Ditchingham grain

field viewThe Ditchingham maltings is situated in the picturesque valley of the river Waveney on the Norfolk Suffolk border. The site itself is split by the river and is located next to an ancient Roman ford.

Crisp Malting Group Ltd purchased Ditchingham, as a working maltings, in 1965 comprising the first UK built Saladin box plant, dating from the late 1800s. The power to operate the plant came from a waterwheel in the adjacent River Waveney and one of the original box turners is proudly on display at The National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent.

The current production facility, consisting of circular vessels, was built to replace the old Saladin maltings in the early 1980’s increasing the annual capacity to around 30,000 tonnes.

As with all Crisp Malting Group's plants, Ditchingham has its own barley drying, storage and malt storage and handling facilities.

The site is managed by Paul Thurston who joined Crisp Malting Group Ltd in 1975 and gained experience at several of our malt plants before becoming Quality Assurance Manager in 1993.  Paul has been the manager at Ditchingham since1996.

Pirnhow Street,
barley Bungay,
NR35 2RU.
Tel: 01986 892 860
Fax: 01986 895 308
email :
[email protected]

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