RCH Brewery started in the early 1980’s at the Royal Clarence Hotel. The Brewery was purchased by the Davey Family in 1984. In 1993 Graham Dunbavan was employed as a brewer and new beers were developed by him and Paul Davey. Production quickly grew from 5bl a fortnight to 15bl a week, which was the capacity of the brewhouse in the hotel. Brewing became a problem then because the brewery used all the cold water supply to the hotel in the afternoon and guests could not wash because it was all being used in the paraflow. It was decided that they had to look for other premises. These were found at a hamlet called West Hewish near Weston Super Mare.