Ten UK chefs and restaurants that make their own beer

Tom Sellers and Anspach & Hobday


Tom Sellers of Restaurant Story teamed up with London craft brewery Anspach & Hobday
last year to create an ale infused with clementine preserves.

Called Story Saison, the beer blends of clementine preserves made at Sellers’ Michelin-starred restaurant in London Bridge with a farmhouse-style ale brewed by Anspach & Hobday in Bermondsey.

According to brewery co-founder Paul Anspach, the 5.5% ABV brew is “complex, refreshing and balanced” with “a smooth, dry finish”.

“The base beer expresses aromas of spice and citrus fruit driven in a large part by the yeast, and the addition of clementine really elevates these, adding a huge amount of juiciness to the palate,” Anspach said.

Sellers added: “I know where every ingredient in my kitchen comes from, because I need to know that everything I use is the best it can be. I wanted to work with a local brewer to make a beer with Story for that reason”.

Anspach & Hobday have previously collaborated with Sellers on a smoked brown ale that was paired with the Story’s signature beef dripping candle.

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