Hillstown Brewery and Farm Shop
With over 30 years’ experience on the family farm near Randalstown as well as spending 14 years working as a DARD Port Inspector (2001- 2015), Nigel Logan has a very broad understanding of all aspects of farming. The farm has 200 cattle including Shorthorn and Aberdeen Angus, sheep, pigs, chickens and llamas.
In 2007, Nigel diversified the mixed family farm to set up the Hillstown Farm Shop and Brewery. The farm breeding policy changed then too to focus on traditional free range animals which were slow growing and free from antibiotics and growth promoters.
Today Nigel manages a team of 15 staff in this very successful business which now includes an Economusee and a 50 seater café. Over the years, the farm shop and brewery have received many Great Taste Awards and Nigel has even been a Great Taste Award Judge. Nigel was also one of the winners in the 2015 Farming Life Ulster Beef Farmer of the Year, the 2020 winner of the Farming Life Northern Ireland Agri Food Business of the Year 2020 as well as the YesChef Ulster Cafe of the Year in 2018 and 2020.
Nigel is one of the founding members of the Lough Neagh Artisans Group.