The Old Brewery at Tadcaster was established in 1758. It is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery.
The brewery still has its own cooper making and repairing all its oak casks. All Samuel Smith’s naturally conditioned draught beer is served from the wood.
The original well at The Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the brewing water being drawn from 85 feet underground. Samuel Smith’s ales and stouts (except draught Sovereign and Extra Stout) are fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’~ fermenting vessels made of solid slabs of slate ~ which give the beers a fuller bodied taste, using the same strain of yeast since the nineteenth century.
All Samuel Smith’s beers and ciders are suitable for a vegan diet (except cask conditioned Old Brewery Bitter and bottled Yorkshire Stingo).
Samuel Smith’s grey Shire horses are stabled behind the Angel & White Horse, the pub next to the brewery.Samuel Smith’s Shire horses are used to make local deliveries five days a week.
All Samuel Smith’s beers are brewed solely from authentic natural ingredients without any chemical additives, raw material adjuncts, artificial sweeteners, colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
The little town of Tadcaster is home to three breweries. Samuel Smith’s is a small brewery producing less than 5% of the beer brewed in the town.
The brewery operates in the region of 200 pubs. Many are small pubs situated in the post-
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