Good Honest Ales
150 Years of Batemans Brewery
- Adam Cartwright
15th February 2024
2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the determinedly independent Lincolnshire brewing firm of Batemans.
Nestling beside the Steeping river in the little town of Wainfleet, Batemans’ Salem Bridge Brewery is a quintessential English scene - including an ivy-covered old windmill whose image is Batemans’ symbol to this day. A family business throughout all that time, Batemans have grown from small beginnings to become justly famous for their award-winning ‘Good Honest Ales’, which can be found in most parts of England, especially the East Midlands, Yorkshire and East Anglia. Along the way they have met and overcome many obstacles.
This richly illustrated and thoroughly researched book takes you through the full story of Batemans, blending history and recollections to produce a fitting tribute to this unique firm.