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


Paul Hill



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



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)



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 manages some of our sales and all things admin. Wendy's favourite Rudgate beer is Valkyrie (but she loves Jorvik too!)

Wendy Pickett

Telesales and Administration Coordinator


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


Phil is our assistant brewer and has recently gotten engaged! His favourite Rudgate beer is our Chocolate Stout.

Phil Marsh

Assistant Brewer

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Sue has recently joined the Rudgate team and will be out on the roads visiting all of our current customers and meeting lots of new ones. She is yet to try all of the beers but loves Ruby Mild at the moment!

Sue Langan

Field Sales Executive

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