Our Story

Masons are a privately-owned business and have been the leading UK manufacturer of world class hand pull beer pumps, for over 200 years. We are proud to have designed, developed and manufactured our range of specialist products for the beer market.

 

Masons beer pumps are featured in over 1000 pubs and clubs across the UK, something we are very proud of. Would you believe it, our pumps have also been featured on tv and in films; our credits include:  Dam Busters, James Bond films, Last of the Summer Wine, Heartbeat, Midsummer Murders and many more.

 

Our strong heritage, family values and drive for innovative responses to this changing market have enabled us to explore new and exciting ways to enhance our customers’ lives.

 

We love real ale and pouring a pint from one of our own beer pumps.  There is nothing more satisfying than entertaining our family and friends at home, whilst watching them learn to pour the perfect pint.  Sharing a pint and a bag of crisps with friends in your local is always fun, but we wanted to find a way to recreate the theatre of this experience at home.

 

In late 2017 we began the work to develop Pint365, an innovative at-home hand-pull beer pump. During the 2 years of development we have worked with renowned Beer Sommeliers to make sure the beer you buy can be poured from our pump for up to three weeks, tasting as good as the day it was first poured.  

 

We also teamed with the research department at The University of Warwick to help perfect the technology to pour the perfect pint.  If that wasn’t enough, we engaged with several breweries to ensure their beer boxes would work with our Pint365.

 

We have had so much fun testing Pint365 out in the golf club, at home, while camping and over a BBQ. We can promise you that you and your friends will be competing to be the best bartender!

 

We’d love you to share your experiences with us, we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

 

Cheers! James & Nick Hill


1803 - Masons founded by the Mason family and developed a catalogue of patented products

 

1957 – David J Hill & Co was founded 

 

1965 – David J Hill was one of Masons largest customers and buys the business. An increased range is developed and the previously discontinued brass casting products are re-launched.

 

1967 – Masons & David J Hill become ‘neighbours’ with both businesses sited in adjacent locations. The Masons brand becomes increasingly trusted and respected in the pub trade.

 

1985 – Nick Hill joins the business after completing his Business Studies Diploma.

 

2008 – James Hill joined the business after finishing formal education, he went on to join the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme.

 

2017 – The concept of pulling the perfect pint at home was conceived

 

2018 – Masons started the journey of brining the Pint365 to market. 

 

2019 – April 2019 Masons were awarded Patent Pending UK and Worldwide

 

2019 – Pint365 launched