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Ringwood Brewery

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1914. Albion Motor Co Model A14. For Ringwood Brewery. Exhibit at the National Motor Museum.

1978 Foundation of Ringwood Brewery by Peter Austin.

1979 Introduced the much stronger Old Thumper ale. Moved to Christchurch Road site, the location of the long lost Tunks' Brewery which closed in 1821

1994 Expansion to double output

1997 The Hogshead pubs group asked Ringwood to come up with a summer ale and the result was called Boondoggle an American word which roughly translates into English as not working too hard!

2007 David Welsh retired after nearly 30 years at the brewery; business acquired by Marstons Brewery.

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