Our History

Oak & Barrel as a company importing German Beer started in 2002. It came about, when James went to Germany for an IT job for his company. He tried, tasted and drank a few German beers around the Niedersaxon (Lower Saxon) area, and the taste and quality reminded him of the German beers he drank while growing up as a young adult in Italy. James returned to the UK, unable to drinks the same traditional beers sold all in bars and pub that he used to drink, decided to import the beers from Germany for his own personal consumption.


One day, James decided to introduce one of this beers, Einbecker Ur-Bock Hell to a restaurant in London and therre and then the story began about importing German beers for the trade.


In 2003 December 6, James went full time in the import and supply of German beers and wines.

Today, Oak & Barrel supply both Restaurants, Wine Bars, few Pubs and Hotels fine and top quality German beers.


In 2011, Oak & Barrel added the supply of one of UK's finest and CAMRA award winning Real Ale Brewery, Hesket Newmarket Brewery in Cumbria. Oak & Barrel is the national distributor for Hesket Newmarket beers outside Cumbria. 

Oak & Barrel a trading name for 3 Barrel Company Limited values its customer and end consumers and so pride itself in sorcing the finest beers German Breweries can brew for enthusiast.


Oak & Barrel currently supplies a wide variety of customers and is considered one of UK's specialist German Beer and beverages distributor.

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