The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Historic County of Dorset

We list 50 breweries in the Historic County of Dorset. Of these, 27 are open breweries, 23 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

Badger Brewery Tap Room Alternative Name Photo
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 1777-Still Brewing)
Hattie Brown's Brewery Ltd
(Swanage, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Barefaced Brewing Ltd
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Imaginary Friends Brewing Brewpub
(Sherborne, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
The Brew Shack Microbrewery
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)
Isle of Purbeck Brewery Brewpub Photo
(Studland, Dorset 2002-Still Brewing)
Brewers Folly Brewery Ltd
(Stanbridge, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Knight Life Brewing Ltd
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Bournemouth) Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
JC & RH Palmer Ltd Photo
(Bridport, Dorset 1794-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Dorchester) Brewpub
(Dorchester, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Piddle Brewery
(Piddlehinton, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Poole) Brewpub
(Poole, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)
Sandbanks Brewery Ltd
(Poole, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Southbourne) Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2016-Still Brewing)
Sixpenny Brewery Tap Room
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Cerne Abbas Brewery Ltd
(Cerne Abbas, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Small Paul's Brewery
(Gillingham, Dorset 2006-Still Brewing)
Copper Street Brewery Tap Room
(Dorchester, Dorset 2018-Still Brewing)
Southbourne Ales Limited Tap Room
(Bournemouth, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Dorset Brewing Company Ltd Tap Room
(Crossways, Dorset 1996-Still Brewing)
Stripey Cat Craft Brewery Brewpub
(Bridport, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Eight Arch Brewing Co
(Wimborne, Dorset 2015-Still Brewing)
The Way Outback Brewing Company Limited Tap Room
(Southbourne, Dorset 2017-Still Brewing)
Gyle 59
(Thorncombe, Dorset 2013-Still Brewing)
Wriggle Valley Brewery
(Stalbridge, Dorset 2014-Still Brewing)
Hall & Woodhouse Ltd Tap Room Photo
(Blandford Forum, Dorset 1777-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Axminster Brewery Closed
(Fordwater, Devon 1988-1989)
Goldfinch Brewery Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)
Blackmore Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Stourton Caundle, Dorset 2011-2016)
Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Brewery Closed
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-2003)
Bournemouth Brewing Co Closed
(Poole, Dorset 2013-2017)
King Alfred Ales Closed
(Gillingham, Dorset 2012-2018)
The Brewhouse Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)
Mighty Hop Brewery Ltd Closed
(Lyme Regis, Dorset 2010-2014)
Chideock Brewery Dead Brand
(Sutcombe, Devon 2008-Still Brewing)
Poole Brewery Closed Brewpub Alternative Name Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)
Corfe Castle Brewery Ltd Closed
(Bucknowle, Dorset 2011-2016)
The Quay Brewery Tap Room 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)
DT Ales Closed Brewpub Photo
(Weymouth, Dorset 2010-2017)
Sherborne Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Sherbourne, Dorset 2005-2014)
Dorset Piddle Brewery Ltd Dead Brand
(Piddlehinton, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Sunny Republic Brewing Company Closed
(Winterborne Kingston, Dorset 2012-2016)
Eldridge Pope & Co. PLC Closed Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1837-1997)
Thornecombe Brewery Closed
(Thornecombe, Dorset 2009-2010)
Finch's Closed Alternative Name Photo
(Dorchester, Dorset 1987-2008)
Wayland's Sixpenny Brewery Tap Room Dead Brand
(Cranborne, Dorset 2007-Still Brewing)
Firefly & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Bournemouth, Dorset 1995-1999)
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.

Footnote

Other categories of "brewery" include, amongst others,

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Last Updated : 5th March 2021