The Directory of UK Brewers

Hart of Preston Brewery

AddressHart of Preston Brewery
Unit 5 Oxhey Industrial Estate
Greenbank Street
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority


Hart Brewery started following a run-in with Customs and Excise over the illegal brewing of beer, during which the Customs and Excise officer suggested that the beers were that good that they would sell commercially, owner John Smith decided to take redundancy from his job at the nearby British Nuclear Fuels plant. The brewery opened in 1994 under the name Hart Brewery, the brewery was located in John's garage. For a period it was planned to relocate the brewery to The Cellar Bar, Blackburn, which was finally used by Blackburn Brewery Company, but a location was found in the old stables of the Cartford Hotel at Little Eccleston. The plant was relocated there and brewing restarted in July 1995. Brewing ceased there in September 2010 and restarted at Unit 5 Oxhey Industrial Estate, Greenbank Street, Preston, PR1 7PH in November 2010 and soon after adopted the name Hart of Preston. The brewery was taken over in mid-2017 and became Oscar's Brewery following a brief period of closure.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.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 : 17th June 2022 by RP