We are open Saturdays

We are open Saturdays

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We are open Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas.  The brewery shop, stocking perfect gifts for the beer lover in your life, will be open this coming Saturday (26th November) from 10am-2pm and subsequent Saturdays until Christmas Eve.

We can make up 5litre minicasks, 17pt bag-in-box minipins and 34pt polypins if you’re entertaining this Christmas or New Year (give us a ring on 01376 349 605 and we’ll make it up to order for you to collect).  Or we have presentation packs which makes a popular present for teacher, gardener, brother-in-law or your daughter’s boyfriend.  Or get a mixed case for all the visitors over the festive season.  New branded long-sleeved Tees also available in red and black with a new design.

Also available are gift vouchers for the undecided.

We have ample free parking here and we are a hop, skip and a jump from Freeport and the town centre.

Pop on in and buy your beer at source.

Bob Sleigh

Bob Sleigh

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Bob Sleigh (5.1%) is our latest Limited Edition offering. Brand new beer in time for the festivities. A strong premium pale ale – dark amber in colour.  Smooth drinking and a delicious aroma.

Our old friend Bob is just the job to fend off those winter elements. A sturdy sleigh packed full of malt flavours, featuring nuttiness and caramel, nicely balanced with a delicate hoppiness. Perfected over six generations of master brewers, this ale is a nod to a classic Ridley’s recipe. It’s cool runnings from here so grab on and tuck in.

If you liked Ridley’s Old Bob or Hartford End Bitter then you’ll like this. It is a stronger version of our Ridley’s Rite and perfect for winter nights holed up in your favourite local with a roaring fire.

Bottle Conditioned ale is now available to purchase online and in our brewery shop on East Street. We can make up 5l mini-casks with 24hr notice and larger quantities in ‘bag-in-box’ style poly and minipins. Give us a ring or pop in to order your Christmas beer.

This is a limited edition beer and it is going quick already so grab yours now.

 

The Galvin Green Man

The Galvin Green Man

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The Galvin Green Man in Howe Street is due to open officially on 7th November after a period of refurbishment.  We attended the preview evening for guests and suppliers as we are pleased to say that they have Heresy, our golden ale, on pump and a selection of our bottled conditioned ales also available on the bar menu.  The Galvin Green Man pub is a return home for Essex-born michelin chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. Set in 1.5acres of riverside meadow amidst beautiful countryside with the River Chelmer as a companion.  The Green Man is one of the oldest pubs in Essex – having been built in 1314.  It was part of the Ridleys estate of pubs prior to its sale to Greene King in 2005.  Situated near Great Waltham it was a hop skip and a jump from the brewery in Hartford End and was a popular favourite.

The Galvin Green Man will comprise a pub and dining room and will host 4 private dining rooms upstairs.  They are sourcing local produce including flour from Marriages Millers, preserves from Tiptree, ales from Adnams, meat from Great Garnetts etc… Expect classic pub dishes of the highest quality.  They were keen to get Ridleys beer back in the pub and have been incredibly supportive and complimentary about our products.  We’re excited to be a part of it.

There was a real buzz about the place last night and members of the Essex County Cricket team were in attendance as they are sponsoring one of the private dining rooms.

They’re filling up fast understandably.  So book a table quick.