The story of Loxley Brewery started in October 2015, when Stephen Wesley purchased the Wisewood Inn with the vision to create a great pub to serve the local community, serving great beer & great food. Stephen accomplished just that, with the Wisewood Inn going on to be named CAMRA pub of the month in July 2017.
In mid 2017, with the pub fully established, attention turned to the idea of brewing our very own beer, and where better to have the Brewery than on-site at the Wisewood Inn?Immediately, work started on the old garage and soon after it was re-built into a fully equipped Brewery.
In January 2018, work was finished and Peck (the Head Brewer) began formulating the breweries debut beer, with a little help from Stephens vision. This beer was aptly named 'Wisewood One', a refreshing blond ale. The beer was a massive success and led Brewery creating 5 excellent ales by the end of July 2018.
October 2018 saw the release of the 6th beer from the Brewery, a well balanced American Pale Ale.
Into 2019 saw the release of Wisewood Seven & Wisewood Eight, a 5 Hop Pale and a Session XPA respectively, both beers have grown into firm favourites in our core range.
In April 2019 we invested in our own micro bottling plant that lives inside the Brewery. This has given us the freedom to get our brand noticed in a different environment. You can buy some bottles from us on our online shop or check out specialist bottle shops in Sheffield. Most of them stock us. As the bottle business is getting bigger and better and with more demand we are now working on a 'container' so that the bottles have a home of their own. You can find this outside the Brewery doors, they aren't too far away!
In August 2019, we aqcuired the keys to the Palm Tree Pub in the Walkley district of Sheffield. We offically re-opened the doors with a new look AND a new name - The Raven Inn. We sell quality cask and keg ales, with light bar snacks on offer. The Raven Inn offers a cosy and friendly atmosphere, with a weekly quiz on a Thursday - if you want to test your knowledge!
We look forward to seeing what the future holds...