Pilgrim beer


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Thanks very much from dropping in on the Pilgrim website

 Brewing since 1982, we at  Pilgrim aim not only to brew beer and give good service, but to brew great beer that customers will really enjoy: delicious beer in fact! We believe that by constantly striving to improve our beers both customers and licensees will benefit. We run the brewery with the Japanese "Kaizan" concept very much in mind: incremental imrovements. We have over the years improved our methods little by little so that our brewing system can be called the:


The application of the knowledge and experience we have gained in over
3 decades of brewing has allowed us to develop the Pilgrim Process which is why our beer is always and always will be better. We are decades ahead of our competitors!

As always our driving philosophy, which remains at the forefront of our thinking, is to never compromise quality whilst actively taking on board ideas which will improve our beers. The varying nature of the materials used in production lead us to remain "semper vigila" but we take advantage of these changes to improve each beer. Unlike big breweries which try to keep their beer the same we embrace change to create improvement.

Please check out our "Noticeboard" for our latest news.

If you find a pub with our beer you can be sure that the licensee really cares for his customers and is not just buying the cheapest off his beer list. We'll drink to that!

So in these difficult economic times let's support those who support us...especially hard pressed local pubs....visit them and raise a glass of Pilgrim to the hard working licensees and their staff. Cheers!

"You can always trust a Pilgrim"

Artisan Brewers and importers of Bavarian Beer
West Street Reigate Surrey RH2 9BL
Beerphone 01737 222651


 Three C's payment

Pay for your beer on collection using Card, Cash or Cheque
but cards can only be accepted if our WiFi permits!

Founder member, Honorary member and former Chairman 
Society of Independent Brewers



Lupercalia....woof woof!
Saracen Stout...a few casks left...tasting great

....as well as our regulars Progress, Surrey and Quench

Still drinking light hoppy beers in your local? Time for a seasonal change, methinks! Just ask your licensee for a Pilgrim..you know it makes sense as variety is the spice of life...and some of our beers are!


Local Pubs to definitely  find Pilgrim

Black Horse
Red Cross
Blue Anchor
Jolly Farmers, Buckland

and some "maybes"

Market Tavern

News on Stonegate pubs

Stonegate Pub Company have recently changed suppliers. The new suppliers offered us a price (10% less) which we had to refuse so many apologies to Pilgrim devotees who visit Stonegate outlets as they will no longer be able to enoy our beer....there is an answer!


From December 2014, under new EU rules, restaurants and pubs will have to ensure that customers are warned about any allergens in their food.

The 14 allergens are as follows:

  • Cereals
  • Crustaceans
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Nuts
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphites
  • Lupin
  • Molluscs

We have to admit to using cereals in our beer, barley, wheat, rye......because ummm...that's what beer is made from! However we can guarantee we do not use molluscs,crustaceans or any other stuff other than natural finings to clear the beer from which there is a tiny amout of preservative in the form of SO2. You have been warned..Pilgrim beer ioho is extremely good for you!

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Proust

Surely he meant brewers?



A couple of pints of Weald...makes ya thirsty!

Much excitement when the new season Styrian Goldings arrived....beautiful hops...very aromatic but hardly any bitterness...weird! Why? ...42c in Slovenia in the weeks before harvest..result? Hops stopped growing and ripened too fast....the strange world of brewing...but fascinating.

We  have entered the 21st century and are tittering...follow us!



 You are welcomed to the new brewery collection counter. Handmade, naturally, from local oak by our marvellous carpenter, Colin who can make just about anything out of wood.

We are also really pleased to have had local artist Simon Canacott  "paint" some of our beers. You can check out the original oils in our collection area and choose, if you wish, a unique garment to have one of these printed on.
Check out Simon's remarkable work at



Thought of the moment
“The superior excellence of malt-liquor above wine, in point of wholesomeness, and the consideration of its being a product of our own kingdom are reasons why everyman who wishes well to his fellow creatures and country should promote to the best of his power the estimation and consumption of it.”
George Watkins “The Compleat Brewer 1760”