American-style craft beers, madeusing home-grown hops. The beers are unfined and vegan friendly.
Address: 6 Colemeadow Road, Moons Moat North Industrial Estate, Redditch B98 9BP
Phone: 01527 362910
A home-based commercial brewer who set up in 2019.
Phone: 07542 072774
Established in 2015, with three core beers.
Phone: 028 7082 5684
A Norfolk brewing name from the past has been resurrected in 2013 with the return of the Lacons brand. There’s a range of heritage sepcials.
Address: The Falcon Brewery, Main Cross Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3NZ
Phone: 01493 850578
Lady Luck Brewery
A small brewery at the rear of the Little Angel, Whitby.
Address: 18 Flowergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3BA
Phone: 01947 602899
Laig Bay Brew Co
Beers from the Isle of Eigg, first made in 2014.
Address: Galmisdale, Isle of Eigg PH42 4RL
The North Laine Brewhouse was the original brewery, but now Laine Brewing is operating out of four brewpubs: North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AA; Peoples Park Tavern, Hackney E9 7BT; The Aeronaut, Acton W3 9BH; and The Four Thieves, Battersea SW11 1DJ.
A 2.5-barrel brewery opened in 2017.
Address: Peachfield Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3LE
Phone: 07532 440634
LAMB stands for Littondale Ale Mild and Bitter. It’s made in a brewery in the Queen’s Arms, Litton.
Address: Queens Arms, Litton, North Yorkshire BD23 5JQ
Phone: 01756 770096
Traditional skills, modern presentation is Lancaster’s mantra. The brewery opened in 2005 and expanded in 2010.
Address: Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster LA1 3LA
Phone: 01524 848537
Langdale Brewing Company
A Lake District brewed established in 2017.
Address: Cross Houses Farm, Docker, Cumbria LA8 0DE
Established in 2006, Langham operates a ten-barrel plant in a former granary.
Address: The Granary, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, West Sussex GU28 9BU
Phone: 01798 860861
Having started life behind a pub in 1999, Langton moved to a converted barn in 2005 and expanded in 2010 and again in 2016.
Address: Grange Farm, Welham Road, Thorpe Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7TU
Award-winning Kentish ales since 1986.
Address: Hampkins Hill Road, Chiddingstone, Kent TN8 7BB
Phone: 01892 870328
A microbrewery in the basement of the Urchin pub, Hove.
Address: 15-17 Belfast Street, Hove BN3 3YS
Phone: 01273 241881
Late Night Hype Brewing
A ten-barrel brewery set up in 2017.
Address: Unit 17, Andrew Court, South Douglas Street, Clydebank G81 1PD
Named after a local landmark, the brewery opened in 2016.
Address: Unit 17 Mid Wynd, Dundee DD1 4JG
Phone: 07983 538277
Lazy Bay Brewery
Founded in 2018 by former teacher, and home brewer, Brett Philips. Prducing tasty IPAs and seasonal beers.
Address: Lady Bay, Nottingham NG2 5AL
Phone: 07400 196036
Lazy Turtle Brewing Company
An independent microbrewery founded in 2018. “Our beers are genuinely hand crafted — tested for quality at every stage of the brewing process.”
Address: Meadowbeck, Barnside Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth HD9 1TN
Phone: 01484 680589
A sister brewery to Bottle Brook, it shares a site Coppice Side Brewery, having originally been set up in a pig sty. Many of the beers are one-offs.
Address: Unit 3, Small Business Centre, Adams Close, Heanor Gate Industrial Estate, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7SW
Phone: 07971 189915
A husband and wife operated brewery in North Cornwall, with good environmental credentials. A nanobrewery creates just ten gallons per brew.
Named after the ale connors’ historic method of calculating beer’s alcohol strength, the brewery was founded in 1993 and has expanded over the years.
Address: Brewery Yard, Tap House, Annwell Lane, Smisby, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 2TA
Phone: 07976 279253
Traditional Irish brewing, but new recipes are always being tested.
