North Cotswold Brewery triumphs again

By Emma Walton
Posted: 30/10/2012

Windrush Ale wins Warwickshire Beer of the Year 2012

North Cotswold Brewery, a small family owned, brewery situated on the Fosseway a few miles outside Moreton in Marsh and Shipston on Stour is delighted to announce that their Windrush Ale has won Warwickshire Beer of the Year.

The brewery was established in 1999 and the current head brewer, Jon Pilling took over in 2005. Jon was joined by Guy and Sandra Holiday in 2011 who took over the running of the commercial side of the business.

Guy Holiday said; “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious CAMRA award up against such strong competition.  It is testament to all our hard work in developing this range of beers. What is so pleasing is that the beer was voted for by the general public.”


The Warwickshire Beer of the Year event is run by CAMRA and held at the Merchants Inn, Rugby. Steve Heighton from CAMRA stated: “We organised for the County's major real ale brewers to compete in a straight beer off. Each brewer submitted one beer and the general public visited the pub and voted for their favourite beer. We had the highest number of Warwickshire brewers ever assembled in one pub.”

The North Cotswold Brewery range consists of a core range of four beers, Windrush Ale, Cotswold Best, Shagweaver and Hung, Drawn ‘n’ Portered, as well as seasonal beers every few months. Beers are available both on draught and in bottle and brewery tours are held monthly.  For further information, please visit