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About Us

Susanna Soames – Director

Susanna is the owner of the West Barsham Estate and the third generation of her family to farm its richly fertile land. Susanna is married to Jeremy, with whom she has three children. She takes a very hands-on role in the running of the estate and intends to do the same with the new brewery venture.

Jo Coubrough – Consultant

Jo was Norfolk’s first female brewer and the creator of the fantastic Jo C’s range of ales which Barsham Brewery recently put back into production. Born in Suffolk, she trained and qualified as a primary school teacher, teaching for five years before moving to Norfolk with her New Zealand born husband, hotelier and television chef Chris Coubrough. Mother-of-two Jo, put herself through a micro-brewing course and has been earning plaudits in abundance from beer connoisseurs since she started Jo C’s Norfolk Ale in 2010.

Rob Browne – Sales Manager

After shaping a successful career within the brewing industry, Rob recently joined Barsham Brewery. Born in Norfolk, Rob completed a degree at university whilst working in a local brewery during summer breaks. This is where his passion for craft beer really grew. After university, Rob joined the brewery full-time and gained experience in many areas including sales, marketing and events. Rob currently lives in Wymondham with his partner Gemma and their son Jack.

Rob Howlett – Operations Manager

Rob was born and raised in this quiet corner of north Norfolk and is the second generation of his family to have worked on the West Barsham Estate. After forging a successful career in sales, marketing and customer service he returned to West Barsham eight years ago and now looks after all the property on the Estate along with West Barsham Hall. He is married to Kate and has one son.