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Local Breweries

There are a growing number of breweries, large and small, across Leicester and Leicestershire and their ales can be found in many local pubs and beer festivals.

Anstey Ale Brewery, Anstey, Leicestershire.  Established in 2016.  Regular beers are: Father's Favourite 3.7%, Packhorse Bridge Best Bitter 4.0%, Darkroom Oatmeal Stout 4.7% and Paleface IPA 5.0%.  Beers often available at the Stadon Club in Anstey and sometimes in other freehouses in and around Leicester.



Belvoir Brewery, Crown Park, Station Road, Old Dalby, Leicestershire LE14 3NQ.  Set up in 1995 by former Shipstone's and Theakston's Brewer, Colin Brown.  Brewery has bar, shop and restaurant with brewery tours available.  Regular beers are: Dark Horse 3.4%, Whippling 3.6%, Star Bitter 3.9%, Gordon Bennett 4.1%, Beaver Bitter 4.3%, Old Dalby 5.1%.  Also contract brews beers for Hoskins Brothers and Steamin' Billy.


Charnwood Brewery, 22 Jubliee Drive, Loughborough LE11 5XS.  A 10 barrel brewery established in 2014. On-site shop and bar. Regular beers are: Salvation 3.8% and Vixen 4.0% with numerous seasonal and special brews.   




D. O'Brien Brewery, Unit 13, Enderby Road Industrial Estate, Whetstone, Leicester LE8 6HZ.  Four barrel micro-brewery.  Regular beers are: Fearless City Pale 4.5% Rebel Porter 4.0%.  





Dow Bridge Brewery, Rugby Road, Catthorpe, Leicestershire LE17 6DA.  Micro-brewery set up in 2001, named after a local bridge where Watling Street cross River Avon.  Numerous regular beers including: Bonum Mild 3.5%, Acris 3.8%, Centurion 4.0%, Ratae'd 4.3%, Dark 4.3%, Gladiator 4.5%.  





Everards Brewery, Castle Acres, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 1BY. Leicestershire's largest but still family owned regional brewer, established in 1849.  Also owns a tied estate of 178 pubs. Regular beers: Beacon Hill 3.8%, Sunchaser Blonde 4.0%, Tiger Best Bitter 4.2%, Old Original 5.2% plus monthly special beers.  ***also see statement regarding upcoming relocation of brewery and temporary brewing of beers elsewhere***



Framework Brewery, The Old City Depot, Friday Street, Leicester LE1 3BW.  Only started brewing in December 2016 but has already established a good reputation and can be found in a number of pubs in and around Leicester.  Beers are unfined so are naturally hazy and means they are vegan friendly.




Golden Duck Brewery, Rednall Farm, Top Street, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire DE12 7AH.  Began brewing in 2012 using a five barrel plant.  Regular beers are: LFB (Lunns First Brew) 4.3%, Wristy Fitzy 4.6%, Lunnys No.8 4.8%.





Langton Brewery, Grange Farm, Welham Road, Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire LE16 7TU.  Established in 1999 and moved to current site in 2005.  Regular beers are Caudle Bitter 3.9%, Inclined Plane 4.2%, Welland Fox, Hop On 4.4%, Bowler Strong Ale 4.8%,  Bullseye Stout 4.8%, plus regular seasonal brews.







Market Harborough Brewery, 71 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7DS
 Started brewing in November 2015.  Regular beers are: MH Best Bitter 3.8%, MH Premium Brown 5.1%, MH Hoppy Pale 4.1%, MH Premium Brown 5.1%. plus monthly specials under the "Superhop Series" name.  Brewery shop is open on Saturdays from 10am until 4pm selling all of their beers in bottles and beer fresh from the cask.
  In 2016 Market Harborough Brewery merged with Très Bien Brewery (see below) with the latter's beers now brewed at the Market Harborough site.




Parish Brewery, 6 Main Street, Burrough-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire LE14 2JQ. One of the first micro-breweries, set up in 1983. The brewery is located next to Grant's Freehouse, which stocks the full range of beers, including  the famous Baz's Bonce Blower. Regular beers are PSB 3.9%, Burrough Bitter 4.8%, Poachers Ale 6%, Baz's Bonce Blower 12%


Pig Pub Brewery, Manor Road, Claybrooke Magna, Leicestershire LE17 5AY.  Began brewing in 2013 and located at the Pig in Muck Pub at Claybrooke Magna. Regular beers are Weiner Bitter 3.8%, Pig Out 3.9%, Claybrooke Btter 4.2%, Pis Best Bitter 4.2%.





Q Brewery, The Ringway, Queniborough, Leicestershire LE7 3DL. Micro-brewery located in a converted building building at the rear or owners house.  




Très Bien Brewery, 71 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7DS.  Began brewing in 2014 in the village of Tur Langton, but has since merged with Market Harborough Brewery (see above) with brewing now carried out at the Market Harborough site.



The West End Brewery, 68 Braunstone Gate, Leicester LE3 5LG.
A new brewpub opened in 2016 which sells beer made on the premises.


East Midlands brewery map

A map of East Midlands breweries has been compliled by the Great Food Club. The club, which is free to join, promotes local food shops, restaurants, farm shops and pubs with member discounts being given at many locations.  The map can be found at or in the Great Food Club Handbook, which can be purchased for £3.95