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The Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd

AddressThe Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
The Forge
LA21 8HL
PhoneLandline: 01539 441133
e-mailinfo -AT-
Social Media Link to X page 
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority
Westmorland and Furness

A picture of The Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd


The brewery is located in a converted pig sty behind the Black Bull Inn which started brewing in September 1995. A 10BBL plant is used. Following the success of Bluebird Bitter winning CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain in 1998 some production of Bluebird, mainly for bottling has been done under contract by WH Brakspear & Sons PLC. Following the closure of Brakspear in 2002, the bottled version of Bluebird has been reportedly brewed by Ridgeway Brewing at Hepworth & Company Brewers Ltd.

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. A crowd-sourced beer list is also available on the Untappd page for this brewery. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


The information contained above was believed to be correct at the date indicated. However we accept no responsibility for any false, misleading or inaccurate information within this site. We are not The Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd and have no connection with them. This is not their official web site. If you believe any of the above information to be wrong, then let us at know by contacting us.

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Since the 1974 local government reorganisation there has been much controversy over many county boundaries. The links we provide cover all areas possibilities: Ceremonial Counties which are the counties for which a Lord-Lieutenant has been appointed, Historic Counties (and their allied county boroughs) which represent the position before the 1974 re-organisation and Local Authority which represents the third tear District level.

Last Checked : 26th April 2023 by RP

Last Updated : 7th August 2019 by RP