The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Historic County of Essex

We list 84 breweries in the Historic County of Essex. Of these, 41 are open breweries, 43 are closed breweries (see footnote).

Breweries in production

Aerocraft Brewery No Cask Ale
(North Fambridge, Essex 2023-Still Brewing)
Moody Goose Brewery Limited Brewpub
(Braintree, Essex 2015-Still Brewing)
Billericay Brewing Company Taproom
(Billericay, Essex 2014-Still Brewing)
Neckstamper Brewing Taproom
(London, Greater London 2016-Still Brewing)
Bishop Nick Limited
(Braintree, Essex 2013-Still Brewing)
Neolithic Brew Company Ltd Small Format
(Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex 2020-Still Brewing)
Black Box Brewery Ltd Taproom
(Southend-on-Sea, Essex 2022-Still Brewing)
Nirvana Brewery Taproom Alcohol Free Only
(London, Greater London 2017-Still Brewing)
Brentwood Brewing Company Ltd Taproom
(Pilgrims Hatch, Essex 2006-Still Brewing)
Other Monkey Brewing No Cask Ale Taproom
(Colchester, Essex 2015-Still Brewing)
Chelmsford Brew Co Taproom
(Great Baddow, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
Pillars Brewery No Cask Ale Taproom
(London, Greater London 2016-Still Brewing)
Colchester Brewery Ltd
(Wakes Colne, Essex 2012-Still Brewing)
The Posh Boys Brewery Ltd Taproom
(Wickford, Essex 2019-Still Brewing)
Courtyard Brewery
(Gosfield, Essex 2018-Still Brewing)
Pretty Decent Beer Co Taproom
(London, Greater London 2017-Still Brewing)
Crouch Vale Brewery Ltd Taproom
(South Woodham Ferrers, Essex 1981-Still Brewing)
PumpHouse Community Brewery Limited Brewpub
(Toppesfield, Essex 2015-Still Brewing)
Datum Attitude Brewing Co Small Format
(Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex 2021-Still Brewing)
Ramsey Island Brewery Ltd
(Steeple, Essex 2023-Still Brewing)
East London Brewing Company Limited
(London, Greater London 2011-Still Brewing)
Redchurch Brewery Taproom
(Harlow, Essex 2011-Still Brewing)
Fallen Angel Brewery
(Writtle, Essex 2013-Still Brewing)
The Shalford Brewery
(Blackmore End, Essex 2007-Still Brewing)
George's Brewery
(Great Wakering, Essex 2011-Still Brewing)
Signature Brew Ltd Taproom
(London, Greater London 2015-Still Brewing)
Hackney Brewery Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)
St Botolphs Brewery
(Colchester, Essex 2018-Still Brewing)
Hop Monster Brewery Alternative Name
(Great Wakering, Essex 2011-Still Brewing)
Tap East Brewpub Photo
(London, Greater London 2011-Still Brewing)
Husk Brewing Ltd Taproom
(London, Greater London 2016-Still Brewing)
Watsons Brewery
(Colchester, Essex 2016-Still Brewing)
JackRabbit Brewing Co
(Ardleigh, Essex 2019-Still Brewing)
Wharf Brewery
(Coggeshall, Essex 2023-Still Brewing)
Leigh on Sea Brewing Company Limited Taproom
(Leigh on Sea, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
White Hart Brewery Brewpub
(Halstead, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
Mammoth Beer
(London, Greater London 2021-Still Brewing)
Wibblers Brewery Ltd Taproom Photo
(Southminster, Essex 2007-Still Brewing)
Mersea Island Brewery
(East Mersea, Essex 2005-Still Brewing)
Wild Card Brewery Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)
The Mighty Oak Brewing Company Ltd
(Maldon, Essex 1996-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Backwater Brewhouse Closed Photo
(Maldon, Essex 2002-2020)
Maldon Brewing Company Ltd Closed Photo
(Maldon, Essex 2002-2020)
Barking Brewery Co Closed
(Barking, Greater London 1985-1986)
Mr Majolica's Brewing Company Ltd Closed
(Grays, Essex 2014-2018)
Blanchfields Brewing Co Closed
(Mayland, Essex 1997-2007)
Original Brewing Company (Basildon) Closed Brewpub
(Basildon, Essex 1998-2000)
Broxbourne Brewery Ltd Dead Brand
(Writtle, Essex 2013-Still Brewing)
Packfield Brewery Ltd Closed
(Black Notley, Essex 2008-2008)
Brüpond Brewery Closed
(London, Greater London 2012-2013)
Phantom & Firkin (London) Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 1987-1988)
Deverell's Brewing Company Closed
(Grays, Essex 2012-2018)
Pitfield Organic Brewery Closed
(North Weald, Essex 1996-2012)
The Dropping Well Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Helions Bumpstead, Essex 2013-2014)
The Famous Railway Tavern Brewing Co Closed Brewpub Photo
(Brightlingsea, Essex 1998-2018)
Elephant School Brewing Taproom Dead Brand
(Pilgrims Hatch, Essex 2006-Still Brewing)
Red Fox Brewery Ltd Closed
(Coggeshall, Essex 2008-2023)
Epping Brewing Company Closed
(North Weald, Essex 1996-2012)
TD Ridley & Sons Ltd Closed Photo
(Hartford End, Essex 1842-2005)
Essex Brewery Company Limited Closed
(Norton Madeville, Essex 2015-2018)
The Rosebud Pub Restaurant & Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Brightlingsea, Essex 2011-2014)
Farmer's Ales Closed Photo
(Maldon, Essex 2002-2020)
Round Tower Brewery Closed
(Chelmsford, Essex 2013-2018)
The Felstar Brewery Closed
(Crix Green, Essex 2001-2018)
Saeburh Brewery Closed
(Tendring, Essex 2015-2019)
Fish & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Southend-on-Sea, Essex 1997-1999)
Saffron Brewery Closed
(Henham, Essex 2006-2019)
Ford & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Romford, Greater London 1997-1999)
Silks Brewery Limited Closed
(Sible Hedingham, Essex 2015-2019)
Fox Meadow Brewery Closed
(Braintree, Essex 2017-2019)
Solvay Society Brewery Closed Taproom
(London, Greater London 2014-2022)
The George & Dragon Closed Brewpub
(Churchend, Essex 2004-2006)
Star Beermaking Company Closed
(Steeple, Essex 2005-2007)
Ha'penny Brewing Company Closed Photo
(Ilford, Greater London 2009-2014)
Sticklegs Brewery Closed
(Great Bromley, Essex 2008-2018)
The Hart of Stebbing Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub Photo
(Stebbing, Essex 2007-2019)
Sweet William Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(London, Greater London 2000-2005)
Highwood Brewery Closed
(Highwood, Essex 2011-2015)
Vendetta Brewing Company Limited Closed
(Southend-on-Sea, Essex 2018-2019)
Hope Brewery Closed
(Grays, Essex 2013-2018)
Vens Brewing Co Ltd Closed
(Rawreth, Essex 2010-2011)
Indian Summer Brewing Co Ltd Closed
(Saffron Walden, Essex 2012-2015)
Wonky Dog Brewery Closed
(Brightlingsea, Essex 2007-2009)
Keppels Brewery Limited Closed
(Rochford, Essex 2017-2020)


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 : 20th October 2023