Our brewery in St Austell produces many of the region’s most popular beers for sale in pubs, bars and supermarkets in Cornwall, Devon, across the UK and also overseas


Our thriving estate spans the South West ranging from Bristol in the east to the Isles of Scilly in the west. Indeed many of the South West’s most famous pubs are part of the St Austell Brewery estate and you will usually find one of our pubs at the heart of every community, particularly in Cornwall

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We are pleased to welcome Bath Ales to the St Austell Brewery family.

It’s not just about our own beer; St Austell Brewery is also the South West’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks to nearly 5000 bars, restaurants, hotels, pubs and clubs in South West England. Indeed company founder Walter Hicks, began as a maltster and wine merchant and today our Walter Hicks Wine business still provides a key component of our offer.


St Austell Brewery is proud to be the largest wholesale distributor of beer, wines, spirits, cider and soft drinks in South West England

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St Austell Brewery also offers an extensive range of industry training and our training centre in St Austell is widely recognised and accredited as a centre of excellence in training for the hospitality sector.

With all these strings to our bow it’s no wonder St Austell Brewery is one of Cornwall’s largest employers with over 1,000 full and part time employees, 300 working in our brewing, distribution and head office functions and 700 serving customers in St Austell Brewery’s 25 managed pubs, hotels and inns.

In addition to direct employees, St Austell Brewery’s 145 tenanted pubs also provide valuable employment to 1000s more across the South West. We also operate a local sourcing policy where we aim to work wherever we can with trades people, food suppliers, colleges and farms that are also within the local vicinity.