Stonehenge Ales, Bunces Brewery, The Old Mill, Mill Road, Netheravon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 9QB, United Kingdom is alive and well, and still producing award winning ales and lagers using the Stonehenge image and name.
Adrian Tierney-Jones at
www.realbeer.com tells a wonderful story of a visit in 1999 to the Netheravon brewery, that we now know as Stonehenge Ales. Although Bunces Brewery was formed in 1984 it was in 1993 when Danish Master Brewer Stig Anker Andersen purchased the brewery. In march 1998 that it became STONEHENGE ALES LTD.
A brief email exchange with Stig Anker Andersen Master Brewer/Proprietor confirmed that the name was changed in 1998. He summed it up by saying "We were fed up with people not understanding
our pronunciation of the name Bunces (we got letters with names like
Bounces, Buncies etc.)". He went on to say the Stonehenge name was chosen "because we were the brewery closest to the famous landmark." Besides locating the brewery regionally, everyone knows how to spell and say it.