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Abbey Ales

Located in Bath, England. Produces a golden hoppy traditional best bitter called Bellringer.

Adnams Brewery

A traditional brewer of classic English beer. Information on the beer and brewery, plus recent TV commercials.

Arkell's Brewery

A Family brewery in Swindon since 1843, producing real ales from ingredients produced on Arkell's own farm. One of the finest examples of a Victorian steam brewery anywhere in the world.

Arran Brewery

Brewers of Light, Blonde and Dark cask and bottled ales. Visitor centre. Situated on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Aston Manor Brewery

Producer of ciders, ales, and lagers, located in Birmingham.

Badger Brewery

Brewers of traditional ales such as Tanglefoot and Badger Best. Bsed in Blandford St Mary, Dorset.

Barum Brewery

Brewery in Barnstaple, Devon, with a range of cask and bottled ales.

Batemans Brewery

Batemans of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire

Bathams Brewery

Small family brewery in Brierly Hill, West Midlands, established in 1877, and brewing a best bitter and mild ale.

Based in Salford, Greater Manchester. Offers news, beer list, tasting notes and contact details..

Belhaven Brewery

The official brewery web site. Scottish cask conditioned ales plus beers and lagers.

Black Sheep Brewery

Paul Theakston's (of Old Peculiar fame) new brewery, located in Masham, North Yorkshire. Produces draught and bottled traditional ales including Riggwelter, Yorkshire Square Ale and Black Sheep Best Bitter. Brewery Tour.

Brains Brewery

The national brewer of Wales, based in Cardiff. Includes details of the pubs, the beers and the brewing process.

Brakspear Brewery

Brewer of a wide variety of bottled and draught beers. Located in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Cains Brewery

Robert Cain's Liverpool based brewery producing a range of award winning draught, bottled and canned ales.

Large brewery in Edinburgh, producing a range of cask, bottled and canned beers.

Charles Wells

The largest independently owned, family run brewery in the country, (in Bedford), with a range of award-winning ales and lagers - principally Bombadier and Eagle Bitter. Also brews Red Stripe Lager, Kirin Lager Beer and Cobra under licence.

Cotleigh Brewery

One of the oldest and most successsful small breweries in the West Country, Located in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, brewing traditional beers for around 200 pubs in Somerset and Devon.

Dent Brewery

Brewers of traditional ales, in one of the remotest areas of Britain - Dent in the Yorkshire Dales. Three bottle/draught beers are regularly produced - Ramsbottom, T'owd Tup and Kamikaze.

Double Maxim Beer Company

The famous brand 'Double Maxim Brown Ale' has been purchased by two of the ex-directors of the former Vaux Brewery, who have now formed the Double Maxim Beer Company Ltd, based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

Everards Brewery Limited

Independent family owned brewery at Narborough, Leicester, brewing four cask conditioned ales for its large estate of pubs in the Leicester area. The best selling ale is Tiger Best Bitter.

Somerset's oldest brewery, at Wiveliscombe, brewing a range of cask conditioned and bottled ales.

Brewery owned by working-men's clubs, in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, producing a wide range of award winning beers and lagers, distributed throughout the UK and the continent.

Fuller Smith & Turner (Fullers)

Chiswick, London based independent brewers of a large range of real ales in cask, bottles and cans.

Gale's Brewery

George Gale and Co is a well established brewery based in Horndean, Hampshire. All 112 tied houses sell cask ale, and the free trade is also supplied. A wide range of ales, including 'Prize Old Ale' at 9% abv.

Goddards Brewery

15-barrel brewery based in Ryde, Isle of Wight, producing a range of award winning ales for distribution throughout the island.

Greene King Brewery

A leading pub retailer and brewer based in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk. Now owns the Ruddles (County) and Morland (Old Speckled Hen) brands. Owns 1600 pubs nearly all selling cask conditioned beer. Brewery tours and museum.

Harveys Brewery

Sussex's oldest independent brewery founded in 1790 and still brewing traditional draught 'Sussex' beers. Based in Lewes, East Sussex. Online shopping.

Hogs Back Brewery

Brewers of award winning daught and bottled ales in the new purpose built brewery at Tongham, Surrey. Brewery tours and shop. Online shopping. Beers include 'Hair of the Hog' and 'Rip Snorter'.

Hook Norton Brewery

Independent family brewers in Banbury, Oxfordshire, producing seven ales nearly all cask conditioned. Museum, shop and visitor centre. Much of the 150 year old equipment still in use, including a steam engine. Owns 39 pubs.

Hopback Brewery

Brewers of cask conditioned and bottle conditioned ales at Salisbury, Wiltshire. Brands include 'Summer Lighting' which has won many awards. Eight tied houses. Brewery tours.

