Breweries W

One of Britain’s great regional brewers, Wadworth was founded in 1875 and has a pub estate that spreads through the West Country, from Hampshire to Somerset and up to Worcestershire, 202 tenanted and 42 managed. The current management are descendents of John Bartholomew, who was the business partner of founder Henry Wadworth, who had no children. The Victorian tower brewery in Devizes is one of the most famous of its type, and Wadworth also boasts a cooper as well as horse-drawn drays for local deliveries.
Address: Northgate Brewery, Northgate Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1JW
Phone: 01380 723361

Waen Brewery
The brewery was established in 2009 by John Martin and Sue Hayward, after several successful years as home brewers. They work on a five-barrel plant.
Address: Unit 5, Penstrowed Enterprise Park, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SG
Phone: 01686 627042

Walled City Brewery
Providing locals and tourists with “a taste of the North West”, James Huey and his wife, Louise, provided Derry-Londonderry with its first brewery for more than 100 years when they opened in 2015.
Address: 70 Ebrington Square and Parade Ground, Derry-Londonderry BT47 6FA
Phone: 012871 343336

Walls County Town
A five-and-a-half-barrel brewery established in 2011.
Address: 2 Binks Close, Standard Way Business Park, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2YB
Phone: 01609 258226

Wander Beyond Brewing
Adventure and great beer
Address: 98 North Western Street, Manchester M12 6JL
Phone: 0161 661 3676

Wantsum Brewery
A 12-barrel brewery in Kent, set up by James Sandy in 2009. There are eight regular ales and ten seasonals and specials.
Address: Sparrows Way, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent CT3 4AL
Phone: 01227 714702

Warwickshire Beer Co
Production began in 1998 using a six-barrel plant. Cask and bottled beers are made for customers within a 60-mile radius, including Leicestershire, Birmingham and The Cotswolds. A beer is made for the organisers of Movember, which raises money towards men’s prostate cancer research.
Address: The Bakehouse Brewery, Queen Street, Cubbington, Royal Leamington Spa. Warwickshire CV32 7LW
Phone: 01926 450747

Watermill Brewing Co
An award-winning brewery in the Watermill Inn, perfectly positioned for touring the Lake District.
Address: Watermill Inn, Ings, Near Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9PY
Phone: 01539 821309

Watts & Co
A family business producing small batches of hand-made beer in the heart of Suffolk.
Address: Gardeners Road, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6RX

Weatheroak Brewery
Founded in 1998, the brewery was expanded in 2000 and oved to its current site in 2009.
Address: Unit 7, Victoria Works, Birmingham Road, Studley, Warwickshire B80 7AP
Phone: 0121 445 4411

Weetwood Ales
A family business established in 1992 by Adrian Slate and Roger Langford in a barn. There was a move to a 3o-barrel brewery on a new site in 2012, then in 2014 the business was sold to Phil McLaughlin and Laura Humby.
Address: The Brewery, Common Lane, Kelsall, Near Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0PY
Phone: 01829 752377

Weird Beard Brew Co
A pair of home brewing enthusiasts with big ambitions, based in London. Launched in 2011, already the brewery has picked up some awards.
Address: Unit 5, Boston Business Park, Trumpers Way, Hanwell, London W7 2QA
Phone: 0203 645 2711

Welbeck Abbey Brewery
A real ale brewery on an English country estate. Welbeck Abbey Village is a sustainable community of rural and creative industries, education and arts initiatives. The estate has its own spring water.
Address: Brewery Yard, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LT
Phone: 01909 512539

Weldon Brewery
A three-and-a-half-barrel microbrewery in a historic farm building in the heart of Northamptonshire.
Address: 12 Chapel Road, Weldon , Northamptonshire NN17 3HP
Phone: 01536 601016

The brewery was set up by Ray Welton, with associates Alistair Spence and Roger Wilton, in 1995, in a renovated milking parlour near Dorking. Over the year more than 150 specials have been brewed.
Address: 1 Rangers Lodge, Oakhill Road, Horsham RH13 5LF
Phone: 01403 242901

Wentworth Brewery
Independent Rotherham brewery Wentworth uses finest ingredients and spring water in its brews, and prides itself on excellent customer service.
Address: Wentworth Brewery, The Power House Gun Park, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62 7TF
Phone: 01226 747070

Wessex Brewery
Established in 2001, the brewery makes its own beers and contracts brews for some others.
Address: Rye Hill Farm, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire BA12 7DE
Phone: 01985 844532

A Glasgow brewery, with restaurant and bar, owned and run by a German, Petra Wetzel. Beers are brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law).
Address: Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AW
Phone: 0141 550 0135

