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Welcome to Ellsey’s – we are a BRC certified supplier of bulk vinegar to food manufacturers and industry in the UK and Ireland

Ellsey & Co is a unique British company. For 90 years we have brewed stocked and supplied a single product – VINEGAR. We have a long standing reputation within the UK food industry for exceptional service – something that we work hard to protect on a daily basis. Our flexibility and quick reaction times will give you the peace of mind to know that your vinegar is where you need it, when you need it.

We have always been a family owned company with many long serving members of staff.  Although we are rightly proud of our past we are great believers in investing for the future. Our state of the art IT systems and continuous staff development programs give us capabilities well beyond our size and enables us to constantly evolve, an essential ingredient in today’s fast moving business world.

As a key supplier to the food industry, Ellsey’s vinegar worked hard to maintain a normal service during the Covid pandemic.  We have decided to continue with some of these changes to allow our staff to work remotely and allow service levels to be maintained.  If you are unable to get hold of our staff by telephone, please e-mail one of the addresses below as these are monitored by multiple staff: for queries relating to existing orders for general enquiries

Vinegar Making

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Tel: 01942 211990

Unit 1, Tetbury Close,
Martland Park
Wigan. WN5 0LA

IBC vinegar container

IBC 1000 Litres

As our core business, we specialise in delivering 1000 litre palletised IBCs and offer unparalleled prices and service levels.

A Green service

We have always operated a “no-fuss” collect and recycle service allowing us to keep costs low and greatly reduce our plastic waste.

25 Litre Vinegar Container

25 Litre Drums

The smallest containers we provide are 25 litre drums,
minimum order quantity is 32 drums (800 litres).

Orders of less than a pallet

If you need to order a smaller quantity, we work closely with Vinegar Tips who can supply many of our vinegars in smaller, more flexible, quantities.

Please note, we require all our customers to have access to a fork lift truck at the delivery site for unloading.
We cannot provide tail lifts as our pallets are too heavy for manual handling.

Biggest selection of bulk vinegars in the UK

The following vinegars are always in stock

At Ellsey’s we aim to fulfil all our customers’ vinegar requirements so we always maintain large stocks for quick delivery and we hold the widest selection of vinegars in the UK.

Vinegar Powders

With our extensive selection of vinegars, and established partnerships with UK spray drying companies, we are able to supply off the shelf vinegar powders or work with our customers to achieve specific requirements.

  • Balsamic Vinegar

  • Cider Vinegar

  • Malt Vinegar

  • Red Wine Vinegar

  • Rice Vinegar

  • Sherry vinegar

  • Spirit vinegar

  • White Wine Vinegar

Vinegar Blends and Sushi Seasonings

can be developed to customer specifications and our BRC accredited production facilities allow us to develop bespoke vinegar blends for marinades, pickles etc. Working closely with customers we can quickly formulate recipes to be pre-mixed and delivered in IBCs. By taking care of all the liquid processing we simplify our customers’ on-site production processes and improve efficiency.

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Ellsey’s were awarded the best possible ‘AA’ standard of BRC Food Standards certification for safe food and consumer products.

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We are certified by the Organic Food Federation for maintaining best practice and high standards with our organic products.
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We are a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Storing and sharing information on: Health and Safety, Labour Standards, Business Ethics and The Environment.


Ellsey’s hold a certificate issued by Registrar Corp denoting U.S. FDA Food Facility Registration pursuant to the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

BRC issue 9

We're very proud to anounce that not only did Ellsey's satisfy the new BRC v9 standard but we achieved AA standard too with just a single minor non-conformance. Well done to everyone and thanks for all you hard work!

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Another successful BRC audit

Another year has gone by already and we're happy to complete another successful BRC audit.  We're a little dissappointed to have just missed AA this time but it was still a very good report and gives us something to aim for next year.  Well done everyone!

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Making our vehicle fleet greener

We are happy to share a photo of our new Euro 6 Volvo tractor unit.  This will be replacing an older, less clean Euro 5 truck and will be another step towards making our company a little bit greener.  We think she's a beauty!

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