HOW WE STARTED
Andy Hepworth started brewing in Reading almost directly after University. He moved to Horsham in 1980 and within five years became the youngest Head Brewer in the country, winning many awards.
The long-standing tradition of brewing in Horsham came to an abrupt halt in 2000 with the sale of its last brewery and so Andy, determined to maintain that tradition, joined up with the key members of the brewing team in order to create Hepworths, an independent brewery aiming to build its own range of quality brands, while maintaining flexibility for contract work.
Response to the new venture was huge; finance was built from pooled redundancy payments and contributions from family and friends. The Company was established in 2000 and started production in 2001; it is constantly expanding.
MEET THE TEAM
Our Management and Brewing Team is skilled and dedicated with well over 100 years of experience between them. Craft beer depends on skill; and here it is!
Chairman & Founder
Head of Retail
Head of Sales
AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
Hepworths are inspected and accredited by The Soil Association, Marks and Spencer, The Cooperative Supermarket group and Compass Catering Group.
Professional membership includes The Society of Independent Brewers, The Parliamentary All-Party Beer Group, The Brewers’ Livery Company, The Institute of Brewing and Distilling, Taste South East, and SEDEX, (Ethical employers group).