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Brewery Shop Opening Times

Our brewery shop is stocked with a selection of our beers in both bottles and boxes (5l, 10l & 20l). Drop in between the following hours or call us on 01454 269 421 to arrange a collection. Visit our Contact Us page for help getting here.

Mon: 11:00 – 17:00
Tue: 11:00 – 17:00
Wed: 11:00 – 17:00
Thu: […]

By |November 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Bath Christmas Market

We will be selling a selection of Cotswold Spring ales (and cider) at Bath Christmas Market until the 11th December. Come and visit us at stall 127 (Abbey Green)!

By |November 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

World Cup Gold is here!

World Cup Gold is our newest beer, and the first to be conceived at our Tortworth brewhouse. It is a characterful blonde/golden ale brewed to celebrate the launch of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

By |September 1st, 2015|Beer Launch|0 Comments

World Cup Gold

We’re busy crafting a new beer, World Cup Gold, to celebrate the upcoming rugby world cup. It will be a medium-hopped golden ale and should go on sale at the start of September.

Fortunately we were able to find time in the brewing schedule to pose for this team photo.

By |August 18th, 2015|Beer Launch|0 Comments

The new plant has arrived!

Our new 30-barrel plant is finally in position at the new Combined Brewers site in Tortworth. The majority of the plant was purchased from Salopian Brewery in Shropshire, whilst the two fermenting vessels were bought new. There is still some assembling and welding left to do before we can start brewing, but things are finally […]

By |June 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Nibley Wins SIBA Gold

We are delighted to announce that Nibley Ale was last night crowned the Best Standard Bitter in the UK at SIBA’s annual BeerX Competition in Sheffield.

By |March 19th, 2015|Awards|0 Comments


Combined Brewers (Severn Vale and Cotswold Spring) are excited to announce that they are in the process of relocating both breweries to new premises. The new brewhouse is situated in Tortworth, South Gloucestershire (just off Junction 14 of the M5). The building, which was formerly used by neighbouring Leyhill Prison as a visitor centre and […]

By |March 10th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Sally Wins Pub of the Year

Huge congratulations to Pete and Claire at the Salutation Inn at Ham for winning CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2014.

By |February 17th, 2015|Awards, News|0 Comments

CAMRA Presentations

At this year’s Postlip Hall Beer Festival we were awarded Gold medals for both Severn Sins (Porters & Stouts category) and Nibley Ale (Bitter category). Last night, Steve was at the Salutation in Ham to receive his certificates from CAMRA Gloucestershire chairman Andy Frape.

By |November 14th, 2014|Awards|0 Comments

Dynamite IPA

An explosive new ale has been created by two award-winning master brewers to mark the merger of their businesses.

Dynamite IPA is the first collaboration for Nik Milo, from Cotswold Spring, and Steve McDonald, of Severn Vale, both based in Gloucestershire, whose businesses have joined forces to create Combined Brewers Ltd.

Very different from the two distinct […]

By |July 31st, 2012|Beer Launch|0 Comments