Woods Brewery sold

No details, but I believe it has been sold to an individual and will continue to brew.


The Wood Brewery, started by the real-ale-loving Wood family in 1980 in Wistanstow, south Shropshire, has been acquired by Yarrawaddie Brands. The brewery is one of the founders of the Small Independent Brewers’ Association (SIBA).

Yarrawaddie Brands is owned by Stephen O’Neill, a drinks industry executive who was formerly Senior Vice-President of Strategy for Pernod Ricard USA and Patrick McGuckian, who has spent his career in the food distribution business. They will be joint managing directors of the brewery.

Joining the company as Commercial Director is Tony Walsh, who previously worked for Bass and Imbiba, a leisure industry fund.