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Established in 1997, this Bath brewery has four tied pubs.
Address: The Abbey Brewery, Camden Row, Bath BA1 5LB
Phone: 01225 444437
Abbey Ford Brewery
A small-batch brewery established in 2013.
Address: 6 Ford Road, Chertsey, KT16 8HD
Abbeydale Brewery was founded in 1996 by Patrick Morton and his father, Hugh. Abbeydale supplies more than 200 pubs directly. Beer is also supplied through wholesalers.
Address: Abbeydale Brewery Ltd, Unit 8, Aizlewood Road, Sheffield S8 0YX.
Phone: 0114 281 2712
An historic brewhouse next to the Abbot House Heritage Centre. This is a 17 century-style brewhouse with a good visitor experience.
Address: Abbot House, Maygate, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7NE
Phone: 01383 733266
Abstract Jungle Brewery
Abstract Jungle is a brewery project launched by Simon King in late 2015. Simon teamed up with Bexar County brewer Steve Saldana to upgrade and expand Bexar’s existing plant and use it to produce beers from each brewery.
Address: 8 Belgic Square, Peterborough PE1 5XF
Phone: 07481 849332
Acorn produces more than 30,000 pints of real ale every week, including six permanent ales plus a range of seasonal IPAs and kegged beers. Established in 2003, the brewery employs 11. It also has a pub, the Old No 7, in Barnsley, showcasing its beers.
Address: Acorn Brewery Ltd, Unit 3, Aldham Industrial Estate, Mitchell Road, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 8HA
Phone: 01226 270734
A ten-barrel brewery set up in 2011 and previously known as Gundog.
Address: Unit 13B, Castle Island Way, North Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0XL
Phone: 07707 703182
Ad Hop Brewing
A small craft brewery headquartered in the 23 Club in Liverpool.
Address: 23 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ
A former hobby brewery, still a part-time operation, with a half-barrel plant.
Adnams claims to date back more than 650 years, to the time when it was the brewhouse for Southwold’s oldest inn, The Swan. George and Ernest Adnams gave their name to the business in 1872. These days the beers are brewed in a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, 300-barrel brewery.
Address: Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6JW
Phone: 01502 727200
A co-operative brewery, set up in 2011 when there was a danger of local brewing disappearing. The 5.5-barrel brewery is operated by te co-operative members.
Phone: 01903 867614
Affinity Brew Co
A brewery and tasting room set up by Steve Grae and Ben Duckworth.
Address: 39A Markfield Road, London N15 4QA
A former cuckoo brewery, now with its own premises in York. The brewery is owned by Andy Herrington, with Alan hardie as head brewer.
Address: Manor Farm, Acaster Malbis, York YO23 2UJ
Phone: 01904 703233
Aire Heads Brewery
A new brewery in 2017 set up by journalist Ben Pindar and music producer Craig Sanderson. The beers are being sold in local pubs.
Address: Unit 4D Lidice Road, Goole DN14 6XL
Phone: 07842 141584
A brewery set up in 2015 by Andy Dukes, who has previous experience with the Highgate and Blue Bear breweries.
Address: Unit 12, Long Acre Street, Walsall WS2 8QG
Ale House Rock
A new brewery in 2016, with plans for a micropub, too.
Address: Dean Park, Peebles EH45 8DD
Alechemy Brewing Company
Actually two breweries in one, Alechemy has a main ten-barrel plant and a smaller half-barrel pilot kit. The directors are James and Adam Davies, James also being the brewer.
Address: Unit 2C, Young Square, Brucefield Industry Park, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 9BX
Phone: 07748 156973
A cuckoo brewery, established in 2012 and using plant at Veruam Brewery.
Address: c/o 17 Springhill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 0NP
Phone: 07939 634677
A 2.5-barrel brewery established in 2015.
Address: Home Farm, Riddlesworth, Norfolk IP22 2TD
Phone: 01953 681005
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
Named after King Alfred, the brewery was set up by local man Steve Haigh. There is a brewery shop.
Address: 5b Scylla Industrial Estate, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester SO23 0LD
Phone: 01962 859999
All Day Brewing Co
A brewery which malts its own barley and wheat, grows its own hops and has its own borehole, as well as growing its own herbs and fruit for its beers.
Address: Salle Moor Farm, Wood Dalling Road, Salle, Norfolk NR10 4SB
Phone: 01603 951173
All Hallows Brewery
A brewery behind a pub in East Yorkshire. Landlady Abbie Logozzi started brewing in 2012 on a five-barrel plant.
Address: Main Street, Goodmanham, East Yorkshire YO43 3JA
Phone: 01430 873849
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 previous Allendale Brewery closed in 1887, but this business was established in 2005. A ten-barrel plant has a capacity to produce 720 gallons of beer a week. Pubs across the North East and North West are supplied.
