Local Breweries 

Breweries Within Nottingham CAMRA’s Branch Area 

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Abstract Jungle
Unit 14, Bailey Brook Indstrial Estate, Amber Drive, Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire.  NG16 4BE
0748 184 9332

Basin City Brewers
33, Church Street, Old Basford, Nottingham. NG6 0GA
(0115) 942 2002

Beeston Hop Brewery
Gwenbrook Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham.   NG9 4BA

Bendigo Ales Limited
North Gate Place, Nottingham NG7 7JT
07906 310869

Black Iris
Unit 1, Shipstone Street, Nottingham. NG7 6GJ
(0115) 979 1936
07816 148 913
Black Iris began brewing in 2011 using a six-barrel plant behind the Flowerpot pub in Derby. The site
was previously used by the Headless Brewery. They relocated to Nottingham during 2015

Blue Monkey
10 Pentrich Road, Giltbrook Industrial Park, Giltbrook, NOTTINGHAM, NG16 2UZ
(0115) 938 5899 www.bluemonkeybrewery.com
Shop Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm
Blue Monkey was established in 2008 as a 10-barrel plant but moved in 2010 to a bigger site to meet increasing demand. It now brews up to
20,000 pints a week to supply more than 200 local outlets and selected national distributors. The name stems from a nickname for the blue flames
that used to rise from the chimneys of Stanton Ironworks, a prominent local foundry.
Castle Rock
Queensbridge Road, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 1NB
 (0115) 985 1615 www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Castle Rock was established in 1998. Since then capacity has steadily increased with the largest expansion taking place in 2010 which gave a total capacity of 360 barrels per week. Beers are distributed through its estate of 18 pubs and further afield through wholesalers. A different beer is brewed monthly to support the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and a unique Nottinghamian Celebration beer is brewed quarterly. A visitors’
centre opened in 2011.
Trentham Cottage, Boat Lane, Hoveringham. NG14 7JP
 (0115) 966 4933 www.caythorpebrewery.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Established in 1996 using a 2.5-barrel plant in a building at the rear of the Black Horse pub, the brewery upgraded to a six-barrel plant in 2010.
Unit 3 East Link Trading Estate, Private Road 2, Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG4 2JR
 (0115) 987 7500 www.flipsidebrewery.co.uk
Shop Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, closed Sun
Tours by arrangement
Andrew and Maggie Dunkin established their 6 barrel brewery in an industrial unit in Colwick in May 2010. With production at full capacity the brewery was expanded to 12 barrels in June 2013 and relocated to a larger adjacent unit. In 2012 Flipside opened the Flipping Good Beer Shop on Gedling, which also operates online and in 2014 opened their own brewery tap The Volunteer in nearby Carlton.
Full Mash
17 Lower Park Street, Stapleford, NOTTINGHAM, NG9 8EW
 (0115) 949 9262 www.fullmash.net
Brewing commenced in 2003, growing steadily with expansion in both capacity and outlets supplied. The core range is complemented by
regular seasonal and one-off brews.

Lincoln Green
Unit 5, Enterprise Park, Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, NOTTINGHAM, NG15 7SZ
 (0115) 963 4233 www.lincolngreenbrewing.co.uk
Anthony Hughes established the Lincoln Green Brewing Company in 2012 using a 10-barrel plant. Locally sourced ingredients are used to create five regular beers and, in addition, seasonal and special brews are available that link to local and national events. The brewery takes its name from the colour of dyed woollen cloth associated with the legend of Robin Hood.

