B & T Brewery
Established as Banks & Taylor’s in 1982, it adopted the name B & T in 1994. Traditional methods and quality ingredients are used to make a range of regular beers, as well as seasonal brews which celebrate local history and folklore. The brewery has five pubs.
Address: The Brewery, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5DZ
Phone: 01462 815080 / 816789
With more than ten years’ experience working for one of the Midlands’ largest breweries, Austen Morgan and Michael Bates went independent with their own brewery in 2007. Creative, innovative, yet traditional is their mantra, so expect to see beers featuring New World hops as well as old favourites from the bine.
Address: The Backyard Brewhouse, Unit 8A, The Gatehouse, Lichfield Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS8 6JZ
Phone: 07591 923370 or 07591 923371
A Yorkshire-based brewer and distiller.
Bad Seed Brewery
A brewery established in 2013 by an actor and a fencer (of the sporting variety) who share a passion for craft beer. They promise innovative recipes and “beer that makes you sit up and take notice”.
Address: Unit 6, 6 Rye Close, York Way Industrial Estate, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6YD
Baker’s Dozen Brewing Co
A new brewery set up by pub landlord Dean Baker and his partner, Jill, in 2014. First beer, Electric Landlady, was launched in June 2015. (12-07-15)
Address: Unit 5, Ketton Business Park, Pit Lane, Ketton PE9 3SZ
Phone: 01780 238180
Bank Top Brewery
A ten-barrel brewery established in 1995 by John Feeney. David Sweeney became sole proprietor in 2008. The brewery is located in a grade II listed pavilion.
Address: Bank Top Brewery Ltd, The Pavilion, Ashworth Lane, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 8RA
Phone: 01204 595800
A microbrewery attached to the Greyhound pub in Barnoldswick, Pendle, run by a syndicate of customers who saved the pub from closure. The brewery is operated by pub landlord Don Hinchcliffe, syndicate member Chris Storey and experienced brewer Mark Harrison.
Address: 61 Manchester Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 5PW
Phone: 01282 850670
Established in 2009, this brewery operates from a five-barrel plant. The beers have begun winning awards and are available in bottles from a brewery shop.
Address: Unit 6, Church Farm, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 7TR
Phone: 0114 2891 767
Barn Owl Brewery
A new brewery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Phone: 07724 551086
In 2013, the transformation of the Black Horse pub in Barnet saw lots of refurbishment to the venue with the addition of brewery yard, housing plant purchased from Iceni Brewery in Norfolk. The plan is to brew specials aimed at the “traditional session market” and also to age beers in old port casks. Ingredients are being sourced through a Norfolk co-operative.
Address: The Black Horse, Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 4BW
Phone: 0208 449 2230
An Edinburgh microbrewery on the site of the 1800s Summerhall Brewery.
Address: Summerhall Brewery, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Phone: 07512 253660
The brewery was established in 1999, although John Lloyd had been brewing for two years previously in a pub. A new ten-barrel plant was installed in 2008 taking capacity up to 30 barrels a week.
Address: Barngates Brewery Ltd, Barngates, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NG
Phone: 01539 436575
A workers’ co-op microbrewery in Brighton making small-batch beers suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Address: Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton BN1 7HB
Phone: 07518 485342
Established in 1999, it moved to its present home in 2005, the site of Bartrams Brewery between 1894 and 1902. A number of the beers are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Address: Rougham Estate, Ipswich Road, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9LZ
Phone: 01449 737655
A microbrewery set up by Tim Webster in 1996, attached to the Reform Inn in Pilton.
Address: Reform Inn, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1PD
Phone: 01271 329994
Inspired by Dark Star, Baseline began brewing in 2012 on unique five-barrel plant. Custom designed by the head brewer and built locally, the kit employs a dual cool process. Find out more about the process on the very informative brewery website. The beers are unfiltered and unfined, making them suitable for vegetarians.
Address: Baseline Brewing, Golding Barn Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XH
Phone: 01273 915025
Founded in 1874 in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, by George Bateman and his wife, Suzanna, the brewery has since been run by four generations of Batemans and remains independent. It has a strong portfolio of regular seasonal beers and an estate of nearly 70 pubs.
Address: Salem Bridge Brewery, Mill Lane, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire PE24 4JE
Phone: 01754 880317
Bath Ales was established in 1995, combining traditional brewing techniques with cutting-edge technology. The brewer currently produces just over 25,000 brewer’s barrels annually and the business has had its own bottling plant since 2007. A number of pubs and bars are operated, including Graze and Beerd venues.
Address: Hare House, Southway Drive, Warmley, Bristol BS30 5LW
Phone: 0117 947 4797
A 13-hectolitre brewery in a terrace of historic houses, established in 2005, which always welcomes visitors. Tours are popular and last about 90 minutes.
