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Mauldons Brewery - Behind the Scenes

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Mauldons Brewery has been brewing ale in Sudbury, Suffolk, since 1795 and is the oldest brewery in East Anglia. 

A black and white picture of a horse and cart towing crates of beer past Mauldons in Sudbury
How deliveries used to be done...

Mauldons has been a valued member of the Nedging Hall Estate family since 2019.  But the head brewer, Steve, has been involved with the brewery for 40 years, ensuring continuity and experience in the operations.   Steve oversees the production of a range of ales to suit everyone’s taste – with pale ale, amber, bitter, stout and even gluten-free golden ale to choose from.  You can order online at: or visit ‘The Bottle Shop’ to collect. 

Shelves of bottles of beer.  A table with chairs made our of beer barrels.
The Bottle Shop

The video below is a small snapshot of the inner workings of the brewery.  You can also book a guided tour and tasting session for yourself and a group of your friends.   

Look out for their multi-award winning ales in your local.  If they don’t stock them, ask them to get in touch with Mauldons.  They would love to hear from them.

Three storey shelves full of awards
The many awards won by Mauldons Ales

Mauldons are doing their bit for the environment, using malt barley grown locally by group member, Brett Vale Farm.  Spent grains then help to feed local Red Poll cattle, a Suffolk rare breed, whose beef is used in Nedging Hall Estate’s hospitality venues – The Lindsey Rose and The Bildeston Crown.  Electricity is from solar panels on the roof of the new cold storage building at the brewery.

A warehouse door with 12 people stood outside with glasses of beer.
From the 2023 opening of the new cold storage.

 It doesn’t stop there.  Brett Vale Farm supplies maize to another group member, Material Change, to produce electricity in their AD Plants.  A by-product of this is captured CO2, which is returned to Mauldons to carbonate the beers. 


Their next mission? 

Net zero! 


We really are very proud to have Mauldons as part of the Heathpatch group. 

Five bottles of beer on a picnic bench.
Mauldons core beers


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