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The Firkin Brewery

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AddressThe Firkin Brewery
Allied Domecq Inns
107 Station Road
DE14 1BZ


A chain of brewpubs initially launched in 1979. Beer was often badged as coming from Bruce's Brewery, after the founder David Bruce. They were sold in 1988 to Midsummer Leisure and changed hands a number of times until being taken over in 1991 by Allied Breweries. Following this takeover there was a veritable explosion of Firkin pubs; many, however, did not brew but received their beer from another nearby Firkin. All breweries were closed during October 1999 following the take-over of Allied Domecq tied estate by Punch Taverns.

The brewpubs were as follows.

Faculty & Firkin

Fahrenheit & Firkin

Falcon & Firkin

Fantail & Firkin

Faraday & Firkin

Fathom & Firkin

Feast & Firkin

Fedora & Firkin

Felon & Firkin

Fermenter & Firkin

Ferret & Firkin

Fiddler & Firkin

Fielder & Firkin

Fieldmouse & Firkin at the Fighting Cocks

Finch & Firkin

Finings & Firkin

Finnesko & Firkin

Firecracker & Firkin

Firefly & Firkin

Fish & Firkin

Fizgig & Firkin

Flag & Firkin

Flamingo & Firkin (Kingston upon Thames)

Flamingo & Firkin (Derby)

Flare & Firkin

Footage & Firkin

Fledgling & Firkin

Fleece & Firkin

Flicker & Firkin

Flounder & Firkin

Fly & Firkin

Flyer & Firkin

Flyman & Firkin

Font & Firkin

Footage & Firkin

Ford & Firkin

Forger & Firkin

Forester & Firkin

Fort & Firkin

Foundry & Firkin

Fowl & Firkin

Fox & Firkin

Freelance & Firkin

Fresher & Firkin

Friar & Firkin

Friesian & Firkin

Fringe & Firkin

Frog & Firkin

Fruitmaker & Firkin


Fuzz & Firkin

Goose & Firkin

Phantom & Firkin (London)

Phantom & Firkin (Loughborough)

Pharaoh & Firkin

Pheasant & Firkin

Philanthropist & Firkin

Philatelist & Firkin

Philosopher & Firkin

Phoenix & Firkin

Photographer & Firkin

Physician & Firkin

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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Last Updated : 18th November 2009