Meet the team

Meet the people that make Rudgate Brewery what it is!

Hover over each member of staff to find out a little bit about them...


Craig knows all things Rudgate and is usually able to answer any question you have about us or the beer industry in general. He loves all of our beers!

Craig Lee

Brewer and Managing Director


Danny lives and breathes our beers. He's been at Rudgate for over 10 years and his favourite beer is our Australian inspired Dinga Dinga.

Daniel Beardmore

Head Brewer and brewery supervisor


Phil is one of our newly qualified brewers! His favourite Rudgate beer is our Chocolate Stout.

Phil Marsh


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Dave has recently joined us here as an assistant brewer and being from York originally knows all about the beer scene in the city. Dave's favourite Rudgate brew is Jorvik Blonde.

Dave Billingsby

Assistant Brewer


Wol has been tee total since 16 but enjoys a low or no alcohol beer. Wol has been with Rudgate for years and knows our customers very well!

James Wallace (Wol)



Ian is an expert beer drinker and loves almost all of our brews, but Ruby Mild is his favourite. He's usually out across Yorkshire delivering your Rudgate ale.

Ian Rudd



Janie looks after our sales and is always out and about meeting customers. Her favourite Rudgate beer is our Battleaxe Best Bitter.

Janie Evans

Sales Executive


Wendy looks after a number of our customer accounts and sales. She also manages credit control across Rudgate. Her fave beer in Pilsnor with Hus as a close second!

Wendy Pickett

Sales & Accounts Executive


Tiff manages all things social media at Rudgate and helps out with admin too. Her favourite Rudgate brew is the award winning Ruby Mild!

Tiff Castle

Social Media and Admin

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Sue represents Rudgate out on the road, visiting all of our current customers and meeting lots of new ones. Her fave Rudgate beer is our newest lager, HUS.

Sue Langan

Field Sales Executive

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