About Us

Team Swan in the brewhouse
Team Swan in the brewhouse

Jimmy Swan has been a brewer for over a quarter of a century.  Originally a biochemist by degree, he was in the Class of 1995 at Heriot Watt, gaining his postgraduate Diploma in Brewing and Distilling (with distinction), before starting work in the industry.  In short order, here’s an outline of his brewing credentials.

  • Research Brewer – Brewing Research Foundation International, Surrey
  • Brewing and Racking Brewer – Hall & Woodhouse, Dorset
  • Production Manager – Muntons, Suffolk
  • Head Brewer – Wye Valley Brewery, Herefordshire

Jimmy enjoys classic British styles, as well as more unusual recipes, and has a well trusted palate for beer tasting.  Jimmy has many regional, national and international awards to his name, and has developed the recipes for some well-known beers.  Jimmy is the Head Brewer and a founding partner of Swan Brewery.

The other partner is Gill Bullock who looks after sales, marketing and finance.  You might also find her as “dray lady” for the day, assisting with deliveries; behind the bar in the brewery tap or at food fairs and festivals, or staffing the shop.

Jacob joined the two partners in 2018 as brewing assistant, mainly supporting Jimmy on cask washing and filling, stock management and vessel cleaning.  Jacob’s also been training on brewing.

Adam is a former publican and now poacher turned gamekeeper as he looks after our publican customers.  Adam joined the team in 2019 and has helped our beer reach the bars of many more pubs and clubs over in east Herefordshire and in to Worcestershire.

Watch the brewery team in action in the video below.