Address: Allendale Brewing Co Ltd, Allen Mill, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 9EQ
Phone: 01434 618686
The brewery and pubco was founded by licensee Ian Thorpe and businessman David Mayhall in 2006. The pubs offer AllGates beers, of course, as well as a selection of regular guest cask ales. Since late 2009 the brewing has been running at full capacity, seven days a week.
Address: The Old Brewery, Brewery Yard, Off Wallgate, Wigan WN1 1JU
Phone: 01942 234976
Almasty Brewing Company
A one-man, ten-barrel brewery,producing unfiltered beers. The Free Trade Inn, Byker, is the brewery tap.
Address: Unit 11, Algernon Industrial Estate, New York Road, Shiremoor NE27 0NB
A railway arch brewery which opened in 2014. A teb-barrel brewhouse makes manly unfiltered and unpasteurised keg beers.
Address: 99 Northern Western Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6JL
Phone: 07540 534350
A small-batch brewery and brewub at the Pittcue restaurant.
Address: 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YP
Phone: 0207 324 7770
Amazing Brewing Co
A four-barrel brewery at the Ship Inn, Sandgate.
Address: The Ship Inn, 65 High Street, Sandgate, Kent CT20 3AH
Phone: 01303 248525
Described by The Independent as “one of the most exciting microbreweries in the country”, Amber Ales was launched in 2006 and produces beers on a five-barrel plant. It has a brewery tap, the Talbot Taphouse, in Ripley.
Address: Amber Ales Ltd, Unit A, Asher Lane Business Park, Pentrich, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3SW
Phone: 01773 512864
Whole leaf hops and Maris Otter malt go into Wies and John Nowacki’s beers. The brewery was set up in 2013. Later that year it acquired the Wyre Piddle Brewery, under which name some of the beers are brewed.
Address: 2A Priory Place, Priory Farm Lane, Inkberrow, Worcestershire WR7 4HT
Phone: 01386 792233
Ampersand Brew Co
A small brewery in South Norfolk brewing modern, seasonal beers. Started by father and son Adrian and Andy Hipwell, the brewhouse is on the family farm.
Address: Camphill Farm, Middle Road, Earsham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2AH
Phone: 07791 086689
Ampleforth Abbey Brewery
Ampleforth Abbey beer was launched in 2012, reigniting a tradition of monastic brewing which had been lost in Britain. Read all about the project in this Guardian article by the paper’s northern editor, Martin Wainwright.
Address: Ampleforth Abbey, York YO62 4EN
Phone: 01439 766000
A six-barrel brewery which opened in 2015.
Address: Unit D, The Sidings, Station Road Industrial Estate, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2QY
Phone: 07508 305754
An Teallach Ale Co
Husband and wife, David and Wilma Orr, opened the brewery in 2002, on their family croft, using mountain water. They brew “croft beer”.
Address: Camusnagaul, Garve IV23 2QT
Phone: 01854 633306
Anarchy Brew Co
A lifelong hobby became a reality in 2012 for Simon and Dawn Miles in Morpeth, Northumberland. Relocating to Newcastle upon Tyne in October 2018, the team are keen on developing and exploring different beer styles, while retaining some of the classics (all unfiltered).
Address: Unit A1, Benfield Business Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4NQ
Phone: 0191 389 7580
A 2.5-barrel brewery on the north side of the Solway estuary, established in 2011. The family also makes cider.
Address: Cummertrees, Annan, DG12 5QG
Phone: 01461 700387
Andwell Brewing Company
Established by Adam Komrower in 2008, he and head brewer Tim Collins operate from a brewhouse with a 20-barrel plant made by Bavarian Brewing Technologies. Ingredients include water from beneath the brewery. In July 2011 the brewery relocated to the riverside hamlet of Andwell.
Address: Andwell Brewing Company, Andwell, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9PA
Phone: 01256 761044
A brewery established in 2011, set up by Nick Pritchard and Andy Kirk and based in a former chapel of rest.
Address: Angel Ales Ltd, Furlong Lane, Halesowen, West Midland B63 2TA
Phone: 07847 300350
Traditional beers and lagers made by a microbiologist and an exciseman.
Address: Unit 54, Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6WA
Phone: 07555 962195
Anspach & Hobday
Paul (Anspach) and Jack (Hobday), two London graduates, founded the brewery in 2012 and have been guided by the contemporary craft brewing scene. The Brewery and Tap is based in an archway in Bermondsey, London.
Address: 118 Druid Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 2HH
Phone: 0208 617 9510
Anstey Ale Brewery
A new one-barrel, family-run Leicestershire brewery in 2015.
Address: 40 Derby Road, Anstey, Leicestershire LE7 7DJ
Phone: 07960 776843
Anthology Brewing Company
Small-batch beer made in Leeds. The beers are described as “flavour forward”.
