Ely opens 1st sake brewery

UK-Japan News October 2018

The first sake brewery in the UK has opened its doors, after an official ceremony for VIP guests including the Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka, it was reported by Cambridgeshire Live on 23 September.

Dojima Sake Brewery at Fordham Abbey in Ely, Cambridgeshire, opened on 1 October, International Sake Day, with tours and samples for visitors.

Fordham Abbey also has a Japanese tearoom, restaurant and pottery workshop for visitors to enjoy, the report added.

The new brewery uses traditional methods from the Dojima family, which has been brewing sake since 1828, the report said, adding that three types of sake will be on offer, one of which is only available on tours of the facility.