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PALMERS Brewery of Bridport has bought The Thimble Inn in Piddlehinton from owners Norman and Anne White.
The picturesque, thatched pub nestling by the River Piddle was bought for an undisclosed sum in a private sale. The Thimble is a Grade II listed building built around 300 years ago with many ancient beams, a well and two large open log fireplaces.
Tim Woodrow, Palmers’ tenanted trade director, said: ‘We want to continue after Norman and Anne in welcoming all the locals as well as establishing The Thimble as a quality destination food pub serving a range of Palmers’ fine real ales.
‘The Thimble has served Palmers’ beers for many years now and our ale has a strong following in the Piddle Valley. The pub has great potential and buying it was the natural next step. It extends the Palmers’ pub range eastward and will be a great asset.’
The current landlords will continue to run the pub over the Christmas period and Palmers will take over on 24 January.
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Palmers: Brewing finest ales since 1794. In 1794, Dorset rope and net makers the Gundry family built a brewery on the banks of the River Brit in Bridport. In the late 19th century, two Palmer brothers – John Cleeves and Robert Henry – bought the operation and its pubs and gave it their names: JC
& RH Palmer. Today, their great grandsons John and Cleeves Palmer work in
the company and Palmers Brewery remains among the best of small independent brewers.
The original Old Brewery – famous as the only thatched brewery in Britain – is where the beer is still brewed to traditional methods with the finest ingredients. Palmers’ pubs include some of the best-known and best-loved in the South West in pretty country villages, deep in Hardy Country and on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
A brewery tour of Palmers historic brewery buildings allows visitors to see each stage of the brewing process and taste the Palmers five fine draught ales:
Palmers Copper Ale – a delightfully light, refreshingly fruity and hoppy beer (3.7% ABV).
Palmers Best Bitter – a full-drinking, well-balanced beer (4.2% ABV).
Palmers Dorset Gold – a refreshing and thirst-quenching golden premium ale (4.5% ABV).
Palmers 200 – created to celebrate 200 years of brewing, this popular premium ale (5.0% ABV) was described by beer guru Roger Protz as “a finely balanced blend of malt, hops and quenching citric fruitiness.”
Palmers Tally Ho! – a strong, nutty, full strength dark beer (5.5% ABV).
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