Gun Dog Ales is a brewery dedicated to man’s best friend. Beer. No wait, canines. No wait. Both!

Based in the Northamptonshire village of Woodford Halse, what started as a hobby for founders James and Sarah Pickering has turned into an excellent independent brewery that produces fantastic, characterful beers. Together with a hands-on team, they produce a range of moreish ales for cask and bottle using traditional and modern brewing methods and their own tried and tested recipes.

Once you’ve tried a Gun Dog ale you’ll have a best friend for life.

Their Story

“We are James and Sarah Pickering, owners of Gun Dog Ales, a craft brewery situated in the Northamptonshire village of Woodford Halse. What started as an enthusiastic hobby at home a few years ago has grown into an exciting business that is making us new friends daily. Together with our hands-on team, we produce a range of moreish ales for cask and bottle using traditional and modern brewing methods and our own tried and tested recipes.

We are proud to support our community and wherever possible, we source our ingredients locally and prioritise our trading so that local pubs, restaurants and retailers benefit. It all helps to ensure that more money circulates in Northamptonshire’s economy, in turn helping more people stay in business. James plays host to tours of the brewery. He will show you around the brewhouse and take you through the brewing process from start to finish. Tours last about an hour with a free pint at the end!

Remember, once you have tried a Gun Dog Ale, you’ll have a friend for life!”

Sarah Pickering

Co-founder

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