National Trust Beer Club
We’ve launched our first ever beer club (the National Trust Beer Club) in partnership with Delavals Brewers Ltd.
Members will benefit from the expertise of the Delavals’ master cicerones (that's beer tasters to you and me) who are specifically tasked with finding beers of the highest quality and real distinction. They regularly talk and meet with craft brewers to make sure members receive the newest beers, rare beers, unusual beers and beers that are, quite simply, great.
Every new member receives a mixed case of National Trust beers with free delivery on joining. Whatever your budget or requirements, there’s a range of membership options to suit…
- Club membership £40 per year - 1 case per year, bottle opener and discounts
- Bronze membership £80 per year - 2 cases per year, bottle opener and discounts
- Silver membership £160 per year - 4 cases per year, bottle opener +beer festival ticket
- Gold membership £480 per year - 12 cases per year, bottle opener, book + VIP beer festival ticket
Club level gift membership to the beer club is now available online and at all 460 WHSmith stores in the gift experience section.
John Gilfillan, Managing Director of Delavals and Chairman of the National Trust Beer Club said, 'There has been a real explosion in craft beers in the UK. According to the Good Beer Guide, Britain now has more small breweries per head than any other major industrialised nation, which is great news for beer drinkers.'
'With the National Trust Beer Club we’ll be able to connect many of the independent craft breweries to beer connoisseurs throughout the UK. It’s not just for the connoisseur though', John continues, 'Craft beers pack more flavour and are made by entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, so they tap into the growing demand for quality, niche products.'
Our National Trust beers are made using hops from one of the last remaining traditional hop gardens in the country; the National Trust’s Little Scotney Farm. On joining, each member will receive a case of 12 bottles of beer from the National Trust Great British Beer Collection, an engraved beer club bottle opener plus on-going benefits. Over 100 beers will be available at launch and can be ordered from www.nationaltrustbeerclub.co.uk
Helping to support our work
Phillippa Green, Brand Licensing Manager at the National Trust said: 'We’re thrilled to be working with Delavals Brewers Ltd. The beer club gives people a new way to experience, discover and enjoy beer. Plus every single subscription will help raise awareness of the National Trust and generate valuable income for our charitable work, with all memberships and beer sales directly helping the Trust look after special places in its care.'
Phillippa continues, 'Many National Trust places have a great history of brewing as private country house brewing was prevalent in Britain 200-300 years ago with servants and workers of large estates regularly receiving beer as part of their wages. The inspiration for Delavals Brewery was our recent purchase of Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. The Hall used to have a working brewery over 200 years ago and Delavals hope to bring this back to life one day.'
'Shugborough Hall near Stafford is an example of an existing working brewery within the National Trust estate but there are several others with a similar history. The Beer Club will share these sorts of stories over the coming months and years.'
For more information on alcohol, please visit www.drinkaware.co.uk.