Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre, based in Montgomery, Mid Wales is the toast of the town after being shortlisted as a finalist in the Rural Business Awards 2019/20 for Wales and Northern Ireland region, held in partnership with Amazon. They will now battle it out for a place in the national final later this year.

Founded in 2009 by Pam and Russ Honeyman, Monty’s Brewery opened a Visitor Centre in Montgomery in 2015 where they showcase their beers, sell merchandise and develop new brews.

This is exciting news. We are used to our beers winning awards, but this is the first time we have entered the Visitor Centre. I hope it shows we give visitors, whether beer drinkers or not, an enjoyable, relaxed experience and an insight into what the brewery is all about.”

Russ and Pam Honeyman outside The Cottage, Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre.
Russ and Pam outside the Visitor Centre

There are 12 categories which are judged by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies and rural charitable organisations.

Visitors can experience the Development Brewery through the observation window or Brewery talks and tasting can be arranged for groups of more than eight people.

The regional final for Wales and Northern Ireland with be held this autumn ahead of the national final next February.

We are passionate about creating a nurturing environment where rural businesses can develop and this starts by showcasing the great work they do. On behalf of everyone at the Rural Business Awards, we want to say well done to Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre and all the shortlisted businesses and wish them luck ahead of the regional finals.”

In Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Harbwr Brewery continues to hold on to its VAQUAS accreditation (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service) after achieving the award two years ago.

They continue to grow and evolve their visitor experience and product range and have won numerous awards during that time. They now grow their own hops locally.

Taster tours can be arranged for groups between four and 40 guests. Coach parks can be found by visiting the Pembrokeshire County Council website as Tenby is a pedestrianised town.


Published 12 August 2019

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