The home of fine cornish ale


Wooden Hand was established in 2004 and produces a collection of fine Cornish ales.

The brewery was born from the passion of a handful of Cornish pirates looking to brew up some exceptional cask and bottled ales after searching the high seas for inspiration and world brewing secrets.

The name, Wooden Hand comes from the ‘Black Hand’ of John Carew of Penwarne. He lost his hand during savage fighting at the great siege of Ostend at the beginning of the 17th century. It was recorded that he retrieved his severed hand from the battlefield and commissioned a replacement made with articulated fingers and brass joints. This is our Wooden Hand.

It is in the tradition of Cornish heroism and derring-do, that Wooden Hand’s ales are brewed.

We now offer both contract brewing and bottling for the small - medium sized companies.
Get in touch
to ask us about brewing for you, or check out the bottle line for our bottling services.


Wooden Hand ales reflect the sea-faring history of Cornwall, the brewery of the Cornish sailors and the strong character of the people of Cornwall.

Cornish Gribben

A distinctive well hopped beer, with citric and fruit notes. Well balanced bitter sweet finish.

4.1 A.B.V

Cornish Buccaneer

A golden coloured beer with a great hop character, full fruit in the mouth and a long dry finish.

4.3 A.B.V

Black Pearl

A tasty dark stout with a rich nut and hop prickle and dry chocolate finish.

4.5 A.B.V

Cornish Mutiny

Dark ruby coloured ale with a distinctive “hoppy” character. Only the best ingredients are used including floor malted barley and crystal malt giving a subtle biscuity flavour.

4.8 A.B.V

Pirates Gold

Easy drinking, pale amber-coloured ale. Tempting hop aroma with light fruit notes. Strong malt and hop flavours with a dry tangy fruit finish.

4 A.B.V


wooden hand wine

Wooden Hand Brewery have teamed up with Liberty Wines to offer a hand selected portfolio of wine in to the South West along with a distribution service which fits naturally with our Cornish ales.

The partnership with Liberty gives us a huge variety of wines from all over the world allowing us to offer a top tier wine list combined with a genuinely local service.

The Wooden Hand Wines team has worked closely with the Liberty team for many years and has expert and extensive knowledge of their wine collection.

We have created a list with a wine to suit every palate and budget, with a particular emphasis on ensuring a wide choice on great quality entry-level offerings.


Looking for somewhere to drink the beer, buy the beer or just look at it in real life?
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Hire us out. We have a bespoke wooden 'reclaimed ship hull' bar which is the perfect addition to any event. We'll set it up for you and rig it full of our famous Wooden Hand ale kegs.
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Unit 3, Grampound Road Industrial Estate, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4TB
Tel: +44 (0) 1726 884 596
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