Address: 5 High Street, Ardglass, County Down BT30 7TU
Phone: 07860 803092
Ledbury Real Ales
A five-barrel brewery, set up in 2012, making a small range of high quality, cask conditioned real ales.
Address: Gazerdine House, Hereford Road, Ledbury HR8 2PZ
Phone: 01531 671184
Established in 2007 by university friends Sam Moss and Michael Brothwell, the brewery has a team with a wealth of experience. Finest ingredients include a unique Yorkshire yeast.
Address: 3 Sydenham Road, Leeds LS11 9RU
Phone: 0113 244 5866
JW Lees & Co
Established in 1828, this famous North West brewery is managed these days by the sixth generation of the Lees family to run the business. The brewery dates back to 1876, but has been modernised in recent years. There is an estate of about 180 pubs. Within the beer portfolio is a bitter called Coronation Street, made under licence from brand owner ITV.
Address: J W Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd, Greengate Brewery, Middleton Junction, Manchester M24 2AX
Phone: 0161 643 2487
Left Bank Brewery
Established in London, the brewery is now based in the Brecon Beacons.
Address: Ty Newydd Farm, Llangorse LD3 7UA
Left Handed Giant
A modern, progressive brewery, with expansion planned
Address: Units 8 and 9, Wadehurst Industrial Park, St Philips Road, Bristol BS2 0JE
Most of the production is keg. The website is well worth a visit!
Leigh on Sea Brewery
A 10-barrel microbrewery created by Ian Rydings and Mark Springham which opened in 2017. The beers are unfined and vegan.
Address: 35 Progress Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 5PR
Phone: 01702 817255
Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company
Established in 2014 by a home brewer scaling up.
Address: 23 Harmill Industrial Estate, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4FF
Leith Hill Brewery
A brewery attacked to the Plough Inn, Coldharbour, established in 1996.
Address: Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD
Phone: 01306 711793
Named after an ancient Scottish region, the brewery uses as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible.
Address: 25 Lime Road, Dunbarton G82 2RP
Phone: 01389 298642
Lenton Lane Brewery
Brewing in Nottingham since 2016. There is a range of single malt and single hop beers.
Address: 5G The Midway, Nottingham NG7 2TS
Phone: 0333 003 5008
Established by the Mercer brothers — John, Graham and Jimmy — there is a UK-manufactured 12-barrel plant and a 500 items-per-hour bottling and labelling plant, allowing the team to brew 2,000 litres (6,000 bottles) at a time.
Address: Staneyhill, North Road, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0NA
Phone: 01595 694552
A microbrewer of unique, small-batch craft beer, using only quality, natural, and sometimes unusual ingredients.
Address: Unit 4, Reddicap Trading Estate, Sutton Coldfield B75 7BU
Phone: 0333 335 0006
The former Jersey Brewery was renamed in 2010 following its takeover by the Liberation group, but the brewery has existed in one form or other on the Channel Islands for well over a century. Seasonal beers are brewed on a five-barrel plant formerly at the Tipsy Toad Brewery. Liberation owns 66 pubs and also owns Butcombe Brewery, in Somerset.
Address: The Liberation Brewery, Tregar House, Longueville Road, St Saviour, Jersey
Phone: 01534 764086
Lincoln Green Brewing Co
Brewing commended in May 2012 under owner Anthony Hughes.
Address: Unit E5, Enterprise Park, Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7SZ
Phone: 0115 963 4233
Lincolnshire Brewing Company
Opened in 2014.
Address: The George, 15 Main Road, Langworth LN3 5BJ
Phone: 01522 595787
Lincolnshire Craft Beers
Beers inspired by the brewery’s location and local landmarks.
Address: Melton High Wood, Race Lane, Melton Ross, Barnetby DN38 6AA
Phone: 01652 680001
Linear Brewing Company
Making small-batch, hand-bottled craft beer. Family run and owned by a couple of scientists.
Address: Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8EU
A 19th century brewpub that began brewing again in 1982.
