Musket Brewery opens new facilities!

One of the more interesting businesses in Linton is the Musket Brewery, a small craft brewing operation that began life in October 2013 in an old mushroom growing shed on Loddington Farm, Linton. So successful have Tony Williams and his dedicated family team been, that the space available soon became inadequate to house the growing business. In partnership with the owner of Loddington Farm, James Smith, a new, purpose-built brewhouse and brewery tap have been designed, funded and built, which has three times the capacity of the existing brewing operation as well as room for “The Armoury,” a bar where members of the public can sample their beers and view the brewing process in action.

The facilities were officially opened on Friday 19 October 2018 with a brief dedication and opening ceremony, and an opportunity for those who had helped with the expansion project to sample four of the beers currently being produced. Initially, Musket are opening The Armoury every Friday from 4.00pm – 10.00pm and every Saturday from 11.00am – 10.00pm to see how it goes. They have a very small team and are working hard to get all the fitting-out completed and the new equipment into use, whilst still operating the existing kit at full capacity, to keep their growing customer base happy.. a challenging task.

Linton Parish Council fully supports this small but rapidly growing asset to our village, and we wish Tony and his team the very best of good fortune for the future. Some photographs are below:

 

The new, purpose-built brewhouse and tap .. “photobombed” by the Parish Council chairman, Bernard Cresswell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theo Smith, son of Loddington Farm owner James Smith, has just cut the ribbon and declared the new building officially open.
Inside the Brewery Tap, named “The Armoury.” Work is still under way but it is expected to be open to the public quite soon
Inside the state-of-the-art brewhouse, which has three times the capacity of the facilities it will replace. The equipment is being blessed by the vicar of Boughton Monchelsea, Revd Phil Goodey