Fallen Brewing Company
A brewery based in an old railway station, brewing modern interpretations of classic styles. Keg and bottle products are keg and vegetarian friendly.
Address: Station House, Kippen, Stirlingshire FK8 3JA
Phone: 07507 862167
Set up in 2008 to supply the Black Horse pub in Darwen, Lancashire, Fallons is a family-run brewery on the edge of the Pennines producing big, bold flavoured beers. The brewery’s philosophy is “quality above profit, beauty over bland”.
Address: Unit 15, Darwen Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3EH
Phone: 07905 246810
A former Allied Breweries premises, the Falstaff brewpub has been free of tie since 1995 and is a Good Beer Guide regular. The first brew from the current plant was produced in 2003.
Address: 74 Silverhill Road, Nomanton, Derby DE23 6UJ
Phone: 01332 342902
Founded in 2014 by Nick Farr, he was soon joined by Matt Elvidge as sales director. There are plans for brewery tours, tasting evenings and other events.
Address: Samuels Farm — The Courtyard, Coleman Green Lane, Wheathampstead AL4 8ER
Phone: 07967 998820
Fat Cat Brewery
A brewery founded by the owner of the famous Fat Cat freehouse in Norwich. Brewing takes place at the sister pub, the Brewery Tap in the city. Brewing consultant Ray Ashworth was one of the founders of Norfolk’s Woodforde Brewery. He retired from there due to ill health but was coaxed back to the vessels by Fat Cat landlord Colin Keatley.
Address: Fat Cat Brewery Co, Fat Cat Brewery Tap, 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich NR3 4LF
Phone: 01603 788508
Fat Pig Brewery
A brewery launched in 2013, attached to the Fat Pig pub in Exeter. “We refer to ourselves as an experimental brewery,” says the owners.
Address: 2 John Street, Exeter, Devon EX1 1BL
Phone: 01392 437217
Founded by Tim Bloomer and Andrew Carter in 2012, their beers are inspired by US and Belgian recipes.
Address: 27 Moor Lane, Flookburgh, Cumbria LA11 7NG
Phone: 01539 558980
Established in 2001 by Italian brothers Marcello and Giuseppe Davanzo, known respectively as Franco and Paolo, on the Felsted Vineyard estate. Best malted barley and cone hops are used.
Address: The Felstar Brewery, Felsted Vineyard, Crix Green, Felsted, Essex CM6 3JT
Phone: 01245 361504
A Yorkshire brewpub purchased by Ossett Brewery in 2007. Brewer Steve Hutchinson operates two-and-a-half-barrel plant. Most beers are consumed on the premises, but some escape to beer festivals and the free trade. (June 27, 2015)
Address: 5 Avison Yard, Wakefield, WF1 1UA
Phone: 01924 291709
A development of a home-brewing operation, launched in Dyce, Aberdeen, in 2016.
Address: Unit 46, Howe Moss Avenue, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0GP
Phone: 01224 729131
Firebird Brewing Co
Former King & Barnes and WJ King & Co brewer Bill King and licensed trade management and wholesaling expert Richard Peters both left Birmingham University’s School of Malting and Brewing in 1983. Thirty years on they got together again to launch Firebird, the idea coming, as so many good ones do, over a pint in a pub.
Address: Firebird Brewing Company, Old Rudgwick Brickworks, Lynwick Street, Rudgwick, West Sussex RH12 3DH
Phone: 01403 823180
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
A small North East brewery producing core and seasonal ranges in cask, keg and bottle.
Address: Units 10 and 11, Blaydon Business Centre, Cowen Road, Blaydon on Tyne NE21 5TW
Phone: 0191 447 6543
First Chop Brewing Arm
An eight-barrel brewery in a Salford railway arch.
Address: Unit 3, Trinity Row, Trinity Way, Salford M3 5EN
Phone: 07970 241398
Five-Oh Brew Co
A Prestwich-based picobrewery.
Five Points Brewing Co
A ten-barrel brewery established in 2013 in the heart of Hackney, East London. The brewery is producing beers in cask, keg and bottle. The name comes from a local five-way junction.
Address: 3 Institute Place, Hackney, London E8 1JE
Phone: 0208 533 7746
Five Towns Brewery
A two-and-a-half-barrel brewery in a converted garage, established in 2008.