Address: Sair Inn, 139 Lane Top, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5SG
Phone: 01484 842370
Liquid Light Brewing Company
Combining a passion for great beer and groovy music to create a range of brews available in bottle, keg and cask. The beers are unfined, unfiltered and vegan friendly.
Phone: 07530 737842
A wide range of ales, in cask and keg, made using Maris Otter barley and whole leaf hops.
Address: Michelgrove Lane, Lower Barpham, Patching, Worthing BN13 3XW
Phone: 01903 885950
Litchborough Artisan Brewery
Home of the first microbrewery in Britain, back in 1974.
Address: Unit 12 Northampton Road, Towcester NN12 8JB
Phone: 01327 831308
Little Black Dog Beer Company
Unpasteurised, unfiltered and unfined beers, hand crafted in a family-run brewery.
Address: Carlton Towers Estate, Carlton, Near Goole, North Yorkshire DN14 9LZ
Phone: 07495 026173
UK arm of the Australian brewery, owned by global brewer Lion. Beers produced in London go under the Regent’s Canal name.
Address: 1 Lewis Cubitt Walk, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DL
Phone: 0208 161 4446
Little Critters Brewing Co
A family-owned and operated microbrewery using the finest grain and whole-leaf hops.
Address: Unit 5, Neepsend Industrial Estate, 80 Parkwood Road, Sheffield S3 8AG
Phone: 0114 276 3171
Little Dewchurch Brewery
A brewery behind the Plough Inn, Little Dewchurch.
Address: The Plough, Little Dewchurch, Hereford HR2 6PW
Phone: 07868 391170
Little Earth Project
A small and adventurous Suffolk brewery, specialising in historic, farmhouse and sour beers.
Phone: 01787 211118
Little Giant Brewery
A microbrewery with a giant theme!
Address: Unit 3, Stoke View Business Park, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3EA
Phone: 0117 939 2589
Little Goat Brewery
A ten-barrel brewery opened in 2018 by experienced home brewers.
Address: 70 New Road, Ynysmeudwy, Pontardawe SA8 4PP
Phone: 07590 520457
Little London Brewery
Beers made using only English natural ingredients: Norfolk malted barley and hops from Worcestershire.
Address: Unit 6B, Ash Park Business Centre, Ash Lane, Little London, Tadley, Hampshire RG26 5FL
Phone: 07785 225468
Little Monster Brewing Company
Collaborating with other brewers to produce beers. Based in Petworth, West Sussex.
Little Ox Brew
A ten-barrel brewery, opened in 2016, progressive, independent, and focused on flavour.
Address: Unit 6, Wroslyn Road Industrial Estate, Freeland, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 8HZ
Phone: 01993 881941
Little Valley Brewery
The brewery was set up in 2005 by Wim van der Spek and Sue Cooper who met in Kathmandu, while on cycle journeys, in 1999. Dutch-born Wim qualified as a master brewer at Doemens World Brew Academy, in Munich. The brewery is ten-barrel and all ingredients are organic, as certified by the Soil Association.
Address: Little Valley Brewery Ltd, Turkey Lodge Farm, New Road, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5TT
Phone: 01422 883888
A six-barrel village brewery, founded in 2015, delivering great beers and high-quality personal service.
Address: Unit 9, Robinson Industrial Estate, Shaftesbury Street, Derby DE23 8NL
Phone: 01332 987100
Liverpool Brewing Company
A mixture of traditional and hop-forward ales, lagers, and progressive craft styles.
Address: 39 Brasenose Road, Liverpool L20 8HL
Phone: 0151 933 9660
Established in 2004, Lizard is now based in an old nuclear bunker on the southernmost tip of mainland Britain. There is an excellent range of bottled beers in particular.
Address: The Old Nuclear Bunker, Pednavounder, Coverack, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6SE
Phone: 01326 281135
A ten-barrel brewery established in 2010.
Address: Abbey Grange Hotel, Llantysilio, Llangollen, LL20 8DD
Phone: 01978 860753
An award-winnign craft brewery, established in 2013.
