A Norfolk brewing name from the past has been resurrected in 2013 with the return of the Lacons brand. It’s 45 years since Lacons beers were last drunk, the original brewery having been founded in 1760. Now the name has been resurrected with Wil Wood installed as head brewer.
Address: The Falcon Brewery, Main Cross Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3NZ
Phone: 01493 850578
Lady Luck Brewery
Address: 7 Wellington Road, Whitby YO21 1DY
Phone: 01947 602899
The North Laine Brewhouse was the original brewery, but now Laine Brewing is operating out of four brewpubs: North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AA; Peoples Park Tavern, Hackney E9 7BT; The Aeronaut, Acton W3 9BH; and The Four Thieves, Battersea SW11 1DJ. A new production brewery is due to open soon in the South Downs.
A small artisan brewery near Oxford concentrating on small-batch brews with vivid marketing.
Phone: 07913 061025
Traditional skills, modern presentation is Lancaster’s mantra. The brewery opened in 2005 and expanded in 2010.
Address: Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster LA1 3LA
Phone: 01524 848537
A brewery behind a pub, run by Mike James. Beers are also sold to other pubs.
Address: The Beehive Inn, 151 Peasehill, Ripley, Nottinghamshire DE5 3JN
Phone: 07845 609585
Established in 2006, Langham operates a ten-barrel plant in a former granary.
Address: The Granary, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, West Sussex GU28 9BU
Phone: 01798 860861
Having started life behind a pub in 1999, Langton moved to a converted barn in 2005 and expanded in 2010.
Address: Grange Farm, Welham Road, Thorpe Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7TU
A purpose-built six-barrel brewhouse run by brewing partners Steve Pownall and Dave Wilson.
Address: Unit 16, Hermitage Way, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5ES
Phone: 01623 655772
Late Knights Brewery
A hand-built brewery that opened in Penge in 2013. The plant can produce 100 casks of beer a week. (20-07-15)
Address: 21 Southey Street, Penge, London SE20 7JD
Former racing driver Jody Scheckter founded this ale and lager brewery on his organic and biodynamic farm. The 2,500-acre farm is classified as organic by the Soil Association. (20-07-15)
Address: Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 3DR
Phone: 0800 334 5505
A sister brewery to Bottle Brook, it shares a site Coppice Side Brewery, having originally been set up in a pig sty. Many of the beers are one-offs.
Address: Unit 3, Small Business Centre, Adams Close, Heanor Gate Industrial Estate, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7SW
Phone: 07971 189915
A husband and wife operated brewery in North Cornwall, with good environmental credentials. A nanobrewery creates just ten gallons per brew.
Leamside Ale Co
A new brewery for 2012 based at the Three Horseshoes pub in Leamside. There is a 2.5-barrel brewery.
Address: Leamside Ale Co Ltd, The Three Horsehsoes, Pit House Lane, Leamside, County Durham DH4 6QQ
Phone: 0191 584 2394
Leazes Lane Brewery
A brewery within the Trent House pub in Newcastle, set up in September 2013. The one-barrel plant makes brews exclusively for the pub.
Address: 1-2 Leazes Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4QT
Phone: 0191 261 2154
Established in 2007 by university friends Sam Moss and Michael Brothwell, the brewery has a team with a wealth of experience. Finest ingredients include a unique Yorkshire yeast.
Address: 3 Sydenham Road, Leeds LS11 9RU
Phone: 0113 244 5866
JW Lees & Co
Established in 1828, this famous North West brewery is managed these days by the sixth generation of the Lees family to run the business. The brewery dates back to 1876, but has been modernised in recent years. There is an estate of about 180 pubs. Within the beer portfolio is a bitter called Coronation Street, made under licence from brand owner ITV.
Address: J W Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd, Greengate Brewery, Middleton Junction, Manchester M24 2AX
Phone: 0161 643 2487
Left Bank Brewery
A pilot brewery at the Fermentarium on the left bank of the River Lea in Walthamstow.
