Hand-reared on the Kent frontier.
Romney Marsh is a timeless treasure trove of nature, tradition and history. The more you explore the Marsh, the more it keeps giving.
Romney Marsh Brewery embraces all aspects of this unique rural landscape and regularly collaborates with local artists, creatives and crafts people who are also celebrating the Marsh through their work.
Paddy Hamilton, Dungeness Open Studios
Dungeness artist Paddy Hamilton’s ‘RX12’- Dungeness Font is the centerpiece of Romney Marsh Brewery’s bottle labels, pint glasses and pump badges.
Each letter of the alphabet, complete with punctuation, has been lino-cut and crafted by Paddy in his Dungeness studio.
Andy Sullivan, Blacknight Design (Graphic Design)
Paddy worked with Ashford based artist and graphic designer Andy Sullivan to digitalise the Dungeness Font. Andy has since helped Romney Marsh Brewery fully realise our logo and branding, as well as designing our bottle labels, pump badges and this website.
Steve Brown, Steve Brown Illustration
Brenzett based illustrator Steve Brown has taken our idea for a gift pack label and transformed it into these stunning images. The concept was to capture some of the iconography of the Marsh: the abandoned Lookers’ huts of the 18th and 19th centuries; Romneys, the breed of sheep indigenous to the area; the fishing wrecks and lighthouses of Dungeness and the ‘lucky’ pebbles, or ‘holey’ stones, there for all to discover on the Romney Marsh shores.
Romney Marsh Wools
Romney Marsh Brewery has collaborated with Romney Marsh Wools, who have ‘accessorised’ our limited edition ‘glass and bottle’ presentation packs. Master knitter Sarah Hartles has fashioned scarves from pure Romney Marsh sheep’s wool to adorn our bottles.
Retired local rigger and specialist rope splicer, Paddy Lamperd, now uses his skills to craft home accessories and souvenirs using rope. Gathering stones with natural holes in them from our local shores, Paddy has helped us fashion this unique and 100% local Romney Marsh gift. These stones are known locally as ‘hag’ or ‘holey’ stones and are thought by some to bring good luck.
The Pilot Inn, Dungeness
We have worked closely with Romney Marsh institution – the Pilot Inn – to produce their house real ale: B-17 Sleepytime Girl. This American Pale Ale is produced in tribute to the American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, named Sleepytime Girl, that was ditched off Dungeness during World War II. One of its engines was accidentally snagged off Dungeness in 2017 by local fishermen Joe Thomas and Tom Redshaw and now resides in the garden of the Pilot Inn. Well worth a visit.
Rye Nook Fishery
After we’ve finished with the barley and wheat used to make our ales, it is then all taken to Rye Nook Fishery in East Sussex where the carp, roach and perch have grown rather partial to spent brewer’s grains!