About Us

Brains is Wales’ most famous drink. It is the toast of a nation.

Still owned by the descendants of the founders that took over a fledgling brewery in a small stone building behind a Cardiff pub in 1882, you can now find the Brains name above the door of over 270 pubs, bars and hotels across Wales and the West of England.

Brewed at The Cardiff Brewery, Brains' award-winning beers are now widely available across Wales and can increasingly be found throughout the rest of Britain in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons, as well as in pubs all over the country as guest ales.

The pub estate has expanded rapidly over the past 10 years and nearly every pub now offers a good range of quality food. And if you are looking for somewhere to stay, entertain or celebrate, many Brains pubs now offer bedrooms and function rooms.

Brains has always had close links with Welsh sport. A trip to Cardiff Arms Park or the Millennium Stadium to watch the famous red jerseys of Wales is not complete without a pint of Brains SA. For six years the family name was emblazoned across the national rugby team’s chests, during which Wales famously won two Grand Slams in the RBS 6 Nations. Today Brains is the official ale of the WRU.

As well as sponsoring the Welsh Rugby Union, Brains is also the official beer of the Football Association of Wales and Glamorgan Cricket.

The company is proud of its independence and the way that it has evolved over its colourful history.