Hospitality & Tourism

Family brewer raises a glass to annual Founder’s Day by holding litter pick across Dorset

By Andrew Diprose [email protected]

Published: June 17, 2024 | Updated: 17th June 2024

Team members from Hall & Woodhouse (H&W) held a litter pick across Dorset as part of the family brewer’s annual Founder’s Day celebrations.

Participants came from the H&W Brewery and also The Duchess of Cornwall, St Peter’s Finger, Lulworth Cove Inn, The Old Granary and other pubs in its estate across the south of England.

Hall & Woodhouse logo

The traditional initiative involves collecting as much rubbish and litter as possible to help encourage cleaner communities.

H&W’s Founder’s Day is held to commemorate the anniversary of the business’s founding in 1777.

Anthony Woodhouse

Anthony Woodhouse, Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse, pictured left, said: “At Hall & Woodhouse, community is at the centre of our purpose, and we continually look for ways to give back.

“Our annual Founder’s Day celebration is a great opportunity to come together as a team and the event always delivers a real sense of reward and pride.

“We started the annual litter pick 12 years ago and have contributed to keeping streets, beaches, and residential areas clean ever since.

“The team’s playfully competitive nature to dispose of the most litter is a great addition to the tradition.”

Each Founder’s Day, the Badger Brewery team release a special edition beer to celebrate.

This year, the Teamwork Stingo ale commemorates two figures from the Woodhouse family, Edward and John Woodhouse.

Teamwork Stingo is the second beer in a series of five that celebrate the five-year countdown until the business’s 250th anniversary in 2027.

Anthony said: “John and Edward Woodhouse were brothers who brought distinct yet complementary skills to the important business of brewing characterful ales.

“My uncle John was Head Brewer and a Director from 1952 until 1986 and grew the brewing output from 50,000 to over 300,000 barrels in that time.

“My father, Edward, was Chairman for 26 years.

“His future-focused mindset modernised the business and set it on a solid foundation for generations to come.

“It’s special to acknowledge their role in the H&W business with this year’s Founder’s Day ale.”

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