Have you heard of many beer brands that began life as a home brew from a simple garage? Langham Brewery is just that and it’s a huge part of the charm in this exciting craft microbrewery venture realised by two good friends - James Berrow and Steve Mansley.
After 25 years of producing their home brew, in 2003 they decided to start producing on a commercial scale, and were joined by James’ parter Lesley Foulkes.
Steve has now retired from the business, but the award-winning beer (43 awards at the last count!) continues to be produced in their 10 barrel, steam powered brewery.
The village of Lodsworth, which is part of the Cowdray Estate in the beautiful South Downs National Park, provided the perfect location and by 2006 a beautiful 18thcentury grain barn became the centre of production.
Langhams is a real community business & is a regular supporter of Haslemere’s own Fringe Festival & Charter Fayre...
...as well as hosting their own tours and events, such as their annual ‘Bonkers for Conkers’ Championship in aid of a local hospice.
Sundowner and Halfway to Heaven were the first beers to be brewed, and since then the brewery has produced over 15 innovative and favoursome ales, using modern techniques fused with traditional craft. Their new range of craft keg includes an authentic german pils, called Lodsteiner. Langhams was also one of the first 4 breweries in the UK to achieve the coveted ‘Cask Marque’ and SALSA plus Beer Audit Standard for their processes.
Not bad for a home brew we think you will agree!