The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Local Government Authority area of Dorset Council

We list 31 breweries in the Local Government Authority area of Dorset Council. Of these, 20 are open breweries, 11 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

The Brew Shack Microbrewery
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)

Brewers Folly Brewery Ltd
(Stanbridge, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)

Brewhouse & Kitchen (Dorchester) Brewpub
(Dorchester, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)

Cerne Abbas Brewery Ltd
(Cerne Abbas, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)

Copper Street Brewery
(Dorchester, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)

Darkplace Brewery
(Colyton, Devon 2018-Still Brewing)

Dorset Brewing Company Ltd
(Crossways, Dorset 1996-Still Brewing)

Eight Arch Brewing Co
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)

Gyle 59
(Thorncombe, Dorset 2013-Still Brewing)

Hall & Woodhouse Ltd Photo
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 1777-Still Brewing)

Hattie Brown's Brewery Ltd
(Swanage, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)

Imaginary Friends Brewing Brewpub
(Sherborne, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)

Isle of Purbeck Brewery Brewpub Photo
(Studland, Dorset 2002-Still Brewing)

JC & RH Palmer Ltd Photo
(Bridport, Dorset 1794-Still Brewing)

Piddle Brewery
(Piddlehinton, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)

Sixpenny Brewery Tap Room
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)

Small Paul's Brewery
(Gillingham, Dorset 2006-Still Brewing)

Stripey Cat Craft Brewery
(Bridport, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)

Two Drifters Brewery
(Clyst Honiton, Devon 2019-Still Brewing)

Wriggle Valley Brewery
(Stalbridge, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Blackmore Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Stourton Caundle, Dorset 2011-2016)

Corfe Castle Brewery Ltd Closed
(Bucknowle, Dorset 2011-2016)

The Cranbourne Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Cranbourne, Dorset 1996-1998)

DT Ales Closed Brewpub Photo
(Weymouth, Dorset 2010-2017)

Eldridge Pope & Co. PLC Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-1997)

Goldfinch Brewery Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)

Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Brewery Closed
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-2003)

King Alfred Ales Closed
(Gillingham, Dorset 2012-2018)

Mighty Hop Brewery Ltd Closed
(Lyme Regis, Dorset 2010-2014)

Sherborne Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Sherbourne, Dorset 2005-2014)

Sunny Republic Brewing Company Closed
(Winterborne Kingston, Dorset 2012-2016)



Footnote

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.

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Last Updated : 1st October 2020