raised in Southern Africa where I worked as a professional Safari Guide, wildlife photographer and conservation manager in Zambia. These years taught me a lot about managing wild areas and the Flora and Fauna that flourish there. For the brewery, I keep my eye on the numbers and being a bit of a weather-watcher, I’m the chap who makes sure we harvest our barley, used in our flagship beer English Lore, at exactly the right time. When working the land, each day is different with its own challenges and the team look to me to keep things on track.

OFFICE MANAGER

Sally Bayliss and Betsy

I’m the person who, when you call, you will hear say: “Hello.” I’m the one who knows where everybody is and what they’re doing. I deal with every touchpoint for our beer once it leaves the brewery – whether that means speaking to wholesalers, publicans or organising a tasting here on site. I’m the steady driver. The list-writer. And the multi-tasker. If you want something done, ask me. I’m the one who can probably help make it happen.