Address: Battledown Brewery LLP, The Keynsham Works, Keynsham Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 6EJ
Phone: 01242 693409
Established in 2007 by former Skinner’s head brewer Will Freeland and Mark and Peter Salmon, Bays is now a familiar pumpclip in pubs across the West Country. There is a brewery shop and many of the beers are available in bottles.
Address: Bays Brewery Ltd, Aspen Way, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7QR
Phone: 01803 555004
A brewery named after the 18th century local name for Robin Hood Bay, Whitby. Beers and cider are made.
Address: Fern Dene, Thorpe Lane, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4TH
Phone: 01497 880513
Alternatively known as the Beær Brewery, this firm produces low-sugar beers in the Czech Republic but is based in Britain.
Address: 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London N12 0DR
Phone: 07415 577165
Bear Hug Brewing
A new London brewery with a strong ecological and environmental ethos.
Address: 9 Gowlett Road, London SE15 4HX
Phone: 07870 679725
A 25-barrel serves a small tied estate, while the beers also find their way into the free trade.
Address: The Beartown Brewery, Bromley House, Spindle Street, Congletown CW12 1QN
Phone: 01260 299964
Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co
A London-based cuckoo brewery, crowdfunding in 2016 to buy its own kit.
Established in 2012, Beavertown Brewery is the brainchild of Logan Plant, musician and brewer, and Byron Knight, an expert in food and beverage from the USA. It takes its name from the old Cockney name for the site on which the brewery now stands, De Beauvoir Town.
Address: 33 Downham Road, De Beauvoir Town, Hackney, London N1 5AA
Phone: 020 3006 0795
Started by two friends in 2012 as a ‘hobby’, the brewery is unique in that it currently generates its energy via solar power and grows its own hops on site.
Address: Albourne Farm Estate, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, West Sussex BN6 9DX
Phone: 01273 978015
Established in 2015, Beer Brothers give traditional style beers a modern twist, syppling local pubs and bars.
Address: 335 Ranglet Road, Walton Summit, Preston PR5 8AR
A railway-themed brewpub in the village of Newton St Cyres, near Exeter, established in 1983. In 2005 former army chef Mike Tutty and his wife, Jan, took over the business.
Address: The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon EX5 5AX
Phone: 01392 851282
Beer Geek Brewery
A 15-barrel brewery, established in 2012, using eye-catching design to make its beers stand out on the bar. The beers can be found in various establishments around the Midlands, with some casks making it to other parts of the country. Bottles are available to order from the website.
Address: Beer Geek Brewery, Unit D3, Aston Seedbed Centre, Aston, Birmingham B7 4NT
Phone: 0844 2727207
Beer Me Brewery
Address: 11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3YN
Phone: 01323 729967
The Beer Studio is a new craft brewery established in 2012 at the same address as long-established Hydes Brewery. The Beer Studio is dedicated to experimentation and innovation with new ingredients.
Address: 30 Kansas Avenue, Salford M50 2GL
Phone: 0161 226 1317
A new North London craft brewery, launched at the end of 2015.
A microbrewery attached to the Watchmakers Arms micropub, exploring a range of beer styles such as dubbels and stouts.
Address: 84 Goldstone Villas, Hove, Brighton BN3 3RU
Beerd is Bristol-based brewery, born out of the eponymous destination craft beer & pizza bar in St Michael’s Hill, and an obsessive love for the worldwide phenomenon that is beer. It is an offshoot of Bath Ales.
Address: 157-159 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8DB
Phone: 0117 974 3567
A small-batch craft brewer inspired by hop-forward, American beers.
Phone: 01892 517192 or 07766 368904
A traditional Scottish brewery that is now part of the Greene King group of breweries. Brewery tours are available.
Address: The Belhaven Group, Spott Road, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1RS
Phone: 0845 607 5325
Bell Street Brewery
This is, essentially, the new Brakspear pub company brewery, not to be confused with the original Brakspear’s brewery which is now part of the Marston’s empire.
Address: The Bell Street Brewery, The Bull on Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire RG9 2BA
The UK’s first exclusively gluten-free brewery, established in 2015. The aim is to make gluten-free beers and lagers that taste as good as regular brews.
Address: 6 Logie Mill, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh, Lothian EH7 4HG
A small family-run brewery in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.
Phone: 01235 772255
The brewery was established in 1995 by Colin Brown, who was joined by Dianne Login in 2007. The brewery is housed in a modern industrial estate unit and has a visitor centre. Brewery tours are available.
Address: Crown Business Park, Station Road, Old Dalby, Leicestershire LE14 3NQ
Phone: 01664 823455
A new Nottingham Brewery, established in 2015.
