Founded in the mid-1980s by a family with a long brewing pedigree, Daleside moved to its present premises in 1992, since when the plant has expanded further. Beers are delivered to the UK on- and off-trade, but there are also strong exports, to countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain and Scandinavia.
Address: Daleside Brewery Ltd, Camwal Road, Harrogate HG1 4PT
Phone: 01423 880022
Dalrannoch Brewing Company
A five-barrel brewery established in 2016.
Address: Unit 16 The Old Dairy, Meikleour, Perth PH2 6FB
A small-batch brewery and distillery making use of local grains and hops.
Address: Sadlers Farm Workshops, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8AL
Phone: 07952 639465
Dancing Duck Brewery
Husband and wife Ian and Rachel set up the brewery in 2012. Ian is a brewery design engineer whose work takes him all over the world. Rachel gained some experience working for Blue Monkey Brewery and now handles the day-to-day running of the brewery. The brewery has a tap, the Exeter Arms, in Derby.
Address: Dancing Duck Brewery, 1 John Cooper Buildings, Payne Street, Derby DE22 3AZ
Phone: 07581 122122
Dancing Man Brewery
Launched in 2011, the brewery moved to its present historic location in 2015. There are continual one-off brews.
Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR
Phone: 0238 0836 666
Dancing Men Brewery
A five-barrel brewery attached to the Hill House Inn. Use is made of locally-grown hops.
Address: The Hill, Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0PW
Phone: 01692 650004
Dark Horse Brewery
Pure Dales water in the recipes from this brewery, established in 2008.
Address: Coonlands Laithe, Hetton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6LY
Phone: 01756 730555
A brewery making bold, modern beers, unfiltered and unfined. There is an on-site taproom.
Address: Units 3-5, Lancaster Road, Salibsury, Wiltshire SP4 6FB
Phone: 01722 411179
Dark Star was established in 1994 in the cellar of the Evening Star pub in Brighton. In 2001, the brewery moved to premises near Haywards Heath where a 15-barrel plant was installed. A few years later the business moved again to a bigger site near Horsham. It was purchased by Fuller’s and is now owned by Asahi.
Address: The Dark Star Brewing Co Ltd, 22 Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RA
Phone: 01403 713085
Dark Tribe Brewery
A 2.5-barrel brewery established in 1996.
Address: The Dog and Gun, High Street, East Butterwick, Lincolnshire DN17 3AJ
Phone: 01724 782324
Brewing “great tasting beer fit for the gods in Valhalla”.
Address: Unit 4C Ladyship Business Park, Mill Lane, Halifax HX3 6TA
Phone: 01422 320100
Dartford Wobbler Brewery
A ten-barrel brewery established in 2003.
Address: St Margaret’s Farm, St Margaret’s Road, Dartford DA4 9LB
Phone: 01322 866233
The highest brewery in England, 1,4000 feet above sea level, Dartmoor was established in 1994 and moved to a new, purpose-built brewhouse in 2005, now having a 300-barrel capacity. The beers are supplied across the South West.
Address: Station Road, Princetown, Devon PL20 6QX
Phone: 01822 890789
Established in 1997, as well as producing its own beers, the brewery supports students on nearby Brewlab courses.
Address: Unit 1, West Quay Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland SR5 2TE
Phone: 0191 549 9450
Davenports is part of the Highgate Brewery in Smethwick in the West Midlands. An historic brand, it was revived in 2002, 16 years after the last pint of Davenports was made in Bath Row, Birmingham.
Address: 11 New Street, Smethwick, West Midlands B66 2AJ
Phone: 0121 555 4867
The brewery moved to new premises in 2015 with a 20-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 2 Lawnwood Industrial Units, Lawnwood Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0EF
Phone: 0117 955 9503
Dead End Brew Machine
A small-batch Glasgow brewery making blends augmented with fruit, spices, and foraged ingredients.
Dead Parrot Beer Company
A new brewery in 2018.
Address: 44 Garden Street, Sheffield S1 4BJ
Debens Peninsular Ales
A nanobrewery close to the owner’s Rewalds Ale House micropub.
Address: Rendlesham Mews, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2SZ
Deeply Vale Brewery
New in the second half of 2012, Deeply Vale was set up by George and Ann Stewart with experienced craft brewer James Stewart and his fiancée Helen Bainbridge. The brewery takes its name from a secluded valley in the Penine foothills above Bury. You can see pictures of the brewery and its beautiful surroundings on the business’s website.
Address: Unit 24, Peel Industrial Estate, Chamberhall Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0LU
Phone: 0161 761 7334
Established in 2005, this independent Scottish brewery prides itself on its ‘extra special tasting notes’.
Address: The Steading, Lochton of Leys, Banchory AB31 5QB
Phone: 01330 825598
Originally located in a brewpub, the brewery moved to new premises in 2015. There is a micropub next door.
Address: Crown Workshop, Crown Lane, Denbigh LL16 3SY
Dent Brewery has been creating prize-winning ales using the finest ingredients and its own spring water for 26 years. Despite being one of the most remote breweries in the country, its products are enjoyed as far away as the USA and Japan.
