The White Horse Brewery.
Since 2004 we have been brewing beers with full heart and soul. Delivering the finest craft beers to the people of Oxfordshire and we are proud to also brew our beers locally too.
White Horse Brewery
After over 20 years in the brewing industry in some form or another, Andy Wilson decided that it was time he opened his own brewery. Together with some good friends, who had just as much history in the trade as Andy, they started to plan how and where to open a brewery.
Work began on White Horse Brewery in the summer of 2004, on a site in Stanford-in-the-Vale, in the Vale of the White Horse. He wanted to be as close as possible to the White Horse Hill, so this was clearly the best place. After three months of hard work, they were ready to start brewing. The first brew took place in October 2004. The first beers to be brewed were White Horse Bitter, Village Idiot and Wayland Smithy, which are so popular today that they are still brewed.
The brewery took off at full gallop and a regular customer base was established in the local area and through Andy’s connections in the brewing industry, he was able to distribute White Horse Beers further afield via Wholesalers and other brewers.
In 2008, the Royal Blenheim was acquired on St Ebbes Street in the heart of Oxford. Serving as the brewery tap, this is the perfect place to sample the full range of White Horse Beers as well as ever rotating guest ales from other brewers around the country. Steve Haye and his team run a great friendly and welcoming pub and the food is fantastic!
After running the brewery for 14 years, sometimes working 7 days a week, Andy decided that it was time for him to retire from the brewing industry. He is still a shareholder in the brewery and a great source of help and knowledge.
In September 2018, Anneli Baxter took over from Andy in the running of White Horse Brewery, coming from Titanic Brewery in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire where she had been employed for 14 years.
Anneli is currently studying for a BA Hons Degree in Professional Management alongside her role at White Horse, so spare time is limited. If she does get spare time, she enjoys ‘product development research’, shopping for shoes, spending time with her 19-year-old daughter Ellie and watching Rugby. She is a keen Leicester Tigers fan.
Not content with brewing all week, Gav converts the kitchen at home to a brewery on a Saturday morning, experimenting with new ingredients and styles of beer. He has plans to convert an outside brick built store at home into a brewery – Anneli will be relieved to have her kitchen back once this has been done!
When not brewing, Gav also enjoys ‘product development research’ and is a self-confessed gaming geek.
Prior to moving here she’s had 20 years working in customer service and sales. In her spare time
she loves gardening and admiring classic cars. Favourite tipples: Cotswold Gin, Brew Dog Elvis Juice and a good Aussie Pino Gris.