Founded in the mid-1980s by a family with a long brewing pedigree, Daleside moved to its present premises in 1992, since when the plant has expanded further. Beers are delivered to the UK on- and off-trade, but there are also strong exports, to countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain and Scandinavia.
Address: Daleside Brewery Ltd, Camwal Road, Harrogate HG1 4PT
Phone: 01423 880022
Dancing Duck Brewery
Husband and wife Ian and Rachel set up the brewery in 2012. Ian is a brewery design engineer whose work takes him all over the world. Rachel gained some experience working for Blue Monkey Brewery and now handles the day-to-day running of the brewery. The brewery has two pub outlets, the New Zealand Arms and the Exeter Arms, both in Derby.
Address: Dancing Duck Brewery, 1 John Cooper Buildings, Payne Street, Derby DE22 3AZ
Phone: 07581 122122
Dancing Man Brewery
Launched in January 2012 at the Platform Tavern, in Southampton, it was the idea of bar manager Aidan Lavin, and landlord Stewart Cross put up the money to get what has turned out to be a very successful venture going.
Address: Platform Tavern, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2NY Phone: 02380 337232
Dark Star was established in 1994 in the cellar of the Evening Star pub in Brighton. The venture was a huge success, with both the pub’s regulars and drinkers further afield, and in 2001 the brewery moved to premises near Haywards Heath where a 15-barrel plant was installed. A few years later the business moved again to a bigger site near Horsham.
Address: The Dark Star Brewing Co Ltd, 22 Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RA
Phone: 01403 713085
A Lancashire-based craft beer producer.
The highest brewery in England, 1,4000 feet above sea level, Dartmoor was established in 1994 and moved to a new, purpose-built brewhouse in 2005, now having a 300-barrel capacity. The beers are supplied across the South West.
Address: Station Road, Princetown, Devon PL20 6QX
Phone: 01822 890789
Davenports is part of the Highgate Brewery in Smethwick in the West Midlands. An historic brand, it was revived in 2002, 16 years after the last pint of Davenports was made in Bath Row, Birmingham.
Address: 11 New Street, Smethwick, West Midlands B66 2AJ
Phone: 0121 555 4867
Established as the Matthews Brewing Co in 2005, it became Dawkins in 2010 with the acquisition of the business by the team behind Bristol-based Dawkins Taverns, owned by real ale aficionado Glen Dawkins. Dawkins owns five Good Beer Guide listed pubs and supplies other freehouses, too.
Address: Dawkins Ales, The Now Thus Brewery, Unit 7, Timsbury Workshop Estate, Hayeswood Road, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0QH
Phone: 01761 472242 / 07530 635282
Dead End Brew Machine
A small Glasgow brewery.
A ten-barrel microbrewery with beers in cask, keg, can and bottle.
Deeply Vale Brewery
New in the second half of 2012, Deeply Vale was set up by George and Ann Stewart with experienced craft brewer James Stewart and his fiancée Helen Bainbridge. The brewery takes its name from a secluded valley in the Penine foothills above Bury. You can see pictures of the brewery and its beautiful surroundings on the business’s website.
Address: Unit 24, Peel Industrial Estate, Chamberhall Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0LU
Phone: 07736 936973
Established in 2005, this independent Scottish brewery prides itself on its ‘extra special tasting notes’.
Address: The Steading, Lochton of Leys, Banchory AB31 5QB
Delavals was founded by David Gilfillan in 2010. He came up with the business plan after visiting National Trust-owned Seaton Delaval Hall and learning that the Delaval family used to brew their own beer on site in the 18th century. After many hours of research and testing, David joined forces with his brother John to bring their first ale to market.
Address: Delavals (Brewers) Ltd, 26 Windsor Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE26 3BG
Phone: 0844 504 2214
A new brewery for 2013 set up by publican Steve Jackman and experienced home brewer Lance Sullen. The brewery’s title refers to the discovery of King Richard III’s bones in a Leicester car park. The brewery is currently just half a barrel, but there are ambitions to move up to half a barrel.
Address: Marlow Road, Leicester LE3 2BQ
Dent Brewery has been creating prize-winning ales using the finest ingredients and its own spring water for 26 years. Despite being one of the most remote breweries in the country, its products are enjoyed as far away as the USA and Japan.
Address: Cowgill, Dent, near Sedburgh, Cumbria LA10 5TQ
Phone: 01539 625326
Derby Brewing Co
Trevor Harris started his brewing career in 1991, on a plant attached to Derby’s famous Brunswick Inn. After 15 years he sold the pub anticipating retirement, but you can’t keep a good brewer down and soon the Derby Brewing Co was established. Trevor wife, Kes, and son, Paul, have been instrumental in the success of the venture, with an estate of three pubs added. Many of the beers are award winner.
Address: Derby Brewing Co, Masons Place Business Park, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6AQ
Phone: 01332 242888
A six-barrel brewery named after a Roman settlement just outside Derby. Brewing started at Trusley Brook Farm, Derbyshire, in 2006, the firm moving to its present premises in 2011.