Address: Cowgill, Dent, near Sedburgh, Cumbria LA10 5TQ
Phone: 01539 625326
Derby Brewing Co
Trevor Harris started his brewing career in 1991, on a plant attached to Derby’s famous Brunswick Inn. After 15 years he sold the pub anticipating retirement, but you can’t keep a good brewer down and soon the Derby Brewing Co was established. Trevor wife, Kes, and son, Paul, have been instrumental in the success of the venture, with an estate of three pubs added. Many of the beers are award winner.
Address: Derby Brewing Co, Masons Place Business Park, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6AQ
Phone: 01332 365366
A six-barrel brewery named after a Roman settlement just outside Derby. Brewing started at Trusley Brook Farm, Derbyshire, in 2006, the firm moving to its present premises in 2011. There was a change of ownership in 2019.
Address: Long Mill, Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DZ
Phone: 01332 380199
Established in 1996, the brewery was purchased by Mark and Allie Johnston in 2013.
Address: Units 2A-2c Solway Industrial Estate, Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4AG
Phone: 01697 331522
Deviant & Dandy
A modern brewery “influenced by the hard-hitting IPAs of the West Coast”.
Address: 185 Nursery Road, Hackney, London E9 6PB
The brewery sells to two pubs it owns.
Address: The Mansefield Arms, 7 Main Street, Sauchie, Clackmannanshire FK10 3JR
Phone: 01259 722020
Devon Earth Brewery
A part-time brewery on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park.
Address: c/o 7 Fernham Terrace, Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2AQ
Deya Brewing Company
“We make and share intense, hop-forward beers.”
Address: Units 33/34, Lansdown Industrial Estate, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 8PL
Phone: 07887 537 356
An award-winning microbrewery, founded in 2015, “To Keep It Re’Ale”.
Address: Unit 14 Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane, Coventry CV6 6AT
Phone: 0247 666 7413
Dig Brew Co
A craft brewing project in Digbeth, Birmingham, with a taproom and kitchen.
Address: 43 River Street, Birmingham B5 5SA
Phone: 0121 773 2111
Established in 2005 by partners Paul Waring, Michael Cohrs and Fred Roughton, the use of long established field names for several of the beers reflects the farming background of the brewery.
Address: Lilford Lodge Farm, Barnwell, Northamptonshire PE8 5SA
Phone: 01832 273954
Dog and Rabbit
A micro brewpub in Whitley Bay.
Address: 36 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 2TH
Phone: 07944 552716
Dog Falls Brewing
Fresh, bold, and distincive beer, sustainably brewed. The brewery opened in 2019.
Address: Scaniport, Inverness IV2 6DL
Dog’s Window Brewery
A small-batch brewery established in 2018. “Not afraid to brew styles that you wouldn’t find locally.”
Phone: 07929 292930
Now using spare capacity at Red Fox Brewery.
Don Valley Brewery
A brewery that aims to combine great beer with great music. There are white label specials.
Phone: 01709 580254
Doncaster by name and Doncaster themed through and through, this brewery is extremely proud of its roots. Owner and brewer Ian Blaylock ran a garage business for 15 years before setting up the brewery,
Address: 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL
Phone: 01302 366436
Donkeystone Brewing Company
A ten-barrel brewery, with shop and tap, making seasonal beers.
Address: Units 17 and 18 Boarshurst Business Park, Boarshurst Lane, Greenfield, Saddleworth, Manchester OL3 7ER
Phone: 01457 238710
A brewery with a family connection to Arkell’s Brewery, in Swindon.
Address: Upper Swell, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1EP
Phone: 01451 830603
Donzoko Brewing Co
A brewery taking German traditional methods and combining techniques from modern UK and American craft brewing to create refreshing, unfiltered, flavoursome beers.
Address: 34 Comfrey, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0XT
Dopey Dick Brewing Co
Irish beer made to German standards. Named after a killer whale that got stuck in the River Foyle, Derry, in 1977.
Address: 4 Custom House Street, Derry BT48 6AA
Phone: 028 7141 8920
Founded in 2005, a new 30-barrel brewery was commissioned in November 2017. In 2018 the brewery will become carbon negative and vegan friendly.
Address: Aldhurst Farm, Temple Lane, Capel, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1HF
Phone: 01306 877988
Dorset Brewing Co
Brewing was restored to Weymouth in 1996 when Giles Smeath opened this business, and rapid growth led to a move to new, bigger premises in nearby Dorchester in 2010. This is a family business, with a focus on product quality and customer care.
Address: Dorset Brewing Co Ltd, Unit 7, Hybris Business Park, Warmwell Road, Crossways, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8BF
Phone: 01305 777515
A 15-barrel brewery with an on-site taproom.
Address: Unit 20, Stadium Way, Reading RG30 6BX
Phone: 0118 942 8390
Double Top Brewery
Two-and-a-half-barrel brewery established in 2011.
