Morwellham Brewery

In the mid 19th Century, when Morwellham was a thriving copper port, most towns and villages had their own beer making facilities, and Morwellham was no exception. Records show a maltings was housed in the building now occupying our pottery centre, and it no doubt supplied grain for beer that was brewed and served in the Ship Inn.

Visit our traditional brewery, see the ingredients, learn how beer is made and view our cooperage video showing how craftsmen made the wooden beer barrels.

Fermenting process

The fermenting process used here at Morwellham when we brew our own ale takes around 5 days at a constant temperature within the fermenter of 20 degrees centigrade. At the end of this time the yeast will have worked its magic and the result is the golden liquid we recognise as traditional English ale.

Beer tasting

Our own Morwell craft ales are available to sample in The Ship Inn. There are three types, Adit which has a distinct refreshing malted ale with citrus and floral aromas, Hop a crisp refreshing ale with late hop aromas and Miner, an easy drinking amber ale, well-balanced and malty with subtle fruity notes on the finish.