Address: Long Mill, Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DZ
Phone: 01332 380199
Devon Earth Brewery
A part-time brewery on the outskirts of Dartmoor National park, run by Amyas Holroyd. Three regular beers are produced.
Deya Brewing Company
“We make and share intense, hop-forward beers.”
Address: Units 33/34, Lansdown Industrial Estate, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 8PL
Phone: 07887 537 356
Established in 2005 by partners Paul Waring, Michael Cohrs and Fred Roughton, the use of long established field names for several of the beers reflects the farming background of the brewery.
Address: Lilford Lodge Farm, Barnwell, Northamptonshire PE8 5SA
Phone: 01832 273954
Doncaster by name and Doncaster themed through and through, this brewery is extremely proud of its roots. Owner and brewer Ian Blaylock ran a garage business for 15 years before setting up the 15-barrel brewery, which he built himself, in 2012.
Address: Unit 4A, Coopers Mill Business Park, Clay Lane West, Doncaster DN2 4QR
Phone: 07770 958394
A modern brewery with its own spring water. Beers are available directly from the brewery.
Address: The Brewery at Dorking Ltd, Engine Shed, Dorking West Station Yard, Station Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1HF
Phone: 01306 877988
Dorset Brewing Co
Brewing was restored to Weymouth in 1996 when Giles Smeath opened this business, and rapid growth led to a move to new, bigger premises in nearby Dorchester in 2010. This is a family business, with a focus on product quality and customer care.
Address: Dorset Brewing Co Ltd, Unit 7, Hybris Business Park, Warmwell Road, Crossways, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8BF
Phone: 01305 777515
Double Maxim Beer Co
A brewery created by former employees of the now defunct Vaux and Wards breweries, of Sunderland and Sheffield. Since then former Tyne and Federation brewery workers have joined the team, which aims to keep traditional beers from the North of England alive. More than 100 pubs are supplied, including four of the brewery’s own.
Address: Double Maxim Beer Co Ltd, Maxim Brewery, 1 Gadwall Road, Rainton Bridge, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 5NL
Phone: 0191 584 8844
When founders Geoff and widdi set up this brewery (originally under the name South Downs) in 2011, plans were to just supply house beer for the Shepherd and Dog pub in Fulking. Theirs was a cuckoo brewery to start with, brewing at Kent Brewery, then in 2012 they got their own plant. Beers are supplied to Sussex and Kent, and frequently to Wales, too!
Address: Unit Z (2A) Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XE
Phone: 01273 495596
A 20-barrel brewery established in 2003 in South Wiltshire. Its mission statement is, and has always has been, to produce quality beers using only the finest ingredients, and to supply these at a fair and reasonable price to the trade and the public alike.
Address: Downton Brewing Co Ltd, Unit 11, Batten Road, Downton Industrial Estate, Downton, Wiltshire SP5 3HU
Phone: 01725 513313
There has been a microbrewery attached to the Driftwood Spars hotel in Cornwall for many years, but when Louise Treseder took over the business in 2007 she decided to make it a central part of the business. Peter Martin, formerly of the small Bathtub Brewery, took on the head brewer’s role and has built up a fine range of beers that prove very popular both in the hotel and at a few other outlets.
Address: Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RT
Phone: 01872 552428
A cuckoo brewery based in Dronfield, Derbyshire, established in 2013.
Williams Brothers’ ambitious urban brewery, which opened in 2014 — a joint venture with C&C Group, which owns the site. Established as the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, Drygate also has a bar and kitchen where regular events are staged.
Address: 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT
Phone: 0141 212 8815
DUB (Drink-Up Brewing)
A craft brewery specialising in “modern, progressive beers”.
Dufus Dog Brewing
A nanobrewery in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire.
A five-barrel brewery in the heart of the Dukeries area, established in 2012.
Address: Unit 6, Carlton Forest Distribution Centre, Blyth Road, Worksop S81 0TP
Phone: 07584 305027
A lager brewer, established in 2014.
Dunscar Bridge Brewery
The brewery is in the back of the Brewhouse pub. Opened in 2009, it was extended in 2011. Brewing, which is visible to pub patrons, is carried out daily.
Address: 987 Blackburn Road, Eagley, Bolton BL1 7LG
Phone: 01204 301372
Durham Brewery was founded in 1994 by teachers Christine and Steve Gibbs. The original five-barrel plant was replaced with a ten-barrel version in 1999. Awards have been plentiful, including champion beer in a bottle from CAMRA in 2005 for Evensong. Beers are produced in cask, bottle and a hybrid keg package, developed by Steve, which delivers cask-flavour beer. The bottled beers are suitable for vegans.
Address: The Durham Brewery Ltd, Unit 5A, Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Bowburn, County Durham DH6 5PF
Phone: 0191 377 1991