Previously Sonnet 43 Brewhouse, producing craft beer inspired by its local history and culture. The purpose-built site operates a ‘for the love of beer’ philosophy and uses only the best ingredients and traditional brewing methods to produce a range of high-quality beers.
Address: Sonnet 43 Brew House, Durham Road, Coxhoe, County Durham DH6 4HX
Phone: 0191 377 3039
A new brewery for 2013, located at the home of a former barrel maker for famous Norfolk brewers Steward & Patteson. Find out more of this tale on the brewery website. The ten-barrel brewery is in a new purpose-built building.
Address: Drayton Lane, Horsford, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 3AN
Phone: 01603 890584 / 07552 300768 / 07884 455425
Sadler’s was re-opened in 2004 by John and Chris Sadler, the original brewery having been established in Windsor in 1900 and running until 1927. There is a tap house next to the brewery.
Address: 7 Stourbridge Road, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 7DG
Phone: 01384 895230
Established on a farm in 2006, the brewery produces “heritage ales with a contemporary twist”.
Address: The Cartshed,Parsonage Farm, Henham, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 6AN
Phone: 01279 850923 / 07980 972067
A nautical themed brewery that draws on the Irish craft brewing tradition.
Address: 155-157 Donegal Pass, Belfast BT7 1DT
Salamander Brewing Company
Bradford’s longest established brewery, selling ales nationwide.
Address: 22 Harry Street, Dudley Hill, Tong, Bradford BD4 9PH
Phone: 01274 652323
Salcombe Brewery Co
In operation since 2016, succeeding Quercus Brewery in the South Devon town.
Address: Estuary View, Ledstone Cross, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4BL
Phone: 01548 854888
Salopian Brewing Co
Salopian Brewery was launch in 1995 at The Old Dairy on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. The plant has been expanded twice to keep up with demand and now produces some 80 barrels a week.
Address: Salopian Brewing Co Ltd, 67 Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8UQ
Phone: 01743 248414
Set in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, this multi-award-winning brewery was established in 2005 and is dedicated to making beer using traditional methods and the finest ingredients.
Address: The Brewery, County Works, Dockfield Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 7AR
Phone: 01274 595010
Sambrook’s was founded in Battersea, London, in 2008 by Duncan Sambrook and has grown quickly to become an established UK micro brewer with a reputation for quality. He and co-founder, David Welsh, transformed a warehouse in Battersea into a 20-barrel brewery. David is the previous managing director of the Ringwood Brewery and has been brewing for over 30 years. To keep up with demand for its products, Sambrook’s expanded its production by 25% in 2012, allowing the team to brew 50,000 pints a week. The brewery has also expanded to add a new bar and shop to the existing site, opening up access for members of the public to enjoy a pint at the newly opened Boadicea Bar.
Address: Units 1 & 2 Yelverton Road, Battersea, London SW11 3QG
Phone: 0207 228 0598
Samuels Brewing Co
A Belfast-based craft beer producer, taking influence from some of the best brewing and flavour traditions from around the world.
Address: Blick Studios, 46 Hill Street, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LB
Phone: 02896 009145
Sarah Hughes Brewery
The brewery started behind the Beacon Hotel, Sedgley, in the 1860s. Sarah Hughes bought the brewery in 1921 and started to brew the now famous eponymous mild. The brewery was idle for 30 years until production started again in 1987 by Sarah’s grandson, John Hughes.
Address: Beacon Hotel, 129 Bilston Street, Sedgley, Dudley DY3 1JE
Phone: 01902 883380
There’s a literary theme to the beers brewed here, the people behind the brewery being as passionate about books as they are about beer. The five-barrel brewery was launched in 2014.
Address: 7 Lime Grove, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7GF
Phone: 07834 455420 / 07970 272383 / 07914 758226
A brewhouse, tap and eatery with unfiltered and unpasteurised beers served directly from the tank.
Address: 178 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SQ
Phone: 01143 999 888
Serious Brewing Co
A husband and wife team, Ken and Jenny Lynch, operating a six-barrel brewery in Rochdale and producing Belgian-influenced beers.
