Five Kingdoms Brewery Sponsors 2019


15 Mar 19
by Billie Jones

The fantastic range of beers from Five Kingdoms Brewery

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership this year with the wonderful Five Kingdoms Brewery, a microbrewery located in the beautiful Isle of Whithorn, who produce a range of distinctly individual beers using whole hops, quality malts and fresh local water.

Five Kingdoms microbrewery began in 2015 and sits in the beautiful harbourside village of The Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway.  The small fishing village is nestled on the tip of the Machars peninsula, close to the stunning Galloway Forest hills and is Scotland’s most southerly brewery.

Five Kingdoms, so called because England, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Wales and Scotland can all be visible on a clear day from the Isle.  It came about through a mutual passion for beer of publican Alastair Scoular who owns and runs The Steam Packet Inn, the village’s only pub and his head chef Brendon Dennett. Brendon, who had previously worked at renowned Scottish brewery 6 Degrees North in Stonehaven brought this wealth of brewing knowledge to the partnership.

With the location, premises and experience of the pub trade and a pure passion for real ale, Alastair and Brendon were the perfect balance for a successful venture to create honest, fine ales.

We'd like to offer a huge thank you to Alastair Scoular and everyone at Five Kingdoms Brewery for their support and dedication to local organisations and events this year and we look forward to serving their wonderful range of beers at this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July which we know you're going to love!

Five Kingdoms Brewery Website

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Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Five Kingdoms Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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