The dream of two close friends decades in the making, Round Corner Brewing is a labour of love from a place that demands the extraordinary. Located in the end shed of Melton Mowbray Market, we make highly drinkable beers inspired by the character of a thriving local agricultural community and the raw, real flavours of the East Midlands.
Over two decades in the industry, Round Corner head brewer and co-founder Colin Paige has personally championed the highest standards of brewing excellence in word and deed. He’s a sought-after judge for the World Beer Cup and has won numerous accolades in his own work as a brewer. At RCB, Colin has already won a International l Brewing Awards Gold and Silver and a gold at the European Beer Challenge. RCB was also named drinks producer of the year 2020 by the Great Food Club. Stone & Wood and Thunder Road Brewing both won Champion Australian Brewery under Colin’s watch while Mac’s New Zealand was recognised with the prestigious Morton Coutts Trophy for innovation under his leadership.
His recipes have also won numerous awards and since returning to the UK, he helped Butcombe to its first ever Gold Medal in the World Beer Awards, making 2017 the most awarded year in the brewer’s forty-year history.
Oh, and Combie Cryan is the business guy who loves beer, who brought the brewery to Melton market and who tries to boss (he calls it ‘guiding’) everyone around.
Colin and Combie are co-founders
Melton is recognised as the UK’s rural food capital, renowned for locally-made Stilton cheese and pork pies while the market is the epicentre of a thriving agricultural economy dating back to the Domesday Book. Our market attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year who come to experience the very best of the region’s gastronomy most notably during our food and drink festivals.
In addition to our brewery and taproom, the market is the permanent home to a growing number of exciting artisanal food businesses who like us, are doing their bit to contribute to a grand food tradition that we’re lucky to be a part of.