Fonthill Brewing Company

Fonthill Brewery

Fonthill Brewing Co. is the realisation of a dream for the team behind Tunbridge Wells pubs The George, The Sussex Arms, The Ragged Trousers; and The Forum – Music and Arts Venue.

The George was taken on in 2016 in large part because of its outbuilding – the Stable Block from the pub’s days as a coaching inn.

It seemed to offer the perfect setting for our ambition to brew our own beer, and supply our pubs ourselves.

10 Firkins at a time

Having spent the previous five years experimenting with recipes on a tiny nano plant in the cellar of the pub, in 2021 we installed a two-and-a-half barrel plant into the Stables. Capable of brewing ten firkins (or 720 pints) at a time.

We currently brew once a week, choosing from a list of eight different real ale varieties from our flagship pale Good Morning Captain to the more niche Mango-inflused Flame On, via a Best, an APA, a Porter… and more recently our first kegged product Here’s to the Badgers.

The Brewery 16

Fonthill bar & Taproom

Get up-close and see the brewing space whilst sampling beer from our taproom & cocktail bar next door, run by our partners at The Gin Box.

We are open on Friday evenings: 5-11pm, and Saturdays: 12-11pm when we’ll happily welcome you to the George Stables. Our space offers you a clean and comfortable environment to enjoy sampling some of the best keg and cask from Fonthill Brewing Co. and some of the most refined cocktails from The Gin Box.

The beers

As well as sampling our beers direct from the Fonthill tap room, you can also find them at our home base The George, or sister pubs the Sussex Arms, and Ragged Trousers.

Meet the team