The Directory of UK Brewers

Vaux Breweries Ltd

AddressVaux Breweries Ltd
The Brewery
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Tyne and Wear
County Durham
Local Authority


Founded in 1837 at the Market Street Brewery, they moved to their final location in 1875. It became one of the largest regional breweries in the country taking over a number of breweries. By 1998 the group operated this brewery and Wards in Sheffield. Soon after a new Chief Executive was appointed in 1998, they announced plans to closed both breweries and sell national branded beers in their pubs. Following a massive local uproar and a failed attempt to buy the breweries, they closed in July 1999. To complete the story, soon afterwards the pubs were sold to Pubmaster.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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 Vaux Breweries 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 Updated : 22nd May 2002