Our History

When good friends Ray Ashworth and Dr David Crease got tired of the same old beers, they were determined to change things up a level. With a passion for homebrewing and creating authentic flavours, they became part of a new-wave revolution, handcrafting their own beers in the 1960s.

Constantly improving, they raised the bar for good quality beer year after year. With great taste comes great demand and Woodforde’s grew at record speeds. Through trial and error, energy and ingenuity and by using local barley and water from our own boreholes, these brewing pioneers took CAMRA’s 1990 ‘New Breweries Champion Beer of Britain’ award for the Wherry pint – one we’re still famous for today.