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£500 donation is act of Sheer Folly!


We’re delighted to report that the enthusiastic way drinkers took to our special limited edition beer, Sheer Folly, has allowed to make a £500 donation to the Flounders Folly Trust. The photo above shows Wood’s MD Edward Wood (right) handing a cheque to one of the Folly trustees, Richard Cundall.

The Trust manages the 80-feet-high stone tower, which you can see from our car park when you visit the brewery, or our tap, The Plough, at Wistanstow. The trustees need the funds to keep the folly in good repair and it’s open to visitors on the last Sunday of each month (check the dates at Thousands of people have visited in the 10 years since the Trust restored the 1838 edifice from a weathered and dangerous ruin.

The Grade II listed tower was built on Callow Hill by Benjamin Flounders but no-one really knows why. One theory is that he wanted to create work for local people at a time of high unemployment; and a more fanciful idea is that he wanted to see his ships on the Mersey and the Bristol Channel.

We gave 5p a pint for every bottle sold and Wood’s and the Trust were delighted with the uptake of this limited edition pale ale style golden bitter, so Thank You!