Macc Brew Co
Interesting, artisanal beers from a new microbrewery in Cheshire. Beers are produced on a 100-litre plant. There is no core range.
Mad Cat Brewery
A new brewery with a very modern attitude in Kent, the home of traditional British brewing. The aim is to make a broad range of beers, including foreign styles.
Address: Mad Cat Brewery Ltd, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XU
Phone: 07960 263615
Mad Dog Brewing Co
Alexis Jones scaled up from home brewing to open this brewery in 2014, via a Brewlab course. The USP is ingredients rarely or never used in beer, such as granola.
Address: Unit L1B, Park Farm, Plough Road, Penperlleni, Monmouthshire NP4 0AL
Phone: 07703 731197
Mad Hatter Brewing Company
A brewery making beer in small batches from only the best hops, barley and live yeast (and occasionally more unusual ingredients). Their beers draw on British, Belgian and modern American brewing traditions.
Address: Unit 1, 15-37 Caryl Street, Liverpool L8 5SQ Phone: 07474 797450 Web: madhatterbrewing.co.uk/
Madrigal Craft Brewery
‘Eccentric’ ales from North Devon. “In each brew, bottle and cask we try to capture a little of the North Devon spirit.”
Address: Upper Glen, King Street, Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0DB
Phone: 07857 560677
Magic Rock Brewing
Inspired by the influential US craft brewing scene, Magic Rock was established in 2011 an soon gained an enthusiastic army of fans. It is one of the foremost of new-wave brewers in the UK.
Address: Magic Rock Brewing Co Ltd, The Bed Factory, Quarmby Mills, Tanyard Road, Oakes, Huddersfield HD3 4YP
Phone: 01484 649823
Magic Spells Brewery
A new independent craft brewery in East London, set up by Jas Hare and Stacey Ayeh, who have long experience in the beer industry.
Phone: 0203 475 1781
Right next to the Notts County football ground, the Magpie Brewery opened in 2006. The original partners in the business were retired teacher Nick Sewter and former ACAS workers Bob Douglas and Ken Morrison. Ken passed away in 2010, but his place in the company has been taken by his son, Gavin. They make a point of using only British malt and hops.
Address: Unit 4, Ashling Court, Iremonger Road, Nottingham NG2 3JA
Phone: 0115 9611556
Maidstone Brewing Co
Established in 2013, the brewery is on the site of the former Style and Winch Brewery, operating a four-barrel plant. The firm is a partnership between Dave Davenport, who runs the Flower Pot pub in Maidstone, and Rob Jackson.
Maldon Brewing Co
Also known as Farmer’s Ales, the brewery was founded in 2002 behind the Blue Boar Hotel, in Maldon. There is an eight-barrel brewery.
Address: The Blue Boar Stable Yard, Silver Street, Maldon, Essex CM9 4QE
Phone: 01621 851000
Established in 2008, this Huddersfield Brewery has a strong portfolio of special beers.
Address: Mallinsons Brewing Co, Unit 1, Waterhouse Mill, 65-71 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield HD1 3QU
Phone: 01484 654301
A new brewery in 2012, based in Ossett, Yorkshire. Among its portfolio is a range of single malt beers, and also Kitchen brews which make use of local seasonal ingredients.
Address: Unit 4, Parkway House Development, Ashley Industrial Estate, Dewsbury Road, Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF5 9JD
Phone: 07980 386361
Manchester Brewing Company
A new brewery in 2016, set up by former Titanic Brewery sales manager, Paul Mellor, and partner Andy Lawton. There is an eight-barrel brew plant.
Address: 66 North Western Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6DX
Established in 1997 as a 4.5-barrel brewery at the rear of the Marble Arch pub, Marble now operates on a 12-barrel kit. All beers are unpasteurised and unfined. Collaborations are a speciality. There is a small estate of three pubs.
Address: 41 Williamson Street, Manchester, M4 4JS
Phone: 0161 819 2694
Brewing beneath Mare Street, London, in the basement of the Cock Tavern
Address: 315 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1EJ
Market Harborough Brewery
A six-barrel microbrewery set up by Simon Shepley and Ivan Sheldrake in 2015. In 2017 it merged with the Tres Bien Brewery.
