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St Austell Brewery the Company

Founded in 1851, St Austell Brewery is one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall. Still family owned, today we are one of Cornwall's largest private companies with 1,000 employees, 169 pubs and an annual turnover of over £90m.

Operating from the main brewery site at 63 Trevarthian Road in St Austell with three distribution centres in St Columb, Ilfracombe, and Heathfield, St Austell Brewery's business covers five main aspects:

1. Brewing

We brew award-winning cask and bottled ales at our Victorian Brewery in St Austell which are available in pubs, bars and supermarkets throughout Cornwall, the West Country and increasingly across much of the UK. Our best known real ales include Tribute, Proper Job, HSD and Trelawny. For more information on our beers and brewing click here.

 If you would like to serve St Austell Brewery ales in your business click here.

2. Pub Estate

St Austell Brewery owns a thriving estate of 169 pubs, inns and hotels in Cornwall, Devon, the Isles of Scilly and Somerset. 25 of these are Managed Houses - where the staff are employed by St Austell Brewery. The remaining houses are operated as tenancies and leases and are run by self employed people working alongside St Austell Brewery.  For more information on our pub estate or if you would like to run a pub click here.

3. Free Trade

St Austell Brewery is South West England’s largest wholesale distributor of beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks, serving more than 2,500 free trade accounts, from pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and other licensed outlets in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and the Isles of Scilly.

For more information on our Free Trade business click here.

4. Walter Hicks Wine Merchants

Our Walter Hicks Wine Merchants subsidiary supplies an expansive range of fine wines to restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars throughout the South West of England. Walter Hicks has the only bonded warehouse in Cornwall and our annual wine fair is one of the biggest of its kind outside of London.

For more information on our wine list click here.

5. Training

St Austell Brewery is a recognised centre of excellence in training people at all levels in the licensed retail and hospitality sectors.

Each year we provide BII nationally accredited training to thousands of people from across the United Kingdom.

Whatever stage you have reached in your career, there is likely to be a St Austell Brewery training course that will help you to develop your talents and your business to succeed.

For details and bookings contact us on 
01726 627138 or e-mail our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"St Austell Brewery aims to be South West England's most successful brewer, wholesaler and retailer by investing in its people, its tied estate, and all licensed retailing in order to offer the best service and to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty"

Key company data (August 2011)

•   169 Pubs and Hotels (updated August 2011)
•   Over 2,500 free trade accounts
•   Over 1000 people employed
•   Annual turnover in excess of £90 million
•   In excess of 70,000 brewers' barrels of our own beer sold annually
•   Winner of the Regional Brewer of the Year 2009, Publican Awards - March 2009


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St Austell Brewery, 63 Trevarthian Road, St. Austell, Cornwall. PL25 4BY. Telephone: 0845 2411122