Address: 96 Pierrepont Road, Bridgford, Nottingham DG2 5DW
A brewery established in 2011 and based at the rear of the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Wantage. The brewer is the experienced and award-winning Peter Fowler.
Address: Shoulder of Mutton, 38 Wallingford Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8AX
Phone: 07870 577742
A brewery created by a small group of people who are passionate about beer, bringing brewing back to the town for the first time in 96 years.
Address: Unit 7, Bewdley Craft Centre, Lax Lane, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2DZ
Bexar County Brewery
This brewery focuses on creating aggressive American-style beers.
Address: 8 Belgic Square, Padholme Road, Peterborough PE1 5XF
Phone: 07934 722584
Bringing brewing back to Bexley in September 2014. Husband and wife Cliff and Jane Murphy aim to produce exceptional session and seasonal ales.
Address: 18 Manford Industrial Estate, Manor Road, Erith DA8 2AJ
Phone: 01322 337368
Big Clock Brewery
A microbrewery on the premises of Grants Bar, Accrington.
Address: 1 Manchester Road, Accrington, Manchester BB5 2BQ
Big Drop Brewing Co
The first UK brewery exclusively dedicated to producing premium sub-0.5% ABV beer. Beers range from a pale ale to a chocolate milk stout.
Big Hand Brewing Co
A family-run ten-barrel microbrewery in Wrexham, launched in March 2013.
Address: Unit A1, Abbey Close, Redwither Business Park, Wrexham LL13 9XG
Phone: 01978 660709
Big Hug Brewing
A new London brewery with a strong ecological and environmental ethos.
Address: 103 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9LP
Phone: 07979 802433
Big Rabbit Brew
A new Devon brewery, established in 2014.
Big River Brewery
Launching in 2011, the big river in question is the Humber, upon the banks of which the brewery is based. The founder is former chef Mark Storey who has a 2.5-barrel plant. Beers are hand-made using local ingredients. The brewery even has its own bees, providing honey for a special ale.
Address: Big River Brewery Ltd, 48 Grange Park, Brough, East Yorkshire HU15 1AA
Phone: 07737 820922
Big Shed Brewery
A new family-run brewery supplying customers throughout Shropshire and Cheshire.
Address: 2 Muckleton Lane, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4HF
Phone: 01939 250678
Big Smoke Brew Co
A new brewery is 2014, owned by Richard Craig and James Morgan, who have been working together running pubs for the last ten years. The five-barrel brewery is situated in a building behind their pub, The Antelope, in Surbiton.
Address: 87 Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey KY6 4AW
Phone: 07859 884190
Bike Shed Brewery
A business set up by Ian and Emma Palmer in their garage, now selling to pubs and shops around Shropshire.
Craft ale maker with a shop and micropub, too.
Address: 54c Chapel Street Billericay Essex CM12 9LS
Phone: 01277 500121
Binghams Brewery started brewing in November 2010, headed up by Chris Bingham, Michelle Joyce and Delia Allott. Binghams supplies pubs in the Reading area, North Hampshire, North Surrey, South Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire and West London. The brewery has a shop on site supplying beer direct to the public, from 500ml glass bottles to draught beer in various sizes from one to 20 litres.
Adddress: Unit 10 Tavistock Estate, Ruscombe Business Park, Ruscombe Lane, Ruscombe, Reading RG10 9NJ
Phone: 0118 934 4376
Established in 2011 by Nelion Ridley, part of the Ridley dynasty who ran Ridley’s Brewery until it was purchased by Greene King in 2005. Having taken time out in teaching, work helping at a pub convinced Nelion his heart was in brewing, and using spare capacity at Felstar Brewery, he did trial brews prior to the launch of Bishop Nick.
Address: The Chestnuts, Chelmsford Road, Felstead, Dunmow, Essex CM6 3ET
Phone: 01371 822814
Bishop’s Crook Brewery
Bishops Stortford Brewery
Award-winning brewer Darren Lawrence creates his beers in Green Tye Much Hadham behind the Prince of Wales pub. Stortford Sunrise and Sunset are regulars at 3.8% ABV and have been joined by Stortford Pale Ale, also 3.8%, an American hopped pale ale.
A Huddersfield brewery, established in 2012, specialising in collaborations
Black Cat Brewery
Established by husband and wife Paul and Kate Wratten, the brewery operates on a 2.5-barrel plant but has ambitions to expand to ten barrels.
Address: Unit 12, Squires Farm Industrial Estate, Palehouse Common, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5RB
Phone: 01825 840879
Black Country Ales
A brewery with a pub estate established in 1995, although brewing on its site dates back to 1834. Production at the original brewery ceased just after the Second World War.
