The Vision of St Germain

Selby Blonde Selby PaleSelby Bitter (Bullseye)

Our all new Selby Swan pump clips and bottle labels are inspired by the very story that supposedly brought the market town of Selby into existence.

Benedict, a French Monk, experienced a vision by God where he was called by St. Germain to start a new monastery at "Selebiae".

In his vision he was told the site would be marked by the presence of three swans.

Benedict undertook a great journey from France to England but first took a wrong turn, confusing Salisbury with Selebiae.

He then ventured through King's Lynn until finally resting at the bend of the river Ouse at Selby. Three swans alighted the river at this point and he knew this was where he was to build his Abbey.

950 years later, Selby Abbey still stands proudly over it's little market town along with our own slice of Selby, the Jolly Sailor Brewery.

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20th February 2019

The Story of the Selby Swans

Our little old Abbey turns 950 years old in 2019. What better way to celebrate our Abbey and our town's history than with our new style look incorporating the Selby Swans. For more about the Selby Swans and the founding of our Abbey and Town click on the link. Read more  

16th January 2019

Jolly Veganuary!

Real Ale doesn't need to be 'unfined' to be Vegan friendly. Jolly Sailor Beers are all Vegan friendly except our Milk Stout. We do this without compromising on taste or clarity. To find out more follow this link. Happy Veganuary! Read more  

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Awards

  York Beer Festival | September 2016
Pale and Amber under 4.0%

Bullseye Bitter: Gold Award

  York Beer Festival | September 2018
Pale and Amber 4.5% - 5%

Circle of Loaf: Bronze Award

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