The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Local Government Authority area of Gateshead

We list 11 breweries in the Local Government Authority area of Gateshead. Of these, 5 are open breweries, 6 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

By The River Brew Co Tap Room Photo
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2018-Still Brewing)

Firebrick Brewery
(Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2012-Still Brewing)

Great North Eastern Brewing Co Ltd
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2016-Still Brewing)

Thirsty Moose Brewing Co
(Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2022-Still Brewing)

TOPS Brewery
(High Spen, Tyne and Wear 2013-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Buchanan's Closed
(Dunston, Tyne and Wear 1920-2004)

Dunston Brewery Closed No Cask Ale
(Dunston, Tyne and Wear 1920-2010)

Federation Brewery Ltd Closed
(Dunston, Tyne and Wear 1920-2004)

Hackerberry Brewery Closed
(Winlaton Mill, Tyne and Wear 1996-1996)

Rail Ale Brewing Co Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2012-2014)

Reynolds Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2017-2017)


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

Last Updated : 17th January 2023