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Folly Road Brewhouse

Back in November 2021 we published our intention to move to a new modern brewing facility, and we engaged with the local community to gather feedback on our plans. Just a 5-minute drive from the Northgate brewery, work on the new site, on Folly Road in Devizes, commenced in 2022 and was completed in 2023.

Northgate brewery in the centre of town was built in 1885 and is a Grade II listed building. Much of the plant, equipment and main brewery building was coming to the end of its useful life and, with an ever changing beer market, was too big, inefficient and inflexible for our needs moving forward.

From finding the site to working with supplier partners who share our values; from ensuring sustainability was at the heart of every point of the project to trial brews and taste testing; from the physical hard work to the celebratory opening party.

Have a watch of our documentary for behind the scenes of the project and interviews with some of the Wadworth team.

It’s been a fantastic journey and one that will enable us to keep innovating and evolving to ensure Wadworth and Folly Road Brewhouse is here for more generations to come. Cheers!

We’d love for you to watch the whole documentary (put the kettle on our pour yourself a beer – it’s about 20 minutes long).

However, if you’re short of time or just want to find out more about a certain part of the journey – here’s how the documentary is broken down. Simply click on the video at the chapter you would like to watch.

00.00 – Wadworth history and heritage

01.34 – New Brewhouse concept - why/how

03.58 - Early stage - acquisition/planning/engagement

05.23 - Construction phase - roof/technological and sustainability provisions

08.38 - Construction phase - groundworks/warehouse and distribution

09.42 - Brewhouse equipment procurement and manufacture - BrauKon visit

12.36 - Brewhouse arrival, installation and commissioning

14.28 - First brew and taste matching

16.22 - New packaging capabilities and office development

17.37 - Final thoughts on the new Brewhouse project and what it means for Wadworth

18.54 - Brewhouse opening event

19.35 - The last word