Hall & Woodhouse


01258 452 141


Hall & Woodhouse is an independent regional brewer, pub operator and soft drinks manufacturer based in Dorset.

Founded more than 200 years ago at the time of the Napoleonic wars, the group is owned today by the fifth generation of the Woodhouse family.

The group’s estate of more than 260 pubs stretch from Exeter to Eastbourne in the South and Hemel Hempstead in the North and includes a couple of hotels.

It brews a range of bottled and casked beers under the Badger name, along with many seasonal beers, and is also licensed to brew Hofbräu lager (developed in Munich more than 400 years ago) in the UK. Its line-up of Rio natural sparkling fruit drinks sells through supermarkets, retailers and newsagents as well as Hall & Woodhouse pubs.

Key People:

Managing director: David Woodhouse
Financial director: Martin Scott
Retail director: David Hoare
Tenanted estate director: Andrew Younger
Group head of brands: David French
Vice chairman: Mark Woodhouse


"We aim to grow as an independent family company, becoming the top regional brewer in the South and developing a ‘World Class’ drinks business."

Source: company website

Operating Data:

Annual turnover: nearly £90m
Number of pubs: 196 tenanted, 65 managed
Number of employees: around 1,200


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