The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Ceremonial County of Dorset

We list 54 breweries in the Ceremonial County of Dorset. Of these, 28 are open breweries, 26 are closed breweries (see footnote).

Breweries in production

Barefaced Brewing Ltd Tap Room
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Hall & Woodhouse Ltd Tap Room Photo
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 1777-Still Brewing)
Big Dig Brewhouse
(Winterborne Kingston, Dorset 2023-Still Brewing)
Hattie Brown's Brewery Ltd
(Swanage, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Boscombe Brewing Company Limited No Cask Ale
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2022-Still Brewing)
Isle of Purbeck Brewery Brewpub Photo
(Studland, Dorset 2002-Still Brewing)
Bredy Brewing Company
(Burton Bradstock, Dorset 2021-Still Brewing)
Knight Life Brewing Ltd No Cask Ale
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Brewers Folly Brewery Ltd Tap Room
(Stanbridge, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
JC & RH Palmer Ltd Photo
(Bridport, Dorset 1794-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Bournemouth) Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Piddle Brewery
(Piddlehinton, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Dorchester) Brewpub
(Dorchester, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Poole Hill Brewery Tap Room
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Poole) Brewpub
(Poole, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)
Remedy Oak Brewing Co
(Woodlands, Dorset 2020-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Southbourne) Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2016-Still Brewing)
Sandbanks Brewery Limited Tap Room
(Poole, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Cerne Abbas Brewery Ltd
(Cerne Abbas, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Sixpenny Brewery Tap Room
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Copper Street Brewery Tap Room
(Dorchester, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Small Paul's Brewery
(Gillingham, Dorset 2006-Still Brewing)
Dorset Brewing Company Ltd
(Crossways, Dorset 1996-Still Brewing)
The Way Outback Brewing Company Limited Tap Room
(Southbourne, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Eight Arch Brewing Co
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)
Windward Brewery Tap Room
(Salwayash, Dorset 2019-Still Brewing)
Gyle 59 Tap Room
(Thorncombe, Dorset 2013-Still Brewing)
Wriggle Valley Brewery
(Stalbridge, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Badger Brewery Tap Room Dead Brand Photo
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 1777-Still Brewing)
Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Brewery Closed
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-2003)
Blackmore Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Stourton Caundle, Dorset 2011-2016)
Imaginary Friends Brewing Limited Closed Brewpub
(Sherborne, Dorset 2018-2022)
Bournemouth Brewing Co Closed
(Poole, Dorset 2013-2017)
King Alfred Ales Closed
(Gillingham, Dorset 2012-2018)
The Brew Shack Microbrewery Closed
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-2023)
Mighty Hop Brewery Ltd Closed
(Lyme Regis, Dorset 2010-2014)
The Brewhouse Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)
Poole Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)
Corfe Castle Brewery Ltd Closed
(Bucknowle, Dorset 2011-2016)
The Quay Brewery Dead Brand
(Crossways, Dorset 1996-Still Brewing)
The Cranbourne Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Cranbourne, Dorset 1996-1998)
Salisbury Brewery (Bournemouth) Closed Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2013-2014)
Dorset Piddle Brewery Ltd Dead Brand
(Piddlehinton, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Sherborne Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Sherbourne, Dorset 2005-2014)
DT Ales Closed Brewpub Photo
(Weymouth, Dorset 2010-2017)
Southbourne Ales Limited Tap Room Dead Brand
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Eldridge Pope & Co. PLC Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-1997)
Stripey Cat Craft Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Bridport, Dorset 2017-2019)
Finch's Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)
Sunny Republic Brewing Company Closed
(Winterborne Kingston, Dorset 2012-2016)
Firefly & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 1995-1999)
Thornecombe Brewery Closed
(Thornecombe, Dorset 2009-2010)
Goldfinch Brewery Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)
Wayland's Sixpenny Brewery Tap Room Dead Brand
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)


Footnote

Other categories of "brewery" include, amongst others, brewers whose status is uncertain and probably not brewing, closed breweries whose brands are produced elsewhere, brewery groups non-brewing headquarters, contract, cuckoo and gypsy brewers, who are free to move premisses, are not allocated to a county.

Last Updated : 12th October 2023