Address: 71 St Marys Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7DS
Phone: 01858 461682
These days Marston’s is a national brewer, with a range of its own beers and ownership of several other brands, including famous names such as Jennings, Ringwood Wychwood and Brakspear. Based in the home of English brewing, Burton-on-Trent, it owns 2,200 pubs and supplies some 3,000 others.
Address: Marston’s House, Brewery Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4JT
Phone: 01902 711811
Martland Mill Brewery
A six-barrel microbrewery established in March 2014.
Address: Unit 5, Otterwood Square, Martland Mill, Wigan WN5 0LF Phone: 01942 665656
A brewery which has grown from an insulated picnic box mash tun, these are brewers with a sense of humour, producing “modern ales stylishly handcrafted”.
Address: Burcot Farm, Middle Farm, East Stratton, Hampshire SO21 3DZ
Phone: 01962 795023
The Mauldons brewery name goes back to 1795 in Sudbury, and although the original business was sold to Greene King in 1960, the name was revived by Peter Mauldon in 1981 as the cask ale revival was getting fully under way. The business was purchased by Peter and Alison Sims in 2000, and in 2004 the brewery moved to a new site with larger plant.
Address: The Black Adder Brewery, 13 Church Field Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2YA
Phone: 01787 311055
Set up by two former Vaux and Wards breweries employees, beer is produced on a 20-barrel plant previously at the Canongate Brewery in Edinburgh. Flagship beer is the famous Double Maxim, first brewed in 1901.
Address: 1 Gadwall Road, Rainton Bridge, Houghton Le Spring DH4 5NL Phone: 0191 584 8844
May Hill Brewery
Established in 2011 by Tony Davis in a converted dairy, beers are made using the brewery’s own well water. A six barrel plant can produce some 2,000 litres of beer a week.
Address: May Hill Brewery, Holly Bush Farm, Ross Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire GL17 0NG
Phone: 01452 830222
A 2.5-barrel brewery owned and operated by husband and wife team Alan and Tracy Branagan. Established in 2001, the business supplies a number of outlets in the North West.
Address: Unit 3, 15-17 Sandbrook Road, Orrell, West Lancashire WN5 8UB
Phone: 07984 404567
McMullen is a family brewer based in Hertford, England. The company operates 45 tenanted pubs, eight Pub Operator Agreement pubs and 81 managed outlets, including six Baroosh style bars, the first of which opened in Hertford in 2000.
Address: The Hertford Brewery, 26 Old Cross, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1RD Phone: 01992 584911
Melwood Beer Company
Launched in 2013, John and Julie Marsden’s brewery is in and old dairy once occupied by the Cambrinus Brewery. There is a five-barrel plant, with brewing up to four times a week.
Phone: 0151 214 3340
MerriMen’s Alan Mellors and Andy Taylor started up in 2013 with Hoggley’s eight-barrel plant. Former Hoggley’s owner Roy Crutchley gave the duo six months of training and continues to make the Hoggley’s beers on the plant, pending a move to Phipps Brewery, Northampton, in 2014.
Address: MerriMen Brewing Ltd, Unit 12, Litchborough Trading Estate, Northampton Road, Litchborough, Northamptonshire NN12 8JB
Phone: 01327 831308
Middle Earth Brewery
A small, four-barrel, independent microbrewery in Derby. Part of the Derbyshire Brewers Collective.
Phone: 07905 604230
Mighty Hop Brewery
A family owned brewery established in 2010 with a one-barrel plant, brewing enough beer to fill 1,000 bottles a week. Only bottled conditioned beers are produced.
Address: Silverdale, Woodmead Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3AD
Phone: 01297 445358
Established by pub landlord, beer connoisseur and businessman Ken Munro, Milestone makes traditional beers using modern equipment.
Address: Great North Road, Cromwell, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6JE. Phone: 01636 822255
Mile Tree Brewery
A five-barrel brewery set up in 2012 by an experienced home brewer.
Address: The Secret Garden Touring Park, Mile Tree Lane, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4TR
Phone: 07858 930363 / 07594 947014
Mill Green Brewery
Established in 2008, the brewery creates real ales in an eco-friendly way and supports the White Horse pub, at Edwardstone.
Address: Mill Green, Edwardstone, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 5PX
Phone: 01787 211118
Milltown Brewing Company
A new brewery for 2011, based in an old railway goods yard. Beer enthusiast, head brewer and owner, Neil Moorhouse, is joined in the venture by brewing consultant David Smith, of Brewing Services.
