Cobbett’s Real Ales is a small, independent family business, owned by Tim & Helen Sullivan, supplying good quality beers and ciders in bottles and on draught.
The shop is named after William Cobbett, a family ancestor, who was born in the “Jolly Farmer” in Farnham in the 1760′s.
Cobbett wrote a number of books, including “Cottage Economy” (1823), in which he gives the cottager information about how to brew beer. He deplored the growing practice of drinking tea (‘kettle slops’) and recommended that every cottager brewed and drank his own good beer.
Few of us today have the space and the facilities for brewing our own beer. But the Real Ale movement gives us the chance to enjoy the kind of beer that Cobbett would have liked to see in every cottage in the land.