Address: Black Country Ales, Unit 4, Tansey Green Road, Pensnett DY5 4TL
Phone: 01384 480156
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 Horse Brewing
Lincolnshire family brewers since 2012, operating from a five-barrel plant. Brewing capacity has been increased.
Address: Unit 26, Nottingham Court, Nottingham Road, Louth LN11 0WA
Phone: 01507 311109
Black Iris Brewery
A microbrewery run by Alex Wilson and Nick Folkard which was based at the Flowerpot pub in the heart of Derby but which is now in Basford, Nottingham. They operate on a ten-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 1, Shipstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6GJ
Phone: 0115 979 1936
Black Isle Brewery
Established in 1998 as a five-barrel brewery, there was an upgrade to 30-barrel plant in 2010. Water comes from brewery’s own borehole. High-quality, organic ingredients are used for the brews, and there is a string environmental ethos running through the company.
Address: Black Isle Brewery Co, Black Isle, Scotland IV8 8NZ
Phone: 01463 811871
Black Lodge Brewing
A Liverpool brewery bar producing small-batch, unfiltered beer.
Address: 4 Kitchen Street, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool L1 0AN
Black Market Brewery
Beers started being brewed in 2016, at Welbeck Abbey Brewery.
Address: 43 High Street, Warsop, Nottinghamshire NG20 0AE
Black Metal Brewery
A metal music-themed, 1,000-litre brewery, founded in 2012.
Address: Unit 3, 6B Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead EH20 9LZ
Black Paw Brewery
A Durham brewery, opened in 2011, supplying pubs around the North East of England.
Address: Black Paw Brewery Ltd, Unit 4, Westgate Road, Bishop Auckland,County Durham DL14 7AX
Phone: 01388 602144 (mobile 07557 020664)
Black Pig Brewery
A brewery in a shipping container in rural Berkshire, launched in 2015. There’s one brew a week on a one-barrel plant.
Address: Cricketers Lane, Warfield, Berkshire RG42 6JR
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
Black Sheep Brewery
The Black Sheep Brewery in Masham made its first beer in 1992 after being built up by Paul Theakston, whose family had brewed in the area for six generations. The company is now run by Paul son, Rob. Another son, Jo, is sales and marketing director.
Address: The Black Sheep Brewery, Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4EN
Phone: 01765 689227
Black Storm Brewery
A new craft brewery in the North East.
Address: York Road, Whitley Bay NE26 1AB
Black Tap Brewery
A brewpub which opened in 2013.
Address: Beech House, Church Green East, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8BP
Phone: 01527 549997
Black Tor Brewery
A microbrewery on Dartmoor National Park brewing high quality, small batch beers for Devon and the Devon/Cornwall border area.
Address: Unit 5, Gidleys Industrial Estate, Christow, Devon EX6 7QB
Phone: 01647 252120
Established in Devon, this brewery has gone through a number of changes, moving to Cornwall in 2000 and changing ownership in 2004 and again in 2010. In 2011 It moved back to Devon.
Address: Blackawton Brewery, c/o Barnlee Lodge, Ilsington, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9RG
A brewery set up by Heriot Brewing graduate Joseph Kennedy after spells at Harviestoun and Old Cannon breweries.
Address: BlackBar Brewery, Unit B3 Button End Industrial Estate, Harston, Cambridgeshire CB22 7GX
Phone: 01223 872131
A five-barrel brewery established in 2009 by Johnnie Taylor and Kenny O’Hara.
Address: Taylor’s Blackbeck Brewery, Blackbeck Inn, Egrement, Cumbria CA22 2NY
Phone: 01946 841661
Established in 2011 by Wayne Roper and Shaun Reynolds. They are working on a 2.5-barrel plant.
Address: Blackedge Brewing Co Ltd, Engine House No 2, Hampson Street, Horwich BL6 7JH
Phone: 07719 438587
A new brewery in Berkshire, using traditional methods.
A modern Manchester brewer which also distributes beer and has its own tap.
Address: 36 Gould Street, Green Quarter, Manchester M4 4RN
Phone: 0161 819 2767
Beers are contract brewed by Salopian Brewery.
Blimey Brewing Company
A new Norfolk brewery, combining British malts with American hops.
Phone: 01603 449298
Blind Monkey Brewery
Information to come…
When in Cornwall, many visitors make a bee-line for the famous Blue Anchor brewpub in Helston. Famous for its strong, malty West Country bitter, Spingo, the brewery has diversified in recent years into modern modern styles, while staying true to is heritage at the same time. The oldest brewery in Cornwall, Blue Anchor dates back to the 15th century.
