About Us - History
The award winning Windsor Castle Brewery is situated in the heart of England’s famous and industrial ‘Black Country’. Founded in 1900 by Nathaniel Sadler (pictured above), the brewery supplied its twelve tied public houses, the most famous being the Windsor Castle Inn, Oldbury, the original Brewery tap house.
Family based business
The popularity of Sadler’s incomparable ale led to the brewery supplying numerous public houses throughout the Midlands. The Brewery was very much a family run business and this is still its strength today. It has earned a strong following with many loyal Sadler’s drinkers throughout the Black Country.
The Brewery was inherited by Nathaniels Son, Thomas who ran the Brewery for a number of years, where he also raised his son John (known as Jack) who was brought up in the Brew house. Jack later passed on both his passion and knowledge of brewing to his son and grandson John and Chris Sadler, now fourth and fifth generation Brewers. The Brewery was historically re-opened during the winter of 2004, 77 years after Thomas Sadler brewed his last pint in 1927.
Now situated in Lye, near Stourbridge, the Brewery has once again become a thriving family run microbrewery, supplying public houses with Sadler’s award winning ales throughout the Midlands and indeed the Country. The Brewery now produces a selection of full time ales and a series of distinctive specials in both cask and bottle. Since the Brewery’s historical re-opening in 2004, Sadler’s have been presented with numerous awards for the quality of their ales and they continue to produce ales that people love to drink.
Here's to the next 100 years. Cheers