Ringwood Brewery



Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3AP

Tel: 01425 470303

Ringwood Brewery


Ringwood Brewery was founded by Peter Austin in 1978, a man who is revered as "the father of British Micro-brewing". Ringwood Brewery's first brewhouse was in a former bakery in the old station yard brewing Best Bitter and Fortyniner for a handful of local customers. 1979 saw the production of Old Thumper, which has since become the flagship brew. In 1986, having outgrown the Minty's yard premises, the brewery moved to its present site, ironically the location of the old Tunks' Brewery which ceased trading in 1821. Today the brewery is able to produce circa 40,000 barrels of its renowned and distinctive beers. In addition to Razorback, Fortyniner, and Old Thumper, we now brew the blonde Boondoggle and the deliciously warming XXXX Porter.

Ringwood Brewery also boasts its own Brewery Store on site selling a full range of its beers as well as a wines, cider and souvenir merchandise. These goods including our bottled beers are available from our online shop. The Store welcomes thousands of visitors each year and runs numerous brewery tours each week.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£8.50 per ticket
Under 18s£5.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Special group rates


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Ringwood Brewery is located on the B3347 within walking distance of the historic town centre of Ringwood. We are within half an hour’s drive of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton. There is also parking on site.

Public Transport Directions

We are a 10 minute walk from Ringwood town centre where there are numerous bus and coach shops.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Visit England Awards -VisitEngland Visitor Attraction - Hidden Gem 2017 VisitEngland Visitor Attraction - Hidden Gem 2017 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver 2019

Opening Times

Open all year (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 17:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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