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
This brewery, opened in 2006, prides itself on being chemical free. Beers are all bottled conditioned.
Address: New Barn Farm, Old Buckenham, Attlebrough, Norfolk NR17 1PF
Phone: 01953 887133
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, Londonderry BT47 6FA
Phone: 012871 343336
Wander Beyond Brewing
Launched in 2017, Wander Beyond is inspired by the outdoors and a love for adventure.
Address: 98 North Western Street, Manchester M12 6JL
A 12-barrel brewery in Kent, set up by James Sandy in 2009. There are eight regular ales and ten seasonals and specials.
Address: The Kent Barn, St Nicholas Court Farm, Court Road, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent CT7 0PT
Phone: 01227 910135
Ward and Houldsworth
A small, independent brewery, with many years of brewing eperience. Bottled and cask beers are produced.
Address: c/o 62 Drakehouse Lane West, Beighton, Sheffield S20 1FX
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.
Address: The Bakehouse Brewery, Queen Street, Cubbington, Royal Leamington Spa. Warwickshire CV32 7LW
Phone: 01926 450747
So called because the founders left the day job and university degrees behind to start a brewery. There is a canned core range and limited edition seasonals.
Address: Unit 11, Sawmill Yard, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
A brewery attached to Brighton and Hove’s first micropub.
Address: 84 Goldstone Villas, Hove BN3 3RU
Phone: 01273 776307
Watling Street Beer
Traditional brewing with a modern twist, inspired by the oldest and longest road in England.
Address: 8 Triumph Trading Estate, Tariff Road, Tottenham, London N17 0EB
Phone: 07713 841936
Singular beers, unfined and unfiltered, brewed by hand in Old Heath, Colchester. Established in 2016.
Address: 54 Old Heath Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 2HD
Phone: 07804 641267
A microbrewery attached to the Magnet Inn, set up in 2014.
Address: 51 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 1HJ
Phone: 0161 429 6287
Watts & Co
A small-batch brewer in Suffolk, making beer just once a month.
Waveney Brewing Co
A five-barrel brewery attached to the Queen’s Head pub.
Address: Station Road, Earsham, Norfolk NR35 2TS
Phone: 01986 892623
Way Outback Brewing Co
A microbrewery and taproom run by one man and his dog.
Address: 144 Seaborne Road, Southbourne, Dorset BH5 2HZ
Phone: 01202 242030
Weal Ales Brewery
An award-winning microbrewery, run by a husband and wife team. The six-barrel brewery has one pub.
Address: Unit 6 Newpark Business Park, London Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7HT
Phone: 01782 565635
A brewery attached to the Hare and Hounds pub, established in 2010.
Address: 24 Front Street, Westgate DL13 1RX
Phone: 01388 517212
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
Weatheroak Hill Brewery
A brewery attached to the Coach and Horses pub, Weatheroak Hill.
Address: Weatheroak Hill, Worcestershire B48 7EA
Phone: 01564 823386
A microbrewery established next to a pub in 2014.
Address: Graham’s Place, 73 Bridgnorth Road, Wollaston DY8 3PZ
Phone: 01384 44315
A family business established in 1992 by Adrian Slate and Roger Langford in a barn. There was a move to a 30-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.
Address: Unit 5, Boston Business Park, Trumpers Way, Hanwell, London W7 2QA
Phone: 0203 645 2711
Weird Sisters Brewery
Beers and brewing times are aligned with the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the wheel of the year.
Address: 24 Timworth Heath Cottages, Great Barton, Suffolk IP31 2QH
Phone: 07827 923923
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
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
After some experimental home brewing, 30 years of combined brewing, and a great deal of sampling, Welland Brewery is now a working microbrewery, run by three beer-loving individuals.
Address: Welland House, Cradge Bank, Spalding PE11 3AN
Phone: 07732 033702 / 07383 741787
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 Mulberry Trading Estate, Foundry Lane, Horsham RH13 5PX
Phone: 01403 242901
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, producing a wide range of real ales.
Address: Unit 4 Badger Court, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5BF
Phone: 01969 622463
Weobley Brewing Co
Reviving a centuries old tradition of brewing in Weobley. Beers are widely distributed throughout Herefordshire.
Address: Portland Street, Weobley, Hereford HR4 8SB
Phone: 07493 269189
An American brewery in London, launched in 2020.
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 Coast Rock Brewing Co
A Blackpool brewpub, opened in 2017.
