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Leatherbritches Brewery

when it was located at the Bentley Brook Inn

Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire www.bentleybrookinn.co.uk/

On a Saturday in July 2004 Wakefield CAMRA were met and shown around by the proprietor of the Bentley Brook Inn, David Allingham who gave us his own unique slant on the business.

Most members of the family were involved in some aspect of the licensed trade if not the inn and the brewery itself, where third son Bill ran the brewery with David Corby as Head Brewer. Full history was on their own web-site, including an explanation of their name. The brewery moved in 2008 to larger premises behind the Green Man & Blacks Head Royal Hotel in Ashbourne, running as a separate business from the hotel itself.

brewery behind the pub in a converted outhouse

copper

fermenters (bubble wrapped)

David Allingham with commemorative certificate

The pictures can be viewed at higher resolution on this Picasa Web Album.

On the day of our visit three Leatherbritches beers were on sale at the Bentley Brook including Lemongrasss & Ginger (4.4%), Summer Gold (4.4%) and Ashbourne Ale (4.0%).

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