As one door closes, another opens, and so it was for Will Laithwaite whose brewing venture part filled a void left by the closure of the Morland Brewery (of Speckled Hen fame) in 2000. Rather than copying his brother Henry and following in his father’s (countless) footsteps around the vineyards of the world, Will set his sights on the beer trade and anchored his ambitions in the once famous brewing town of Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Will, by his own admission, has always been a loose cannon (a name given to him by his rugby chums) and it seemed a catchy name for his business. At a recent Wine Festival in London, Abingdon Bridge was voted by customers the third best wine of the show. No mean feat for any beer! Charge your glasses!