Otter Brewery was established in October 1990, by David and Mary Ann McCaig. The brewery is located in Blackdown Hills, just south of Taunton. David had previously brewed at Whitbreads for 17 years and Mary Ann’s family have been brewers for a number of generations. Most recently her father was Managing Director for Whitbreads in the South West, South Wales and Pennine regions.
The original objective was run a small micro-brewery, supplying a few local real ale houses with a top quality cask conditioned beer. Demand led to growth and now, nearly 15 years later, the new 80 barrel brewing is producing some of the most popular music in the West Country.
The beers that Combe House regularly use are Otter Bright and Beautiful Daze.