Address: 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8EL
Phone: 01326 562821
Blue Ball Brewery
Artisan brewing with attention-grabbing point of sale in Runcorn. The brewery started behind a home-brew shop in 2010 then later relocated and expanded to a five-barrel plant.
Address: Units 11-12, EBL Centre, Picow Farm Road, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4UA
Phone: 01928 238442
Blue Bee Brewery
Blue Bee was set up in 2010 by Richard Hough, former head brewer at Abbeydale, who has also done stints at Acorn, Crown, Spire, Raw and Marble. Starting his own brewery allows him to use this invaluable experience on his own terms, creating beers that are noted for “quality, consistency and with a slight addiction factor”. In 2014 the business was acquired by Reet Ale Pubs, which runs three pubs in Sheffield.
Address: Unit 29-30, Hoyland Road Industrial Estate, Sheffield S3 8AB
Phone: 07791 662484
Blue Bell Brewery
A brewery attached to the pub of the same name in Lincolnshire. Under new management since spring 2016.
Address: Cranesgate South, Whaplode St Catherine’s, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6SN
Phone: 01406 540300
Blue Buzzard Ales
Home brewing got out of hand for Jason Wakeling. Starting on the kitchen table in 2006 he upgraded to new brewing kit in 2012 at which point supportive friends suggested he should sell his beer. The beers are very popular at local beer festivals and business is building well. Jason describes his brewery as a ‘super micro’.
Address: Joseph Street, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3HT
Blue Monkey Brewery
Blue Monkey Brewery, with its distinctive and eye-catching artwork, promises traditional beers with a modern twist, and delivers well on this, having picked up several awards in the three years since it opened. A 20-barrel brewhouse can produce more than 30,000 pints of beer a week.
Address: 10 Pentrich Road, Giltbrook Industrial Park, Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire NG16 2UZ
Phone: 0800 028 0329
A Lancashire brewery making craft brewed traditional beers.
Address: Unit 6, Daniel Street Industrial Estate, Whitworth, Rochdale, Lancashire OL12 8BX
Phone: 07802 792536
Bollington Brewing Co
Long established pub company Bollington’s finally got round to setting up its own brewery in 2008, but since then the operation has tripled in size. Award winning head brewer, Kym Wainwright, creates beers that are available in cask, bottle and beer boxes. A super new website was launched in November 2012.
Address: The Bollington Brewing Co, Adlington Road, Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT
Phone: 01625 575380
A ‘man in a shed craft brewery’ in Hexham, Northumberland with a ‘cobbled together’ three-barrel system. Inspiration is drawn from brewing historian Ron Pattinson.
Address: 30 Bondgate Close, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1DG
Phone: 07500 018209
A brewery in the cellar below the Borough pub in Lancaster. Brew days are Mondays and Tuesdays, when the aroma wafts through the pub.
Address: 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PP
Phone: 01524 64170
Address: Wakefield Commercial Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 5NW
Phone: 07703 535735
Established in 2011, the Botanist Brewery makes beer for the pub of the same name and seven sister Convivial pub group venues close by. One of these, the Lamb, at Chiswick, also has its own brewery.
Address: The Botanist, 3-5 Kew Green, Surrey TW9 3AA
Phone: 0208 948 4838
A brewery and off-licence. The beers are real ale in a bottle, but cannot be consumed on the premises.
Address: Botley Mill, Mill Hill, Botley, Hampshire SO30 2GB
Phone: 07909 337212
Bottle Brook Brewery
Established in 2005 with a 2.5-barrel plant operating on a tower gravity principle, the kit was expanded in 2008. Hops used are mainly New World varieties.
Address: Church Street, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0LU
Phone: 01332 880051
Established in 2015, brewing began real ales using organic ingredients.
Phone: 07864 321732
A brewing co-operative producing beers available in craft beer shops in and around Belfast.
Address: A5 Portview Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Road, Belfast
Bournemouth Brewing Company
A family-run brewery using recipes which go back through generations.
Address: Unit 6, 4-6 Abingdon Road, Poole, Dorset BH17 0UG
Phone: 01202 280405
Producing modern, seasonal ales in an old hops shed in Faversham.
Address: The Hop Shed, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF
Phone: 07766 400702 / 07743 372434
A 20-barrel brewery in converted farm buildings, established in 2006. More than 100 outlets are supplied in central southern England. Beers are bottled and the brewery has won several awards.
Address: Bowmans Ales Ltd, Wallops Wood, Sheardley Lane, Droxford, Hampshire S32 3QY
Phone: 01489 878110
Bowness Bay Brewing Co
A Lake District brewery with lovely pumpclip artwork, a tap and a bar hire business. Richard Husbands set up the business after many years home brewing.
