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Hall and Woodhouse Ltd

Business Address: Hall and Woodhouse Ltd, The Brewery, Blandford St. Mary, Dorset DT11 9LS

Country: England,

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About Hall and Woodhouse Ltd

Hall and Woodhouse is a British regional brewery founded in 1777 by Charles Hall in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England. The company operates over 250 public houses in the south of England, and brews under the name Badger Brewery.

We’re an independent family company owned and run by the fifth generation of the Woodhouse family. Our pub estate has grown to over 250 and stretches from Exeter to Eastbourne to Hemel Hempstead.

You can find our award-winning range of Badger bottled ales nationally in leading supermarkets and off licenses and our cask range exclusively within Hall & Woodhouse pubs.


We’ve been brewing beer since 1777, ever since an enterprising Charles Hall brewed beer for the Napoleonic troops stationed in Weymouth. True story, although any rumours about the link between Badger beers and our eventual victory at Waterloo is pure speculation.

We’re proud to be a leading independent regional brewer with the craft of brewing passed between generations of the Woodhouse family. We use only the finest ingredients, combined with Dorset spring water, to create our award-winning Badger ales.

Today with Mark Woodhouse (Chairman) and Anthony Woodhouse (Managing Director) at the helm, and a dedicated, experienced brewing team, we brew a wide range of beers to suit all tastes: There’s the traditional character of Badger First Gold and the quirky essence of Fursty Ferret, Blandford Flyer with its hint of ginger and Hopping Hare brewed with zesty Cascade hops.

Our ales don’t just taste great, they win awards. First brewed in 2005, Badger First Gold was named 'World Champion Ale' by winning double Gold at the Brewing Industry International Awards (which is pretty much the brewing equivalent of the Oscars). We’ve also brewed acclaimed beer for Tesco, winning the Tesco Brewing Awards an unprecedented four times with England's Own, Golden Glory, Golden Champion and Blandford Flyer.

You can find these award-winning ales in bottles at retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Asda, Morrison's, The Co-Operative and online at; so you should never be too far away from a Badger beer. But if you are, we also offer the opportunity to purchase Badger ales and merchandise on-line at Badger Direct.

On top of making all that lovely beer, we also have a growing pub estate with over 250 Business Partnerships and Managed Houses stretching along the South Coast from Devon to Kent. Making sure each of our pubs remains unique and offers a welcoming, friendly, quality experience. To find your local Hall & Woodhouse pub please click on 'Come on inside' where you can search by postcode or county.


We’re already the leading and fastest-growing regional brewer of bottled ales. Our next step is to grow the ale market with our award-winning premium bottled ales and cask ales, become the best supplier in the category and keep building a business that others want to be a part of.