The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Historic County of Hertfordshire

We list 54 breweries in the Historic County of Hertfordshire. Of these, 22 are open breweries, 32 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

3 Brewers of St Albans
(Hatfield, Hertfordshire 2013-Still Brewing)
Mad Squirrel Unhinged Beers Tap Room
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2004-Still Brewing)
Baron Brewing Small Format
(Great Hormead, Hertfordshire 2021-Still Brewing)
McMullen & Sons Ltd
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1827-Still Brewing)
The Belgian Brewer Tap Room
(Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
New River Brewery Ltd
(Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire 2015-Still Brewing)
Bowtie Brewers
(Watford, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
The Old Cross Tavern Brewery Brewing Suspended Brewpub Photo
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 2008-Brewing Suspended)
Bubble Works Brew Co
(Hitchin, Hertfordshire 2018-Still Brewing)
Oxhey Village Brewery
(Watford, Hertfordshire 2018-Still Brewing)
Buntingford Brewery Limited Photo
(Royston, Hertfordshire 2001-Still Brewing)
Paradigm Brewery Ltd
(Sarratt, Hertfordshire 2015-Still Brewing)
Creative Juices Brewing Company Ltd Tap Room
(Maple Cross, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
Pope's Yard Brewery Ltd
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2012-Still Brewing)
Crossover Blendery Limited Tap Room Small Format
(Weston, Hertfordshire 2020-Still Brewing)
Six Hills Brewing Tap Room
(Stevenage, Hertfordshire 2017-Still Brewing)
Farr Brew Tap Room
(Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire 2014-Still Brewing)
The Tring Brewery Company Ltd
(Tring, Hertfordshire 1992-Still Brewing)
Garden City Brewery Brewpub
(Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire 2016-Still Brewing)
The Two Bob Brewing Company Ltd
(Welwyn, Hertfordshire 2021-Still Brewing)
Lock 81 Brewery Limited
(Watford, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
White Hart Tap Brewing Suspended Brewpub
(St.Albans, Hertfordshire 2015-Brewing Suspended)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Alehouse Pub & Brewing Co Ltd Closed Brewpub Photo
(St. Albans, Hertfordshire 2006-2010)
Fox and Hounds (Barley) Closed Brewpub
(Barley, Hertfordshire 1982-1997)
Alford Arms Brewhouse Closed Brewpub
(Frithsden, Hertfordshire 1981-1995)
The Garden Barber Brewery Closed
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 2001-2004)
Ash Valley Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Green Tye, Hertfordshire 2014-2018)
Green Tye Brewery Closed
(Green Tye, Hertfordshire 1999-2013)
Banfield Ales Closed
(Buntingford, Hertfordshire 2000-2004)
Hadham Brewery Closed Tap Room
(Little Hadham, Hertfordshire 2015-2023)
Barley Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Barley, Hertfordshire 1982-1997)
Haresfoot Craft Beer Closed
(Chesham, Hertfordshire 2014-2020)
Barnet Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Barnet, Greater London 2013-2021)
Harpenden Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Harpenden, Hertfordshire 1994-1997)
Benskin's Watford Brewery Ltd Closed
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1720-1972)
Mix Brewery Closed
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2013-2019)
Berkhamstead Brewery Closed
(Bourne End, Hertfordshire 1984-1990)
Original Brewing Company (Stevenage) Closed Brewpub
(Stevenage, Hertfordshire 1996-2000)
Bishop's Stortford Brewery Ltd Closed
(Green Tye, Hertfordshire 2014-2019)
Original Brewing Company (Watford) Closed Brewpub
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1996-2000)
Bog Brew Beers Limited Tap Room Dead Brand
(Stevenage, Hertfordshire 2017-Still Brewing)
Philanthropist & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(St Albans, Hertfordshire 1994-1999)
Crafty Hare Closed
(Chesham, Hertfordshire 2014-2020)
Red Squirrel Brewery Ltd Tap Room Dead Brand
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2004-Still Brewing)
Dark Horse Brewing Co. (Hertford) Ltd Closed
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1996-2002)
Sawbridgeworth Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire 2000-2019)
The Fishery Inn Brewery Co Closed Brewpub
(Elstree, Hertfordshire 1994-1995)
Summershed Brewery Closed
(Wigginton, Hertfordshire 2019-2020)
Flag & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1997-1999)
Tilbury Ales Closed
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1996-2002)
Fledgling & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1997-1999)
Verulam Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(St Albans, Hertfordshire 1997-2015)
Foragers Brewery Closed Brewpub
(St Albans, Hertfordshire 2015-2019)
Woodlands Brewery Closed
(Buntingford, Hertfordshire 2001-2002)


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.

Last Updated : 13th September 2023