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About Wadworth

We’re proud of our past and fired up by our future as we continue the new chapter of our long, rich history under the stewardship of Managing Director, and 5th generation descendant, Toby Bartholomew. 

We're an independent family business with 19 managed pubs and over 130 tenanted pubs; our aim is to create brilliant experiences for our customers and a fun, exciting and rewarding place to work for our team.

The Brewery is a key part of the community in Devizes, Wiltshire and the ambition of all our pubs and hotels is to be at the heart of their local communities.

We brew a range of fantastic beers.

Our core range of ales includes 6X, Henry’s IPA, Horizon, Swordfish, Burnt Orange and our vegan and gluten free ale 6X Gold.  We also brew special editions throughout the year including Old Timer, Dirty Rucker and Amarillo Gold. 

Our Head Brewer, Andy Weaver, and his team ensure that only the finest quality beer leaves Devizes to be enjoyed around the country.

We've got 19 managed pubs across the South and West of England and whilst the Wadworth values run through each of them, the individual pubs are unique. So, whether you're looking for a beautiful country pub, one that's great for families or a social hub on the high street, we have a pub for everyone.

Our pubs and hotels make it their priority to deliver top quality food, sourced from locally trusted partners, along with quality Wadworth ales and a big warm welcome

We have over 130 tenanted pubs, run by our best in class Business Partners. If you’re looking to run your own pub whilst having the support of our experienced team if you need us, when you need us, have a look at our available pubs and get in touch.

On site at our Brewery in Devizes, we have our Brewery Tap & Shop

Matt Humphries and the team welcome customers to pop in for a pint of freshly poured Wadworth ale in the tap room, join an ale trail around our pubs in Devizes, get involved at one of the many events we host and browse our selection of branded merchandise and local produce in the shop.

We are very proud to be the only brewery left in the land who hand-paints all signs for our pubs.  

In our Sign Shop at the brewery, resident sign writer, Wayne Richings and artist, Dave Young do an amazing job in creating masterpieces for our pubs which gain widespread admiration.

Wadworth is one of the last remaining breweries in the country that still use Shire horses.

They are a familiar and much loved part of the local community and great ambassadors for the company.

Our Horsemen, father and son duo, Martin and Callum Whittle look after the Shires and are incredibly proud of our gentle giants.

The Shires deliver beers to Wadworth pubs within a two mile radius of the brewery and through spring and summer can often be seen outside the Brewery Tap & Shop for a meet and greet.


Vision and Values

Our vision is to be ‘A family business with award-winning beers, well-run well-invested pubs, an engaged team and highly satisfied customers.’

We are a Community, We deliver Quality, We drive Performance and We are leaving a Legacy.

We live and breathe our values.

People come first: our teams, our partners, our customers and our local communities:

  • We trust, respect and support each other and can reach-out to anybody
  • We are energetic, passionate and positive

Everyone’s role is important and everything we all do has an impact:

  • We never compromise on quality; we finish what we start and we keep it uncomplicated
  • We are honest, and challenge each other to exceed expectations

We invest wisely:

  • We will optimise our performance through inspiring, recognising and developing our people
  • We make every penny count, aim to waste nothing and are always accountable for our actions

We are proud of our past and fired up by our future:

  • We talk about our history and heritage with pride
  • We are building our business for the long term; sustainably and profitably