Address: The Factory, Castle Mills, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7DE
Phone: 07885 171210 / 07768 116794
Box Steam Brewery
A family-owned brewery, launched in 2004, which takes the engineering feats of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as its inspiration. “Like Brunel, we have the same ambition, commitment and thirst for innovation,” say the brewers on their website. The firm also has two pubs.
Address: Box Steam Brewery, The Midlands, Holt, Wiltshire BA14 6RU
Phone: 01225 782700
Brack ‘n’ Brew
A brewery within the Brackenrigg Inn, overlooking beautiful Ullswater.
Address: Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0LP
A family run brewery operating from a Peak District farm. Beers are made using the brewery’s own spring water. Among more than 200 pubs supplied is the brewery’s own tap, the Nag’s Head at Loxley.
Address: Bradfield Brewery Ltd, Watt House Farm, Higher Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LG
Phone: 0114 285 1118
The brewery opened in 2015, bringing the brewing industry back to Bradford city centre for the first time in more than 50 years. Beers are available in cask, bottle and can, and there is an attached bar off the Westgate.
Address: Simes Street, Westgate, Bradford BD1 3RB
Phone: 01274 397054
Address: Llanbadrig, Bae Cemaes, Ynys Mon LL67 0LN
Established in 1882, Brains still retains links to its original founding family. The beers are supplied to pubs all over Wales, including 270 in Brains’ own estate. Brains sponsors Welsh rugby union and is the official beer of the Football Association of Wales and Glamorgan Cricket Club. As well as the main brewery, there is a popular craft operation.
Address: S A Brain & Co, Cardiff Brewery, PO Box 53, Crawshay Street, Cardiff CF10 1SP
Phone: 029 2040 2060
There was an older Brampton Brewery in Chesterfield in the 19th and 20th centuries (and there’s an excellent historical piece about it here), but this incarnation came about in 2007 when a group of real ale enthusiasts, led by head brewer, Chris Radford, decided to have a go at a brewing business. Awards have been forthcoming for the beers, which are available in cask, bottle and various take-home packs.
Address: Unit 5, Chatsworth Business Park, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 2AR
Phone: 01246 221680
A brewery on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, opened in 2005. Owned by Dennis Cooper, it is found in the former dairy of a 15th century building.
Address: 76 High Street, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0AU
Phone: 01842 878496
Branscombe Vale Brewery
Established in 1992 by former dairy workers Paul Dimond and Graham Luxton in old National Trust cow sheds. The premises has since been extended and in 2008 new 25-barrel plant was installed.
Address: Branscombe Vale Brewery Ltd, Branscombe, Devon EX12 3DP
Phone: 01279 680511
Brass Castle Brewery
A nanobrewery established by former RAF man Phil Saltonstall, who had a spell at an American brewery while living in the States.
Address: 82 Market Street, Brass Castle Hill, Pocklington YO42 2AB
Phone: 07563 579723
A brewery in the heart of North Devon, on the banks of the River Taw. “We brew honest, real ales that deliver clean, crisp flavours with no need for gimmicks.”
Address: Unit 9, Chivenor Business Park,North Devon EX31 4AY
Phil Lowry is brewer at this brewery and taproom, producing both contemporary and classic styles.
Address: Lorne Road, Dover, Kent CT17 3LG
Phone: 01304 700043
One of Wales best-known breweries, established in 2011 by Buster Grant, currently chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The focus is on cask and bottled beers.
Address: 8A Brecon Enterprise Park, Brecon, Powys LD3 8BT
Phone: 01874 620800
Brentwood Brewing Company
Established in 2006, the business has grown steadily and won a number of awards along the way. In 2013 it moved to a new site at Calcott Hall Farm.
Address: Calcott Hall Farm, Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, , Brentwood, Essex CM15 9HS
Phone: 01277 375577
A brewery run by two former school friends. They progressed from home brewing and are particularly keen to promote locally-grown hops.
Address: 14 Highlands Farm, Swanley Village, Kent BR8 7NA
Brew By Numbers
A London brewery making a plethora of beers in many style, categorised by a unique numbering system.
Address: 79 Enid Street, London SE16 3RA
Phone: 0207 237 9794
A small-batch brewery in Dorset, operating on a 4.5-barrel plant. The beers are unfined and unfiltered, with no additives.
Address: Unit 3, Old Manor Farm Buildings, 187 Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2BT
Phone: 07580 120258
A new brewery and taproom in York city centre. Seasonal specials are produced and collaborations undertaken.
Address: Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT
BrewDog, established in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie, brings American-style brewing passion to what it considers a staid British brewing industry. Big flavoured beers, many very experimental, have divided critics, but they have a loyal following. There is an international chain of bars.
