Johanna de Corby and 17 other ‘ale wives’ of Southwold were charged by the manorial court with breaking the assize of ale. This is the earliest record of beer being brewed on the Adnams site.
George and Ernest Adnams bought the Sole Bay Brewery with the help of their father.
George was not cut out for country life in Suffolk so departed for South Africa, where he was eventually eaten by a crocodile.
Ernest Adnams and head brewer Thomas Sargaeant signed the Memorandum of Association establishing Adnams & Company Limited.
Jack and Pierse Loftus acquired a stake in the brewery.
Steady growth and great acclaim for their beers, Adnams won the Star of Excellence in Brussels and the Challenge Cup for best beer at the Brewers’ Exhibition.
The tragic death of Nico Loftus led to the third generation of the Adnams and Loftus families joining the business.
The Brewery was substantially enlarged and modernised. This ongoing process continues to this day with Read more »