R & R Ales
A family enterprise, sourcing water, malt and hops from within a 30-mile radius.
Address: Rossi & Rossie Kent Ltd, Tantivy, Lower Street, Eastry, Kent CT13 0HX
Phone: 01304 249482
Although Young’s Brewery left Wandsworth a few years ago and moved to Bedford where it merged with Wells to create Wells & Young’s, brewing has continued on the Ram Brewery site under John Hatch, one of the Young’s Brewing team. He works as site manager for the property owner Minerva and brews on a non-commercial basis.
Rammy Craft Ales
A 2.5-barrel microbrewery set up by Matt Holmes in 2011. The small-batch beers are created in what Matt calls a “discreet, currently ‘underground’ location”.
Address: Ramsbottom Craft Brewery, 1 Heapworth Avenue, Ramsbottom BL0 9EH
Phone: 07976 263344
As part of Ramsbury Estates, the brewery uses water and barley from its own land. The brewery wasestablished in 2004, although brewing in the area goes back more than 200 years.
Address: The Ramsbury Brewing and Distilling Co, Aldbourne, Marlsborough, Wiltshire SN8 2NN
Phone: 01672 541407 Web: www.ramsburybrewery.co.uk/
A new brewery for 2014 in Fenton, Staffordshire, set up by mechanic Neville Smith and colleague Richard Booth.
Address: Unit 8, Ormonde Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 3NP
Phone: 07843 092620
A brewery operated by Ossett Brewery from the Rat and Ratchet brewpub.
Address: 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, Yorkshire HD1 3EB
Phone: 01484 516734
Raw Brewing Company
The brewery name derives from the fact that raw and natural ingredients are used in the beers. There is a Raw Pub Company, too.
Address: Units 3 and 4, Silver House, Adelphi Way, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3LS
Phone: 01246 475445
Established in the early 1980s at the Royal Charence Hotel (hence RCH) Weston-super-Mare, the brewery was purchased by the Davey family in 1984. There was a subsequent move to former cider-making premises in the hamlet of West Hewish. There is a 30-barrel plant. The business also undertakes wholesaling.
Address: West Hewish, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS24 6RR
Phone: 01934 834447
Rebel Brewing Co
Set up in small premises in 2011 with a 2.5-barrel plant, Rebel saw rapid expansion, thanks mainly to good local sales, and purchased a 15-barrel plant in a modern industrial unit. In 2016, however, the company went into administration, but a new owner was found at the start of 2017. The brewery takes its name from the rebellious history of hometown Penryn.
Address: Century House, Parhengue Road, Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP
Phone: 01326 378517
Rebellion Beer Co
Rebellion is obsessed about high quality. Established in 1993 in a small industrial unit moving to a farm in 1999. Expansion continued on the farm site with some 70,000 pints produced per week.
Address: Bencombe Farm, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 3LT
Phone: 01628 476594
Red Cat Brewing
A ten-barrel brewery opened in November 2013.
Address: Red Cat Brewing, Unit 10, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 0LB
Phone: 01962 863423
Red Shoot Brewery
The Red Shoot is a Wadworth pub in the New Forest, Hampshire, that has its own microbrewery and comes up with its own individual beers, as well as selling Wadworth core and seasonal cask ales. The pub holds two beer festivals a year which are very popular. There is a camp site for people who want to stay for a while.
Address: Toms Lane, Linwood, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3QT
Phone: 01425 475792
Red Squirrel Brewery
Red Squirrel Brewing Co was set up in 2004 on a small site in Hertford. Following a move to larger premises in Potten End, on the other side of the county, in 2009, the brewery has become a well established and reliable brand throughout the South East. Red Squirrel brews using water from its own bore hole, whole-leaf hops and live yeast.
Address: Unit 24 Boxted Farm, Berkhamsted Road, Potten End, Hertfordshire, HP1 1ES
Phone: 01442 256 970
Red Star Brewery
A ten-barrel microbrewery launched in 2015.
Address: 54B Stephensons Way, Formby, Merseyside L37 8EG
One of the breed of new London brewers, based in the east of the city. The beers are full of character and flavour and are hand bottled with no pasteurisation.
Address: 273 Poyser Street, London E2 9RF
Phone: 07968 173097
One of London’s new breed of craft brewers, Redemption was established in the north of the city in 2010. The beers are contemporary, but the methods and ingredients are traditional.
Address: Unit 2, Compass Industrial Estate, West Road, Tottenham, London N17 0XL
Phone: 0208 885 5227
Established in 2013, Redwell is thought to be brewing lager in Norwich for the first time since the 1980s, when Watney Mann was operational. Brewery directors are Patrick Fisher, Benjamin Thompson, Michael Baxter and Amy Hancock, and the head brewer is David Jones, who brewed in Scandinavia for 25 years.
