From historic breweries with coppers gleaming under oak-timbered ceilings and mystic brews frothing in antique stone ‘squares’, to micro breweries with state-of-the-art stainless steel, today’s dedicated Yorkshire brewers are busily producing hundreds of varieties of real ale for you to enjoy!
Those in search of a beer break in Yorkshire would be wise to head to one of our region’s breweries, where we have over 50 to choose from! See our selection below and get ready to enjoy a proper pint or two – a real taste to savour.
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North Yorkshire Breweries
Black Sheep Brewery – Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre is the ideal place for a ‘ewe-nique’ day out! Shepherded tours, fully licensed Bistro & Baa…r and a large sheepy shop.
Theakston Brewery – Relaxed and comfortable visitor centre with video, story boards and regular guided tours.
York Brewery – No trip to York is complete without a visit to York’s friendly and independent brewery, where beer is brewed using traditional methods.
Rudgate Brewery – was founded in 1992 celebrating 19 years of award winning ales. They are an independant traditional brewer using traditional methods. Their water is the main reason for their location where the Yorshire mains water needs very little adjustment in the burtonisation process to becomes our brewing liquor.
Yorkshire Heart Brewery was established relatively recently on the back of the success of its vineyard. Their beers are available in a variety of pubs across York, Harrogate, Leeds, Hull & Sheffield Areas as well as local farm shops & cafes.
Brass Castle Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery based in Malton. Reviving the towns’s brewing heritage, Brass Castle is right in the bustling centre of Yorkshire’s new food capital. The brewery produces cask ales as well as ‘craft’ kegged beer and bottles. The brewhouse ethos is very much to ride the UK’s current beer revolution and take full advantage of the variety of beer styles available.
Brew York is located in York’s bustling city centre, just off Walmgate. Brew York is a showpiece ten barrel craft brewery and tap room, celebrating the best local ales and redefining the city’s position in the UK brewing scene.
East Yorkshire Breweries
The Wold Top Brewery is a family run micro brewery based on the Yorkshire Wolds where hills roll down to the sea. They brew high quality real ales using Wold grown malting barley and their own water supply. They supply both cask and bottled ale to local pubs and shops as well as nationally throughout the country via wholesalers.
West Yorkshire Breweries
Little Valley Brewery, Hebden Bridge – Little Valley Brewery produces a range of 8 different varieties of bottle conditioned and cask premium quality 100% organic real ales. Little Valley also produces a Fair Trade ginger pale ale. There is a brewery shop.
Though you can’t pay them a visit on site, Timothy Taylors are a quintessential Yorkshire brewery – be sure to try a pint or two! Brewing since 1858, ‘Taylor’s Taste’ is achieved by using only the finest ingredients, pride in the brewing process and allowing full time for the ales to ferment and mature, creating a unique family of beers. Landlord, the brewery’s nationally renowned strong pale ale has won more awards than any other English beer. Today the brewery owns 25 pubs in and around West Yorkshire – pay one a visit for a taste of Taylors and a hearty Yorkshire welcome.
Brewtown Brewery Tours – Brewtown Brewery Tours is a specialist Yorkshire microbrewery and beer discovery tour operator, offering unique, guided, educational beer appreciation tours. You’ll touch, taste, smell and learn about brewing good beer when we take you behind the scenes to explore Yorkshire’s flourishing craft beer scene, meet the brewers and taste what’s on tap.