Address: Stad Ddiwydiannol Penygroes, Caernarfon LL54 6DB
Phone: 07724 902532
A small independent brewery making a variety of styles.
Address: 1 Parc Eithyn, Fford Dewi Sant, Nefyn, Gwynnedd LL53 6EG
Phone: 01758 721981
Loch Leven Brewery
Making small-batch premium beers since 2017.
Address: The Muirs, Kinross KY13 8AS
Phone: 01577 864881
Loch Lomond Brewery
A well established ten-barrel brewery, creating core and new beers for cask, keg, bottle and can.
Address: Lomond Industrial Estate, Alexandria G83 0TL
Phone: 01389 755698
A 20-barrel brewery set in barn buildings in rural Oxfordshire, established in 2002. Since 2003, the beers have won a host of awards. There is an on-site taproom.
Address: The Loddon Brewery Ltd, Dunden Green Farm, Church Lane, Dunsden, Oxfordshire RG4 9QD.
Phone: 0118 948 1111
A small brewery opened in 2019.
Address: The Barn at Beckfoot Farm, Duddon Bridge, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6EU
Lola Rose Brewery
A brewery in a family-run pub in the beautifully scenic village of Wanlockhead, in the Scottish Lowlands.
Address: Wanlickhead Inn, Wanlockhead ML12 6UZ
London Beer Factory
Inspired by their father’s love of beer, brother Sam and Ed Cotton started the brewery with bespoke plant, creating both cask and keg beers. There’s a taproom at weekends.
Address: 160 Hamilton Road, London SE27 9SF
Phone: 0208 670 7054
London Beer Lab
Here’s an interesting project. These guys act as a repository for open-source recipes which can be used by home brewers. It calls itself an open-source brewery.
Address: Arch 41, Nursery Road, London SW9 8BP
Phone: 0208 396 6517
London Brewing Co
New for 2011, a microbrewery was attached to The Bull pub, Highgate. In 2016, production moved to The Bohemia, North Finchley.
Phone: 0208 446 0294
Address: 762 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 9QH
London Fields Brewery
The brewery was purchased by Carlsberg UK in 2017 and relaunched in 2018.
Address: 365-366 Warburton Street, London E8 3RR
Phone: 0207 254 7174
London Road Brew House
An urban bar with an on-site brewery producing cask and keg beers of all styles.
Address: 67-75 London Road, Southampton SO15 2AB
Phone: 023 8098 9401
Lonesome Brewing Company
Small-batch brewery making bottled beer.
Address: 36A Streatham Vale, London SW16 5TD
Phone: 07919 221160
Long Arm Brewing Co
Originally in Ealing, now with a sports bar on Worship Street, EC2.
Address: 20-26 Worship Street, London EC2A 2DX
Long Man Brewery
A joint venture between farmer Duncan Ellis, who produces barley, and free trade beer supplier Steve Lees, Long Man Brewery was launched in 2012. Spent grain is returned to the farm to feed livestock. Head brewer is Jamie Simm.
Address: The Long Man Brewery, Church Farm, Litlington, East Sussex BN26 5RA
Phone: 07976 777992
A six-barrel brewery named after a lurcher dog.
Address: Unit A1 Moniton Trading Estate, West Ham Lane, Basingstoke
Phone: 01256 324286
A small brewery on the Cornwall / Devon border. The beers have a wind theme.
Phone: 01288 341466
Address: Longhill Cottage, Whitstone, Holsworthy, Cornwall EX22 6UG
A brewery in the Outer Hebrides, opened in 2019.
Address: Iomairt an Obain, Tarbert, Harris HS3 3DS
Loose Cannon Brewery
After the closure of the famous Morland brewery in 2000, brewing returned to Abingdon with the opening of Loose Cannon in 2010. There is a seven-strong team and a ten-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 6, Suffolk Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5JX
Phone: 01235 531141
Lord Conrad’s Brewery
The brewery was established in 2007 but production stepped up a pace in 2011 with a 2.5-barrel plant. There is a strong seasonal link to the ingredients used, some of which are unusual to find in beer, such as lavender.