Address: 31 Haigh House Hill, Lindley Moor, Huddersfield HD3 3SZ
Phone: 01422 610579
Argentine Julio Moncada established his Notting Hill brewery in autumn 2011 when at a career crossroads, Intending to open a deli, he went off in the brewing direction instead, just at the moment when the London microbrewing scene was starting to explode. Spent grain goes to a local farmer, used hops are composted at a local wildlife garden and some of the yeast is passed on to a local baker.
Address: Unit 1, Buspace Studios, Conlan Street, London W10 5AP
Phone: 07795 511 505
Mondo Brewing Company
A new London brewery for 2015. Address: 86 Stewarts Road, London SW8 4UG. Phone: 0207 720 0782
A family-run brewery, established in 2008, which has grown from small beginnings and now has its own bottling plant. The Sportsman, in Newtown, Powys, is the brewery tap.
Address: 1 Castle Works, Hen-Domen, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6HA
Phone: 01686 668933
Moonchild Brewing Co
A North Devon brewery offering unfined, unfiltered and unpasteurised beers.
Address: Church Gate, Petrockstowe, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3HL
An established Cambridge brewery with its own natural spring water. Local outlets and beer festivals are supplied.
Address: Hill Farm, Shelford Road, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire CB21 5EQ
Phone: 07906 066794 / 07752 001976
Exmoor based craft brewery with a farm shop, café and adventure playground, just outside Combe Martin.
Phone: 01271 883309 Web: www.facebook.com/moorishfarmshop
Moor Beer Co
The self-proclaimed leader of “Britain’s unfined ‘natural’ beer movement”, Justin Hawke is seen by many as having an uphill struggle to get UK drinkers to accept beer that isn’t crystal clear. The proof, however, is in the tasting, and I’ve had some excellent Moor brews that are, well, very ‘Moorish’. Some beers are bottled, unusually, in 660ml bottles, while others are keg conditioned with live yeast.
Address: Chapel Court, Pitney, Somerset TA10 9AE
Phone: 07887 556521
Moorhouse’s has won CAMRA’s champion beer of Britain competition for Black Cat (3.4% ABV) and it also took gold in the standard strength cask-conditioned ale category of the Brewing Industry International Awards (BIIA) 2011. Founder William Moorhouse established his drinks manufacturing business in Accrington Road, Burnley, in 1865. Now, Moorhouse’s directly supplies several hundred pubs throughout the North West region and in Yorkshire, while distributing nationally via leading wholesalers and major pub chains. A new brewhouse and visitor centre were completed in 2010.
Address: The Brewery, Moorhouse Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5EN
Phone: 01282 422864
Mourne Mountains Brewery
A Northern Irish brewery based in an area said to have been a source of prehistoric gold.
Address: Upper Dromore Road, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
Phone: 028 4175 2299
Mouselow Farm Brewery
A small, part-time, three-barrel brewery in Derbyshire.
Phone: 07920 048252
Mr Grundy’s Brewery
A small microbrewery at the Georgian House Hotel, Derby. The brewery supplies the hotel and sister premises the Bank House Hotel in Uttoxeter.
Address: Ashbourne Road, Derby DE22 3AD
Phone: 01332 349806
The brewery’s called Muirhouse because it was started by Richard Muir — in his house! The Muir clan tartan features on the pumpclips. Richard carries out all the duties in the brewery and operates on a two-barrel plant, brewing three times a week. Richard wife, Mandy, runs a micropub in Ilkeston which features the Muirhouse beers as well as guests from around the country.
Address: Unit 1, Enterprise Court, Manners Industrial Estate, Ilkeston, Derrbyshire DE7 8EW
Phone: 07916 590525
Brewed at the White Hart, Whitechapel.
Address: 1 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London E1 4TP
Phone: 0207 790 2894
Established by Tony Williams and Mark Stroud in 2013. The brewers to focus on quality rather than quantity and stick to producing five really good beers.
Address: Unit 7, Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AG. Phone: 07967 127278
My Generation Beer Co
The brewery was formed in 2015 and brews its beer in collaboration with Black Sheep Brewery. Its signature beer, My Generation, a 4.2% ABV session pale ale, is brewed in Masham and distributed through Black Sheep.