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Case Study The Ferry Brewery Rosebery Estate
Case Study The Ferry Brewery South Queensferry, affectionately referred to by locals as “The Ferry”, got its name from Queen Margaret, the wife of Malcolm III, in the 11th Century when she funded the Queen’s Ferry boat used to travel to the north long before the Forth Bridge or any other bridges were built. In addition to the marvel of the bridge, historic records show that The Queensferry Brewery existed in the 19th century.

There have been no known breweries in The Ferry for over 165 years until The Ferry Brewery recently opened. Located on The Rosebery Estate’s Bankhead Farm Steading, within walking distance from the Hawes Pier (Cruise Ship Pier), the Ferry Brewery opened on June 1st 2016 and production of their handcrafted beers is now underway.

The Brewery provides an additional point of interest for residents, visitors and tourists alike where they can explore the history of brewing in The Ferry, witness the handcrafting of beer and enjoy a good pint. Coming soon is the Tap Bar where customers will be able to sample various beers – pale ales, bitters, reds, porters, 80/-s, stouts - before buying bottles, mini casks and beer-to-go varieties. They plan to craft seasonal as well as Brewer specialities from time to time. In addition to handcrafted beers, customers will be able to purchase a brewery gift as a token of their visit from the Shop.

As they grow and develop, the Brewery will be of a tremendous benefit to the community, adding value to the local economy by generating revenue, providing enterprise and creating employment opportunities for years to come. They intend to be an integral part of The Ferry community and will continue to invest in its development, working in partnership with the community on events and projects.

They are grateful to The Rosebery Estates; Lord Rosebery, Factor Jonathan Burrow and Property Manager Angie McMorrine for their time, meetings, suggestions and overall support. They are happy to take on the challenge and the journey as they continue the historic tradition, 165 years later, of providing locally crafted brew in The Ferry.

Contact them via their website and stay up-to-date on news, offers and sales and follow them on FaceBook @TheFerryBrewery, Twitter @FerryBrewery and
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