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Dark Star Brewing Co. Ltd

AddressDark Star Brewing Co. Ltd
Unit 22 Star Road Trading Estate
Star Road
Partridge Green
RH13 8RA
PhoneLandline: 01403 713085
e-mailshop -AT-
Social MediaLink to FacebookLink to X pageLink to Instagram page
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
West Sussex
Local Authority


Initially a small 1BBL brewery was set up as Skinner's Ales in 1994 by Peter Skinner and Peter Halliday in the cellar of their pub, The Evening Star, Brighton. In 1995 they formed the Dark Star Brewing Company with Rob Jones (formerly with Pitfield Brewery) adding Dark Star (CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 1987) and Rob's other beers alongside the Skinners range. Both companies' names are used but should not be confused with Skinner's Brewing Co Limited. Over time, the Skinner's brand name was dropped leaving all beers under the Dark Star name. In 2000 Peter Skinner left, later setting up Skinners Custom Beers. In July 2001, a new 10BBL plant started brewing at Moonhill Farm, Burgess Hill Road, Ansty with the plant at the Evening Star in Brighton being used for tests and one-offs. The Evening Star plant was removed by February 2002. Towards the end of 2009, they relocated to their current address and tripled capacity, although for a period brewing continued at both sites until the end of the year when the original plant was sold to Ramsgate Brewery Limited. They were purchased by Fuller's Griffin Brewery in 2018 and subsequently taken over by Asahi UK Ltd following their purchase of Fuller's Griffin Brewery in 2019. Brewing ceased at Dark Star in Autumn 2022 with production being moved to other Asahi UK Ltd sites at Fuller's Griffin Brewery and Meantime Brewing Company.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.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 Updated : 4th January 2023 by RP