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Report - Gales Brewery - Horndean - Hampshire - Dec 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by TrevBish, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. TrevBish

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    Well, what can i say. A great explore! The access was very ninja style indeed! Good explore all round apart from the part where i was taking a picture of the safe, walked round and stood on a 2 inch nail that went straight through my trainer and into my big toe! Ouch! I liked the christmas tree on the tower ledge, great for this time of year! I was amazed at all the stuff still inside. Love the note previous vistors have left for 28DL Members! The history inside is brill. Not much has changed.

    Gales Brewery was an old brewery situated in Horndean, on the edge of Waterlooville, near Portsmouth in Hampshire. It made the nutty HSB (Horndean Special Bitter) and the newer Gales Bitter. It took its water from its own well situated under the brewery which is fed from the South Downs, and the yeast and 'liquor' (local water used for brewing), coupled with the local brewing style, produce beers with a sparse head, quite dark in colour.

    In late 2005 Fuller's Brewery bought Gales for £91.8 million. It raised fears as to the future of Gales' Horndean brewery and some of its beers, and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) launched a campaign to encourage Fullers to continue production of the full Gales line at Horndean. However, in January 2006, Fuller's began cutting jobs at the Horndean brewery, and it was announced on 27 February 2006 that the brewery would close at the end of March 2006, although distribution and warehousing would continue in the area.

    At that point, production of the Gales brands moved to Fullers' Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, with the exception of Gales Bitter which was one of the few beers that were discontinued.

    The site is now listed for demolition to make way for new property development.

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