Address: Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8BX
Phone: 01358 724924
A nanobrewery and events space in a bank vault below Borough Wines.
Address: 344A Essex Road, London N1 3PD
A new brewery in Tottenham, North London, producing unpasteurised and unfiltered beers.
Address: Unit 16A, Rosebery Industrial Park, London N17 9SR
Set up by old university friends JohnMcKenzie and Lewis Shand, they are well known for twice claiming the record of the world’s strongest beer, firstly with Armageddon (2012), which was 65% ABV and which sold 6,000 bottles, and in 2013 with Snake Venom, which nudges the record up to 67.5%.
Address: Brewmeister Brewery, Isla Bank Mills, Keith, Scotland AB55 5DD
Phone: 01542 488006
A new London microbrewery, established in 2016.
Nano garage brewers in Cumbria.
Opened in 2014 by James, Jennifer and Ted Smith.
Address: Unit 11, Cuba Industrial Estate, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0NE
Phone: 01706 829390
Briarbank Brewing Co
A full portfolio of regular and seasonal beers produced in a former maltings building in Ipswich.
Address: 70 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LB
Phone: 01473 284000
A new microbrewery for 2013 in Peckham Rye, London. It has a ‘Tapyard’ open four days a week.
Address: Arch 209, Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL
Phone: 07747 787636
Brick House Brewing Co
A new microbrewery in Patcham, Brighton, a development of a homebrew project.
An award winning Yorkshire brewery, established in 2006, using natural ingredients and Pennine spring water. Beers are distributed locally. Bridestones works with several other well known Yorkshire brewers and now bottles its beers as well.
Address: Smithy Farm, Long Causeway, Blackshawhead, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7JB
Phone: 01422 847104 / 07921 211870
A brewery housed in the traditional Albert Inn, established in 2008. Giles Hawkins is the brewer.
Address: 32 Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5AD
Phone: 01803 863214
Briggs Signature Ales
A new brewery in 2013, named after head brewer, Nick Briggs. The former carpenter graduated, via home brewing, to an assistant brewer role at Elland Brewery. He rose to head brewer there, before joining Mallinsons and then starting this new venture. Beers are currently being brewed at Mallinsons.
Phone: 07427 668004
Brightside Brewing Company
A family brewery established by former brewers in 2010. Sustainability is “high on the agenda”.
Address: Unit 10, Dale Industrial Estate, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1AD
Phone: 0161 725 9644
An award-winning brewery, founded by Neil Young in 2006, taking pride in its locality and trading mostly within 30 miles of the brewery.
Address: Home Farm, Brimstage Lane, Brimstage, Wirral, Cheshire CH63 6HY
Phone: 0151 342 1181
Brinkburn Street Brewery
A modern brewery specialising in American West Coast style pale ales and IPAs.
Address: Quayside i4, Ouseburn Building, Albion Row, Newcastleupon Tyne NE6 1LL
Phone: 0191 260 0688
Bristol Beer Factory
Based in the old Ashton Gate Brewery building, Bristol Beer Factory has been turning out distinctive, award-winning beers since 2005. There is an excellent history of the brewery and the site on its website.
Address: The Old Brewery, Durnford Street, Bristol BS3 2AW
Phone: 0117 902 6317
Founded in 2013 by two local couples, Jez and Libby and Mike and Xochitl, their shared passion for beer started years before that, when they met in the old Hive Bar and dreamt of opening their own brewery.
Address: Arch 547, Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PF
Phone: 0203 609 8880
Brockley Brewing Co
A brewery set up in 2012 by a group of local residents in Brockley, East London.
Address: 31 Harcourt Road, London SE4 2AJ
Established in 2008 by James and Lizzie Brodie in an abandoned East London brewery. The beers have become very popular in a short space of time, with Brodie’s in the vanguard of the new breed of London brewers.
Phone: 816A High Road, Leyton, London E10 6AE
Phone: 07976 122853
An award-winning family brewery in Wolverhampton
Phone: 07814 158292
Founded in 1980, Broughton Ales is one of the original Scottish microbreweries, its famous first product being the Greenmantle Ale. Currently, Broughton carries nine bottled beers, including an organic and lager beer, seven permanent cask ales, more than 15 seasonal and one mixed-keg brewery conditioned beer, the Broughton Best.
Address: Broughton Ales Ltd, Broughton, Biggar ML12 7HQ
Phone: 01899 830 345
A Derbyshire brewery founded in 2013.
Address: Unit 1, Derby Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 9AG
Phone: 01246 251859
Brown Cow Brewery
Susan and Keith Simpson set up this six-barrel brewery behind the former Brown Cow Inn in 1997. Susan is the brewer, while Keith looks after the deliveries. The beers have won many awards.
