Having heard that Waterloo beer restored
energy and valour in those who drank it, the Duke of Wellington
allowed his men to drink it to boost their strength and courage on
the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. With the English victory on 18
June 1815, the legend of Waterloo was born.
Waterloo today is among John Martin’s
prestigious Finest Beer Selection, along with the likes of
Guinness, Gordon and Timmermans.
A micro-brewery has been opened at
Mont-Saint-Jean Farm, which was where the Duke of Wellington set up
the English hospital during the battle in 1815.