Unit 4, Ashling Court, Ashling Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3JA
07419 991310
(0115) 9611556 www.magpiebrewery.com
Launched in 2006, this six-barrel plant only uses British hops and malt. The brewery maintain a large core range, plus seasonal and one-off beers. Bottle-conditioned beers are available.
Trent Navigation Inn, 17 Meadow Lane, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3HS
 (0115) 986 9877
07884 497219 www.navigationbrewery.com
Tours by arrangement
Brewing began in 2012 in the old stable block of the Trent Navigation Inn. The brewery is owned by sister company Great Northern Inns and supplies cask beers to the pubs in its estate with guest beers being provided by brewery swaps.
Plough Inn, 17 St Peter’s Street, Radford, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 3EN
 (0115) 942 2649
07815 073447 www.nottinghambrewery.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
The former owners of the Bramcote and Castle Rock Breweries re-established the Nottingham Brewery in 2000 in a purpose-built brewhouse
behind the Plough Inn. Philip Darby and Niven Balfour set out to revive the brands of the original Nottingham Brewery, closed by Whitbread in the
1950s, with a view to supplying local outlets within the LocAle ethos.
127 High Road, Chilwell, NOTTINGHAM, NG9 4AT
07801 539523 *alandenismonaghan@hotmail.com
Reality began brewing in 2010 in the unused space of an IT business, hence the pun on Real-ITy. Beers are themed around the brewery name and are available in select local outlets and nationally at beer festivals.
Robin Hood
Unit 3, Northgate Place, High Church Street, New Basford, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 7JT
07804 499462
Robin Hood began brewing in 2012, originally using spare capacity at another brewery. It moved to its own premises in 2013 using a 5.5-barrel plant producing the Robin Hood and His Outlaws range of beers. Seasonal and special beers are also available.
Scribblers Ales
7 Lime Grove, Stapleford  NOTTINGHAM, NG9 7GF 
0115 8751759
07970 272383 www.scribblers-ales.co.uk
Brewery established in January 2014 by two published authors, Richard Nettleton and Roger Frost, hence the name. The 4.5 barrel plant was constructed by the owners from old ice cream vessels, although the copper came from Grafton. Beer names will be based on classic book titles and bottle conditioned ales are planned.
Totally Brewed
Units 8&9, Fruit and Vegetable Market, Nottingham. NG2 3JJ
07702800639 www.totally-brewed.com
Opened in Spring 2014 producing artfully crafted beers in both cask and keg form utilising a 7 barrel plant previously used at White Dog brewery. A diverse range of hop-forward beers are planned including seasonal and one-off brews.
c/o Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2BY
07879 664702  wthewollatonbreweryco.co.uk
1,000 litre brewery that started production early in 2013 initially producing just bottle-conditioned beers. The introduction of cask or keg beers is to be considered in the future.

Other Local Breweries

Note – The Nottingham CAMRA LocAle scheme works by accrediting pubs that always stock at least one beers from a brewery within 20 miles of the pub door. The breweries listed below are all within 20 miles of at least one pub in the Nottingham Branch area but not all of these breweries will be LocAle to every pub, given the distances across our boundaries. For example any pub in Radcliffe on Trent is less than 20 miles from Grantham and so can include the Grantham Breweries within their LocAle suppliers but the pubs in the Nottingham City Centre can’t as Grantham is more than 20 miles away from them.

Unit 7 Outram Business Centre Whiteley Rd, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3QL
(01773) 512864 www.amberales.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Amber Ales began production in 2006 on a five-barrel plant. Five core beers and a range of experimental and seasonal ales are all available at the brewery tap, the Talbot Taphouse in Ripley. Around 50 outlets are supplied direct, further afield via distributors. Bottle-conditioned beers are available and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Ashleyhay Brewery 
New Buildings Farm, Taylors Lane, Asleyhay, Wirksworth DE4 4AH
07708 050 019

Ashover Brewery
1 Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield. S45 0EW. Main brewery Unit 1 Derby Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. S45 9AG
07803 708 526

Beardy Monkey
22 Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 1SG
07866 477 504

Belvoir Brewery
6B Woodhill Industries, Nottingham Lane, Old Dalby, Leics. LE14 3NQ
(01664) 823455 www.belvoirbrewery.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Belvoir (pronounced ’beaver’) Brewery was set up in 1995 by former Shipstone’s and Theakston’s
brewer Colin Brown. Long-term expansion has seen the introduction of a 20-barrel plant that can
produce 50 barrels a week. There is also a visitor centre incorporating brewery memorabilia, a bar,
restaurant and shop (open seven days a week). Around 150 outlets are supplied direct.