Hydes Brewery

Independent family brewery in Manchester. Supplies cask ales to all but one of its 69 tied houses. Guided brewery tours.

J.W.Lees & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.

JWLees have been an independent brewery brewing in Manchester since 1828. Core brands are bitter, lager and cask ales.

Jennings Brothers

The Lake District brewer and pub operator. Traditional beers are produced at their brewery in Cockermouth, Cumbria, which also offers brewery tours.

Joseph Holt Ltd

Manchester based offering information on products, pubs, food, drink and news.

Kelham Island Brewery

Brewery in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - the City's largest remaining brewery, producing award winning cask conditioned, real ale. Beers include 'Pale Rider', 'Easy Rider', and 'Pride of Sheffield'.

Mauldons Brewery

Well established brewers based in Sudbury, Suffolk, and supplying the East Anglia area with traditional ales. Many awards including CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 1991/92 for 'Black Adder'.

Melbourn Brothers Brewery

Stamford, Lincolnshire. Historic brewery producing fruit beers using traditional brewing methods. The history, description of the production methods and contact details for purchasing.

Moles Brewery

Brewery established in 1982 in Melksham, Wiltshire, to brew traditional bitter, conditioned in the cask. 13 pubs are owned, 12 selling cask ale. Uses malted Maris Otter barley grown in Wiltshire.

Okells Brewery

The main brewery on the Isle of Man. Its history, the present modern brewery, a schedule of seasonal beers, tasting notes, tours of the brewery and branded merchandise.

Orkney Brewery

Brewery based at Stromness, Orkney, and brewing a fine range of cask, keg and bottled beers, including 'Dark Island', CAMRA Champion Beer of Scotland 2000 and 2nd place - Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2001.

Palmers Brewery

Britains old thatchewd brewery, in Bridport, Dorset. In operation since 1794, producing traditional ales for its 60 tenanted pubs and 100 free trade outlets. Also produce the bottle conditioned 'Palmers 200' and 'Tally Ho!'.

Ringwood Brewery

Originally a microbrewery, but now a small national brewer based in Ringwood, Hampshire. Brewers of Best Bitter, Fortyniner, Old Thumper, Porter 4X, Boondoggle and 21 Not Out. Brewery tours.

Robinson's Brewery

Stockport, Cheshire brewery producing Robinson's and Hartley's traditional cask ales. Brewery tours.

Ruddles Brewing

Based in the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. Details of products, company history and contact details.

Samuel Smith's Brewery

Yorkshire's oldest brewery at Tadcaster, producing a wide variety of traditional ales, including organic beer and lager. Brewery Tours.

Shepherd Neame

Britains oldest brewer, a family business brewing in Faversham, Kent since 1698. Produces cask and bottled ales, including 'Bishop's Finger' and 'Spitfire', which was awarded the coveted Gold Medal at the prestigious International Brewing Industry Awards.

Smiles Brewing Co. Ltd.

Brewing traditional cask conditioned ales in the heart of Bristol in a traditional Victorian brewery. Produces cask, bottled and box beer. Shop and online shopping.

St Austell Brewery

Family brewery since 1851, based at St Austell, Cornwall, producing a range of cask ales. Supplied to 150 tied houses, and to the free trade. Visitor centre and brewery tours.

The Brakspear Brewing Company

Brew and sell the Brakspear beer brands. Contact and product details.

The Felinfoel Brewery Company

Family owned brewery at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, which is the oldest in Wales. Supplies cask ale to its own houses, and the free trade. Produces three cask and three smooth ales.

Thwaites Brewery

Long established family run brewery in Blackburn, Lancashire, producing cask, freeflow and keg beers. Contact details.

Timothy Taylor

Independent family owned producer of traditional cask ales since 1858, best known for its award winning 'Landlord' beer. Based in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Tollemache & Cobbold Brewery

A thriving independent brewery based in Ipswich, Suffolk, producing quality cask and bottled beers. Better known as Tolly Cobbold, it is one of the oldest brewers in the country. Brewery tours.

Brewery within Traquair Castle, Innerleithen, Scotland, producing strong traditional draught and bottled beers - including the award winning Traquair House Ale (7.2% ABV).

Ventnor Brewery

The brewery at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, has been brewing traditional ales since 1840, using natural spring water which emanates from the rocks above Ventnor. 'Oyster Stout' currently accounts for a large proportion of the cask and bottle sales for the brew

Worth Brewery

Information on a small independent brewery, their beers, and outlets.

Wychwood Brewery

Hobgoblin pubs and Wychwood brewery.

Young & Co's Brewery

Britain's oldest brewery at Wandsworth, South London, where beer has been brewed since 1581. Produces a range of cask and bottled ales, available at more than 1000 free trade outlets throughout the country. Brewery tours, branded merchandise and pub infor

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