Wild Beer Co plan

How the new brewery, at the Royal Bath and West Showground, will look


After just four days, Wild Beer Co has raised 85% of a £1 million crowdfunding target to build a new destination brewery and specialist barrel ageing facility.

The new brewery will include a tap room, restaurant, private dining and corporate hosting facilities, with gardens growing fruit and veg for the beers and kitchen.

This unique new brewery will be based on the Bath and West Showground and will have the capacity to brew more than 12 million litres a year. The showground has an annual visitor footfall of nearly one million and with great road and rail links is the perfect location for the new brewery.

Rupert Cox, chief executive of the Bath and West Society, said: “The society is looking forward to welcoming the Wild Beer Co to the Food Enterprise Zone of the showground.

“To have such an ambitious and growing food and drink business here will help us add value to the offering for our on-site visitors, as well as demonstrate the society’s commitment to supporting local companies in the sector. Ambitious and dedicated entrepreneurs producing top quality beer products in the heart of Somerset — what’s not to like?”

Applying an authentic and original approach, Wild Beer Co has developed into a market leader in the craft and sour beer fields, now employing 60 people in a brewery and 2 restaurant bars. The business has gone global with exports to 22 countries and national distribution in the UK

The beers are fermented by wild yeasts, are often sour and/or funky, and will regularly be barrel-aged. They are slow beers — the flavours take longer to develop, but the results can be more complex, layered and refined.

Co-founder, Brett Ellis, said: “The brewery was started with a passion for the flavours of barrel-aged wild and sour beers. Our base in Somerset was the perfect backdrop that provided the inspiration and ingredients to begin that dream.”

To find out more or to invest, visit www.crowdcube.com/companies/the-wild-beer-co/pitches/bgNOwZ#providers