The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Historic County of Dorset

We list 55 breweries in the Historic County of Dorset. Of these, 28 are open breweries, 27 are closed breweries (see footnote).

Breweries in production

Barefaced Brewing Ltd Taproom
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Hall & Woodhouse Ltd Taproom 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 Taproom
(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 Taproom
(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 Taproom
(Poole, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Cerne Abbas Brewery Ltd
(Cerne Abbas, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Sixpenny Brewery Taproom
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Copper Street Brewery Taproom
(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 Taproom
(Southbourne, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Eight Arch Brewing Co
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)
Windward Brewery Taproom
(Salwayash, Dorset 2019-Still Brewing)
Gyle 59 Taproom
(Thorncombe, Dorset 2013-Still Brewing)
Wriggle Valley Brewery
(Stalbridge, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Axminster Brewery Closed
(Fordwater, Devon 1988-1989)
Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Brewery Closed
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-2003)
Badger Brewery Taproom Dead Brand Photo
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 1777-Still Brewing)
Imaginary Friends Brewing Limited Closed Brewpub
(Sherborne, Dorset 2018-2022)
Blackmore Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Stourton Caundle, Dorset 2011-2016)
King Alfred Ales Closed
(Gillingham, Dorset 2012-2018)
Bournemouth Brewing Co Closed
(Poole, Dorset 2013-2017)
Mighty Hop Brewery Ltd Closed
(Lyme Regis, Dorset 2010-2014)
The Brew Shack Microbrewery Closed
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-2023)
Poole Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)
The Brewhouse Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)
The Quay Brewery Dead Brand
(Crossways, Dorset 1996-Still Brewing)
Corfe Castle Brewery Ltd Closed
(Bucknowle, Dorset 2011-2016)
Salisbury Brewery (Bournemouth) Closed Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2013-2014)
The Cranbourne Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Cranbourne, Dorset 1996-1998)
Sherborne Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Sherbourne, Dorset 2005-2014)
Dorset Piddle Brewery Ltd Dead Brand
(Piddlehinton, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Southbourne Ales Limited Taproom Dead Brand
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
DT Ales Closed Brewpub Photo
(Weymouth, Dorset 2010-2017)
Stripey Cat Craft Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Bridport, Dorset 2017-2019)
Eldridge Pope & Co. PLC Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-1997)
Sunny Republic Brewing Company Closed
(Winterborne Kingston, Dorset 2012-2016)
Finch's Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)
Thornecombe Brewery Closed
(Thornecombe, Dorset 2009-2010)
Firefly & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 1995-1999)
Wayland's Sixpenny Brewery Taproom Dead Brand
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Goldfinch Brewery Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)


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