Phone: 07934 474180
Fiveclouds Brewing Co
A gypsy brewery based in Macclesfield focusing on modern seasonal beer in keg, can and cask.
Flack Manor Brewery
Once, Romsey in Hampshire was ‘Strong’s Country’. Now it has a modern brewery in the shape of Flack Manor, but using the traditional method of double dropping in its brewing.
Address: 8 Romsey Industrial Estate, Greatbridge Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0HR
Phone: 01794 518520
Beers made traditionally — “not because we can, but because we have to and want to” — in the highest village in England, with seaweed for fining, rather than animal products. Hence the beers are suitable for vegetarians and vegans (“but not teetotallers”).
Address: Quornford, Flash, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0TA
Phone: 07967 592345
Flash House Brewing
A five-barrel brewery on a hill overlooking the River Tyne. There is a tap room.
Address: Unit 1A, Northumberland Street, North Shields NE30 1DS
Phone: 07481 901875
Fleetwood Brewing Co
A new brewery in 2013 with links to the Fleetwood Pub Company.
Address: Poulton Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6TF
Phone: 01253 771991
Named in honour of the head brewer’s coin collecting hobby, Flipside beers also have a currency theme running through their names. Andrew Dunkin set up the brewery in 2010, with his wife, Maggie, after a career in the IT industry. Their son, Luke, also helps out.
Address: The Brewhouse, East Link Trade Centre, Private Road No 2, Colwick, Nottinghamshire NG4 2JR
Phone: 0115 987 7500
Floodline Brewing Co
Small-batch brewing by friends. The first two beers were a wheat ale and an IPA.
When the Florence pub in Brockwell Park, London, changed hands in 2010, Peter Haydon, formerly of Meantime Brewery, saw a chance to take over a five-barrel brewery plant that had been installed on the premises in 2007. At that time the pub was owned by the Capital Pub Company who were happy to let Peter run the brewery while they got on with running the pub. A Greene King takeover of Capital could have led to fears for the future of the brewery, but as it happens the new owners were more than supportive of Peter’s project and actually ended up selling him the brewery element of the business. Beers are brewed for the Capital Pub Company, as before, with surplus going under Peter’s own brand, A Head In A Hat. These latter beers allow Peter to delve into brewing archives to revive old recipes.
Address: 131-133 Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NG
Phone: 07973 465081
Flying Monk Brewery
Producer of award-winning beers and “ground-breaking, refreshing” ciders.
Address: Unit 1, Bradfield Manor Farm, Hullavington, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN14 6EU
A ‘picobrewery’ opened in spring 2016. All beers are unfined and vegetarian and vegn friendly.
Phone: 07977 406557
A multi-award-winning brewery established in North Devon in 2008 and now just over the border in Cornwall.
Address: Wilderland Herb Fam, Woolley, Bude, Cornwall
Phone: 01288 331669
Fourpure Brewing Co
One of the new breed of London craft brewers, a family affair in the south east of the city.
Address: 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
A young brewery based in Heslington, York, operating a one-barrel plant at the Deramore Arms. The business is a sister of the Five Points Brewery, in Hackney, London.
Address: The Deramore Arms, Main Street, Heslington, York YO10 5EA
The brewery was opened by friends Dom and Geoff in 2016. After 20 years of dry hop brewing and with the use of some fantastic new hop varieties, they thought it was time to share their beers, named after some of their favourite places along the River Fowey. There is a core range of beers along with some short-run seasonal specials.
Address: Unit 3F, Restormel Industrial Estate, Liddicoat Road, Loswithiel, Cornwall PL22 0HG
Phone: 07443 504644
Fownes Brewing Co
Founded in early 2012 by brothers James and Thomas Fownes, The Fownes Brewing Company was born as a way to combine a passion for great ale with great story telling, resulting in each of their beers having a story behind it that expands on the dwarfen fantasy realm they have created.
Address: The Jolly Crispin, 25 Clarence Street, Gornal, Dudley, DY3 1UL
A microbrewery located in the Prince of Wales pub.
Address: Prince of Wales, Foxfield, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria LA20 6BX
Phone: 01229 716238
A new brewery for 2017, in the centre of Leicester, specialising in beers made with new world hops. The brews are vegan friendly.