A very small brewery in a garden shed, producing beer in key kegs.
Address: 25 Ashley Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3QJ
Phone: 07545 828589
A Cumbrian microbrewery which started brewing in March 2015.
Address: Crosscroft Industrial Estate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6HX
Phone: 01768 353846
Arbor Ales was established in 2007 and, since then, has moved twice, upgraded from a 2.5-barrel to 5.5-barrel plant, then to 12-barrel kit. It owns two pubs, purchased in 2009 and 2010.
Address: Unit 4, Lawrence Hill Industrial Park, Croydon Street, Bristol BS5 0EB
Phone: 0117 329 2711
Ards Brewing Co
Established on the Ards peninsula in Northern Ireland in 2011. Most of the beers are in bottle conditioned format.
A long-established brewery established in 1843 as an offshoot to the family farm. Set up to quench the thirst of workers in Great Western Railway shed, it survived the closure of the GWR works in the 1980s and is now one of just a few family breweries left in the UK.
Address: Arkell’s Brewery Ltd, Kingsdown Brewery, Swindon SN2 7RU
Phone: 01793 823026
Established in 2000, this 20-barrel brewery on the Isle of Arran is a major Scottish tourist attraction. Some 300 outlets are supplied. The beers are multi award winners, in CAMRA and SIBA competitions as well as in the World Beer Awards and International Beer Challenge.
Address: Arran Brew Ltd, Cladach, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland KA27 8DE
Phone: 01770 302353
A five-barrel brewery — formerly a piggery — deep in the Dorset countryside, set up in 2008 by John and Becky Whinnerah. They are due to move to Devon at the end of 2015.
Address: The Art Brew Barn, Northend Farm, off Venn Lane, North Chideock, Dorset DT6 6JY
Phone: 07881 783626
Established in 1992, the brewery was the first in the town for more than 70 years. The beers have won awards and are available in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Majestic Wine Warehouse stores.
Address: Unit C7, Ford Airfield Estate, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0HY
Phone: 01903 733111
Established in 2007 and taken over by current owners Chris and Suzanne Gill later that year. Several pubs are supplied and the beers are often seen at festivals, including food festivals. Beers are bottled and also available in 5-litre minicasks.
Adddress: Unit 5, Compton Place Business Centre, Surrey Avenue, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3DX
Phone: 01276 686696
Ashley Down Brewery
A 5.5-barrel Bristol brewery founded in 2011.
Address: 15 Wathen Road, St Andrew’s, Bristol BS6 5BY
Phone: 0117 983 6567
Established in 2007, the brewery mainly caters for a few local pubs, although beer festivals are supplied. in 2015, it took over the former Brown Ales Brewery, in Clay Cross, where the beers are now brewed.
Address: Unit 1, Derby Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9AG
Phone: 07803 708526
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
A science themed brewery created by Allan Rice and Sarah Thackray in early 2014. They have their own beer school, too, passing on their knowledge and enthusiasm.
Address: Unit 4, Food & Tech Park, Malmo Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate (West), Hull HU7 0YF
Phone: 07908 737769
An indpendent, family-run microbrewery. The Attwell’s were previously better known as coal merchants.
Address: Unit 6, Crossways Business Park, St Nicholas at Wade, Birchington, Kent CT7 0PQ
Phone: 07966 586642
Traditional small-batch beers made by friends Mark Derbyshire and Trevor Bishop using a modern ten-barrel plant.
Address: 6 Gallows Industrial Park, Furnace Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5EP
Phone: 07926 512003 / 07768 976999
Autumn Brewing Company
Maker of a range of premium craft brews using naturally gluten-free malts and ingredients. Brews range from traditional Bavarian-style Pilsner to a dark roasty stout.
Address: 8 East Cliff Road, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, County Durham SR7 7PS
Axholme Brewing Company
Founded in 2012 and run by brewer Mike Richards and his wife, Jules, Axholme has enjoyed great success. A new, bigger brewery is planned for Grimsby in 2018.
Address: 7 Lakes Country Park, Crowle, North Lincolnshire DN17 4JS
Phone: 01724 781804
Aylesbury Brewhouse Company
An offshoot of Vale Brewing Company. When the brewery bought the Hop Pole in Aylesbury it installed its former plant there to create a brewpub. Brewer Simon is the second brewer at Vale. The brewery was opened in December 2011. Limited edition beers are a speciality.
Address: The Hop Pole, 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 9AZ
Phone: 01296 291194
Ayr Brewing Company
Established in 2009 by Anthony Valenti and his brother-in-law Paul Rossi, the brewery operates from the Glenpark Hotel. There are four regular beers and summer and winter specials.
Address: Ayr Brewing Company Ltd, 5 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2DG
Phone: 01292 263891