Devizes brewery scoops top beer awards

This Is Wiltshire: Wadworth Brewery in Northgate, Devizes Wadworth Brewery in Northgate, Devizes


Beers brewed by Devizes-based Wadworth have won several top awards.

The Beer Kitchen Orange Peel Bitter has netted a three-star Gold Great Taste Award, while its Bishop's Tipple has won a one star Gold Great Taste Award.

Two further beers have won bronze awards in the International Beer Challenge.

The Beer Kitchen Orange Peel Bitter from Wadworth’s innovative range of premium beers was launched specifically to be enjoyed with food. It picked up two prizes, including the three Star Gold Great Taste Award, which was awarded to only 123 of the more than 8,800 products entered, and places The Beer Kitchen Orange Peel Bitter among an elite group of the finest food and drink products.

The judges comments commended the rich, full flavour of the beer and the baked marmalade aroma, and declared it overall “a great beer”.

The Beer Kitchen Orange Peel Bitter was also awarded a bronze International Beer Challenge award for packaging, being selected from packaged beers from 26 countries across the world. 

This award recognises the unique concept of the classically elegant 330ml bottles which were designed specifically for the fine dining table.


The Beer Kitchen Wheat Beer pulled in two bronze awards from the International Beer Challenge, in the packaging and Wheat Beers categories.

The light and refreshing beer is best served icy cold and has a hint of spicy clove and tongue tingling citrus fizz. It is perfect with delicate white fish or a light salad, or as a refreshing aperitif.

Bishop’s Tipple is one of Wadworth’s core beers, and has a loyal following. The panel which awarded the beer a one star Gold Great Taste Award Taste judged the beer to be  “refreshing and zesty with moreish appeal. It is well balanced with a touch of citrus, has a delightful appearance and clean, well balanced flavours".

Wadworth Brand Manager Christine said: “We really care about our beers and it takes the best ingredients, time honoured brewing methods and years of experience to brew the finest beers. It is fantastic to receive this recognition for the whole team.”

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