Address: Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Road Path, London E17 6BX
Established by the Mercer brothers — John, Graham and Jimmy — UK-manufactured 12-barrel plant and a 500 items-per-hour bottling and labelling plant, allowing the team to brew 2,000 litres (6,000 bottles) at a time. A strategic deal with Cairngorm Brewery allows Lerwick to increase its bottling capacity to 20,000 a day. (20-07-15)
Address: Staneyhill, North Road, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0NA
Phone: 01595 694552
The former Jersey Brewery was renamed in 2010 following its takeover by the Liberation group, but the brewery has existed in one form or other on the Chnnel Islands for well over a century. Seasonal beers are brewed on a five-barrel plant formerly at the Tipsy Toad Brewery. Liberation owns 66 pubs and also owns Butcombe Brewery, in Somerset.
Address: The Liberation Brewery, Tregar House, Longueville Road, St Saviour, Jersey
Phone: 01534 764086
Lincoln Green Brewing Co
Brewing commended in May 2012 under owner Anthony Hughes.
Address: Unit E5, Enterprise Park, Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7SZ
Phone: 0115 963 4233
A new craft brewery in York producing artisan ales available in cask and bottle.
Address: 15 Auster Road, York YO30 4XA
Little Critters Brewing Co
A family-owned and operated microbrewery using the finest grain and whole-lef hops.
Address: Unit 5, Neepsend Industrial Estate, 80 Parkwood Road, Sheffield S3 8AG
Phone: 0114 276 3171
Little Earth Project
A small and adventurous suffolk brewery, specialising in historic, farmhouse and sour beers.
Phone: 01787 211118
Little London Brewery
Beers made using only English natural ingredients: Norfolk malted barley and hops from Worcestershire.
Address: Unit 6B, Ash Park Business Centre, Ash Lane, Little London, Tadley, Hampshire RG26 5FL
Phone: 07785 225468
Little Valley Brewery
The brewery was set up in 2005 by Wim van der Spek and Sue Cooper who met in Kathmandu, while on cycle journeys, in 1999. Dutch-born Wim qualified as a master brewer at Doemens World Brew Academy, in Munich. The brewery is ten-barrel and all ingredients are organic, as certified by the Soil Association.
Address: Little Valley Brewery Ltd, Turkey Lodge Farm, New Road, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5TT
Phone: 01422 883888
A family-run brewery in the Tap and Barrel restaurant, Littlehampton. Previously known as Anchor Spring Brewery. The brewing process is visible from the bar.
Address: 29 High Street, Littlehampton BN17 5EG
Phone: 01903 715111
Liverpool Craft Beer Co
Established in 2010, a ten-barrel brewery making both traditional and modern styles of beer, some for clients.
Address: The Railway Arches, Love Lane, Liverpool L3 7DD
Phone: 0151 236 9400
Liverpool Organic Brewery
Quality over compromise is the philosophy of this well thought of new brewery, established in 2008. With a strong customer base throughout the North West, in pubs, bars and restaurants, the brewer uses only certified organic ingredients. Plant was improved improved in summer 2011 to bring capcity up to 12.5 barrels.
Address: Unit 39, Brasenose Road Industrial Estate, Brasemose Road, Liverpool L20 8HL
Phone: 0151 933 9660
Established in 2004, Lizard is now based in an old nuclear bunker on the southernmost tip of mainland Britain. There is an excellent range of bottled beers in particular.
Address: The Old Nuclear Bunker, Pednavounder, Coverack, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6SE
Phone: 01326 281135
A 20-barrel brewery set in barn buildings in rural Oxfordshire, established in 2002. Since 2003, the beers have won a host of awards.
Address: The Loddon Brewery Ltd, Dunden Green Farm, Church Lane, Dunsden, Oxfordshire RG4 9QD.
Phone: 0118 948 1111
London Beer Factory
Inspired by their father’s love of beer, brother Sam and Ed Cotton started the brewery with bespoke plant, creating both cask and keg beers.
