Right back in 2003 Robert & Debra Evans had a carefully prepared plan - sell the house, uproot their family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District. Simple? Rob knew he only had one chance to get this right, workinmg hard to find premises suitable to fit in with dream. Chatsworth suggested he took a look at Cunnery Barn on the Chatswrth Estate, the barn buildings were in disrepair but the potential was obvious; the perfect location for a microbrewery had been discovered.
Two years later and after many hurdles including planning, electricity, drainage, renovation, finance and resident barn owls, the first beer had been brewed and the owls had a purpose built nesting box - no other barn owls in Derbyshire have accommodation so grand!
It had been an emotional journey. Mightly oaks grow from little acorns as they say and by 2012 it was becoming clear we'd hit capacityand keeping up with demand became a challenge, at the end of 2014 we upgraded our brewing equipment to a 20 barrel plant and the main brewery moved to a purpose built premise in the picturesque location of Ashford in the Water.
We have a core range of National award winning beers, alongside seasonals throughout the seasons. we're proud to be able to consistently supply quality products in and around the Peak District.
A brand new visitor in the original barn looks set to open in Spring 2017, this will host a 2 barrel experimental brewery which Peak Ales will use to trial new brews, as well as being able to offer 'brew your own' days to the public. There will also be a tasting room for sampling the brews produced on site, and a gift shop.
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Map & Directions
From Chatsworth House, head towards Baslow. Pass turning to Pilsley on the left, 100yds after turn into brewery yard on the left.The nearest railway station is Chesterfield, which is 10 miles away.