Wye Valley Brewery
Founded in 1985 by ex-Guinness brewer Peter Amor, we began brewing in Canon Pyon, Herefordshire, but moved shortly afterwards to the old stable block of The Barrels, an historic 18th century coaching inn in Hereford.
The Barrels also became the first of our small tied estate of pubs. Each pub is run autonomously by tenant licensees, all of whom are dedicated to serving quality cask ale and being the very heart of their local community.
Peter’s son Vernon Amor had completed his brewing training at Young’s brewery in Wandsworth in 1997, and after five years back at the brewery took over as our managing director.
By April 2002 the brewery had outgrown its Hereford home and relocated to its present site in Stoke Lacy.
Installing a bottling line is a significant step for any brewery – and definitely something worth celebrating. On a glorious June day in 2009, over 80 suppliers, customers and friends of the brewery joined us to witness Bill Wiggin MP pronouncing our bottling facility open.
With the bottling line in full swing, we (and everyone who drinks our bottled ales) were able to enjoy the benefits of our ability to brew and bottle under one roof.
In early 2013, work began on the construction of a brand new brewhouse at the rear of our brewery in Stoke Lacy.
Opened in October that year, this modern new facility not only increases our brewing capacity, but also increases the energy efficiency of our brewing process.
Our ales, pubs, modern production facilities, and beautiful rural location are all a great source of pride. However, it’s the fabulous team of dedicated people who work with us that are key to making Wye Valley Brewery such a friendly, successful and well-loved business