Characterful beers since 1777.
A Badger beer is more than just a beer. It’s rich in history. Deep in character. Full of expertise. Crafted with the finest ingredients. And passionately made in our independent, family-owned brewery.
Each one is inspired by the beautiful county we call home - Dorset. Be it a mythical legend, a colourful tale or the stunning countryside that surrounds our riverside brewery.
And although a couple of our tales are mythical, you can always rely on every Badger beer to be distinctive, unique and packed with flavour.
A history as
rich as our beers.
Seven generations and nearly two-and-a-half centuries later, we’re still independent and brewing the finest, characterful beers.
Charles Hall, a Dorset farmer swaps his trough for a barrel to open his first brewery.
Robert Hall, our founder’s son, welcomes George Woodhouse into the business.
The Badger trademark is registered and becomes one of the oldest on record.
A ‘new’ brewery is built on the beautiful banks of the River Stour in Blandford.
Our current, state-of-the-art brewery is built next to the old one, which now houses the Brewery tap and shop.
We unveiled our new-look Badger brand deserving of our characterful and unique beers.
You can read about our unique beers and historic brewery on this website. But hearing it from the horse’s mouth (AKA a brewery tour guide) is even better. Especially as you get to taste the beer too.Book a tour
In the heart of our brewery is the charming Brewery Tap pub & restaurant, serving delicious food and tasty beers. It would be rude not to try one.Make a Reservation