Address: 4 Kilton Terrace, Worksop S80 2DQ
Dove Street Brewery
A 2.5-barrel brewery established in 2011.
Address: 82 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich IP4 2LB
Phone: 01473 211270
A five-barrel brewery producing unfined and unfiltered beers.
Address: Unit 2 Denbigh Enterprise Centre, Colomendy Industrial Estate, Denbigh LL16 5TA
Phone: 07908 975116
Dovedale Brewing Company
Founded in 2017, this microbrewery is found on a farm in the Peak District National Park.
Address: Damgate Farm, Stanshope, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AD
Phone: 01335 310271
Dow Bridge Brewery
Specialising in hand-crafted traditional ale using only English whole hops, malted barley, yeast, and water, without the use of adjuncts and additives.
Address: 2-3 Rugby Road, Catthorpe, Leicestershire LE17 6DA
Phone: 01788 869121
Downham Isle Brewery
An artisan small-batch brewery with an on-site taproom.
Address: 1 Matthew Wren Close, Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2UL
Phone: 01353 699695
Set up in 2011 to supply house beer for the Shepherd and Dog pub in Fulking. It was a cuckoo brewery to start with, brewing at Kent Brewery, then in 2012 they got their own plant. Beers are supplied to Sussex and Kent, and frequently to Wales, too!
Address: Unit Z (2A) Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XE
Phone: 01273 495596
A 20-barrel brewery established in 2003 in South Wiltshire. Its mission statement is, and has always has been, to produce quality beers using only the finest ingredients, and to supply these at a fair and reasonable price to the trade and the public alike.
Address: Downton Brewing Co Ltd, Unit 11, Batten Road, Downton Industrial Estate, Downton, Wiltshire SP5 3HU
Phone: 01725 513313
Dowr Kammel Brewing Co
Established in 2015, Dowr Kammel creates unfined, unfiltered beers in the Camel Valley, using Perle hops grown on site. Simon and Justine Carruthers own the brewery. Exclusive beers are made and bottled for the Barrel at Bude micropub.
Address: Deaconstow, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4PW
A small microbrewery specialising in bottled real ales.
Address: Low Farm, 30 Mill Road, Buckden, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 5SS
Phone: 01480 812404
Draycott Brewing Co
A microbrewery with a village taphouse.
Address: Ladywood Lodge Farm, Soondon Road, Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4PS
There has been a microbrewery attached to the Driftwood Spars hotel in Cornwall for many years, but when Louise Treseder took over the business in 2007 she decided to make it a central part of the business. Peter Martin took on the head brewer’s role. Unfortunately, he passed away in January 2020, having built the brewery’s reputation hugely. The new head brewer is Mike Mason.
Address: Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RT
Phone: 01872 552428
Drone Valley Brewery
A community benefit society brewery, with profits going to good causes.
Address: Unit 2, Unstone Business Complex, Main Road, Unstone, Dronfield S18 4AB
Phone: 07519 204497
Drop The Anchor Brewery
Making small-batch, unfined beers.
Address: Building 9, East Close Farm, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch BH23 7EF
A microbrewery in a 19th century cottage built to house miners.
Address: 4 Dinorben Terrace, Penysarn, Anglesey LL69 9YR
Phone: 07766 608889
Williams Brothers’ ambitious urban brewery, which opened in 2014 — a joint venture with C&C Group, which owns the site. Established as the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, Drygate also has a bar and kitchen where regular events are staged.
Address: 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT
Phone: 0141 212 8815
A five-barrel brewery in the heart of the Dukeries area, established in 2012.
Address: 18 Newcastle Avenue, Worksop S80 1ET
Phone: 01909 731171
A four-barrel brewery utilising its own spring water and organic ingredients.
Address: Corrary Farm, Glenelg IV40 8JX
Phone: 01599 522333
A lager brewer, established in 2014.
Dunham Massey Brewing Company
Establihed in 2007, this brewery uses only English ingredients.
Address: 100 Oldfield Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4PE
Phone: 0161 929 0663
A Norfolk brewery which opened in 2019. Making modern, hop-forward brews.
Address: River Road, Stone Barn, Abbey Farm, West Acre, Norfolk PE32 1UA
Founded in 1994, the original five-barrel plant was replaced with a ten-barrel version in 1999. Awards have been plentiful, including champion beer in a bottle from CAMRA in 2005 for Evensong. Beers are produced in cask, bottle and a hybrid keg package, developed by Steve, which delivers cask-flavour beer. The bottled beers are suitable for vegans.
Address: Unit 6A Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Bowburn, County Durham DH6 5PF
Phone: 0191 377 1991
Dynamite Valley Brewing Co
Set up in 2015, Dynamite Valley focuses on US-style beers mainly. The brews are vegan friendly. It acquired the Rebel Brewery brand name and beer receipes. On Saturday afternoons, there is a beer cafe in the brewery.
Address: Viaduct Works, Frog Hill, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7JW
Phone: 01872 864532