Address: Unit C5, Fieldhouse Industrial Estate, Fieldhouse Road, Rochdale OL12 0AA
Settle Brewery and Nine Standards Craft Ale ranges are produced from the award-winning nrewery, launched in December 2012.
Address: Unit 8, The Sidings, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9RP
Phone: 01729 824936
Seven Bro7hers Brewery
The seven brothers in question are the sons of a brewing-mad father. He has been a massive influence on the brothers behind this modern brewery.
Address: 33 Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 1DS
Phone: 0161 6379929
Seven Sisters Brewery
A Bermondsey, Londeon venture that started in the kitchen of a one-bed flat in Islington.
An independent, locally owned brewery on the edge of the Cotswolds, aiming to create cassic and unique British beers from only the finest ingredients.
Address: Tortworth Business Park, Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 8HQ
Phone: 01453 764170
Shardlow Brewing Co
The company makes traditional cask ales as well as supplying a variety of ciders.
Address: Shardlow Brewing Co Ltd, The Old Brewery Stables, British Waterways Yard, Cavendish Bridge, Leicestershire
Phone: 01332 799188
Cask and bottled beers made in Essex.
Phone: 07749 658512
Founded in 1994 by businessman Bill Sharp, it has since been sold twice, in 2011 to global giant Molson Coors. Head brewer Stuart Howe, who had been with the company several years, stayed on through the change, but he has since moved to Butcmbe Brewery. Sharp’s beer is brewed exclusively using just British malted barley, whole hop flowers, Sharp’s own yeast and Cornish water. The brewery at Rock is one of the UK’s most sustainable and is an industry leader with water to beer conversion ratio of just 2.8 litres per litre of beer.
Address: Rock, Cornwall PL27 6NU
Phone: 01208 862121
Founded by brewer and chemist, Dr George Cathcart, the company employs age-old-brewing methods.
Address: 178 Derrylin Road, Bellanaleck, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT92 2BA
Phone: 07730 432232
Sheffield Brewery Co
Forged in Sheffield in 2007, this brewery delivers throughout the South Yorkshire region, and further afield. There is a brewery tap, the Gardener’s Rest, in Sheffield.
Address: Sheffield Brewery Co Ltd, Unit 111, JC Albyn Complex, Burton Road, Sheffield S3 8BT
Phone: 0114 272 7256
Shepherd Neame is the oldest continuous brewer in the country, in business since 1698, while some records show brewing having taken place on the site in the 12th century. These days the company is a major regional with 360 tied pubs and some 2,000 other customers supplied. Local ingredients are used in the brewing, and there is a small micro-plant for short run brews.
Address: The Faversham Brewery, 17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AX
Phone: 01795 532206
Sherfield Village Brewery
Brewing commenced on a farm in 2011, using a five-barrel plant. As well as traditional British bitters and stouts, the brewery makes extensive use of New World hops. The beers are unfined and vegan.
Address: Goddards Farm, Goddards Lane, Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0EL
Phone: 07906 060429
Shindigger Brewing Co
Gypsy brewers who have come to the industry via the home brewing route.
Address: 170 Vie Building, 185 Water Street, Manchester M3 4JU
Shiny Brewing Co
A brewery attached to a Derby pub, with brewing getting under way in 2012.
Address: Furnace Inn, 9 Duke Street, Derby DE1 3BX
Phone: 01332 385981
Ship Inn Brewery
A brewery at the Ship Inn, Newton, Northumberland, which started production in 2008. The brewery has made the pub self-sufficient in real ale, with beer travelling ten feet from brewery to cellar! Fourteen different beers are produced, with 12 in constant rotation.
Address: The Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3EL
Phone: 01665 576262
One of Nottingham’s biggest names in brewing has returned in a new incarnation. It has been brought back by former AB InBev man Richard Neale, with help from brewer Colin Brown, a former Shipstone’s brewer, who himself owns Belvoir Brewery.
Phone: 0115 871 6477
Shortts Farm Brewery
Matt Hammond launched this brewery in 2012, on the farm where his family has worked for more than a century. The five-barrel brewery came from Hunter’s Brewery, in Devon, where Matt trained.
Address: Shortts Farm, Thorndon, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7LS
Phone: 07900 268100
Shottle Farm Brewery
Located in farm buildings near Belper, the brewery has an on-site micropub.
