Ales of Scilly
Established at Higher Trenoweth, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly in 2001, the brewery moved to industrial unit premises in 2007. It is the only brewery on the Isles of Scilly. Jennie Trevitchick became brewer and co-owner in 2016.
Address: 2B Porthmellon Industrial Estate, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JY
Phone: 01720 423233
Established by Steve Willmott, who originally brewed as Doghouse Brewery, the brewery’s beers are now made at Coastal Brewery, Redruth.
Address: Unit 10B, Cardrew Industrial Estate, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SS
Phone: 01209 212613
A Soil Association certified brewery established in 2005, with brews suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The focus is on bottles conditioned beers, although occasion brews escape in cask.
Address: Treisaac Farm,Treisaac, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4DX
Phone: 01637 880326
Black Flag Brewery
A new brewery for Cornwall in 2013, based in Goonhavern, near the north coast. Ben and Nick Sales’ beer debuted at the Royal Cornwall Show in June 2013.
Address: Unit 4D, Bridge Road Industrial Estate, Goonhavern, Cornwall TR4 9QL
Phone: 01872 858004
Black Rock Brewing
The first new brewery in Falmouth, Cornwall, for nearly 100 years, opening in 2013. Brewer Jack Williams’ family have been well-known publicans in the town.
Address: Unit 6C, Empire Way, Falmouth TR11 4SN
Phone: 01326 379477
Blue Anchor — see Spingo Ales below
Established in 2011, Bude brews locally named, traditional beers using high-quality Cornish ingredients.
Address: Kings Hill Industrial Estate, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8QN
Phone: 01288 359937
Camel Brewing Company
A new Cornish brewery with outlets in the north of the county.
A small Cornish microbrewery run by Theo Corfield.
Address: Unit 9A, Restormel Industrial Estate, Liddocoat Road, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL222 0HG
Phone: 07800 635831
Former publican Alan Hinde moved to Cornwall from Crewe in 2005 and set up this brewery in 2006. A five-barrel plant produces a wide range of beers, including monthly specials, many of which find their way to the Midlands, North and North West. The brewery also has a bar and bottle shop. Beers are also brewed for Steve Willmott’s All Saints Brewery.
Address: Unit 20, Cardrew Trade Park South, Cardrew Way, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SW
Phone: 07875 405407
Formerly known as the Organic Brewhouse then Chough, the brewery was sold in 2011, although brewer Andy Hamer stayed on. The most southerly brewery in Britain, it is located on a farm and has a good local following.
Address: Trethvas Farm, The Lizard, Cornwall Tr12 7AR
Phone: 01326 290908
A new brewery for 2011, Cornish Crown is run by Josh Dunkley, owner of The Crown pub in Penzance. The brewery premises is just out of town. There’s a regular portfolio of beers which have proved popular across the UK.
Address: 1 Victoria Square, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2EP
Phone: 01736 449029
Driftwood Spars Brewery
The brewery was established in 2000 under previous ownership of the attached Driftwood Spars Hotel. Now it is owned by hotelier Louise Treseder with Pete Martin as head brewer. The brewhouse has been extended recently and there is now a bottle shop, too.
Address: Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RT
Phone: 01872 552591
Dynamite Valley Brewing Co
Set up by Dom Lilly and Ross Kessel in 2015, Dynamite Valley focuses on US-style beers mainly. The brews are vegan friendly. On Saturday afternoons, there is a beer cafe in the brewery.
Address: Viaduct Works, Frog Hill, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7JW
Phone: 01872 864532
Firebrand Brewing Co
Craft beer brewed at the Penpont Brewery in North Cornwall.
Address: Inner Trenarrett, Altarnun, Cornwall PL15 7SY
Phone: 01872 484013 / 07933 510461
Fishkey Brewing Co
A Cornish microbrewery concentrating on producing traditional beers.
Address: Unit 4, Granite Quay, Looe, Cornwall PL13 1DX
Phone: 01726 870007
A small-batch brewery creating beers in many different styles. The brewer has some 20 years’ experience.
Phone: 07443 504644
Granite Rock Brewery
A microbrewery in a home brew shop, launched in 2013. Frances Williams and Dave Wilmot are founders and co-directors, with Dave continuing an interest in brewing he inherited from his father. The core of two beers produced on the 2.5-barrel brewery was joined in early 2014 by Penryn Company, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Address: Unit 19, Kernick Road Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP
Phone: 01326 379251
Harbour Brewing Co
Harbour Brewing Company was launched in 2012 on a farm site a couple of miles outside of Bodmin, in Cornwall, operating on ten-barrel, American-designed plant. Business partners Eddie Lofthouse and brewer Rhys Powell hatched their plan to open a new brewery having met in a pub in Padstow. Rhys has now left the brewery, but there is a new brewing team in place led by former Sharp’s head brewer, Stuart Howe. A new 30-barrel brewery was installed in 2016.
Address: Trekillick, Kirland, Cornwall PL30 5BB
Phone: 01208 832131
Hell Yeah Brew Co
A homebrew project / small brewery near Truro, in Cornwall. Quite experimental in its approach.
Established in the Cornish village of Tregony, the brewery closed but sprung up again in Lostwithiel in 1998. It closed again in 2005 and returned to its original owner Stuart Heath who moved the operation to Redruth, where it continues today. The plant there includes a state-of-the-art bottling line.
Address: Candela House, Cardrew Way, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SS
Phone: 01209 313620
A husband and wife operated brewery in North Cornwall, with good environmental credentials. A nanobrewery creates just ten gallons per brew.
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 small brewery on the Cornwall / Devon border.
