The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries Opened In 1981

The following is a list of the 26 breweries listed on this site that opened in 1981 that are listed on the site. Please note that this is not a complete list of all breweries ever in existance, just the ones on this site and is nowhere near complete before the mid-1980's. Additional historical information is being added as time allows. While we have tried to ensure the information below is correct, if you believe that something is incorrect please contact us

Abbey Brewery Closed
(Torworth, Nottinghamshire 1981-1985)

Alford Arms Brewhouse Closed Brewpub
(Frithsden, Hertfordshire 1981-1995)

Ayrshire Brewers Ltd Closed
(Stevenston, Ayrshire and Arran 1981-1982)

Beacon Brewery Closed
(Oakhill, Somerset 1981-1983)

The Black Fox Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Fishguard, Dyfed 1981-1988)

The Brewhouse Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Poole, Dorset 1981-2002)

Burkes Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Croydon, Greater London 1981-1986)

Cestrian Brewers Closed
(Buckley, Clwyd 1981-1983)

Chudley Ales Closed
(Maida Vale, Greater London 1981-1984)

Crouch Vale Brewery Ltd Taproom
(South Woodham Ferrers, Essex 1981-Still Brewing)

Frog & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 1981-1992)

Hilden Brewing Company
(Lisburn, County Antrim 1981-Still Brewing)

Kingsley Brewery Closed
(Elvington, North Yorkshire 1981-1983)

The Market Brewery Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 1981-1988)

Paradise Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Hayle, Cornwall 1981-2018)

Pheasant & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 1981-1987)

Powys Brewery Closed
(Newtown, Powys 1981-1982)

Royal Inn & Horsebridge Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Horsebridge, Devon 1981-1999)

Sevenoaks Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Seal, Kent 1981-1986)

Silverthorne's Gwent Ales Closed
(Pontnewydd, Gwent 1981-1985)

Stocks Brewery Contract Brewer

Swimbridge Brewery Limited Closed
(Swimbridge, Devon 1981-1983)

The Tavern Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Newnham Bridge, Worcestershire 1981-1986)

Thompson's Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Ashburton, Devon 1981-1997)

Trough Brewery Closed
(Idle, West Yorkshire 1981-1994)

Woodforde's Norfolk Ales (Woodforde's Ltd) Taproom
(Woodbastwick, Norfolk 1981-Still Brewing)

Last Updated : 17th May 2024