Black Market Brewery
43 High Street Warsop, Mansfield. Nottinghamshire.  NG20 0AB
(01623) 842105
07824 363373 or 07737 872215
Bottle Brook
10 Church Street, Kilburn, Belper, DERBYSHIRE, DE56 0LU
(01332) 880051
07971 189915
Sister brewery to Leadmill, Bottle Brook was established in 2005 using a 2.5-barrel plant on
a tower gravity system. New world hops are predominantly used. The core range of beers is
supplemented by one-off brews.
Brewster’s Brewing Co Ltd
Unit 5, Burnside, Turnpike Close, Grantham, LINCOLNSHIRE, NG31 7XU
 (01476) 566000 www.brewsters.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Brewster is the old English term for a female brewer and Sara Barton is a modern example.
Originally established in the Vale of Belvoir in 1998 and moving to Grantham in 2006, Brewsters produces a range of traditional and innovative beers with two regularly changing ranges; Wicked Women (4.8%) and WhimsicAles (4.0%).
Brunswick Brewery
1 Railway Terrace, DERBY, DE1 2RU
(01332) 290677 www.brunswickbrewingcompany.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Brunswick operates on a 10-barrel plant installed in 1991. It is still under the ownership of Everards, but now leased separately to the adjoining pub, the Brunswick Inn. The brewery is under the stewardship of head brewer, James Salmon. The adjoining pub is supplied, as well as free trade and the Everards estate. Seasonal and occasional beers are available.

Bumpmill Brewery
The Cottage, Hallfieldgate, Shirland, Alfreton. DE55 6AG
(01773) 830431
22 Jubilee Drive, Loughborough. Leicestershire. LE11 5XS
(01509) 218666

Coppice Side
Unit 3, Heanor Small Business Centre, Adams Close, Heanor, DERBYSHIRE, DE75 7FW
07790 305682
A five-barrel plant, Coppice Side was established in 2010. The site is shared with Leadmill Brewery although the two breweries are separate enterprises. Traditional English hops are used wherever possible. The brewery tap is the Butchers Arms in Langley.
Dancing Duck
1 John Cooper Buildings, Payne Street, DERBY, DE22 3AZ
(01332) 205582
07581 122122 www.dancingduckbrewery.com
Dancing Duck was established in 2010 by Rachel Mathews using a 10-barrel brew plant. Its name
comes from the local greeting ’ay up me duck’. The brewery operates two local pubs, the Exeter Arms
and the New Zealand Arms in Derby.
Masons Place Business Park, Nottingham Road, DERBY, DE21 6AQ
 (01332) 242888
07887 0556788 www.derbybrewing.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
A family-run microbrewery, established in 2004 in the old Masons Paintworks Varnish Shed by head brewer Trevor Harris, founder and former brewer at The Brunswick Inn, Derby (qv). The business has grown over the years and three pubs are now owned around Derby. More than 400 outlets are supplied including major retailers. In addition to the core range there are at least four new beers each month which includes the bi-monthly ’Brewers Choice’ range of beers.
Long Mill, Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DZ
(01332) 380199
07525 689095

Double Top
The Mallard, Station Approach, Worksop. S81 7AG
07973 521824

Draycott Brewing Co
Ladywood Lodge Farm, Spondon Road, Dale Abbey DE7 4PS    
07834 728540

24 Society Place, Normanton, DERBY, DE23 6UH
(01332) 342902
07947 242710 www.thefalstaffbrewery.co.uk
Attached to the Falstaff freehouse, the brewery dates from 1999 but was refurbished and reopened
in 2003 under new management. Themed special beers are produced all year round, including
exclusive specials for the Babington Arms, Derby.