Address: Longhill Cottage, Whitstone, Holsworthy, Cornwall EX22 6UG
Padstow Brewing Company
A new brewery for 2013, run by husband and wife team Caron and Des Archer. They’ve received help setting up from Dave Lang of multi-award-winning Forge Brewery in North Devon. Beers are out in local pubs and expansion is planned with a ten-barrel brew plant in the autumn of 2013.
Address: The Brewery, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8RW
Phone: 01841 532169
Named after the Paradise Park bird park in which it is situated, the brewery first started brewery in 1981. After a name change to Wheal Ale in 1994, the brewery closed in 2004 but was restarted in 2009 under the original name. The pub attached to the brewery is one of Hayle finest old buildings.
Address: The Bird in Hand, Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HY
Phone: 01736 753974
Opened in 2008, Penpont uses its own Cornish spring water in its beer and has an ambition to one day grow its own malt and hops. The beers are found in several South West freehouses.
Address: Inner Trenarrett, Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7SY
Phone: 01566 86069
Penzance Brewing Co
Established in 2008, the Penzance Brewing Co is run by Peter Elvin, a Scillonian, whose long experience in brewing includes a spell as head brewer at Cotleigh Brewery. The brewery is located in building to the rear of his award-winning Star Inn, at Crowlas, near Penzance. Regular brews in the pub are Crowlas Bitter, a 3.8% ABV copper coloured session bitter, Potion No 9, an award-winning 4% golden session brew, and Brisons Bitter, a 4.5% ABV best bitter, with chocolatey notes. Other specials are regularly brewed.
Address: Star Inn, Crowlas, near Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8DX
Phone: 01736 740375
Rebel Brewing Co
Set up in small premises in 2011 with a 2.5-barrel plant, Rebel saw rapid expansion, thanks mainly to good local sales, and purchased a 15-barrel plant in a modern industrial unit. In 2016, however, the company went into administration, but a new owner was found at the start of 2017. The brewery takes its name from the rebellious history of hometown Penryn.
Address: Century House, Parhengue Road, Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP
Phone: 01326 378517
Founded in 1994 by businessman Bill Sharp, it has since been sold twice, in 2011 to global giant Molson Coors. Head brewer Stuart Howe, who had been with the company several years, stayed on through the change, but he has since moved to Butcmbe Brewery. Sharp’s beer is brewed exclusively using just British malted barley, whole hop flowers, Sharp’s own yeast and Cornish water. The brewery at Rock is one of the UK’s most sustainable and is an industry leader with water to beer conversion ratio of just 2.8 litres per litre of beer.
Address: Rock, Cornwall PL27 6NU
Phone: 01208 862121
Folklore abounds in the marketing of Skinner’s Cornish beers, which were first supped in 1997. Steve Skinner heads a successful Cornish business whose beers are seen throughout the county and nationwide too via good wholesale distribution. Look out too for Betty Stogs who often makes personal appearances at beer festivals and other events. The brewery has a 25-barrel plant, a good beer shop and well presented visitor centre.
Address: Riverside, Newham Road, Truro TR1 2DP
Phone: 01872 271885
One of the oldest brewpubs in Britain, dating back to the 15th century, the Blue Anchor is famous for its Spingo range of beers. Up until recently the pub was the only place where one could find the beers, but now there are one or two other pubs, such as The Dock Inn, Penzance, taking the brews. The brewing business was re-named Spingo Ales in 2011.
Address: 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL
Phone: 01326 562821
St Austell Brewery
Established by businessman Walter Hicks in 1851, St Austell is now a major regional brewer, with an estate of more than 170 pubs throughout the West Country. The brewery is still run by descendants of Hicks. Head brewer Roger Ryman joined the company in 1999 and revived and grew a tired range of beers into a sparkling, award-winning portfolio. In 2011 new plant was installed raising the brewing capacity to 150,000 pints a day, and enabling 24-hour production. Eighty per cent of the production is the brewery flagship brand, Tribute. In 2012 the company secured £40m of new funding to “explore future growth opportunities”. It is the South West’s largest wholesale distributor of beer, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks, serving more than 3,000 free trade accounts, from pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and other licensed outlets. The company employs up to 1,000 people, including part-time and seasonal staff.
Address: 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4BY
Phone: 0845 2411122
St Ives Brewery
Established in 2011 by former publican Marco Amura, the brewery finally has a home in 2016 after an initial period being contract brewed.
Address: St Ives Brewery, Mushroom Farm, Halsetown, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3LZ
Phone: 01736 793488
Atop a high hill just outside of Tintagel, former farmer John Heard has converted an old milking parlour into the home of some award-winning Cornish beers. The ten-barrel brewery has its own spring water supply and gets power from its own wind turbine.
Address: Condolden Farm, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 OHJ
Phone: 01840 213371
A small licensed craft brewery and tap tucked away in a North Cornwall village.
Address: Tremeer Lane, St Tudy, Cornwall PL30 3NF
Phone: 01208 851459
One of Cornwall’s new breed of mirobreweries, opened in July 2016.
Address: Tremethick, Grampound, Cornwall
Phone: 07726 427775
Verdant Brewing Co
A very contemporary, Cornish, ten-barrel brewery, making big waves around the UK with big, bold favoured beers, including IPAs and stouts.
Address: Unit 6, Tresidder Close, Tregoniggie Industrial Estate, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4SP
Phone: 01326 619117
Wooden Hand Brewery
Wooden Hand was set up 2004, brewing a range of beers sold in Cornish pubs and shops. The brewery boasts an impressive bottling line which is utilised by a number of other brewers.
Address: Unit 3, Grampound Road Industrial Estate, Near Truro, Cornwall TR2 4TB
Phone: 01726 884596
Woodman’s Wild Ale
A microbrewery incorporating foraged and wild ingredients into a seasonal range of beers.