Martin’s first foray in to the world of brewing started a few years ago in the summer of 2012.  Empassioned by his love of quality beer, great pubs, clubs and a desire to fulful a dream, he launched Castle Combe Brewery Ltd on 1st August 2014.

Graduating with a honours degree in International Politics from the University of Lancaster , all the way back in 1982, Martin moved in business, His career has spanned the worlds of fleet hire, hired plant and fuel including six years living in Asia-Pacific. After twenty four years of corporate life, with a young family in tow, he decided that a complete change in direction was needed and moved into the NHS. Five years managing the day-to-day operations of a busy surgery honed many of the skills he needed to start up his own business. 

Keen to learn the brewery business 'warts and all',  in 2012 Martin approached an existing brewery, Braydon Ales, who had been trading from Preston West Farm, Lyneham since early 2009, to assist with the sales and marketing.  In early 2014, Martin and Ali had the opportunity to acquire the business, taking over the brewery on the 1st May, 2014. After recruiting the experiened Master Brewer, Marek Czarnek, the next three months were spent investing, refurbishing, rebranding and finally Castle Combe Brewery Ltd was launched on the 1st August 2014. 

 

 

 

 

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