Founded in 1851, by Walter Hicks, St Austell Brewery is known to be one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall, and is one of only 28 independent family owned brewers in the UK.
Its brewery in St Austell produces many of the region’s most popular beers, including Tribute, Proper Job, and Korev, for sale in pubs, bars, and supermarkets across the UK and overseas. Its thriving estate spans the West Country, from Bristol in the east to the Isles of Scilly in the west.
St Austell Brewery is also the region’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks to nearly 5,000 bars, restaurants, hotels, pubs and clubs in South West England.
St Austell Brewery’s current chief executive is James Staughton, who has been at the helm since 2000. He is the fifth generation of the Hicks family to be actively involved in running St Austell Brewery. The company owns over 170 pubs and inns across the south west and is one of Cornwall’s biggest employers.