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.

LEAD BREWER

Andrea Salgaro

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.

SALES MANAGER

Simon Burge

I feel very lucky to be working alongside a fantastic team. I regularly work hands-on with the production and development of our beers, giving me the knowledge needed to sell them. The main part of my role consists of me increasing our presence in pubs, bars, restaurants and a variety of other outlets. Since starting at Gritchie, I have focused on showcasing our range to all beer lovers. I also work closely with Brendan and Sally balancing the needs of all our customers. Beer is a way of life for me, I look forward to sharing it with you!

simon@gritchiebrew.com

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.