Situated in the rural village of Hullavington, Wiltshire, we are a family-owned microbrewery where quality comes first. Fresh air and abounding fields provide the ideal setting to produce a perfectly balanced and aromatic product. Our chief brewer, Nigel, has over thirty years’ experience in the beer-making game. Elmers and Mighty Monk are both award-winning ales, which have integrated exceptionally well into the local communities who we are proud to serve.
The New Flying Monk Brewery began a new chapter in 2020, when it was acquired by the farm on which it is located. This has not only allowed us to waste less – for example, using the by-product from the hops as cattle feed – but we have more time to focus on what matters most: making great beer.
WHO WAS 'THE FLYING MONK'?
During the early years of the 11th century, Elmer – a monk of Malmesbury Abbey – landed rather precariously into the history books of aviation. Inspired by the story of Dedalus and Icarus, and entranced by the jackdaws which would soar and spiral above the medieval building, he set out to fulfil his fantasy of flying. And so, he launched himself off the top of the Abbey (which was thought to be 60 metres tall at the time) with a set of self-made wings. Gliding roughly 200 metres, the flying monk landed on, what is now called, Oliver’s Lane.
When it comes to making excellent beer, there are a few things we can learn from Elmer’s mighty triumph as the flying monk – the foremost being innovation and ambition.