Address: Shottle, Belper DE56 2DT
Phone: 01773 550056
This brewery was set up to get good quality beer into gig venues. The beers are music inspired and there are regular artist collaborations.
Address: Unit 25, Leyton Business Centre, Etloe Road, London E10 7BT
Phone: 0207 684 4664
Silver Street Brewing Co
A brewery within the Clarence Hotel, Bury.
Address: The Clarence Hotel, 2 Silver Street, Bury, Greater Manchester BL9 0EX
Phone: 0161 763 9399
Simpsons Fine Ales
A brewery in a village pub, set up in spring 2013.
Address: The White Swan, Eardisland, Leominster HR6 9BD
Phone: 01544 388635
Siren Craft Brew
Modern craft beers packed with taste from this innovative contemporary brewery. Siren head brewer Ryan Witter-Merithew worked previously at Duck Rabbit Brewery, in North Carolina, USA, then Denmark’s Fanø Bryghus. The first brews were launched in March 2013. A bottling line was installed in 2014.
Address: Unit 1, Weller Drive, Finchampstead, Berkshire RG40 4QZ
Phone: 0118 973 0929
Established in 2009, Sixpenny Brewery makes a range of award-winning draught beers and has just launched the first of a range of bottled beers. Pubs are supplied in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. A mini pub, the Sixpenny Tap, is attached to the brewery and has a listing in the 2013 Good Beer Guide.
Address: The Dairy Building, Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset SP5 5NU
Phone: 01725 762006
Folklore abounds in the marketing of Skinner’s Cornish beers, which were first supped in 1997. Steve Skinner heads a successful Cornish business whose beers are seen throughout the county and nationwide too via good wholesale distribution. Look out too for Betty Stogs who often makes personal appearances at beer festivals and other events. The brewery has a 25-barrel plant, a good beer shop and well presented visitor centre.
Address: Riverside, Newham Road, Truro TR1 2DP
Phone: 01872 271885
Formerly known as Eccleshall Brewery, the business was established in 1995 by Ged and Moyra Slater, behind the George Hotel in Eccleshall. Increased demand prompted a move to new premises in 2004 and the plant has grown from ten to 30 barrels in recent years. The brewery has won many awards, most notably Supreme taking bronze in the best bitter category of Champion Beer of Britain twice.
Address: Slater’s Ales Ltd, St Albans Road, Common Road Industrial Estate, Stafford ST16 3DR
Phone: 01785 257976
Small Beer Brew Co
A brewery created by James Grundy and Felix James to create a great tasting, low-alcohol beer. Beers are lagered for a minimum of six weeks, and the brewery is ‘dry floor’, meaning a dramatic reduction in water usage.
Address: 70-72 Verney Road, London SE16 3DH
Small World Beers
Set up in 2014 by brewing enthusiasts Dave Hill and Pete Forder.
Address: Unit 10, Barncliffe Business Park, Near Bank, Shelley, West Yorkshire HD8 8LU
Phone: 01484 602805
“Three beer-loving geeks brewing on a 2,5-barrel pant.”
Phone: 07810 365701
A new brewery in 2014, specialising in modern beers abstracted from classic Belgan styles. The owners are Roman Hochuli and JP Hussey.
Well known for working with Island Records to create Session IPA and Jamaica Porter.
South Hams Brewery
Originally known as Sutton Brewing, the business moved to its present site in 2003. There is a ten-barrel plant.
Address: Stokeley Barton Barns, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2SE
Phone: 01548 581151
South Lakes Brewing Co
Address: Unit 30, Ulverston Auction Mart, North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 9AU
Phone: 07795 363523
Southsea Brewing Co
A brewery with shop producing unfiltered and unpasteurised beers.
The brewery was founded in 2014 by Peter Jackson, a North East man with more than 30 years’ brewing industry experience, along with lifelong drinking partner Andy Nicol. Sean Franklin, formerly of Rooster’s, gave advice on recipes.
Address: 40 Druid Street, London SE1 2EZ
Phone: 0203 302 4190
Speyside Craft Brewery
Home brewer Seb Jones’ interested in brewing was rekindled after studying chemistry at Aberdeen university. He has undergone the Brewlab course in Sunderland and received valuable advice from business support organisations in Scotland, including the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust. “I have noticed that the mention of beer brings out the best in people,” says Seb on his website.
