The Directory of UK Brewers

Country Life Brewery

AddressCountry Life Brewery
The Big Sheep
Abbotsham Barton
EX39 5AP
PhoneLandline: 01237 420808Mobile: 07971 267790
e-mailinfo -AT-
Social MediaLink to FacebookLink to X page 
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority

A picture of the brewing plant of Country Life Brewery


Brewery opened in Summer 1998 using the plant from Marisco Tavern Brewery. The brewery was originally located at the Pig On The Hill pub in Pursehill. During 2001 the brewery's capacity doubled in size. In late Summer 2002, the brewery moved to its current location. Some beers have been seen bearing the name Big Sheep Brewery as the brewery is advertised on their website.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.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 Country Life Brewery 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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Last Updated : 17th January 2023 by RP