Welcome to OLD TREE 

A growing social enterprise combining brewing and gardening to make the most nourishing and delicious drinks. .


Part of the FIELD makers project, next to the Brighton Woodstore we run a fully–licensed Brewhouse Café with large seating area, garden, meeting spaces & carpark with disabled access open Tuesday – Saturday here @ BN2 4GL


We make drinks with the seasons, foraging ingredients and growing as much as we can. We are committed to open sourcing our knowledge in fermentation and food-forestry for (social, ecological and economic) resilience.


Old Tree is a community gardening project. We run edible landscape tours followed by wild drinks tastings. We offer permaculture advice and can provide resourceful gardening services, with an enthusiasm for edible and useful plants.


'Botanical Drinks For Edible Landscapes'


To rediscover the rich heritage we all share in both the art and science of fermentation. We want to revive the culture of fermentation for a healthier and less wasteful food and drink system.


Old Tree brewing is about creating local abundance by restoring life to soil and harvesting forests. Composting everything used in food-production and using it as fertiliser for edible landscapes we can achieve higher and higher yields of everything we value. From mushroom cultivation to bio-char production - we feed bacteria; which feed plants; which feed bacteria; which feed plants better, which creates healthier food. 


We practice and share skills in fermentation, edible landscaping and micro-husbandry. Micro-husbandry is the emerging focus of Ol Tree. Micro means 'small-scale' and 'husbandry' comes from the Norse 'hus-bondi' meaning 'dweller of the house' or 'occupier of the soil'.

Have a read of our vision to get the bigger picture.

We are working on our first demonstration Drink Forest garden next to our Brewhouse Café located at FIELD BTN. Opposite Brighton University's Mithras House – found here.

This is a new space to sit and enjoy craft drinks on this previously desert-like strip of Lewes Road. A place of sensory plant exploration and the revival of fermentation. Our time at FIELD is limited so we are making the most of the time we have! Keep an eye on our events page for all exciting future happenings, and be sure to visit us to say hello and enjoy our freshly prepared food and drink.