About The Old Dairy

Our Outlets

The Story So Far

Our story began early in 2010, when the brewery was set up in an old milking parlour deep in the Kent countryside. The Old Dairy Brewery was an immediate success, building a loyal fan base among ale enthusiasts who appreciated our finely crafted recipes, locally sourced ingredients and interesting variety of beer styles.  Our beers are brewed with hops grown locally by Hukins Hops - just 3 miles away!

We soon outgrew the milking parlour and in mid 2014, built a new brewery inside two World War II Nissen buildings just off the High Street in Tenterden, Kent. Not for nothing is this pretty market town known as the ‘jewel in the weald’; our brewery enjoys beautiful views over the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. We also have a brewery shop where you can view the brewery and buy some of our delicious beers in bottles or draft to enjoy at home. Why not come and see for yourself?

Our Brewery Shop is open:

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.

(closed Bank Holidays and Sundays)


Our Philosophy

We passionately believe in brewing an exceptional range of very enjoyable and drinkable beers across a broad range of styles. We aim to use only the best and freshest ingredients, many of which are available from local farms on our doorstep. Our beers range from extremely quaffable best bitters, pale ales, American pale ale, stouts and IPA’s to an excellent array of seasonal brews. We also take great delight in brewing the more challenging Imperial Russian Stouts, Double Hopped IPA’s, Fresh Hop beers, Wild Hop beers, Vintage beers and historic recipe beers – there’s always plenty going on at the Old Dairy Brewery!

The Team

Heading up the Old Dairy team is our Chairman, John Roberts, formerly the MD of the Fuller’s Beer Company.   Alex Brown is our Field Sales Manager with Wes Lynch and his team brewing our delicious range of beers. Meanwhile our drayman Ed Davies ensures our beers are delivered for our local customers to enjoy.