West Berkshire Brewery
The founders started the brewery with an attitude that combined a passion for beer, a respect for the local community, and a disregard for convention. Since 1995, the brewery has been been consistently dedicated to quality, taking pride in everything it does and striving to build a sustainable future. Beers today range from the traditional Good Old Boy to the light and refreshing Renegade Lager.
Address: The Old Dairy, Frilsham Home Farm, Yattendon, Berkshire RG18 0XT
Phone: 01635 202968 / 01635 202638

West by Three Brewing Co
A small-batch craft microbrewery using the finest ingredients and Welsh water to make beer for bottles, kegs and casks.
Address: 19 St Luke’s Court, Swansea SA1 7ER
Phone: 01792 795645

West End Brewery
A Leicester brewpub with a to-and-a-half-barrel plant, opened in 2016.
Address: 68-70 Braunstone Gate, Leicester LE3 5LG
Phone: 07875 745302

Westerham Brewery
Established in 2004 by Robert Wicks, this firm brought brewing back to Westerham. Flavours of the old Black Eagle Brewery, which closed in 1965, have been revived. The yeast is re-cultured from the Black Eagle strain.
Address: Grange Farm, Pootings Road, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6SA
Phone: 01732 864427

Westwood Brewery
A microbrewery attached to the Lowes Arms, Denton.
Address: 301 Hyde Road, Denton, Manchester M34 3FF
Phone: 07530 608 578

Wetherby Brew Co
Bringing brewing back to Wetherby after an absence of almost 100 years, there is a microbrewery, bottle shop and taproom.
Address: York Road Estate, York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 7SU
Phone: 01937 584637

Whale Ale
The brewers believe in having fun (as their website proves), but also producing tasty beers and operating in an honest and open way. Potter the dog plays a key part in strategy.
Address: Whale Ale Ltd, The Brewery, Unit B5, Brailes Industrial Estate, Brailes OX15 5JW
Phone: 01608 686974

Wharfebank Brewery
An independent Yorkshire Brewery with a passion for great craft beer. The business has a good pedigree, with managing director Martin Kellaway a former sales director at Caledonian and master brewer Ian Smith former head brewer at Tetley’s.
Address: Unit 4, Pool Business Park, Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 1FD
Phone: 0113 284 2392

Wharfedale Brewery
Wharfedale Brewery was first established in Wetherby, Yorkshire, in the 1840s, closing after 100 years. The name re-appeared for four years in Grassington in 2003 before being resurrected again by a group of 16 friends and real ale enthusiasts further downstream in Ilkley town centre in 2012. The new Wharfedale Brewery forms an integral part of the Flying Duck, the area’s first brewpub, with the beer-making facilities housed in a barn at the back of the 18th century building.
Address: The Back Barn, 16 Church Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9DS
Phone: 01943 609587

White Dog Brewery
The seven-barrel brewery opened in 2012 with the capacity to brew about 2,000 pints a week. As well as brewing, co-owner Paul Burke also manufacturers brewing equipment for breweries of all sizes.
Address: White Dog Brewery Ltd, Unit 9, Sycamore House, Moorgreen Industrial Park, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3QU
Phone: 07984 935700 or 07789 267294

White Hart
A pretty, thatched brewpub. Visit the website for a video brewery tour.
Address: White Hart Thatched Inn and Brewery, Llanddarog, Carmarthen SA32 8NT
Phone: 01267 275395

White Rock Brewery
A microbrewery in Guernsey using locally sourced ingredients.
Phone: 07911 760302

Whitewater Brewery
A multi-award-winning Northern Irish brewery, established on a third generation family farm in 1996.
Address: Lakeside Brae, Clarkhill Road, Castlewellan, County Down, Northern Ireland BT31 9RH
Phone: 028 437 78900

Whitstable Brewery
The official brewery of the famous Whitstable Oyster Company. A strong brewing team is headed by Rafik Abidi.
Address: Little Telpits Farm, Woodcock Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AY
Phone: 01622 851007

Whittlebury Brewery
A brewery in a converted brewery, established in 2010. The beers are available in pubs around Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Address: Stable Store, Home Farm Business Park, Whittlebury, Northamptonshire NN12 8XS
Phone: 07812 366369

Whitworth Brewing Co
A family brewery launched in 2012, driven by a love of good beer and good pubs. First brew Sobriety proved enormously popular.
Address: 34 Dunard Road, Shirley, Solihull
Phone: 0121 347 6450

