Pilgrim beer


 Pilgrim - Best Independent Brewery - Surrey
Food and Drink Awards 2017

Beer---Our Passion---Your Pleasure
Our Profession---Your Vocation
      Our Journey---Your Destination

                                 Thanks very much from dropping in on the Pilgrim website

 Brewing since 1982, we at  Pilgrim aim not only to brew beer and give good service, but to brew great beer that customers will really enjoy: delicious beer in fact! We believe that by constantly striving to improve our beers both customers and licensees will benefit. We run the brewery with the Japanese "Kaizan" concept very much in mind: incremental imrovements. We have over the years improved our methods little by little so that our brewing system can be called the:


The application of the knowledge and experience we have gained in over
3 decades of brewing has allowed us to develop the Pilgrim Process which is why our beer is always and will always be just that little better. We are decades ahead of our competitors!

As always our driving philosophy, which remains at the forefront of our thinking, is to never compromise quality whilst actively taking on board ideas which will improve our beers. The varying nature of the materials used in production lead us to remain "semper vigila" but we take advantage of these changes to improve each beer. Unlike big breweries which try to keep their beer the same we embrace change to create improvement.

Please check out our "Noticeboard" for our latest news.

If you find a pub with our beer you can be sure that the licensee really cares for his customers and is not just buying the cheapest off his beer list. We'll drink to that!

So in these difficult economic times let's support those who support us...especially hard pressed local pubs....visit them and raise a glass of Pilgrim to the hard working licensees and their staff. Cheers!

"You can always trust a Pilgrim"

Artisan Brewers and importers of Bavarian Beer
West Street Reigate Surrey RH2 9BL
Beerphone 01737 222651


 Three C's payment

Pay for your beer on collection using Card, Cash or Cheque
but cards can only be accepted if our WiFi permits!

Founder member, Honorary member and former Chairman 
Society of Independent Brewers

Pilgrim in New Hands!

Dave and Ruth have handed the tiller of the good ship Pilgrim into fresh hands. 
Rory and Adrian are the new owners and we wish them all the very best to carry Pilgrim into fresh new waters

Customers will see plenty of the new and hopefully a bit of the old so visit soon and buy a drop from the new brewer, John.

We would both like to thank all our customers, many of whom have become friends over the years, for their loyalty, enthusiasm, valuable support and the odd compliment!
Good luck and health to you all...see you in a pub somewhere!
Cheers 'n beers
Dave and Ruth


EAT Festival

A number of customers have asked why we did not have a beer tent at the Reigate EAT this year. The answer is simple: the organiser contracted, some say were paid by, a large London brewery to run the beer tent. We were saddened that after the support we gave to the festival last year we were not asked despite our name being used on early advertsing posters. We were not the only local company to be "overlooked". However if you missed our lovely Quench you will be pleased to know that we will be keeping the price at £20 for the remainder of the summer months.....perfect for this (ahem!) BBQ weather.


Beer available for Summer

Modern, Pale and Golden

Quench 3.6%
Quest 4.3% 
Crusader 4.9%

Lovely and Traditional

Progress 4%
Surrey 3.7%



 Hi there,


I ordered some take away beers a couple of weekends ago for a BBQ (Surrey Bitter, Quest and Quench).

Each of the beers was excellent (Surrey Bitter actually my favourite) and went down a treat with my mates.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Andy S




Fancy a cheap beer?



Following the Bletchingley Village Fair, Dick declared Pilgrim Beer to be "All Right"! Praise indeed! Thank you, Dick!

I'm afraid that I must lodge a very serious complaint.

 I recently purchased a 5 litre 'tin' of your very excellent Excalibur beer. During my discussion, prior to purchase, with the Head Brewer, he assured me that the beer would last at least a week. I queried this but he was positive that it would last that long.  He was quite adamant ! I managed to put off sampling the afore-mentioned beer until Tuesday evening but here I am, midway through Thursday evening (mid-way !!) and the beer is all gone !!! What am I to do now ? I can't possibly open a bottle of inferior beer!! It's a disgrace !

 What has occurred is a serious case of misrepresentation. May I suggest that to avoid possible litigation from disgruntled customers, the Brewery takes immediate steps to  label your beer, clearly, with a warning that once opened 'this beer may be consumed more quickly than anticipated' !! 

Yours etc etc Mr Angry from Purley

Greatly enjoy your beer when on at the Jolly Farmer in Bramley, Dave! Chris and Steve are very good guys! As you know, they have a great turnover of many Brewers' pride!
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Reigele -- lager beer we import 

has won 3 medals in the prestigious

International Brewing Awards 2015

"Privat" the Export type lager remains the best lager in the UK...not probably!



We are mostly brewing Progress and Quest this week

....Templar will soon be is out 'n about

Local Pubs to definitely  find Pilgrim

Black Horse
Red Cross
Blue Anchor


and some "maybes"

Market Tavern
Pheasant Buckland
Royal Oak Brockham


From December 2014, under new EU rules, restaurants and pubs will have to ensure that customers are warned about any allergens in their food.

The 14 allergens are as follows:

  • Cereals
  • Crustaceans
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Nuts
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphites
  • Lupin
  • Molluscs

We have to admit to using cereals in our beer, barley, wheat, rye......because ummm...that's what beer is made from! However we can guarantee we do not use molluscs,crustaceans or any other stuff other than natural finings to clear the beer from which there is a tiny amout of preservative in the form of SO2. You have been warned..Pilgrim beer ioho is extremely good for you!

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Proust

Surely he meant brewers?



A couple of pints of Weald...makes ya thirsty!

Much excitement when the new season Styrian Goldings arrived....beautiful hops...very aromatic but hardly any bitterness...weird! Why? ...42c in Slovenia in the weeks before harvest..result? Hops stopped growing and ripened too fast....the strange world of brewing...but fascinating.

We  have entered the 21st century and are tittering...follow us!



 You are welcomed to the new brewery collection counter. Handmade, naturally, from local oak by our marvellous carpenter, Colin who can make just about anything out of wood.

We are also really pleased to have had local artist Simon Canacott  "paint" some of our beers. You can check out the original oils in our collection area and choose, if you wish, a unique garment to have one of these printed on.
Check out Simon's remarkable work at



Thought of the moment
“The superior excellence of malt-liquor above wine, in point of wholesomeness, and the consideration of its being a product of our own kingdom are reasons why everyman who wishes well to his fellow creatures and country should promote to the best of his power the estimation and consumption of it.”
George Watkins “The Compleat Brewer 1760”