Mauldons Brewery has recently doubled in size thanks to the creation of a large purpose-built cold store and Bottle Shop on the Chilton Industrial Estate in Sudbury. Mauldons, Suffolk’s oldest brewery, looks ahead to an exciting year creating their award-winning ales, whilst offering bespoke brewery tours and tasting sessions in their Bottle Shop.

Steve Birch celebrates 40 years at Mauldons

Steve Birch has been part of the Mauldons family since 1980. Mauldons Brewery just wouldn’t be Mauldons without him. In fact, the new cold store has been named after him, ‘The Birch Building’. When the building was officially opened on October 20th 2023, it was a total surprise for Steve.

Steve commented: It’s a complete honour, I didn’t think it would be that, but it’s nice to recognised for 40 years. I think I’m the lucky one that I get to do a job that I’m really passionate about; I just see myself as a regular guy doing something I enjoy’.

Referring to Steve and his 40 years at Mauldons, Charlie Buckle, Managing Director of Nedging Hall Estate, highlighted: ‘Steve’s absolutely paramount to the success of Mauldons; we wouldn’t be here without him. He understands the ethos and mentality of the business, alongside being an amazing brewer’.

Brewery Tours and Bottle Shop

Going behind the scenes at a brewery is fascinating, especially one that uses the grain from their family farm to brew. The Brewery tours will be enjoyed in the heart of the brewing area with windows overseeing the whole brewing process. Mauldons Brewery invite you to pop in and talk real ales with them. Locals are free to try a couple of their ales and pick up the beers for later in the new Bottle Shop.

The Story Behind it all

In September 2019, Charlie Buckle of Nedging Hall Estate, purchased the brewery. With their passion for beer and particularly Mauldons beer, it was the perfect way to continue the business as it always has been; in the hands of a family who care.

From the barley in the fields to the beer in Nedging Hall Estate’s pubs, Mauldons is one special story.  By growing their own barley and using Muntons (20 miles away) to malt the barley, they reduce transport pollution. Sustainability is at the forefront of the Nedging Hall Estate way of thinking, a highlight of this being the produce that is grown for their kitchens at the Nedging Hall gardens.

Serving across the Estate

Nedging Hall Estate owns The Lindsey Rose, a charming 500 year old country pub, The Bildeston Crown, a historic coaching Inn, and real ale pub, The Brewery Tap in Sudbury. You’ll find Mauldons on tap or in bottles in every one of their pubs. Their core range is five traditional award-winning ales and they create successful seasonal brews throughout the year, including their Angel ruby ale coming this festive season.

Big plans brewing

As a committed Suffolk brewer and retailer, and with the infrastructure in place, Mauldons looks set to grow and serve pubs across East Anglia and further afield. It’s an exciting time for them.

Charlie Buckle, Managing Director of Nedging Hall Estate, commented: ‘I am really excited about the future of Mauldons, Suffolk’s oldest brewery. This new facility will allow us to not only increase production but store the beer at a completely consistent cellar temperature, ready for delivery to a pub near you! We are putting solar on the roof, allowing the building to be completely self-sufficient’.


Nedging Hall Estate sits in the heart of Suffolk. A collection of country pubs, Suffolk’s oldest brewery and the beautiful exclusive hire venue – Nedging Hall.

Growing barley on the farm for brewing, and vegetables & herbs in the gardens for the pub’s kitchens are just a couple of the amazing sustainability initiatives behind the company. The team have always been at the forefront of Nedging Hall Estate, they are the engine that keeps them moving. For further press information, please contact Charlotte Thorogood on Email: