Established in 2013.
Address: The Old School, Llawhaden, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 8DS
Phone: 01437 541502
Brother Ajmail and Sudarghara Dusanj bought Cains in 2002, but saw the beer company go into administration in 2008. The brewing operation, however, was sold back to the family and was run by them, along with an estate of nine pubs, until 2013, when the business was wound up with debts of more than £8m. Plans are now in hand to create Cains Brewery Village on the site, with apartments, a market, hotel, bar and cinema, with completion due 2016.
Cairngorm Brewery is a 20-barrel brewery, producing 720 gallons (3,273 litres) of the finest ale each day. Established in 2001, situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands. The brewery is keen to keep traditional recipes alive, as well as brewing new and interesting styles, by using old and new malt and hops varieties, with new twists.
Address: Dalfaber Industrial Estate, Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1ST
Phone: 01479 812222
Founded in Edinburgh in 1869 by George Lorimer Junior, it was taken over by new owners in 1919 and subsequently became part of Vaux Breweries’ empire. In 1987 there was a management buyout. In 2004 the brewery site was purchased by Scottish and Newcastle which, with its new name of Heineken UK, bought the brewery in 2008.
Address: The Caldeonian Brewing Co Ltd, 42 Slateford Road, Edinburgh EH11 1PH
Phone: 0131 337 1286
A family run craft brewery in the heart of Cambridge.
Address: 23A Hooper Street, Cambridge CB1 2NZ
Phone: 01223 312370
A specialist lager maker on a Suffolk family farm, brewing in small batches using traditional methods.
Address: Home Farm, Coddenham Green, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9UN
Phone: 01449 711055
Camden Town Brewery
One of the first of the new breed of London craft brewers, founded by pub owner Jasper Cuppaidge. Most beers are kegged and bottled. At the end of 2015, the business was acquired by AB InBev.
Address: 55-59, Wilkin Street Mews, London NW5 3NN
Phone: 0207 485 1671
Camel Brewing Company
A new Cornish brewery with outlets in the north of the county.
The North East brewer celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015, having returned to family ownership in 2002. Water from the brewery’s own well is combined with the finest ingredients to make a range of popular and diverse beers, under the eye of head brewer Martin Dutoy. More than 500,000 pints of beer and lager are made every day and there is capacity to brew more than one million hectolitres of beer a year.
Address: Lion Brewery, Waldon Street, Hartlepool TS24 7QS
Phone: 01429 852000
Former home brewer Paul Gibson combines and passion for beer and VW campervans in this brewery with a thirst for travel.
Address: PO Box 28626, Comely Bank, Edinburgh EH4 9DQ
Canopy Beer Co
A four-barrel microbrewery in a railway arch in Herne Hill, brewing twice a week. Beers are available in cask, keykeg and bottle.
Address: Arch 1127 Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9AJ
Phone: 07792 463 386
Beers brewed on the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent, taking their inspiration from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Address: 7 Stour Valley Industrial Estate, Ashford Road, Chartham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 7HF
Phone: 01227 732541
Address: The Foundry Brewpub, Whitehorse Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2RU
Phone: 01227 455899
Cap House Brewery
A joint venture between Peter Lister and publican Gary Wardman, Cap House Brewery was established in 2011 on a three-barrel plant.
Address: 444 Victoria Works, Bradford Road, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5LW
Phone: 01924 479909
Captain Cook Brewery
The brewery was founded in 1999 at the rear of the White Swan pub in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
Address: The White Swan, 1 West End, Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS9 5BL
Phone: 01642 713687
A bedroom brewery in Edinburgh which moved to and grew in Manchester. A ten-barrel plant is coming.
Phone: 07518 106487
Carlisle Brewing Co
A 2.5-barrel microbrewery, set up in 2013, at the Spinners Arms, a grade II listed Carlisle State Management pub.
Address: The Spinners Arms, Cummersdale, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 6BD
Phone: 01228 532928
A small Cornish microbrewery run by Theo Corfield.
Address: Unit 9A, Restormel Industrial Estate, Liddocoat Road, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL222 0HG
Phone: 07800 635831
Castle Rock Brewery
Castle Rock was founded in 1977 by former CAMRA national chairman Chris Holmes and has become a major player in the Midlands brewing scene. Chris retired in 2012 and commercial director Colin Wilde took over as MD. There is an estate of 20 pubs. Beer swaps are undertaken with other breweries.
Address: Queensbridge Road, Nottingham BG2 1NB
Phone: 0115 985 1615
A brewery on the outskirts of Peterborough, selling only to local indpendent retailers.
Address: 30 Peterborough Road, Castor, Peterborough PE5 7AX
Phone: 07828 048664
Founded in 2011.
Address: Unit 12, Churchill Business Park, Sleaford Road, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln LN4 2NL
Cats Brewing Co
A cask ale brewery with a contemporary twist, set up by two friends, Chris and Tom, from which the CAT acronym is derived.
Address: Unit 22, Sugarswell Business Park, Shenington, Oxfordshire OX15 6HW
Phone: 07557 527789
Cattle Shed Brew Co
Craft beers inspired by travels and encounters with different cultures around the world.
Address: Tenterden Station Yard, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
Phone: 07961 769672
A brewery at the rear of a pub, with beer delivered to outlets in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, as well as further afield via wholesalers.
Address: 29 Main Street, Caythorpe, Nottingham NG14 7ED
Phone: 0115 966 4933
The image may be prehistoric, but the beers are bang up to date at this 2012-launched brewery, with new world hops influencing the brews.
Address: The George and Dragon, 1 London Road, Swanscombe, Kent DA10 0LQ
Phone: 07769 710665 or 07900 234644
Cellar Head Brewing
A craft microbrewery in the heart of the Weald countryside.
Address: Unit 16, New Place Farm, Framfield Road, Framfield, East Sussex TN22 5HD
Phone: 01825 890078
“Our beer represents art forms, soaked up spiritually from our ancestors, but allows self-reflection and emotional enlightenment along with our magestic flavours… lemon zest ridden, tropical fruitist, spice merchant attacking, deep chocolate melange eating range of deep feeling beers.” The brewery was set up in 2007, with beers from sister brewery Newmans integrated into the operation in 2012. There is a smaller brewery called Y Bragdy Fach in the cellar of Celt Experience’s Wheatsheaf pub in Llantrisant.
Address: Celt Experience Ltd, Unit 2E, Pontygwindy Industrial Estate, Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly CF83 3HU
Phone: 02920 867707
Cerne Abbas Brewery
Established in 2014 by Jodie Moore and head brewer Vic Irvine, the brewery is in an area where a Benedictine monastery was founded in 987. Those monks would have been pioneering British brewers. Cerne Abbas uses local organic barley.
Address: Black Hill Barn, Sherbourne Road, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7SJ
Phone: 07506 303407
Founded in 2016, the environmentally aware brewery uses Oxfordshire spring water. Using English hops and malt, the company works hard to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Address: BlaythorneFarm, Chadlington, Oxfordshire OX7 3NE
Phone: 01608 676823
A small, family-run business in Cumbria.
Address: Unit 27, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7DF
Phone: 07983 543724
Chalk Hill Brewery
Norwich’s longest established brewery, set up in 1993 by David Blake, Bill Thomas and Tiny Little. Home of the award-winning CHB and a host of other brews from session bitters to malty straw-coloured ales. Chalk Hill’s head brewer is Robbie Wincup.
Address: Rosary Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR14DA
Phone: 01603 477078
Sean Page’s career took an unexpected direction when an agency of Halifax bank he was running closed in 2010. But that was the catalyst to realise a long-held ambition to brew beer and, with two friends, he got his £250,000 brewery off the ground. Chantry is the first brewery in Rotherham for more than 50 years and has a 11,500 pint a week capacity. The beers are available in Rotherham and Sheffield and further afield, and have appeared in J D Wetherspoon pubs.
Address: Unit 1 , Callum Court Gateway Industrial Estate, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62 6NR.
Phone: 01709 711 866
A small one-barrel nano brewery in redundant farm buildings, supplying a limited number of local pubs.
Phone: 01691 690412
Chapel Street Brewhouse
A brewery in the former coaching shed at the rear of the Thatched House pub in Poulton-le-Fylde.
Address: Chapel Street, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
Phone: 01253 891063
Address: Unit 2A, Sutton Quays Business Park, Clifton Road, Sutton Weaver, Cheshire WA7 3EH
Phone: 07791 516948
A Loughborough family business making cask-conditioned and bottled beers for a variety of venues.
Address: 22 Jubilee Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 5XS
Phone: 01509 218666
Founded in 2006 by brewer Jem Ham, it borrows from both traditional and modern brewing techniques. Cheddar Ales produces six beers in its core range, including a pale ale, IPA, golden ale, best bitter, premium ale and porter. Local Mendip water and malts sourced from the best of British farmers are used with a mixture of English, European and New World hops to create well balanced, flavoursome award-winning ales.
Address: Winchester Farm, Draycott Road, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3RP
Phone: 01934 744193
Engineer Shane Swindells is behind this five-barrel brewery, which he built himself. He has had a long involvement in and interest in brewing, from home brewing to engineering work at Molson Coors. He is a member of the Northern Craft Brewers group.
Address: The Cheshire Brewhouse, Unit 5, Daneside Business Park, Riverdane Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1UN
Phone: 07830 304929
The Chiltern Brewery
Founded in 1980 by Richard and Lesley Jenkinson, Chiltern Brewery is run these days by their sons, George and Tom. Built on an old farm, the brewery uses traditional methods and the finest ingredients from British farmers. » FULL ENTRY
Chin Chin Brewing
A new (2016) one-barrel microbrewery in South Elmsall, Pontefract.
Chorlton Brewing Co
A new brewery in Manchester in November 2014. The plan is to brew three sour beers and a sandalwood IPA.
Church End Brewery
Starting out in an old coffin workshop in 1994, Church End is now housed in a refurbished social club, where a 20-barrel plant is found. Within a range of more than 40 beers there are several specialities brewed with such ingredients as herbs, wheat, fruit and honey.
Address: Ridge Lane, Near Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 0RD
Phone: 01827 713080
Church Farm Brewery
A family-run craft brewery on a farm, using local ingredients and its own water supply. The brewery is in a converted dairy parlour.
Address: Church Farm, Church Lane, Budbrook, Warwickshire
Phone: 01926 411569
Clanconnel Brewing Company
A one-man operation brewing at Rye River, in County Kildare.
Clarence and Fredericks
Former W J King brewer Duncan Woodhead and his partner Victoria Barlow launched this brewery — named after their son and the road they live in — in October 2012. Duncan’s an active CAMRA member and supporter of community pubs.
Phone: 07725 437396
London’s first all Vegetarian Society approved brewery, Clarkshaws uses only British ingredients, including traditional floor malt. They have full farm-to-beer traceability. Clarkshaws grew out of directors Ian Clark and Lucy Grimshaw’s enthusiasm for home brewing and wine making.
Phone: 07989 402 687
Clearsky Brewing Co
Modern craft beers contract brewed at Hilden.
Address: 48 Lisnagowan Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland BT70 3LH
Phone: 028 8776 7115
A family business delivering across Devon and using local waters and natural ingredients.
Address: 1 Little Court, Manteo Way, Gammaton Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 4FG
Phone: 01237 420492
Cliff Quay Brewery
A brewery established by former Wychwood head brewer, Jeremy Moss, and John Bjornson. It is an offshoot of the Earl Soham Brewery.
Address: Unit 1A, Meadow Works Industrial Estate, Kenton Road, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6RP
Phone: 01728 684097
Clockwork Beer Co
A Glasgow bar with a microbrewery on the premises, as well as a beer garden and big screen sport.
Address: 1153-1155 Cathcart Road, Glasgow 42 6HB
Phone: 0141 649 0184
Clouded Minds Brewing Co
One of the new breed of London brewers in 2013.
Address: 78A Turnpike Lane, Hornsey, London N8 0PR
Cloudwater Brew Co
Modern, seasonal beer made in Manchester. The brewery opens on Saturdays for tours and tutored tastings.
Address: Units 7-8, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP. Phone: 0161 661 5943
Established the 2014, the brewery’s craft beers contract brewed by Whitewater Brewery for Noreast Drinks.
Coach House Brewing
Established by three former Greenall Whitley employees in 1991, the business was bought by accountant Martin Bailey in 2016.
Address: Wharf Street, Howley, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2DQ
Phone: 01925 232800
A London brewery set up by a New Zealander, a Scot and an Englishman. “We believe above all in quality, flavour, flair and fun.”
Address: Suite 109, Unit 1, Croydon Road Industrial Estate, Tannery Close, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4BY
Phone: 07500 148699
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.
Address: Unit 20, Cardrew Trade Park South, Cardrew Way, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SW
Phone: 07875 405407
The company ethos is to make craft beer more accessible by brewing great beers for the everyday beer drinker. The brewery has been selected as part of the Entrepreneurial Spark programme, a business accelerator scheme in partnership with Natwest and KPMG.
Launched in 2012, the brewery has been set up by friends Tom Knox and Roger Clark, who have each worked for major brewing companies. There are plans to offer bottled beers, open a shop and install a cider press.
Address: Colchester Brewery, Viaduct Brewhouse, Wakes Hall Business Centre, Wakes Colne CO6 2DY
Phone: 01787 829422
Cold Bath Brewing
A brewery and pub project set up by former Mitchells and Butlers executive, Roger Moxham, in 2018. Currently, a lager is being brewed under licence with Wold Top Brewery.
Address: 46 Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JW
Coles Family Brewery
Brewing at the White Hart Inn dates back centuries, although it only started again in the modern era in 1999. Many one-off beers are produced over the course of a year.
Address: White Hart Inn, Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire SA32 8NT
Phone: 01267 275395
A merger of Severn Vale Brewing and Cotswold Spring Brewing Co in 2013. Investment in new plant at the South Gloucestershire site will more than double production capacity to over 5,000 litres. Award-winning brewers Nik Milo, from Cotswold Spring, and Steve McDonald, from Severn Vale, will keep their existing brand portfolios and continue to brew from two sets of brewing plant in the one brewhouse.
Oxfordshire brewery compass was founded in 2009 by Sweden-born Mattias Sjöberg. Mattias places great emphasis on beer as the ideal accompaniment to food. Although beer is produced for cask, a lot of bottles are heading to venues such as restaurants and food retailers.
Address: 7 Clare Terrace, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3ES
Phone: 01993 846846
Concrete Cow Brewery
Set up in 2007, Concrete Cow makes a range of traditional cask and bottled beers, brewed on a five and a half-barrel plant. Beers can now be purchased direct from the brewery.
Address: 59 Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes MK13 9HB
Phone: 01908 674265
Coniston Brewing Co
A brewery behind the Black Bull pub, Coniston, in the Lake District, home to 1998 champion beer of Britain, Bluebird Bitter, and 2012 champion No 9 Barley Wine. About 100 outlets are supplied.
Address: The Coniston Brewing Co Ltd, Coppermines Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA218HL
Phone: 01539 441133
A craft brewery in St Helens, Merseyside, launched in September 2014.
Address: Wolverhampton House, 121-125 Church Street, St Helens WA9 1JS
Phone: 07921 838831
Cooper & Griffin
Cooper & Griffin is a real ale and Champagne bar which has own-label beers brewed for it by the Castle Rock & Pheasantry breweries.
Address: High Street, Bawtry, Doncaster, Yorkshire DN10 6JA
Phone: 01302 711271
Copper Dragon Brewery
Established in 2002, Skipton-based Copper Dragon supplies its hand crafted Best Bitter, Golden Pippin, Scots 1816, Challenger IPA and Black Gold cask ales to more than 2,000 pubs across the UK, as well as major supermarkets and foreign markets as far afield as Australia and Russia.
Address: Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 2QR.
Phone: 01756 704560
Copper Kettle Brewery
A brewery established by soldiers turned brewers operating on a 3.5-barrel plant on a farm. There was funding a business advice from the Royal British Legion and the Be The Boss scheme.
Address: The Copper Kettle Craft Brewery, Bencroft Grange, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0SE
Phone: 07930 105301 or 07473 772113
A village brewery in Northumberland, established in 2010. Water comes from below the Simonside Hills, overlooking the village. Locally-sourced malt comes from Simpson’s.
Address: Coquetdale Brewery, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7QJ
Phone: 01669 621411
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
A brewery established in 1997, attached to a Shropshire pub, in a former chicken and lumber shed.
Address: The Sun Inn, Corfton, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9DF
Phone: 01584 861239
Cotswold Brewing Company
Established in Oxfordshire in 2010, this brewer of lagers, wheat beers and ciders moved to its present location in 2010. There is a brewery shop and tours are available — see the website.
Address: The Cotswold Brewing Co, College Farm, Stow Road, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2HN
Phone: 01451 824488
Cotswold Lion Brewery
There’s some serious pedigree to this brewery, with Jon Kemp and Andy Forbes involved. Jon is the former head brewer and co-owner of the Nailsworth Brewery, while Andy was head brewer and owner of the Festival Brewery, in Cheltenham. By the way, a Cotswold Lion is a sheep.
