Hand-reared on the Kent frontier.
Romney Marsh is a timeless treasure trove of nature, tradition and history. Affectionately known as the fifth continent, 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
Most recently, 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 100 beer bottle scarves from pure Romney Marsh sheep wool to adorn our bottled Cinque Porter.
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 the 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.
Paddy 01797 322269
Honeychild Manor Farm
After we’ve finished with the barley and wheat used to make our ales, it is then all taken to Honeychild Manor Farm in nearby village St Mary in the Marsh. Honeychild Manor is a working dairy farm with a herd of 300 Friesians, the only dairy herd left on Romney Marsh. The herd has grown rather partial to spent brewer’s grains!
All our used hops go to help fertilise local allotments.