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. Married to Jeremy, with whom she has three children, she takes a very hands-on role in the running of the farm and intends to do the same with their new brewery venture.

Jo Coubrough – Consultant

Jo was Norfolk’s first female brewer and the creator of the fantastic and award-winning Jo C’s range of ales which she brewed as a tenant in one of our barns. Born in Suffolk, the mother of two 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. Having acquired Jo C’s Ales last year, the team at The Barsham Brewery are thrilled that she has continued on with us as a consultant.

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 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.