Yates Brewery (Isle of Wight)

Yates Brewery (Isle of Wight)

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The Inn at St. Lawrence, The Undercliffe Drive
St. Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1XG
United Kingdom

01983 731731

Year Established: 2000


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When Ushers closed down their Isle of Wight brewery in 1998 David Yates was determined to get back into brewing. The one time brewer of Burts beers in Ventnor had been hired by Geoffrey Hartridge to rekindle the Burts name and brew beers; first of all in the Dodner Brewery and then for a short while in The Sandown Brewery and Stillroom (now the Old Comical). When Ushers bought up the Hartridge Estate the writing was on the wall and it wasn’t long before the axe fell once again on Burts locally brewed beers. David’s first plans to install a brewery in some farm outhouses in Nettlecombe had to be abandoned when it became clear that they would not get planning permission. Some friends of David happened to mention that their son Jamie was keen to open a pub and arranged a meeting. The rest, as they say, is history. Jamie Collins opened the Inn at St Lawrence at the beginning of the 2000, a small cottage in the grounds was converted to house the brewery and soon locals and visitors to the Isle of Wight were able once again to enjoy David Yates' fine brews. This time however, David has a partner – his son David Jnr. These days Yates' Brewery has become well established and respected. As well as supplying the Island with a range of draft real ales, the brewery now has a fine reputation for bottle conditioned beers. Yate's Isle of Wight Special Ale picked up the bronze award at this years Guardian/CAMRA bottle beer category at the Great British Beer Festival.

ID: 3209 Last updated 2 hours ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Most Drunk: None
Highest Rated: Yates Undercliff Experience [3.175]
Most Reviewed: Yates Undercliff Experience [1]


Beer | Style | ABV Score
Yates Best Bitter
Bitter| 3.8 %
Yates Blonde
Blonde Ale| 4.5 %
3.000 (1)
Yates Holy Joe
Spiced Beer| 4.9 %
Yates Old Ale
Old Ale| 7.6 %
Yates Special Draft
Extra Special Bitter| 5.5 %
Yates Undercliff Experience
Bitter| 4.1 %
3.175 (1)
Yates Wight Winter / St Lawrence Ale
Stout| 5 %
Yates Yule Be Sorry
Strong Ale| 7.6 %

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