We love to hear from our customers and want your feedback – Good or bad! You can get in touch via our email address or phone number above, or stop in the brewery and speak to a real person. Because we are a small brewery we may not always be in the office to answer the phone, but if you leave a message we will always get back to you if you ask us to.
Stonehouse Brewery Limited
Who? – Director and big ideas.
An Aussie by birth, but raised in NZ, Shane dreamed up the brewery plan, back in 2002. He’s still constantly thinking of greater things for Stonehouse. He’s a stickler for consistency and perfection in the beers we create.
Where found? – Pacing around the brewery, or feeding the bees
Why brewing? – A dedicated home-brewer since his young teens
What drink? – Station or Sunlander (and, sshhh!, the occasional glass of Aussie red)
Who? – Director and nitty gritty.
Local lass and Shane’s reality checker, Alison keeps the bank balance in the black and is also chief taster.
Where found? – In the office
Why Brewing? – It’s so much more fun than working for a living
What drink? – Sunlander or Station, but doesn’t often say no to a G&T
Who? – Director & engineer
With his Glaswegian roots, Iain is the canny money saver. His engineering genius, from the big projects such as the automated 4 head cask washer to the handy slots for mallets, is evidential all over the brewery.
Where found? – The workshop
Why Brewing? – Combining his technical skills with a love of beer is Iain’s dream job.
What drink? – Station Bitter & a decent Beaujolais
Who? – Musician and drayman
Proud Welshman and hugely passionate about music, Innes dedicates his evenings, weekends and holidays to his band Shifty Chicken Shed. Although he is rather partial to the odd pint and watching rugby (or indeed any sport, except football).
Where found? – In the van driving through the Tanat Valley with Shifty blasting out the stereo.
Why Brewing? – You get to borrow the van for gigs
What drink? – Cambrian or Sunlander or KPA or Station or Wheeltapper’s . . .
Who? – Director and Stonehouse maintenance
It’s been said that Anne never stops. She’s usually spotted with a spade, lawn mower, paint-brush or a plate of bacon rolls and occasionally with all 4 at once. Anne keeps the beer garden & orchard under control and full of wild flowers.
Where found? – Turning over the hop compost
Why Brewing? – We’re in a field, filled with chickens, dogs, sheep and grandchildren – Anne heaven
What drink? – Stonehouse please! The least fussy one of us
Who? – Sales and marketing
Having been employed by Shane and Alison since he was 13, Olly has practically grown up in the brewery. With his breadth of experience and passion for all things Stonehouse, he now spreads the word far and wide to drinkers and publicans alike!
Where found? – In a bar near you; or on top of a mountain, dogs at his feet & camera in hand.
Why Brewing? – It matches the beard
What drink? – Cambrian Gold or Sunlander
Who? – Brewer
Alright mon! Local lad Luke is rapidly learning how to drink real ale as well as brew it. We don’t like to mention the words ‘lager lout’, so we won’t . . .
Where Found? – Hanging around the toilets, with a wrench in his hand, wishing he hadn’t mentioned his previous skills in the plumbing trade; or waggling his wellies out of an FV.
Why Brewing? – He wanted to hang out with his mates
What Drink? – Prosecco might be his first choice, but Luke will happily knock back a Cambrian Gold or two!!
Who? – Head Brewer
Kyle heads up the brewing team; ensuring the consistency of our regular beers as well as working on our new ‘specials’. Not one to shout about his achievements, but Kyle was a superstar go-karter in his youth. He’s still a hobbies man; cycling, kayaking, climbing, footballing to name a few
Where found? – Hiding in the fermenting room, planning his next hobby
Why Brewing? – His mate Olly told him it was quite good . . .
What drink? – Cambrian or Sunlander
Who? – Drayman and Auctioneer
Biker Nigel is definitely a man with the gift of the gab and happily supplies customers with all the Stonehouse spiel. His spare time is taken up with auctioneering and commentating at Crufts.
Where found? – Flying around deepest darkest Shropshire in our van or, when the weather’s good, astride his trusty two wheeled machine.
Why Brewing? – Why not?
What drink? – Station Bitter or tea (well, he is driving)
Who? – Administration & chief phone answerer
Heather’s excellent communication & organisation skills are utilised to the full in the brewery office, where she keeps everything (& everyone!) in order. Not one for idleness, Heather also spends her free time cooking up delicious cakes (brewery team love Heather), dog biscuits (Skip loves Heather) & batches of pickles & preserves for brewery tours.
Where found? – In the office
Why Brewing? – As a long standing customer, Heather fancied moving behind the scenes.
What drink? – Off The Rails or nicely chilled Chablis.
Who? – Admin & Barman
Longstanding customer Chris, started lending a helping hand during our busy times and is now a fully-fledged member of the Stonehouse team. His considerable business experience has proved invaluable in streamlining the Stonehouse systems.
Where Found? – With a big grin, on either side of the bar!
Why Brewing? – It’s only a 15 minute walk from home!
What Drink? – He’s not called Chris ‘Cambrian Gold’ Toller for nothing; although he’s been known to shake a bottle of red or two.
Who? – Brewery Worker & Trainee Brewer
After years of travelling and studying Film Production, Dan has returned home to embrace a more peaceful way of life.
Where Found? – In the laboratory restoring order to the chaos left by everyone else; or using his skills to capture the art of brewing on camera.
Why Brewing? – Dan caught the brewing bug after a brief stint at 40ft Brewery in London.
Who? – Brewery Worker & Barman
We have Henry on loan until he follows his thespian dreams and hot foots it off to drama school.
Where Found? – Heading up the bar shift on our popular Friday evenings, Henry cuts a dash with his cheeky grin and tie and waist-coat combo!
Why Brewing? – Having mastered the art of pouring a good pint, Henry has joined us behind the scenes and now acts like a keen member of the brewery troupe.
What Drink? – Zephyr