Address: The Old City Depot, 72-74 Friday Street, Leicester LE1 3BW
Phone: 0116 262 4037
In a converted milk shed “with the music turned up to 11” traditional brewing methods are used to make a range of beers.
Address: Pebsham Farm Industrial Estate, Pebsham Lane, Bexhill On Sea TN40 2RZ
Phone: 01424 731066
Free Radical Brew Co
A new Manchester brewery for 2016 from Tom Rayson and Andy Quinn.
A lager specialist, making authentic brews and with a keen interest in sustainability. Challenging the popular myth that lager is a bland, tasteless style.
Address: Bagots Park, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire WS15 3ER
Phone: 01283 840721
Beers and lagers created by a community-owned brewery in the Scottish borders.
Address: Shed 3, South Park, Peebles EH45 9ED
Phone: 07802 175826
A new independent brewery for 2014. There’s a strong countryside theme running through the business, the brewery being in a restored 17th century farm, formerly a dairy.
Address: The Old Dairy, Pierrepont Home Farm, The Reeds, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 3BS
Phone: 07825 220698 / 07917 696069
Frog Island Brewery
Established in 1994 by Bruce and Mandy Littler, the brewery was sold in 2013 to Paul Burchell and Zoe Cushnie, and Zoe’s brother Philip Cushnie. Mr Burchell is a real ale aficionado and has been running pubs in Northampton since 1991.
Address: The Maltings, Westbridge, St James Road, Northampton NN5 5HS
Phone: 01604 58772
From the Notebook
The brewery was formed in 2012 by friends Graeme Denton, of Nottingham, and Colin Bowler, from Derby, who are passionate about craft beers and British wildlife. The company name is derived from Northumberland wildlife enthusiast Stewart Sexton who supplements his blog with illustrations ‘from the notebook’. Stewart supplies the artwork for the distinctive labels on the bottles of beer, which are produced by Allendale Brewery.
Phone: 07947 606233 (Graeme) or 07866 315590 (Colin)
Front Row Brewing
An artisan, bespoke brewery committed to making traditional, hand-crafted ales in small batches.
Address: 1 Greenfield Farm Industrial Estate, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4TR
Phone: 07973 764298 / 01260 289055
Frontier Brewing Co
A Derby-based microbrewery.
Froth Blowers Brewing Co
A six-barrel microbrewery in Birmingham, established in 2012.
Address: Unit W34, Hastingwood Industrial Park, Erdington, Birmingham B24 9QR
Fuggle Bunny Brewhouse
An independent, family-run brewery with many years’ experience in the industry.
Address: Unit 1, Meadowbrook Park Industrial Estate, Station Road, Holbrook, Sheffield S20 3PJ
Phone: 07813 763347 / 07776 368502
Fuller Smith & Turner, to give the company its full name, was formed in 1845 when three men of these names came together in a partnership to brew beer on the famous Griffin brewery site at Chiswick, West London. The Fuller’s website offers an excellent history of the company. The company brews a number of famous brands, including London Pride and ESB, as well as George Gale beers, having bought the Hampshire brewery and its estate in 2005. Its current estate numbers more than 360 pubs and bars.
Address: Fuller, Smith & Turner plc, The Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane South, London W4 2QB
Phone: 0208 996 2000
A two-and-a-half-barrel brewery established at Fulstow in Lincolnshire in 2004 and later moved to Louth. Six regular beers are produced, but there is a huge list of one-off brews.
Address: Fulstow Brewery, Unit 13, Thames Street, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 7AD
Phone: 01507 608202
Funfair Brewing Co
David Tizzard started brewing beers on a small plant at the Wheel pub, in Holbrook, Derbyshire, in 2004, but growing popularity over the years meant a move to bigger industrial unit premises. Reunited with childhood sweetheart Abigail in 2009, the couple bought a pub — the Chequers Inn at Elston — in 2010 where a former function room was converted to a microbrewery, with a ten-barrel plant which became operational in 2012.
Address: The Chequers Inn, Toad Lane, Elston, Newark NG23 5NS
Phone: 01636 525257
Established in 2001 in a redundant milking parlour, Fyne Ales has a strong environmental ethos, with water sourced from a burn above the brewery. It has won many awards over the years for its popular range of beers.
Address: Achadunan, Cairndow, Argyll PA26 8BJ
Phone: 01499 600120