Wickwar Brewing Co
This brewery was set up in 1990 by a trio of Bristol landlords. Head brewer is Neil Challis, who has been with the company nearly all the way through. Brewing consultant Steve Calderbank was one head brewer at the now closed Morland Brewery, responsible for brewing original Old Speckled Hen.
Address: Wickwar Brewing Co, The Old Brewery, Station Road, Wickwar, Gloucestershire GL12 8NB
Phone: 01454 292000

Wild Beer Co
In the depths of Somerset, and inspired by Belgian brewers, Wild beer Co create brews using wild yeast, to critical acclaim. Since the brewery was founded in October 2012, the brewery has experimeneted with several different strains of yeast, meaning no two brews are exactly the same.
Address: Lower Westcombe Farm, Evercreech, Somerset BA4 6ER
Phone: 01749 838742 / 07968 721841

Wild Horse Brewing Company
This Welsh brewery started out on a tiny half-barrel plant, but is due to expand to new ten-barrel kit in 2016.
Address: Unit 4, Cae Bach, Builder St, Llandudno LL30 1DR
Phone: 01492 868 292

Wild Weather Ales
Established in 2012, the brewery makes beers in keg and cask, drawing inspiration from New World hops and German malting.
Address: Unit 19, Easter Park, Benyon Road, Silchester RG7 2PQ
Phone: 0118 970 837

Wilde Child Brewing Co
From homebrew in 2010, to a fully fledged craft brewery, owner Keir McAllister-Wilde makes beer for keg, cask and cans.
Phone: 07908419028

Wildcraft Brewery
Beers made with wild flora and some ingredients which the brewery grows itself. The brewery will exchange foraged ingredients or fruit for beer.
Address: Foragers’ Rest, Coltishall Road, Buxton, Norwich NR10 5JD
Phone: 01603 278054

Wildman Craft Beer Company
“Founded with a single purpose: to create great beer for Social Animals with a thirst for adventure (even if that hazardous feat is a trot down to your local; let’s be honest, it can get hairy).”

Wily Fox Brewery
Ales made with the finest ingredients, with a new beer every month.
Address: 1 Kellet Close, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 0LP
Phone: 01942 215525

Williams Bros
Bruce Williams launched the business in 1988, with Fraoch Heather Ale the main brew. After a couple of moves, the brewery has been settled in Alloa since 2004. Best local ingredients, including local malt and water, give the now wide range of beers their distinctive flavours.
Address: Williams Bros Brewing Co, New Alloa Brewery, Kelliebank, Alloa FK10 1NU
Phone: 01259 725511

Willy Good Beers
A family-run brewery set up by head brewer Will Southward in 2010, inspired by the hoppy brews of the United States.
Address: The Old Forge, Hartley Farm, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2JB
Phone: 07711 364202

Wimbledon Brewery
Opened in 2015, this brewery has former Fuller’s and Young’s brewer, Derek Prentice, at the helm. The 30-barrel plant produces modern and historic styles, and there is a shop and tap room.
Address: 8 College Fields, Prince George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 2PT
Phone: 0203 674 9786

Wincle Beer Company
The brewery was set up in 2008 in a redundant milking parlour on a working farm, in the Peak District National Park.
Address: Tolls Farm Barn, Dane Bridge, Wincle, Cheshire SK11 0QE
Phone: 01260 227777 / 01260 227555

Windsor and Eton
Launched on March 1, 2010, the brewery became the first in Windsor since the closure of Burge’s Brewery in 1931. The firm aims to make great cask beers, but also to have some fun along the way — the cartoons on its website are testament to this. The brewery supplies a number of pubs in the Berkshire and London area — the website has a comprehensive list of customers.
Address: Windsor & Eton Brewery, Duke Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1SE
Phone: 01753 854075

Windswept Brewing Co
Brewing started at Windswept in 2012, the brewery producing contemporary beers that are unfined, thereby suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It only too a year for the awards to start coming in though, with gold medals for APA and Wolf as the best strong bitter and best premium strong beer in Scotland in the SIBA awards. APA went on to win bronze in the SIBA national championships and was naed best new brewery in Scotland by RateBeer.
Address: Unit B, 13 Coulardbank Industrial Estate, Lossiemouth, Moray IV31 6NG
Phone: 01343 814310

Winster Valley Brewery
One of Cumbria’s newest and smallest breweries. Bitters and lagers are made.
Address: Brown Horse Inn, Winster, Cumbria LA23 3NR
Phone: 01539 443443

Wintrip Brew Co
Also known as the Three Shires Brewery.
Address: 7 Copenhagen Street, Worcester WR1 2HB

