Meet our Food Heroes: St Austell Brewery


St Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 (yes you read that correctly) by Cornishman Walter Hicks. Over 150 years on, they remain independent and family owned – very much like us. The brewery’s family of pubs, inns and hotels is currently sitting at around 165, spanning the South West from Bristol right down to the Isles of Scilly. Being at the heart of these communities is very important to the company, especially in their home county of Cornwall. If you’ve ever explored the area, there’s a strong chance you’ve enjoyed a drink or two in a St Austell Brewery pub. They operate a sourcing policy that uses local trades people, food suppliers and farms wherever possible. We say cheers to that!

Their range of award-winning beers including Tribute, Proper Job, Korev and Rick’s personal favourite Trelawny are available at our pub in St Merryn, The Cornish Arms. Located near the Seven Bays, the beer garden at The Cornish is the perfect spot for a few pints of St Austell’s finest as the sun goes down or equally in winter take a seat by one of the open fires for that cosy, homely feeling.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, they’ve produced a staggering 1.9 billion pints since 1851.

Meet some of our other food heroes here.