Frontier Brewery
23 King Street, Derby DE1 3DZ
(0333) 003 5008
Chequers Inn, Toad Lane, Elston, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG23 5NS
 (01636) 525257 www.funfairbrewingcompany.co.uk
Funfair was launched in 2004 in Holbrook and is now situated at the Chequers Inn in Elston, where a new 10-barrel plant is used. The Chequers also serves as the brewery tap. More than 40 outlets are supplied. Seasonal beers: see website. Bottle-conditioned beers are available.

Gas Dog Brewery
Noel’s Arms, 31 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE                        
07921 260063
Willow Tree, Front Street, Barnby in the Willows, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG24 2SA
 (01636) 629003 www.willowtreebarnby.co.uk
Handley’s began brewing in 2011 on a 0.5-barrel plant installed behind the Willow Tree pub by owner Brett Handley. Beer is mostly sold in the pub but can be found at beer festivals and in other outlets if stocks permit.
Unit 4, Tomlinsons industrial estate, Alfreton Road, DERBY, DE21 4ED
07830 367125 www.hartshornsbrewery.com
Hartshorns began brewing in 2012 using a six-barrel plant installed by brothers Darren and Lindsey Hartshorn.

Instant Karma Brewing Co Ltd
The Ryneld Turnpyke, 4 John Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. S45 9NQ
(01246) 250366
Kings Clipstone
Keepers Bothy, Kings Clipstone, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG21 9BT
 (01623) 823589 www.kingsclipstonebrewery.co.uk
Located in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Kings Clipstone began brewing in 2012 using a five-barrel plant. Further beers plus seasonals are planned. Beers are available nationwide to freehouses, festivals and wholesale markets.

Langwith Brewery
Unit 16 Hermitage Way, Hermitage Way Industrial Estate NG18 5ES 
(01623) 740607

Landlocked Brewery
The Beehive, 151 Peasehill, Ripley DE5 3DN
07845 609585
Unit 3, Heanor Small Business Centre, Adams Close, Heanor, DERBYSHIRE, DE75 7SW
07971 189915
(01332) 883577
Set up in Selston in 1999, Leadmill moved to Denby in 2001 and again in 2010 to Heanor where it shares a site with Coppice Side Brewery. A sister brewery to Bottle Brook, the brewery tap is the Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse.

Little Bush Brewery
The Hollybush, 51 Brook Lane, Marehay, Ripley DE5 8JA
(01773) 570830

Littleover Brewery
Unit 9 Robinson Industrial Estate Shaftesbury Street, Derby, DE23 8NL
(01332) 987100
Unit A, Maythorne, Southwell, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG25 0RS
07811 193930
Tours by arrangement
Phil Mallard built and installed a two-barrel plant in a shed at his home and started brewing in 1995.
The brewery was taken over by Steve Hussey in 2010 and moved to its current address. There are
plans to expand the plant, increase the range of beers and introduce bottle-conditioned ales. Bespoke (house) and seasonal ales are available.
5 Breach Road, Marlpool, Heanor, DERBYSHIRE, DE75 7NJ
 (01773) 711285 www.marlpoolbrewing.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Marlpool was set up by brothers Andy and Chris McAuley in 2010 using a 2.5-barrel plant situated in an old slaughterhouse. The majority of the beer is sold through its own micro pub, built into the old butcher’s shop attached to the brewery. The remainder is usually supplied to pubs within a 10-mile radius. Seasonal beer: see website. Occasional bottle-conditioned beers are sold only at the micro pub.
North Laithes Farm, Wellow Road, Eakring, Newark, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG22 0AN
07971 277598 www.maypolebrewery.co.uk
The brewery opened in 1995 in a converted 18th-century farm building. After changing hands in 2001 it was bought by the former head brewer, Rob Neil, in 2005. Seasonal beers can be ordered at any time for beer festivals: see website for details and list.
Home Farm, New Road, Colston Bassett, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG12 3FQ
07552 798027 www.medievalbeers.co.uk
Medieval started production in 2012 in Nottingham and moved to its current site at Colston Bassett later that year. The 10-barrel plant is used to produce 45 casks a week.
Middle Earth
Rowditch Inn, 246 Uttoxeter Road, DERBY, DE22 3LL
07905 604230 
(01332) 248553 www.mebrewco.com
Set up in 2011, Middle Earth uses the 3.75-barrel plant based at the Rowditch Inn in Derby (also used
by the Rowditch Brewery). Steve Twells (the Rowditch brewer) established Middle Earth as a separate venture to utilise spare plant capacity to produce different brews for free trade sale. He has now employed someone to help with the brewing with the intention of increasing output as the customer base is developed.
Milestone Brewing Co Ltd
Great North Road, Cromwell, Newark. NG23 6JE
(01636) 822255 

