About Brewery Farm

Our family run working farm gets its name from the time when Ansty was the home of the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery.

Charles Hall, born in 1751, was a farmer's son and in common with tradition was taught both brewing and farming. Ale was provided by farmers for their workers as a wholesome refreshment. Charles decided that his future lay in brewing and founded the Ansty Brewery in 1777.

Production was quickly expanded when the young brewer secured a contract to supply ale to the Army encamped on the coast near Weymouth at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Longer term business was built up distributing ales to inns and taverns in the towns and villages around the Ansty Brewery. In 1847 Robert Hall, the founder's son, took George Woodhouse into partnership and George astutely married one of Charles' granddaughters. The name Hall & Woodhouse had begun.

The Hall and Woodhouse Brewery is now situated in the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, just 20 minutes from Ansty.

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"Wow - such an amazing place to stay. We were a party of 3. On arrival there was a very welcoming card, a bottle of Prosecco and some freshly laid eggs, such little touches but completely blew us away. The lodge itself was spacious and exceptionally clean, linen and towels were included. The views from the property were second to none, especially from the hot tub; A fantastic place to relax and recharge. Walking routes were exceptional. Would highly recommend this property to others." 

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