Three Acre Brewery - Brew Cafe

by Chester Broad in Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Three Acre Brewery - Brew Cafe
We did it
On 26th January 2024 we successfully raised £12,600 with 98 supporters in 56 days

We are opening our very first venue, on Uckfield High Street: serving our award-winning beers, delicious coffee, local produce, and more.

by Chester Broad in Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The more we raise, the better the space will become, with more taps, more events, more live music, more food / drink variety, furniture and lighting upgrades - and more free beer to give away!

Who are we?

Three Acre is a craft brewery based in Blackboys, in the East Sussex countryside. We opened our doors for trading in late 2019, and one pandemic later, we're still growing, brewing beers which combine the very best of old and new.

I'm Chester, one of three co-founders at Three Acre. The other two are my best mates: Jamie (now an award-winning Head Brewer) and Peter (number-crunching extraordinaire). We grew up together in the local area, where we spent our early days building treehouses and riding bikes.



How did we get started?

Three Acre Brewery was born from a home-brewing hobby in Peter's garden shed. A few months in, we brewed our no.8 IPA - with its smooth, tropical flavours, and glowing amber colour - which is when we knew we were onto something special.

Following a number of long conversations (over a good few beers), we agreed that there was a gap in the market to take a modern spin on traditional ales – taking inspiration from heritage, whilst offering something refreshing and unique. 

During the summer of 2019, we set up the Three Acre Brewery in Blackboys, hiring a converted farm building, and buying a second-hand commercial brew-kit. Since then, our production capacity has increased by 1400%, and we've released a total of 23 beers, starting with our classic Best Bitter, all the way to our juicy Blood Orange Pale, our Chocolate Oat Stout, and much more.

Over the last four years, hundreds of thousands of pints of Three Acre have been served, and we're only just getting started.


The Brew Cafe:

Since we started the brewery, the question we've been asked the most is: "have you got a taproom?" Countless times, we've responded with: "Unfortunately not yet, but it's coming soon..." 

Well, it’s finally time to make it a reality. In 2024, we will be opening our very first venue, on Uckfield High Street.

Our new venue will be a warm, welcoming space for all, with great people, a great atmosphere, and even better beer.

We'll serve pints of our delicious, award-winning cask and keg beers (and featured guests), support local producers by stocking a range of their quality produce, host live music events, run meet-the-brewer evenings, and much more. 

But it's not just about beer - during the day, we'll be serving the finest coffee blends, proper cups of tea, and local produce. A multi-purpose space for the community to enjoy.


How will we use the funding?

  • Renovating a venue and building our bar, making it warm and inviting.
  • Cosy furniture, warm lighting, plants, and artwork.
  • An audio system, to provide the soundtrack for enjoying your beer (also essential for live music).
  • Branding and signage - making it feel like 'Three Acre' when you walk in.
  • Hiring local talent.

 Most importantly, what's in it for you?

The deal is simple: by supporting us with this project, you will...

1. Get a whole load of free beer, served at our brand new venue. Check out the rewards section for details.

2. Receive some lovely, exclusive Three Acre merch.

3. Help us make the best venue we possibly can, which we hope you'll enjoy in the months and years to come. We'll also throw a launch party for crowdfunders!

In summary:

Let's do this. With your support, we can make this bar a reality. We hope to see you there soon for a beer...

If you have any thoughts, comments, or questions - drop us an email at [email protected], or give Chester a call on 07450 315 960.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

Get £150 of Beer (and two glasses)

Donate £100 to get £150 of beer at the bar, and two Three Acre glasses.

£25 or more

A pint on us!

A big 'thank you' and a pint on us when you drop by.

£50 or more

Get £75 of Beer (and a glass)

Donate £50 to get £75 of beer at the bar, and a Three Acre glass.

£200 or more

Get £300 of Beer (and more)

Donate £200 to get £300 of beer at the bar, two Three Acre glasses, and T-shirt.

£500 or more

Get £800 of Beer (and more)

Donate £500 to get £800 of beer at the bar, three branded glasses and two T-shirts.

£1,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Private Event (and more)

Donate £1000 to get a private event at our Bar, with a £1500 tab (and five branded glasses and T-shirts!).

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