Welcome to Old Tree

A Botanical Drinks for Edible Landscapes Enterprise

  We make delicious, artisanal drinks from foraged ingredients. 

We are the botanical brewery of Silo, the brilliant zero-waste restaurant and pre-industrial food system in Brighton. We share a vision with Silo for higher quality food and drink through a renaissance of ecological agriculture and older methods of preparation to create a healthier world. Motivated by concern for the future of life our long-term plan is to fund the creation of drink forests on degraded land through networked, local drink enterprises. Drink forests are edible plant landscapes (and thriving ecosystems) that combine food-forestry and fermentation to make the most nourishing and exciting drinks from throughout seasons. Please read our ethos and vision to get the bigger picture! 


We are constantly working on our first demonstration Drink Forest and the evolution of our botanical fermentory that we have started at FIELDBTN, Preston Barracks, on Lewes road... This long-abandoned site opposite the Mithras House Brighton University site can be found here and is the kitchen and cafe of the Field Brighton makers project. We have created a Drink Forest Garden as a new space to sit and enjoy plants and craft drinks on the previously desert-like strip of Lewes Road. Our time at Field is limited, so we are making as much happen and grow there as possible in the time we have. Keep an eye on our events page for everything going on in this exciting space and be sure to visit us here as soon as you can, before we're gone! 

We pledge to invest all our takings from drink supply into growing like an Old Tree, as this is what we stand for.

Old Trees:

"Make oxygen, sequester carbon, fix nitrogen, distill water, accrue solar energy as fuel, create complex sugars and food, create micro-climates, provide a rich habitat for many creatures, change colour with the seasons and self-replicate."