Address: 160 Hamilton Road, London SE27 9SF
Phone: 0208 670 7054
London Beer Lab
Here’s an interesting project. These guys act as a repository for open-source recipes which can be used by home brewers. It calls itself an open-source brewery.
Address: Arch 41, Nursery Road, London SW9 8BP
Phone: 07948 160953
London Brewing Co
New for 2011, a microbrewery attached to The Bull pub, Highgate. Steve Grey is head brewer, on a mission to produce a broad range of styles, with seasonals and specials.
Address: The Bull, 13 North Hill, Highgate, London N6 4AB
Phone: 0208 341 0510
London Fields Brewery
A modern craft brewery with tours available, plus a brewing school,tutored tasting sessions and a bar.
Address: 365-366 Warburton Street, London E8 3RR
Phone: 0207 254 7174
Long Arm Brewing Co
Cask, bottled and keg beers from West London.
Address: 222 South Ealing Road, Ealing, London W5 4RL
Long Man Brewery
A joint venture between farmer Duncan Ellis, who produces barley, and free trade beer supplier Steve Lees, Long Man Brewery was launched in 2012. Spent grain is returned to the farm to feed livestock. Head brewer is Jamie Simm. The brewery is initially targeting Sussex pubs.
Address: The Long Man Brewery, Church Farm, Litlington, East Sussex BN26 5RA
Phone: 07976 777992
About 200 years ago the Red Lion pub, at Longden Common, near Shrewsbury, brewed its own beer — now those days are returning.
Address: Longden Common, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 8AE
Phone: 01743 718889
A small brewery on the Cornwall / Devon border.
Address: Longhill Cottage, Whitstone, Holsworthy, Cornwall EX22 6UG
Loose Cannon Brewery
After the closure of the famous Morland brewery in 2000, brewing returned to Abingdon with the opening of Loose Cannon in 2010. There is a seven-strong team and a ten-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 6, Suffolk Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5JX
Phone: 01235 531141
Lord Conrad’s Brewery
The brewery was established in 2007 but production stepped up a pace in 2011 with a 2.5-barrel plant. There is a strong seasonal link to the ingredients used, some of which are unusual to find in beer, such as lavender.
Address: Unit 21, Dry Drayton Industrial Estate, Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AT
Phone: 07736 739700
Lord’s Brewing Company
A Yorkshire brewery run by three brothers who aim to create beers within a wide spectrum of styles.
Address: 60A Swallow Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4NB
Phone: 07976 974162 / 07825 837713
Lost and Grounded Brewers
A new Bristol brewery, established by experienced brewer Alex Troncoso. In July 2016, vessels were being installed.
Ludlow Brewing Co
The brewery was set up in 2006 by Gary and Alison Walters. It has since moved to new premises in a refurbished railway shed, close to Ludlow station, where new 20-barrel plant was installed. There is also a brewery tap/visitor centre on site.
Address: Ludlow Brewing Co Ltd, The Railway Shed, Station Drive, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2PQ
Phone: 01584 873291
Lyme Regis Brewery
A four-barrel brewery set up by a group of beer fanatics in 2010 as Town Mill Brewery. The name was changed in 2015.
Address: Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU
Phone: 01297 444354
Established in 2008, Lymestone follows in prestigious footsteps, its home town of Stone once having been home to the famous Joules Brewery. Lymestone is located in part of another famous Stone brewery, the new defunct Bents. There is a ten-barrel plant.
Address: The Old Brewery, Mount Road, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8LL
Phone: 01785 817796
Lymm Brewing Co
The brewery opened in August 2013.
Address: 18 Bridgewater Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA13 0AB
Phone: 01925 111111
Lytham Started brewing in 2008 at a club premises but soon had to move to cope with demand. There was a fire, however, in 2011 and now the brewery is in its third home. There is a ten-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 8, Campbells Court, Lord Street, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 2DF
Phone: 01253 725440