Mr Grundy’s
Mr Grundy's Tavern, Ashbourne Road, Derby DE22 3AD  
 (01332) 340279 www.mrgrundysbrewery.co.uk
The brewery opened in 2010 using a four-barrel plant constructed from made to measure vessels to
fit into a converted bedroom. Beers are produced for the company’s own tavern (Mr Grundy’s) and
Unit 1, Enterprise Court, Manners Avenue, Manners Industrial Estate, Ilkeston, DERBYSHIRE, DE7 8EW
07916 590525 www.muirhousebrewery.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
Muirhouse was established in 2009 in a domestic garage in Long Eaton, it expanded in 2011 to an industrial unit in Ilkeston where brewing takes place up to four times a week. Bottle-conditioned
beers are available. The brewery tap is in Ilkeston.
Naked Brewer
Corner Pin, Palmerston Street, Westwood, NOTTINGHAM, NG16 5HY
07908 531901
Tours by arrangement
The brewery was set up in 2010 in a skittle alley behind the Corner Pin pub and can be viewed from the function room. Due to demand the skittle alley may need to be moved to allow for increased production. Beer is mainly brewed for the pub but is occasionally supplied to beer festivals or for swaps with other brewpubs.
77 William Street, Newark, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG24 1QU
07879 885000 www.newarkbrewery.co.uk
Newark Brewery was established in 2012 on the site of a former maltings using an eight-barrel plant. The bulk of production is supplied to local pubs.
Newby Wyke
Unit 24, Limesquare Business Park, Alma Park Road, Grantham, LINCOLNSHIRE, NG31 9SN
(01476) 565682 www.newbywyke.co.uk
Tours by arrangement
The brewery is named after a Hull trawler skippered by brewer Rob March’s grandfather. It started life in 1998 as a 2.5-barrel plant in a converted garage then moved to premises behind the Willoughby Arms, Little Bytham. In 2009 it moved back to Grantham with a brew length of 10 barrels. Seasonal beers: see website.
6 Hallam Way, West Hallam, DERBYSHIRE, DE7 6LA
0800 458 2460
Shop Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (by invite only); Sat 9am-5pm at Oakfield Farm (open to all)
Tours by arrangement
Nutbrook was established in 2007 on a one-barrel brewery in the owners’ garage. This was supplemented in 2010 with a six-barrel plant at Oakfield Farm, Stanley Common. Beers are brewed to order for domestic and corporate clients, and customers can design their own recipes. All beers are available bottle conditioned.
Old Sawley
White Lion, 352 Tamworth Road, Sawley, DERBYSHIRE, NG10 3AT
07722 311209
Old Sawley Brewing Company established in March 2013. 1/2 barrel plant upstairs at White Lion pub in Sawley, but 10 barrel micro-brewery at the rear of the pub expected to be in operation during 2015.. Supplies Midland beer festivals and two local pubs.
Heath Lane, Barkston Heath, Grantham, LINCOLNSHIRE, NG32 2DE
(01476) 572135 www.oldershawbrewery.com
Shop Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Tours by arrangement
Oldershaw Brewery has been brewing since 1997. Owned and run by Brewster Kathy Britton, it is a nine-barrel plant and brews in the region of 300,000 pints a year. The brewery produces around 25 different beers of varying styles. Seasonal and bottle-conditioned beers are available.