Address: 1887 The Brewroom, 137 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 3NX
Phone: 01253 319165
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
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: Beggars Lane, Westerham TN16 1QP
Phone: 01732 864427
A one-barrel brewery established in 2015 in Kendal, Cumbria.
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
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
A ten-barrel microbrewery in redundant farm buildings, set up by Giles Litchfield in 1993.
Address: Whim Farm, Hartington, Buxton SK17 0AX
Phone: 01298 84991
Attached to the Dog Inn, Nether Whitacre, and established in 2017.
Address: The Dog Inn, Dog Lane, Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire B46 2DU
Phone: 01675 481318
Home brewers who scaled up to a microbrewery in 2013. Beers are found in pubs in Whitby and the surrounding villages.
Address: East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4JR
Phone: 01947 228871
White Hart Brewery
The brewery was established in 2016. Halstead Bitter and Golden Hart are served all year round, while Colne Valley Stout, Templar, and Market Hill Mild are served seasonally.
Address: 15 High Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 2AA
Phone: 01787 475657
White Horse Brewery
Established in 2004, the brewery’s beers are found across Oxfordshire and further afield.
Address: 3 Ware Road, White Horse Business Park, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire SN7 8NY
Phone: 01367 718700
White Rabbit Brewery
The brewery, established in 2019, shares premises with Cannon Royall Brewery.
Address: Unit 15A Weston Industrial Estate, Honeybourne, Evesham WR11 7QB
White Rose Brewery
Established in 2007, the brewery initially shared premises with other brewers, then got its own site in 2018.
Address: 7 Doncaster Road, Mexborough S64 0HL
Phone: 0114 246 6334
Whitefaced Beer Co
A home-based commercial brewer, making both keg and cask beers.
Address: c/o 24 Ashfield Close, Penistone, South Yorkshire S36 6EY
Phone: 07894 532456
A multi-award-winning Northern Irish brewery, established on a fifth generation family farm in 1996.
Address: Lakeside Brae, Clarkhill Road, Castlewellan, County Down, Northern Ireland BT31 9RH
Phone: 028 437 78900
Whitley Bay Brewing Co
A five-barrel brewery, opened in 2016, also with a taproom.
Address: 2 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RG
Phone: 07392 823480
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
Why Not Brewery
Established in 2005, the brewery has grown from a one-and-a-half-barrel set-up and moved to bigger premises.
Address: 27 Redfern Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 9RB
Phone: 01603 300786
Brewing award-winning beers, lagers, and ciders in Essex since 1991. There’s an onsite shop, micropub, and kitchen.
Address: Goldsands Road, Southminster, Essex CM0 7JW
Phone: 01621 772044
Wickham House Brewery
A small brewery on the north Lincolnshire coast, opened in 2019.
Address: Wickham House, Church Lane, Conishole, Lincolnshire LN11 7LX
Phone: 07817 467303
Wickwar Brewing Co
This brewery was set up in 1990 by a trio of Bristol landlords. Moles Breweryand pubs were acquired in 2017.
Address: Wickwar Brewing Co, The Old Brewery, Station Road, Wickwar, Gloucestershire GL12 8NB
Phone: 01454 292000
Established in 2006 as All Gates Brewery, it became Wigan Brewhouse in 2017. It is in a fully restored, 19th century, grade II listed, tower brewery.
Address: The Old Brewery, Brewery Yard, Off Wallgate, Wigan WN1 1JU
Phone: 01942 234976
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 Boar Brewery
A brewery within a luxury hotel, set up in 2013.
Address: The Wild Boar, Windemere LA23 3NF
Phone: 01539 445225
Wild Card Brewery
Founded in 2012, Wild Card serves its beer at its two taprooms, as well as many venues around the country.
Address: Unit 2, Lockwood Way, Walthamstow, London E17 5RB
Phone: 0208 935 5560
Wild Horse Brewing Co
A modern brewery, inspired by US beers, established in 2015.
Address: Unit 4, Cae Bach, Builder Street, 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
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
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.
Farmhouse, seasonal, and barrel-aged beers from Pwys.
Address: Unit 54 Mochdre Industrial Estate, Newton, Powys SY16 4LE
Phone: 01686 449020
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
A five-barrel brewery opened in 1989.
Address: 17 High Cliff Road, Cleethorpes DN35 8RQ
Phone: 01472 602145
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
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
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
Windmill Hill Brewing Co
A one-barrel brewery making small-batch beers.
Address: 11 Williams Rad, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1UR
Phone: 01926 355450
Windsor and Eton
Launched on March 1st, 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.