Address: Unit 21, Dry Drayton Industrial Estate, Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AT
Phone: 07736 739700
Established in 2015, the brewery moved to new premises in 2017. There is an impressive taproom from where live videos are ocasionally made.
Address: Unit 15 Heath House Hill, Golcar/Bolster Moor, Huddersfield HD7 4JW
Phone: 01484 651230
Lost + Founded
No-compromise craft beers from a company based in Brighton. The beers are made at the De Proef Brewery, in Belgium.
Lost and Grounded Brewers
Established in 2016 by experienced brewer Alex Troncoso.
Address: Barley Mow, 91 Whitby Road, Bristol BS4 4AR
Phone: 0117 332 7690
Lost Industry Brewing
Established in 2015, the brewery has a barrel-ageing programme.
Phone: 0114 231 6393
Lost Rivers Brewing Company
A modern brewery founded by a restaurateur, a haulier, a beverage industry professional and a free thinker. They want Lost Rivers to be a cultural experience as much as a brewery.
Address: Unit 75, Thames Industrial Estate, Princess Margaret Road, Essex RM18 8RH
Phone: 01268 533999
Loud Shirt Brewing Co
Established in 2016 by Martyn Batchelor an Mike Thomson, lovers of great beers and loud shirts.
Address: Unit 5, Bell Tower Industrial Estate, Roedean Road, Brighton BN2 5RU
Phone: 01273 087077
Love Lane Brewery
A cask and keg brewery in a former rubber factory in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
Address: 62-64 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool L1 0AY
Phone: 0151 306 6466
An Oxfordshire microbrewery supplying local pubs. A number of beers are named after dogs.
Address: Milton, Oxfordshire OX14 4EJ
Phone: 07434 595145
UK craft beer pioneers, brewing American-style beers since 2005.
Address: Friar Park Stables, Badgemore, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4NR
A five-barrel brewery set up in 2018.
Address: 8 Well Street, Lockerbie DG11 2EY
Phone: 01576 203999
An eight-barrel brewery, launched in 2018, with its own spring.
Address: 539 Loxley Road, Sheffield S6 6RR
Lucky 7 Beer Co
Small-batch beers made by Luke Manifold, who started home brewing in 2011. He went pro in 2017.
Phone: 01497 822778
Combining science and traditional techniques to create a range of alcohol-free beers.
Luddite Brewing Company
Address: Calder Vale Hotel, Millfield Road, Horbury, West Yorkshire
Ludlow Brewing Co
The brewery was set up in 2006 by Gary and Alison Walters. It has since moved to new premises in a refurbished railway shed, close to Ludlow station, where new 20-barrel plant was installed. There is also a brewery tap/visitor centre on site.
Address: Ludlow Brewing Co Ltd, The Railway Shed, Station Drive, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2PQ
Phone: 01584 873291
Lydbrook Valley Brewing Company
A brewery attached to the Forge Hammer freehouse.
Address: The Forge Hammer, Forge Row, Lower Lydbrook GL17 9NP
Lyme Regis Brewery
A four-barrel brewery set up by a group of beer fanatics in 2010 as Town Mill Brewery. The name was changed in 2015.
Address: Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU
Phone: 01297 444354
Established in 2008, Lymestone follows in prestigious footsteps, its home town of Stone once having been home to the famous Joules Brewery. Lymestone is located in part of another famous Stone brewery, the new defunct Bents. There is a ten-barrel plant.
Address: The Old Brewery, Mount Road, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8LL
Phone: 01785 817796
Lymm Brewing Co
The brewery opened in August 2013.
Address: 18 Bridgewater Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA13 0AB
Phone: 01925 111111
Lytham Started brewing in 2008 at a club premises but soon had to move to cope with demand. There was a fire, however, in 2011 and now the brewery is in its third home. There is a ten-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 8, Campbells Court, Lord Street, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 2DF
Phone: 01253 725440