We created The Best of British Beer in April 2011 as a tribute to one of this country's most popular and traditional industries. We have grown the business since inception and we currently trade out of a 5500 sq ft warehouse in North Staffordshire. This will be our fourth new home in less than 3 years, we've come quite a long way from using our garden shed as a store room and our dining room table as a packing area.
We are an expanding independent company with a passion for British beer and an ever increasing list of brewery partners. We don't supply mass produced beers from big breweries that you would normally find on the High Street and you won't find our beers fighting for space on supermarket shelves. We've got over 250 brewery partners from Orkney to southern Cornwall and everywhere inbetween.
Managing Director Will Sherwin has always had a passion for real ale despite being brought up in the 1980s when all his friends were potty about cheap foreign lager. His wife and co-owner Gill originally hails from Scotland and had her real ale epiphany at The George Hotel in Eccleshall when she tasted her first pint of Top Totty– she hasn’t looked back since. They have differing tastes in beer; Will prefers the golden, hoppy beers while Gill is partial to a darker, stronger ale.
Best of British Beer wouldn't exist without the help and commitment of our wonderful team who share our passion for Britain's best beers. Finance Director Sara is in charge of all the administration and accounts and trying to keep Will in check. Kieran, Tom and Ryon, the warehouse team are responsible for all the stock and the picking and packing of your orders when they are not brewing their own beer! Becky and Amy run the creative side of the business, producing our popular personalised labels and making sure customers get their orders on time. All our team are currently studying for their BA (Hons) in Bottled Beer Studies.
Our team look forward to welcoming you to the Best of British Beer, whether you are a regular subscriber or a one off customer looking for that special beer gift.
Will & Gill