Driven by our desire to tell the unique story of our West Barsham Estate, we are rolling out a new look across the brand and renaming some of our most popular beers to celebrate the very personal story that runs through the heart of everything we do. Keep checking back as we share more with you!

The West Barsham estate in North Norfolk, home to the Barsham Brewery, is steeped in farming heritage. Susanna Soames’s family have owned and farmed the land here for generations. In an area renowned for its top quality agricultural soil, North Norfolk’s sea air and unique micro-climate help us produce some of the best malting barley in the world. Our Maris Otter Barley is then malted just down the road at Crisp Maltings. The malt is  blended with beautifully pure water from our own well to make our collection of six beers, and we are very proud to be the purveyors of a “Norfolk born and brewed”, product in the very truest sense.

Our home and our heritage run through each and every part of our business. Our signature blue and brown bottles are inspired by Susanna’s Great Grandfather’s racing colours from his days as a successful racehorse owner in the 1930’s, and our beers are now named after significant places and personalities (human and animal!) that have marked life on the West Barsham estate for over 100 years.

Our look might be changing but our great tasting beers are not! Renaming old favourites that will continue to be brewed to the same recipes, and releasing some new faces, all developed to celebrate our beautifully brewed, honest beers, the heritage of our home and the richness of our land.

NORFOLK TOPPER, our easy drinking session bitter previously known as NORFOLK KIWI has been named after one of the much loved Suffolk Punch horses that worked on the estate in the 1940s.

GOLDEN CLOSE I.P.A, seen in pubs around the country previously as KNOT JUST ANOTHER IPA, now takes is name from one of our most picturesque barley fields on the Barsham Estate.

Our popular old favourite BITTER OLD BUSTARD will be familiarly named B.O.B.

MR SHANKS, a hoppy Norfolk Pale Ale, is named in honour of Susanna’s Grandfather’s very favourite racehorse, winner of the Foxhunters Chase in  1956

BARSHAM OAKS, an amber coloured bitter, is named after a centuries-old copse of oak trees that stands proud at the centre of the Barsham Estate.

STOUT ROBIN, a traditional, full-bodied dark stout, takes its name from the gentleman that likes to sit on the red brick wall outside the estate office door.

Our range will continue to be available in casks, 5lt mini casks and bottles and by popular demand we have also just launched 36 pint pins.

Find out more information and tasting notes on our beers, Oaks, Mr Shanks, Norfolk Kiwi, B.O.B (Bitter Old Bustard), Knot Just Another IPA and Stout Robin.

Mr Shanks
Norfolk Kiwi
B.O.B (Bitter Old Bustard)
Knot Just Another IPA
Stout Robin



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