One of the most common questions we get asked is “where does the name Wild Horse come from”? So here is the (rather-longwinded) answer…
When we first moved back to North Wales from Canada in 2014, one of several locations we looked at opening the brewery was an old run-down stables building. We spent hours, days, weeks (ok, maybe months) randomly shouting out potential names for our new brewing company and, with the stables in mind, one name that stood out and we kept returning to was Wild Horse.
However, we soon realised that the renovation work needed to turn the old stables into a modern working brewery was too extensive and we decided that our money would be better spent on state-of-the-art brewing equipment than on rebuilding the stables. With slight heavy hearts we walked away from that location but we soon cheered up when we found our fantastic building at Cae Bach in Llandudno.
We started from scratch on the name generating but, whilst searching for local landmarks to use as inspiration, we discovered the nearby Carneddau mountain ponies – thought to be the only truly wild horses in the UK. They live on Conwy Mountain and the neighbouring Carneddau mountain range – just a few miles from our brewery. A few days later we went for a walk up Conwy Mountain and couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw a herd of beautiful wild horses. And so, at the top of Conwy mountain, the decision was made and Wild Horse Brewing Company was born!
Dave & Emma