A short drive from Newmarket lies the Dojima Sake Brewery. This is your chance to learn more about sake and sake culture in the surrounding.
Dojima Sake Brewery has its roots in Settsu Tonda in Kansai, Japan, a place with 500 years of sake brewing history. The sake we make here in England, is rooted in the soil, climate and culture of Japan, and in its taste we hope to express these things to the world. This is our driving force, our “ikigai”. This same force led us to Cambridge, fountainhead of history, ancient seat of learning, and to Fordham Abbey with its beauty and grandeur, rolling meadows and walled gardens. In England we lay new roots in our pursuit of excellence in sake brewing. Roots and origins which span continents from the east to the west.
The Fordham Abbey estate was once a 13th century Gilbertine priory founded in the reign of Henry III. Its grade II listed Georgian manor house was built in the 1700’s and is an historic cultural gem, much cherished by local people. It is our duty and privilege to honour these people and this heritage. With this in mind, we are putting our heart and soul into making our sake and sharing the culture of Japan. We are blessed to make sake here on a site as rich in history and culture as it is abundant in nature.
Our CEO and founder, Mr. Yoshihide Hashimoto, brings this ancient art of brewing to England to make sake that has depth, complexity, character and charm. To brew sake so far from the heartland is no small undertaking and requires the best that England and Japan can muster. Working with rice, koji and water, Dojima Sake brewery will strive to make sake that reflects the essence of this magical brew.
Dojima Sake Brewery at Fordham Abbey, Newmarket Road, Fordham, Ely, UK