Address: The Arches, Bracondale, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 2EF
Phone: 01603 624072
Toby and Caroline McKenzie set up this well thought of brewery in 2010.”Out objective was simply to make the types of beer that we love to drink, big in flavour, well balanced and very drinkable,” they say on their website. Do visit the site to experience the lovely branding.
Address: Unit 5, Artillery House, Gunco Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 7JL
Phone: 01625 502315
The craft beer arm of West Berkshire Brewery
A music themed brewery with classic songs, albums and artists referenced throughout the beer range.
Address: Unit B, Whitwood Enterprise Park, Speedwell Road, Whitwood, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 5PX
Phone: 01977 552649
A modern London brewery.
Address: V17 Vector Park Forest Road London TW13 7EJ
A microbrewery in a cellar pub, producing beers with a local connection.
Address: 2 Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BR
Phone: 01484 841270
A five-barrel brewery in the Southdowns national park, on the banks of the River Adur, established in 2015.
Address: Unit 6, Beeding Court Business Park, Shoreham Road, Upper Beeding, Wst Sussex BN44 3TN
Phone: 01903 898030
Rivington Brewing Co
A craft brewery on a dairy farm in rural Lancashire.
Revolutions Brewing Co
The brewery was established in 2010. The beers reference the recording industry, hence ABVs relating to the RPM of singles (45) and LPs (33).
Address: The Revolutions Brewing Co Ltd, Unit B7, Whitwood Enterprise Park, Speedwell Road, Whitwood, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 5PX
The old Rhymney Brewery was acquired by national giant Whitbread in the 1960s and was closed in 1978. In 2005, though, the name rose again, as a new microbrewery, and the beers are found all over South Wales.
Address: Rhymney Brewery Ltd, Unit A2, Valley Enterprise Centre, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire CF48 2SR
Phone: 01685 722253
Ride Brewing Co
A Glasgow picobrewery which is keen on supporting the community.
An independent brewery founded in 2010 by the late Simon Bolderson. A team of three keep his legacy alive.
Address: Unit 24, Penraevon 2 Industrial Estate, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2AW
Phone: 07595 380568
Ripple Steam Brewery
A team experienced in the brewing and pub industries launched Ripple Steam Brewery in 2011. The environmentally-friendly set-up uses only the finest Kent hops.
Address: Parsonage Farm, Vale Road, Sutton-by-Dover, Kent CT15 5DH
Phone: 07917 037611
Riviera Brewing Company
Beers are provided for South Devon Pubs.
Address: 4 Yonder Meadow, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6QE
Robin Hood Brewery
Address: High Church Street, Basford, Nottingham NG7 7JT
Robinsons’ history goes back to 1838 when William Robinson bought the Unicorn Inn from which the current brewery takes its name. Six generations on, Robinsons remains a strong family business in its North West heartland, famous for its beers. The firm brews 37,000 barrels a year, is installing a state-of-the-art new brewhouse at a cost of £5 million, and has a 360-strong pub estate.
Address: The Unicorn Brewer, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 1JJ
Phone: 0161 480 6571
Rock The Boat Brewery
Home of the Little Crosby Village Brewing Co Ltd, producing a range of cask- and bottle-conditioned beers.
Address: 6 Little Crosby Village, Liverpool L23 4TS
Phone: 0151 924 7936
Rocket Science Craft Ales
A maker of small-batch, artisan beers with an astronomical theme.
Phone: 07759 271993
Rockhopper Brewing Co
An independent brewery established in 2016 producing unpasteurised, unfiltered beers.
Address: 1 Forrest Crescent, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9AR
Phone: 07879 810 558
Rockin’ Robin Brewery
The Kent brewery’s business ethos is: “Make good beer, make good friends.”
Address: Campfield Farm, Haste Hill Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4LR
Phone: 01622 747106
Established by Sean Franklin in 1993, Rooster’s Brewing Co is owned and operated by Ian, Tom and Oliver Fozard. Production capacity stands at 145 barrels a week, with six beers making up the brewery’s core range in cask, along with a selection of monthly and quarterly specials. A selection of these beers are also available in keg and can.
Address: Unit 3, Grimbald Park, Wetherby Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8LJ
Phone: 01423 865959
A certified organic brewer making beers suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Phone: 07888 730210
Round Tower Brewery
A small independent microbrewery producing a wide range of modern craft beers, run by Simon and Hannah Tippler.
Address: Unit 11A, Robjohns House, Navigation Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6ND
Phone: 01245 807343
Established in 1992, the brewery expanded into a modern facility in 2010/11 on the same site. Rudgate has won several awards, including CAMRA champion beer of Britain 2009 with Ruby Mild.
Address: 2 Centre Park, Marston Business Park, Tockwith York YO26 7QF
Phone: 01423 358382
Two friends, Mark and Darren, came together to create this brewery. “For us, brewing isn’t just about the end product, it’s about the process — the journey.”
Address: Unit 4, Millgate, Dantzic Street, Manchester M4 4JW
Phone: 0161 832 2628