Address: 2 Greshop Road, Forres, Moray IV36 2GU
Phone: 01309 358082 / 07854 053277
Squawk Brewing Co
An experimental craft brewery in Manchester, set up in 2013 by Oliver Turton.
Address: Unit 4, Tonge Street, Ardwick Manchester M12 6LY
Phone: 07590 387559
St Andrews Brewing Co
A two-and-a-half-barrel brewery with associated tap house. The beers are also hand bottled.
Address: Unit 4, Food Resource Base, Faraday Road, Glenrothes, Kife KY6 2RU
Phone: 07879 399441
St Austell Brewery
Established by businessman Walter Hicks in 1851, St Austell is now a major regional brewer, with an estate of more than 170 pubs throughout the West Country. The brewery is still run by descendents of Hicks. Head brewer Roger Ryman joined the company in 1999 and revived and grew a tired range of beers into a sparkling, award-winning portfolio. In 2011 new plant was installed raising the brewing capacity to 150,000 pints a day, and enabling 24-hour production. Eighty per cent of the production is the brewery flagship brand, Tribute. In 2012 the company secured £40m of new funding to “explore future growth opportunities”. It is the South West’s largest wholesale distributor of beer, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks, serving more than 3,000 free trade accounts, from pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and other licensed outlets. The company employs up to 1,000 people, including part-time and seasonal staff.
Address: 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4BY
Phone: 0845 2411122
St Ives Brewery
Established in 2011 by former publican Marco Amura, the brewery finally has a home in 2016 after an initial period being contract brewed.
Address: Trewidden Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2BX
Phone: 01736 793467
St Mars of the Desert
A small family-owned brewery on a spot where old brewing tradition and modern savvy collide. Visit the licensed taproom and brewery, or hunt out the brews where great beer is sold.
Address: 90 Stevenson Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield, S93XG
Phone: 07365 222101
St Peter’s Brewery
A brewery created in 1996 in a range of agricultural buildings. English ingredients are used, with water from the brewery’s own deep bore hole. Fruit and honey are added to beers to create seasonal brews. There is a brewery pub, the Jerusalem Tavern, in Clerkenwell, London.
Address: St Peter’s Hall, St Peter South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1NQ
Phone: 01986 782322
A dinosaur-themed brewery currently using equipment at the Brewhouse and Kitchen, Portsmouth. Its bottled beers are bottle conditioned. An associated team of artists can create bespoke beer labels.
Address: Unit 3, St George’s Industrial Estate, Rodney Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 8SS
Phone: 023 9229 7033
A 22.5-barrel brewery in the centre of Sheffield using kit from the now demolished Oakwell Brewery in Barnsley.
Address: Unit 2, Oakham Drive, Sheffield S3 9QX
Phone: 0114 275 2788
Stannary Brewing Company
A new brewery for Tavistock, Devon, in 2016.
Address: Unit 5A, Pixon Trading Centre, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8DH
A small working brewery attached to an attractive manor house. After being idle for many years, the brewery has been resurrected by brewer Alex Pennycook.
Address: Stanway, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5PQ
Phone: 01386 584320
Steam Machine Brewing Company
A new brewery for 2015, established by former science teacher Nick Smith and his wife, Gulen. They are inspired by new world beers and wines.
Address: Unit 22, IES Centre, Horndale Avenue, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6DS
Phone: 07415 759945
Steamin’ Billy Brewing Co
Established in 1995 by brewer Bill Allingham and licensee Barry Lount, the company owns seven pubs. The pubs pride themselves on serving quality real ales, including a selection of the firm’s own. The beers are brewed at The Grainstore, in Oakham.
Address: 5 The Oval, Oadby, Leicestershire LE2 5JB
Phone: 0116 271 2616
Steel City Brewing
Steel City refer to themselves as a “cuckoo brewery”, using other artisan brewers’ kit to make their hoppy, modern-style beers. They do, however, have their own mini-kit for trail brews.
