In 1872, two brothers, George and Ernest Adnams, took a leap that many take today. They started a brewery. Here we are 150 years later, celebrating our sesquicentennial, and Adnams is still going strong. They would no doubt be so proud to see it.
We are grateful that when George and Ernest set out to find a business to invest in, they settled upon Southwold. Our seaside home in Suffolk has been our anchor. It has helped frame our actions and our vision of the future. It gave us that sense of belonging, as well as a desire to protect our local environment and to give something back to our communities.
Adnams has evolved and diversified, and while we have reached this landmark birthday as an independent business, we certainly didn’t get here alone. Over the years, the baton has been passed from colleague to colleague, and even down through families for whom Adnams was a way of life. They’ve all added their own stamp - some literally, with a branding iron on a wooden barrel, and others with their passion for great products, good food, and generous hospitality. We are equally thankful for the continued support of our partners, customers, and industry friends; many with ties that are similarly long and strong.