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.

Latest news

19th August 2019

Jolly Sailor Keg Beer is here!

We have now introduced our new kegged beers. We have two available at the moment. A deliciously refreshing kolsch style craft lager and a stronger, hoppy West Coast I.P.A. For more information follow the link or contact us at the brewery...... Read more  

15th April 2019

Tour De Yorkshire is coming!

The First Stage of the Tour De Yorkshire finishes in our home town of Selby on Thursday 2nd May. We're very excited to see the peloton come whizzing in and we've made a beer especially for this exciting event. Our Spring Special-Tour De Yorkshire Edition is available now in bag in box and cask! Order now! 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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