Address: c/o Little Ale Cart, The Wellington, 1 Henry Street, Sheffield S3 7EQ
An independent Edinburgh brewery, founded by Steve and Jo Stewart in 2004. The company has a 50-hectolitre Bavarian brew kit and employs 25 people. The brewery includes a brew-it-yourself Craft Beer Kitchen (the UK’s first) and an 18-tap Growler Fill Station.
Address: 26A Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Edinburgh EH20 9LZ
Phone: 0131 440 2442
Stockport Brewing Co
A new brewery in 2014, in an old warehouse building under Stockport viaduct. There is an eight-barrel plant.
Address: Arch 14, Heaton Lane, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 1AQ
Phone: 0161 477 1084
Stod Fold Brewing Co
A brewery formed by childhood friends Paul Harris and Angus Wood. They brew on a computer-controlled state-of-the-art ten-barrel plant. The company has an associated charitable trust which supports local organisations close to the founders’ and benefactors’ hearts.
Address: Stod Fold Brewing Co, Ogden, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX2 8XL
Phone: 01422 245951
The brewery was established in an old mill in 1984 by Tony Bunce. Dane Stig Anker Andersen took over the business in 1993. The brewery is designed on the principle of the old tower breweries, letting gravity do the work in moving the liquid around.
Address: Bunces Brewery, The Old Mill, Mill Road, Netheravon, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 9QB
Phone: 01980 670631
A small, family owned brewery, set up by Australian Shane Parr, who came to the UK in 2000. It’s a real family firm, with wife Alison, father-in-law Ian and brother-in-law Innes all involved in the business.
Address: Stonehouse Brewery Ltd, Stonehouse, Weston, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 9ES
Phone: 01691 676457
A brewery within the Strands Inn, established in 2007.
Address: The Strands Inn, Nether Wasdale, Cumbria CA20 1ET
Phone: 01946 726237
Stratford Upon Avon Brewery
A brewery established in 2013 by businessman Richard Williams. There is a brewery tap — the Norman Knight, in Whichford.
Address: Cliffe Cottage, Warwick Road, Stratford Upon Avon CV37 0NT
Phone: 07866 495232
A brewery based in an old mill dating back to the early 1800s. Many of the original mill features have been retained.
Address: Craigmill Brewery, Sandford Road, Strathaven ML10 6PB
Phone: 01357 520419
There’s a strong environmental ethos at the heart of this Ulverston Brewery, which makes use of 100% renewable energy. Even the casks are recyclable, and the spent grain makes local pigs happy.
Address: Stringers Beer, Unit 3, Lower Mill Business Park, Ulverston LA12 9EE
Phone: 01229 581387
The original Stroud Brewery was founded in 1760 and closed by Whitbread in 1969. In 2006, enthusiastic home brewer Greg Pilley revived the name and has gone on to enjoy an enthusiastic following with award-winning beers.
Address: Kingfisher Business Park, London Road, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2BY
Phone: 01453 887122
A student-run microbrewery based at Newcastle University. Launched in 2013, it operates a six-barrel plant.
Stubborn Mule Brewery
Stubborn Mule brews a range of beers built on a passion to find, understand, and explore beer and traditional brewing techniques. Available in casks, kegs, bottles, mini-kegs and, coming soon, cans (written in March 2019).
Address: Unit 2, Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham WA14 1LZ
Phone: 07730 515251
Local barley is used in Summerskills’ cask and bottled-conditioned beers. Spent grain goes to a local farmer.
Address: 15 Pomphlett Farm Industrial Estate, Broxton Drive, Billacombe, Plymouth PL9 7BG
Phone: 01752 481283
A two-barrel brewery set up by Nigel Poustie in 2012. The beers are short run, but multi award winning. Nigel’s wife, Faye, an illustrator, handles branding and artwork.
Phone: 07772 002437
Surrey Hills Brewery
The brewery opened in 2005 in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of Box Hill in Surrey; new plant was installed in 2011. The business has won a huge number of awards.
Address: Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA
Phone: 01306 883603
A Herefordshire cask ale brewery, set up by former Wye Valley brewer Jimmy Swan and launched in 2016.
Address: Unit 17, Leominster Rural Enterprise Centre, Brunel Road, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 oLX
Phone: 01568 617709