Parish Brewery
6 Main Street, Burrough on the Hill, Leics. LE14 2JQ

Pentrich Brewery
Unit B, Asher Lane Business Park, Asher Lane, Pentrich, Ripley DE5 3RB
(01773) 741700

Pickled Pig Brewery
Unit 5, Staunton Industrial Estate, Staunton in the Vale. NG13 9PE
07772 276624

Prior's Well
Unit 8, Block 21,Old Mill Lane Industrial Estate, Mansfield NG19 9BG

Q Brewery
16 The Ringway, Queniborough, LE7 3DL 
07762 300240

Raw Brewing Company Ltd
Unit 3 & 4 Silver House, Adelphi Way, Staveley, Chesterfield. S43 3LS.
(01246) 475445
07540 725945
Rowditch Inn, 246 Uttoxeter New Road, DERBY, DE22 3LL
(01332) 343123
The Rowditch Brewery was established in 2010 and is a four-barrel plant situated on the premises of the Rowditch pub. Various one-off and seasonal ales are periodically available.
The Old Brewery Stables, British Waterways Yard, Cavendish Bridge, LEICESTERSHIRE, DE72 2HL
(01332) 799188
07767 698305
Tours by arrangement
On a site associated with brewing since 1819, Shardlow delivers to more than 100 outlets throughout the East Midlands and is also one of the largest UK cider distributors. Reverend Eaton is named after a scion of the Eaton brewing family, Rector of Shardlow for 40 years. The brewery tap is the Blue Bell Inn at Melbourne, Derbyshire. Seasonal, bottle-conditioned beers and caskconditioned five-litre canned beer are also available. Prolific supplier of beers to local beer festivals.
, Unit 10, Old Hall Mill Business Centre, Little Eaton, Derby DE21 5EJ
(01332) 385981
After being made redundant, brewer Pedro Menon bought the Furnace Inn and installed a purpose built
5.5-barrel brewery at the rear. Brewing began in 2012 with a steady stream of different ales available at the Furnace Inn. Wider distribution is planned. All beers are named to fit the Shiny theme.

Shottle Farm Brewery
School House Farm, Lodge Lane, Shottle, Belper. Derbyshire. DE 56 2DS
(01773) 550056
07877 723075
Songbird/Neon Raptor Brewery (NEW)
Stumble Inn, 37 Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, DERBYSHIRE, NG10 1JF
(0115) 972 4529 www.songbirdbrewery.co.uk
Songbird was founded in 2013 by father and daughter, Martin and Samantha Dodsworth, using a two-barrel plant situated at the rear of the Stumble Inn. Production commenced in 2014.
John Thompson
Ingleby, Melbourne, DERBYSHIRE, DE73 7HW
(01332) 862469 www.johnthompsoninn.com
Tours by arrangement
The brewery was established by John Thompson in 1977 and is now run by his son Nick. Seasonal
beers are available.

Thorley & Sons
30 East Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JB
07899 067723

Tollgate Brewery
Unit 1, Southwood House Farm, Staunton Lane, Calke, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. LE65 1RG
(01283) 229194

Tom Herricks's
The Stable House, Main Street, Carlton on Trent, NG23 6NW
07877 542331
Golden Eagle, 6 St Katherine’s Court (off Agard Street), DERBY, DE22 3AY
(01332) 298465 www.titanbrewery.co.uk
Set up by the former Mr Grundy’s brewers in 2014 with plans to install a brewery at the rear of the pub. At present beers are being brewed at Mr Grundy’s,
15 Wingfield Drive, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 4PW
07900 475 755
Wentwell Brewery is a three-barrel plant established in 2011. Eight regular beers are produced, with occasional seasonals. Several local outlets are supplied, with beers regularly available at the Little Chester Ale House, Derby’s first micropub. All beers are available bottle conditioned.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery
Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck. S80 3LT
(01909) 512539





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