Wiper and True
Wiper and True, a new brewing company for 2013 based in Bristol, started brewing because they love beer and want more people to enjoy it. They learnt their craft from home brewing and aim to make extraordinary beer that challenges perceptions of what beer is and how it can be enjoyed. They are currently brewing at other people’s breweries until they find a permanent base.
Phone: 01179 412 501

Wishbone Brewery
Established in 2015, this modern brewery makes beers in both cask and keg.
Address: 2A Worth Bridge Industrial Estate, Chesham Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4LG
Phone: 01535 600412 / 07867 419445

A six-barrel brewhouse opened in 2016, after nearly 20 years of smaller-scale brewing. There are seasonal and limited edition runs of speciality beers.
Address: Unit 35, Old Mill Industrial Estate, Withnell, Lancashire PR5 6SY
Phone: 01254 830989

Wizard Brewing Company
With a belief in local business, Wizard supports local charities and is also taking on apprentices.
Address: Unit 4, Lundy View, Mullacott Business Park, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8PY
Phone: 01271 867260

Wobbly Brewing Co
They brew quality craft beer but also have a talent for the process fabrication of breweries and microbreweries. An associated company, AB Stainless, supplies stainless steel fixtures and fittings to the brewing trade.
Address: The Wobbly Brewing Company Ltd, Unit 22C, Beech Business Park, Tillington Road, Hereford HR4 9QJ
Phone: 01432 355496

Wold Top Brewery
They brew quality craft beer but also have a talent for the process fabrication of breweries and microbreweries. An associated company, AB Stainless, supplies stainless steel fixtures and fittings to the brewing trade.
Address: The Wobbly Brewing Company Ltd, Unit 22C, Beech Business Park, Tillington Road, Hereford HR4 9QJ
Phone: 01432 355496

Wolf Brewery
A multi-award-winning Norfolk brewery, established in 1995. The brewery has a shop and visitor centre.
Address: Decoy Farm, Norwich Road, Besthorpe, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2LA
Phone: 01953 457775

Wollaton Brewery Co
Address: Wollaton Brewery Co, Nottingham NG7 2BY
Phone: 07879 664702

One of the first of the new wave of microbreweries in the 1980s, brewing up to 20 different ales each year. Beers are soldin the Midlands, Wales, The Potteries and even the Home Counties.
Address: The Plough, Wistanstow, Shropshire SY7 8DG
Phone: 01588 673251

Wooden Hand Brewery
Wooden Hand was set up 2004, brewing a range of beers sold in Cornish pubs and shops. The brewery boasts an impressive bottling line which is utilised by a number of other brewers.
Address: Unit 3, Grampound Road Industrial Estate, Near Truro, Cornwall TR2 4TB
Phone: 01726 884596

Woodforde’s was founded in Drayton in 1981 by two members of the Homebrewers Society and was named after the famous Norfolk-born Parson Woodforde, who had a penchant for good food and real ale. Woodforde’s moved for the third time in 1989 to its present premises at Woodbastwick, near Norwich. The 60-barrel plant produces 20,000 barrels of beer a year, supplied to some 600 outlets. The brewery has its own bore hole on site with water from the private spring used in the brewing process.Head brewer Neil Bain was previously at the Highgate Brewery in the West Midlands.
Address: Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales, Broadland Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norwich NR13 6SW
Phone: 01736 740375

Woodman’s Wild Ale
A microbrewery incorporating foraged and wild ingredients into a seasonal range of beers. Stuart Woodman runs regular foraging sessions around Cornwall.
Address: Viaduct Works, Frog Hill, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7JW

Wooha Brewing Company
Traditional ales and lager with modern twists, from a new Scottish brewery.
Address: Unit 8A1, Balmakeith Business Park, Nairn IV22 5QR
Phone: 01667 459929

Worsthorne Brewing Co
A 5.5 barrel brewery launched in February 2011 by retired police officer Michael Whittaker. The brewery is based at Briercliffe, on the edge of the Penine Moors. A number of local pubs and beer festivals are supplied.
Phone: 07815 708289

WoW Brewery
A Hampshire start-up brewery, going through test brews during the second half of 2015.

Wye Valley Brewery
One of Britain’s leading independent breweries, it was established by Peter Amor in 1985 and has developed into a well-known, respected business. A new brewhouse was opened in 2013.
Address: Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire HR7 4HG
Phone: 01885 490505

Wylam Brewery
The brewery was established in 2000 on a 1,000-litre plant and upgraded to 3,500-litre kit in 2006, following a move to bespoke premises. The firm has expanded into bottling and kegging.
Address: Wylam Brewery Ltd, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0EZ
Phone: 01661 853377

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