The Wood Brewery was founded by Edward Wood, his brother and his father in the outbuildings of the Plough Inn in Wistanstow, Shropshire in 1980.
The Plough was built in 1774 and was bought by the Wood family in 1968 from the Wrekin Brewery.
The brewery was one of the early players in the real ale revolution that revived the flagging fortunes of traditionally brewed beers as they faced the tidal wave of gas-pumped keg beers appearing in pubs nationwide.
Four decades later the brewery still operates on the same spot, but has expanded to produce the wide range of Woods beers that are available in pubs and shops across Shropshire and neighbouring counties.
Our brewery tap is where you can enjoy our beers in the best expression – right next door to the place where they are brewed.
The brewery tap has a full restaurant with food available all day and with some menu featuring our beers in their recipes. We also offer full tastings of our beers here. There is an outdoor patio and the Brewery can be hired for events and functions.
Wood’s is proud to produce a range of traditionally brewed beers to appeal to a wide variety of palates. Each beer gives you a real taste of Shropshire, our home. Most of our beers are available in cask and by the bottle.
The constants in all of Wood’s traditionally brewed beers are:
- The care with which the natural raw ingredients are selected and used
- The care with which they are mixed and hand-brewed, racked off and stored
- The careful delivery to the network of pubs and shops that sell our beers.