Address: Unit B, 13 Coulardbank Industrial Estate, Lossiemouth, Moray IV31 6NG
Phone: 01343 814310
A four-barrel brewpub, opened in 2011.
Address: The Volunteer Inn, Seavington St Michael, Somerset TA19 0QE
Phone: 01460 240126
A brewery with a pub, huely proud of its roots in East Lothian.
Address: Implement Road, West Barns, Dunbar EH41 1UN
Wintrip Brew Co
Also known as the Three Shires Brewery. Established in 2014.
Phone: 01905 612808
Address: 7 Copenhagen Street, Worcester WR1 2HB
Wiper and True
Wiper and True, establihed in 2013, started brewing because they love beer and want more people to enjoy it. There is a 20-barrel plant. Barrel-aged beer is a specialism, but there is a full range of brews.
Address: 2-8 York Street, Bristol BS2 9XT
Phone: 0117 9412 501
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
Originally brewing on a half-barrel kit, since 2015 Witham has been using space capacity at the Red Fox Brewery.
Address: c/o The Chicken Sheds, Upp Hall Farm, Salmons Lane, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RY
Phone: 01376 563123
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
Established in 2003, the brewery got a new owner in 2017. Beers are available in local pubs.
Address: Lundy View, Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8PY
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
A family business, founded in 2003 by arable farmers Tom and Gill Mellor. They grown their own barley and have theirown borehole.
Address: Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 3HS
Phone: 01723 892222
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
One of the first of the new wave of microbreweries in the 1980s, brewing up to 20 different ales each year. Beers are sold in the Midlands, Wales, The Potteries and even the Home Counties.
Address: The Plough, Wistanstow, Shropshire SY7 8DG
Phone: 01588 673251
Woodcote Manor Brewing Co
Beers made in Bromsgrove using local hops and grains.
Address: Kidderminster Road, Dodford, Worcestershire B619DY
Phone: 07779 166174
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.
Address: Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales, Broadland Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norwich NR13 6SW
Phone: 01736 740375
Wooha Brewing Company
Traditional ales and lager with modern twists, from a new Scottish brewery. Larger premises were needed in 2017.
Address: Upper Hempriggs Farm, Kinloss IV36 2UB
Phone: 01667 459929
Woolybutt Brew Shed
A two-barrel brewery making limited edition beers, as well as a flagship Brew 31 English Pale Ale.
Address: 31 Alexandra Road, Hull HU5 1DL
Phone: 07966 511242
Worcester Brewing Co
A six barrel brewery making use of British hops.
Address: Arch 49, Cherry Tree Walk, Worcester WR1 3BH
Phone: 07905 221326
Working Hand Brewery
A brewery based at the Three Horseshoes pub, in Leamside. It was originally called the Leamside Ale Co, but changed its name in 2016. There is a 2.5-barrel brewery.
Address: Leamside Ale Co Ltd, The Three Horsehsoes, Pit House Lane, Leamside, County Durham DH4 6QQ
Phone: 0191 584 2394
A passion for flavour and a non-conformist spirit from this cuckoo brewery, established in 2018.
World’s End Ales
A one-barrel brewery attached to the Crown Inn, Pewsey. It was installed in 2009.
Address: 60 Wilcot Road, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5EL
Phone: 01672 562653
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.
Address: Unit 11 Siberia Mill, Holgate Street, Briercliffe, Burnkey BB10 2HQ
Phone: 07815 708289
A revived business in 2011, this is Britain’s oldest lager brand.
Address: 42 St George’s Crescent, Wrexham LL13 8DB
Wriggle Valley Brewery
“A small brewery makijg big beer”. There is a small taproom and shop.
Address: Units 3 and 4 The Sidings, Station Road, Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2SS
Phone: 01963 363343
Wriggly Monkey Brewery
Beer engineered for petrolheads. A small brewery based in an old motor workshop.
Address: Unit 131 The Motor Transport Yard, Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester OX27 8AL
Phone: 01869 246599
Wrong Side of the Tracks Bar
A commercial home-based brewery in London, established in 2019.
Established in 2015 at Pit Top Brewery, it changed its name in 2019.
Address: Unit 1 Wrytree Park, Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7JA
Part of Marston’s, its most famous beer is Hobgoblin.
Address: Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4DP
Phone: 01993 890800
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
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. There was another move in 2016 to a brewery with a 30-barrel plant.
Address: Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ
Phone: 0191 650 0651
Wylde Sky Brewing
Creating small batch beers, unfiltered, unfined, and unpasteurised.
Address: Unit 8A The Grip Industrial Estate, Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB21 4XN
Phone: 01223 778350