Address: Grain Store 5, Dowmans Farm, Coberley, Gloucestershire GL53 9QY
Phone: 01242 870164
Cottage Brewing was founded in 1993 by Chris and Helen Norman. Their Norman’s Conquest was named champion beer of Britain in 1995. Currently in administration (as of May 2017)
Address: Lenia’s Brewery, Hornblotton Road, Lovington, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7PS
Phone: 01963 240551
Country Life Brewery
The brewery was established in 1998 using plant from Lundy Island. The brewery is now sited at the Big Sheep tourist attraction and has a bottling plant. Production capacity is more than 15,000 pints per week.
Address: The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon EX39 5AP
Phone: 01327 420808
A brewery started in the Duke William pub, Stourbridge, one of two pubs in the town owned by David Craddock. Since the brewery was established, in 2011, production has increased greatly.
Address: 25 Coventry Street, Stourbridge DY8 1EP
Phone: 01384 440202
A Greene King scheme providing mentorship for young people wanting to enter the brewing trade.
Crafty Brewing Co
A farm-based brewery founded by former home brewer, Luke Herman.
Address: Thatched House Farm, Dunsfold Road, Loxhill, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4BW
Phone: 01483 276300
Crafty Devil Brewing Co
A Cardiff microbrewery creating small-batch beers, focusing on American hops. There is a Crafty Devil Cellar Shop at 16 Llandaff Road, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9NJ.
Address: Unit K Papermill Business Park, Papermill Road, Cardiff CF11 8DH
Crafty Fox Brewery
A brewery on the Fylde coast of Lancashire.
A Darlington pub, The Half Moon, with a brewery attached.
Address: The Half Moon, Northgate, Darlington, County Durham DL1 1QS
A Leyland nanobrewery, opened in August 2016. Run by local Haydn and Angela Williams.
Phone: 07827 289200
Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery and pizzeria, situated canal-side in a former print factory. Built, owned and operated by locals, the converted industrial interior is one of a kind and has been crafted with reclaimed materials from around the Wick. The Brewshed is where the team brew the majority of their beer and is a unique space in Hackney Wick for holding events.
Address: Unit 7, White Building, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
Phone: 07834 275687
A new craft brewery based in North Yorkshire.
Address: The Garages, Church Fenton Airfield, Church Fenton, North Yorkshire LS24 9SE
Cross Bay Brewery
A brewery with a 28-barrel capacity and beers named after different times of the day in its Morecambe Bay home. The parent company is wholesaler Morecambe Bay Wines Ltd.
Address: Newgate, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, Lancashire LA3 3PT
Phone: 01524 39481
Cross Borders Brewing Company
Established in 2016 by Gary Munckton and Jonathan Wilson, the brewery is ten-barrel, with an aim of producing 9,000 pints a week.
Address: Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Dalkeith EH22 3NX
Phone: 07754 615192
Beer made using leftover artisan bread from the Chalk Hills Bakery, in Reigate.
A new brewery in Stockport, established in 2014.
Address: 3 Carrington Field Street, Stockport SK1 3JN
Phone: 0161 222 8840
A state-of-the art brewery, installed in 2014. It is named after Hull University’s pioneering liquid crystal group.
Address: BAE Systems Business Park, Brough, East Yorkshire HU15 1EQ
Phone: 07773 938380
Launched by Bill Scantlebury in November 2011, Cullercoats supplies more than 100 pubs in the North East, North West and Midlands. Yorkshire malt and English noble hops (Goldings and Fuggles) are used.
Address: Cullercoats Brewery Ltd, 17 St Oswins Avenue, Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear NE30 4PH
Phone: 0191 252 0865, or mobile 07892 692881
Launches in 2008, the brewery is housed in a former forge. Beers are available in cask and bottle.
Address: The Green, Great Corby, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 8LR
Phone: 01228 560899
Cumbrian Legendary Ales
Address: Old Hall Brewery, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0QF
Phone: 01539 436436
Chapeldown is actually a winery, but it has branched out into a limited range of beers. The production methods fuse brewing and wine-making techniques.
Address: The Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG
Phone: 01580 763033
Cwm Rhondda Ales
Beer from the heart of the Welsh valleys, made on the Jones’ family farm using their own spring water. and local malt.
Address: Fforch Farm, Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF42 6TF
Phone: 01443 777491
A Welsh community brewing company.
A co-operative brewery formed in 2011 on the Lln peninsula in Wales.