Local licensing authority for St Peter South Elmham is East Suffolk
St. Peter's was launched in 1996 by marketing expert John Murphy. He then employed Richard Eyton Jones to install the brewery in derelict outbuildings and to help restore the run-down farmhouse into the brewery tap. Since those early days the capacity has grown considerably. The brewery concentrates in the main on bottled beers (80% of capacity) but has a rapidly increasing cask market.
Since about 2002 Mark Slater has been Head Brewer at St. Peter's Brewery. Recent developments include an in-house rotating bottling line and an increase in brewing capacity from 100 barrels a week to 175. Two pubs are owned and 75 are supplied.
People with Coeliac Disease may wish to try their bottled "G-Free", which is gluten-free.