Bath Ales is a well known and loved southwest brewery, originally from the Bath and Bristol area.  It combines traditional brewing techniques with cutting edge technology to produce a range of exceptional ales that have wide appeal.  With distinctive branding featuring a hare on every bottle, strong sales can be enjoyed by retailers and food service outlets alike. 

About Bath Ales

Bath Ales brewed its first beer in 1995 at a tiny brewery in Wincanton, Somerset. Since then the brewery has moved twice, but the beer we make and the Hare that proudly adorns our beers remains the same – with a bit of a refresh along the way.

Founded by Roger Jones and Richard Dempster, the pair brought on Rab Clark, a local publican, because he was willing to sell their first beer. Demand for Bath Gem quickly spread though, and as business grew the brewery bought its own pub, the Hare on the Hill, and moved production to Bristol. The success of the new pub and brewery finally allowed Bath Ales to complete an ambition that we had from the start – to get a pub in Bath itself.

About Bath Gem

Bath Ales wanted to make an ale that feels as familiar as walking into your favourite country pub. So they used traditional British malts and balanced the soft fruits and bittersweet caramel with a soft, smooth bitterness.



Both St Austell Brewery and its sister site, Hare Brewery — home of Bath Ales — have made the switch to a 100% renewable and sustainable CO₂ (carbon dioxide) supply.

CO₂ is a crucial component in the brewing and production process. Examples of its uses include the carbonation of packaged beers, the purging of road tankers, and the pressurising of kegs.

The brewery’s new supply is sourced locally from green energy specialist BioCarbonics Ltd, which generates green CO₂ from maize grown in the South West. The maize is broken down naturally via a process called anaerobic digestion, which produces the gas.

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