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Camerons Brewery Ltd

Brewery Which Operates a Taproom
AddressCamerons Brewery Ltd
Lion Brewery
TS24 7QS
PhoneLandline: 01429 852000
e-mailinfo -AT-
Social MediaLink to FacebookLink to X pageLink to Instagram page
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
County Durham
County Durham
Local Authority


Camerons started brewing in 1872 and moved to the Lion Brewery in 1893. It ceased to be independent when purchased by Ellerman Lines in 1974. It was then sold to Barclay Brothers in 1983 and Brent Walker in 1989 at which time it was brewing Tollemache & Cobbold Brewery Ltd beers. Following the failure of Brent Walker, it was purchased by Banks's Beer in 1992. Following a failed takeover of W & D in 2001, it was sold to Castle Eden Brewery in late 2001. Traded for a short period as Castle Eden & Cameron's Brewing Company before changing to the current name. Beers have also been brewed using the name Lion's Den Brewery on a separate 10BBL plant, these are mainly seasonal and one-off beers and include a number of the former Butterknowle Brewery beers. This 10BBL plant was leased to Marsden's Brewery for a short time in 2011.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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Last Checked : 9th August 2023 by RP

Last Updated : 18th July 2020 by RP