The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Historic County of County Durham

We list 69 breweries in the Historic County of County Durham. Of these, 32 are open breweries, 37 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

1 More Than 2 Brew Ltd Tap Room
(South Shields, Tyne and Wear 2020-Still Brewing)
Mad Scientist Brewery Brewpub
(Darlington, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)
Barnard Castle Brewing Company
(Barnard Castle, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)
Maxim Brewery
(Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear 2007-Still Brewing)
Black Storm Brewery
(Pelton Fell, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)
McColl's Brewery Limited Tap Room
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)
By The River Brew Co Updated Tap Room Photo
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2018-Still Brewing)
Rocket Town Brewing Company Limited
(Darlington, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)
Camerons Brewery Ltd Tap Room
(Hartlepool, County Durham 1872-Still Brewing)
Roundhill Brewery Ltd
(Billingham, County Durham 2016-Still Brewing)
Caps Off Brewery Tap Room
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2020-Still Brewing)
S43 Brewery Brewpub
(Coxhoe, County Durham 2012-Still Brewing)
Castle Eden Brewery
(Dawdon, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)
Saints Row Brewing Co
(Darlington, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)
Consett Ale Works Ltd Brewpub Photo
(Consett, County Durham 2006-Still Brewing)
George Samuel Brewing Company Ltd
(Shildon, County Durham 2014-Still Brewing)
Crafty Monkey Brewing Co Limited
(Elwick, County Durham 2018-Still Brewing)
South Causey Brewery
(Stanley, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)
Crafty Pint Brewery Brewpub
(Darlington, County Durham 2013-Still Brewing)
Steam Machine Brewing Company Ltd No Cask Ale Tap Room
(Newton Aycliffe, County Durham 2015-Still Brewing)
Darwin Brewery Ltd
(Sunderland, Tyne and Wear 1994-Still Brewing)
TOPS Brewery
(High Spen, Tyne and Wear 2013-Still Brewing)
The Durham Brewery Limited Tap Room Photo
(Bowburn, County Durham 1994-Still Brewing)
Three Brothers Brewing Limited
(Stockton-On-Tees, County Durham 2016-Still Brewing)
Firebrick Brewery
(Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2012-Still Brewing)
The Village Brewer Brew Twenty2 Brewpub
(Darlington, County Durham 2014-Still Brewing)
Great North Eastern Brewing Co Ltd
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2016-Still Brewing)
Weard'Ale Brewery Brewpub
(Westgate, County Durham 2010-Still Brewing)
Hill Island Brewery Photo
(Durham, County Durham 2002-Still Brewing)
The Working Hand Brewery Brewpub
(Leamside, County Durham 2012-Still Brewing)
Hopper House Brew Farm Ltd Tap Room
(Sedgefield, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)
The Yard of Ale Brewing Company Ltd Brewpub Photo
(Ferryhill, County Durham 2008-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Arbier Brewing Company Closed
(Jarrow, Tyne and Wear 2016-2018)
JAM Brewery Closed
(Chester Le Street, County Durham 2016-2017)
The Black Paw Brewery Ltd Closed
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2011-2017)
Jarrow Brewing Company Closed Photo
(Jarrow, Tyne and Wear 2002-2015)
Blackhill Brewery Limited Closed
(Pelton Fell, County Durham 2013-2019)
Just a Minute Brewery Closed
(Spennymoor, County Durham 2010-2016)
Buchanan's Closed Alternative Name
(Dunston, Tyne and Wear 1920-2004)
Leamside Ale Company Ltd Brewpub Dead Brand
(Leamside, County Durham 2012-Still Brewing)
Bull Lane Brewing Company Closed Brewpub Photo
(Sunderland, Tyne and Wear 2005-2011)
Lion's Den Brewery Tap Room Dead Brand
(Hartlepool, County Durham 1872-Still Brewing)
Butterknowle Brewery Closed
(Lynesack, County Durham 1990-1998)
Middleton's Brewery Closed Brewpub
(St Helens, County Durham 1996-1998)
Castle Eden & Cameron's Brewing Company Tap Room Dead Brand
(Hartlepool, County Durham 1872-Still Brewing)
Nimmo's Closed Alternative Name
(Castle Eden, County Durham 1826-2002)
Castle Eden Brewery Closed
(Castle Eden, County Durham 1826-2002)
Old Barn Brewery Closed
(Tow Law, County Durham 1997-2001)
Cathedrals Brewery Co Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Durham, County Durham 2001-2002)
Rail Ale Brewing Co Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2012-2014)
Cleveland Brewery Closed
(Stillington, County Durham 2011-2012)
Reynolds Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2017-2017)
Derwent Rose Brewery Closed Photo
(Consett, County Durham 1997-2005)
Riverside Brewery Ltd Closed
(Pallion, Tyne and Wear 1996-1999)
Dunston Brewery Closed No Cask Ale
(Dunston, Tyne and Wear 1920-2010)
Schoolhouse Brewery Ltd Closed
(Darlington, County Durham 2014-2019)
Fat Brewer Ltd Closed
(Crook, County Durham 2015-2016)
The Stockton Brewing Company Closed
(Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham 2015-2018)
Federation Brewery Ltd Closed
(Dunston, Tyne and Wear 1920-2004)
Trimdon Cask Ales Closed
(Trimdon Grange, County Durham 1999-2001)
The Gambling Man Brewing Company Closed
(Willington, County Durham 2011-2016)
Vaux Breweries Ltd Closed
(Sunderland, Tyne and Wear 1837-1999)
Hackerberry Brewery Closed
(Winlaton Mill, Tyne and Wear 1996-1996)
Wear Valley Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub Photo
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2005-2009)
High Force Hotel and Brewery Closed
(Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham 1995-2002)
Whitworth Hall Brewery Closed
(Spennymoor, County Durham 1992-1996)
Hodge's Brewery Closed
(Crook, County Durham 1994-1997)
Windlestone Brewery Closed
(Stillington, County Durham 2009-2011)
Hopburst Brewing Company Closed
(Darlington, County Durham 2016-2018)


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 : 12th January 2021