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John Thompson Inn and Brewery

Pub With Brewery Attached
AddressJohn Thompson Inn and Brewery
Ingleby Lane
DE73 7HW
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority
South Derbyshire

A picture of John Thompson Inn and Brewery


Brewing started in an outbuilding to this pub converted from a 15th-century farmhouse in May 1977. A 12BBL plant was installed. In 1983 one of the people behind the brewery left to set up Lloyds Country Beers who brewed all their beer on the plant at the John Thompson Inn and also brewed the John Thompson Inn beers. In the early 1990s a contract brewery called High Peak had their beers brewed here. In June 1998, Lichfield Brewery moved in to share the plant, with the two breweries using separate fermenting rooms. In early 2002, Lloyds left the site and John Thompson started brewing again from the pub. Brewing ceased in 2021.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.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 John Thompson Inn and 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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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 Updated : 21st July 2022 by RP