Address: The Brown Cow Brewery, Brown Cow Road, Barlow, Selby YO8 8EH
Phone: 01757 618947
Broxbourne specialises in chilli beers, as well as making cider. The business was established in 2004, and was purchased by Martin Smith and Gillian Burgis in 2015.
Address: 12C Reeds Farm Industrial Estate, Roxwell Road, Writtle, Essex CM1 3ST
Phone: 01438 940937
Brunswick Brewing Company
A brewery within one of Derby’s most popular pubs.
Address: 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU
Phone: 01332 410055
An American brewing in Leyton, London. The website says: “We want to be approachable, friendly, unpretentious, and affordable. We want to make fun, palatable beers with intriguing twists that are satisfying to our fellow beer snobs, but also welcoming to the newbies.” The brewery was founded in 2012 and the beers are vegan friendly, unfinded and unfiltered.
Address: Leyton Studios Unit 4, 15 Argall Avenue, Leyon, London E10 7QE
Phone: 0208 556 7438
A beer and cider maker with offering brews with a ‘cheeky twist’.
Address: Unit 17, Hoddesdon Industrial Estate, Pindar Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 0DD
Phone: 01438 940937
A small microbrewery in North Devon using its own spring water to create small batches of continental-style beers.
Phone: 07882 019255
One of the new breed of London craft brewers, with a special focus on hops. “If you don’t like your hops heavy you’re not in the right place,” says the website.
Address: Bullfinch Brewery Ltd, 118 Druid Street, London SE1 2HH
Phone: 07899 795823
A Hertfordshire brewery with one of the first of the new wave of brewsters — and a wonderful if slightly strange sense of humour, as the website shows.
Address: Therfield Road, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9NW
Phone: 01763 250749
A brewhouse and wine bar combined.
Address: 19 Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DH
Phone: 01539 733803
Burley Street Brewhouse
A brewpub in Leeds, the Fox and Newt, is home to this brewery. Brewing has taken place on the site on and off for several years, commencing under its present incarnation in 2010. The pub is earning good reviews for its beers.
Address: Fox Brewery, Burley Street Brewhouse, Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD
Phone: 0113 245 4505
The new venture of Mark Tranter, formerly head brewer at the famous Dark Star Brewery. The brew specialises in artisan brews such as saison style beers.
Address: Place Barn, The Street, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LP
Phone: 01273 858080
A new five-barrel Birmingham brewery in 2016. Chris Small and Richard Murphy aim to produce ber in cask, keg and bottle.
Address: Unit 1, Mott Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3HE
Burscough Brewing Co
Established in 2010, this brewery is found behind the Hop Vine pub in the centre of the village of Burscough. It was set by pub landlord Mike McCombe and former IT worker Andy Brocken, who has brewed at Wylam Brewery, having competed a BrewLab course. The four-barrel plant is well travelled, coming from Black Mountain Brewery in Sputh Wales via Oban Ales in Scotland.
Address: The Burscough Brewing Company Limited, c/o The Hop Vine, Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire L40 4BY
Phone: 07831 225656
Burton Bridge Brewery
Founded in Burton-on-Trent, the home of English brewing, in 1982 by Bruce Wilkinson and Geoff Mumford. Five pubs are owned in the town, including an award-winning brewery tap. There is a very detailed history of the brewery on its website.
Address: Burton Bridge Brewery, Bridge Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1SY
Phone: 01283 510573
The brewery was founded in 1978 and is also a pub operator, with 19 managed houses. The company prides itself on its traditional, classic pubs, prize winning beers, as well as Ashton Press ciders from its wholly owned subsidiary, the Long Ashton Cider Company. Butcombe was purchased by the Channel Island-based Liberation Group in 2015.
Address: Butcombe Brewery Ltd. Cox’s Green, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5PA
Phone: 01934 863963
A craft brewer in heart of the Peak District, operating from a five-barrel plant. The business was founded in 2009 with the first brew the following year. Production covers a wide range of styles.
Address: Buxton Brewery Co Ltd, Units 7 C, D & E, Staden Business Park, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9RZ
Phone: 01298 244200
By The Horns Brewing Co
By the Horns was established in 2011 by Chris Mills and Alex Bull, converted cheap lager drinkers now waving the craft beer flag in London. The brewery is 5.5 barrel and the beers are available in bottles.
Address: 25 Summerstown, Wandsworth, London SW17 0BQ
Phone: 0203 417 7338
A craft brewery in Coventry, set up in 2011. The brewery uses Maris Otter malt and whole hops in its beers, with “no short cuts taken, no corners cut”.
Address: Unit 10 Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate, Lythalls Lane, Coventry CV6 6FL
Phone: 02476 637996