The Foundry is a unique craft brewery, Distillery, restaurant and bar located at 77 Stour Street. Just off the high street of historic Canterbury.
Over 16 Ales, Lagers & Ciders are available all handcrafted in front of you on site. Once the traditional beer casks are filled they are moved to the vaulted 18th Century cellar below your feet to condition in the perfect environment before being served unfiltered & unpasteurised for you to enjoy.
You can also watch the 12 spirits being distilled on site. As with our beers, the spirits are handcrafted from English Barley making us very rare in that we don’t buy in our alcohol, it is all made from scratch on site. This means we can guarantee to you that our spirits are made with natural ingredients of the highest quality handpicked by Brewer, Distiller and co-owner Jon Mills.
You can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine from our extensive food menu locally sourced in our warm, relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Canterbury Brewers & Distillers is housed in our Victorian Industrial Foundry that produced cast metal items that went all over the world. You can still see the first lamp posts ever made, here in Canterbury and in Cities such as New York and Port Elizabeth
I am Jon Mills, married to my beautiful Jodie. We have four young children. I opened the Foundry Brew Pub 10 years ago with my business partner Gary. With the help of a fantastic team I brew and distill on site for the customers to see. Often doing organised or impromptu tours and tasting to visitors to our brewpub and restaurant.