The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries Opened In 1996

The following is a list of the 63 breweries listed on this site that opened in 1996 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

Abbeydale Brewery Ltd Photo
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire 1996-Still Brewing)

Aldchlappie Hotel Closed Brewpub Photo
(Kirkmichael, Perth and Kinross 1996-2000)

Backdykes Brewing Company Closed
(Thornton, Fife 1996-2000)

Barum Brewery Ltd Brewpub Photo
(Barnstaple, Devon 1996-Still Brewing)

Baynards Brewhouse Closed Brewpub
(Baynards, Surrey 1996-2000)

Beer Necessities Closed Photo
(Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 1996-1999)

Blackburn Brewing Company Closed Brewpub
(Blackburn, Lancashire 1996-1999)

Bramcote Brewing Company Closed
(Bramcote, Nottinghamshire 1996-1997)

Burts (Sandown Brewery) Ltd Closed
(Sandown, Isle of Wight 1996-1998)

Cambrian Brewery Co. Ltd Closed
(Dolgellau, Gwynedd 1996-1997)

The Cranbourne Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Cranbourne, Dorset 1996-1998)

Dark Horse Brewing Co. (Hertford) Ltd Closed
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1996-2002)

DarkTribe Brewery Limited Brewpub Photo
(East Butterwick, Lincolnshire 1996-Still Brewing)

Derwent Brewery Closed
(Silloth, Cumbria 1996-2021)

Dorset Brewing Company Ltd
(Crossways, Dorset 1996-Still Brewing)

The Duffield Brewing Co Closed Brewpub
(Harmston, Lincolnshire 1996-2000)

Easingwold Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Easingwold, North Yorkshire 1996-2000)

Fahrenheit & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Woking, Surrey 1996-1999)

Fedora & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Luton, Bedfordshire 1996-1999)

Fernandes Brewery Brewpub Photo
(Wakefield, West Yorkshire 1996-Still Brewing)

Fiddler's Ales Closed Brewpub
(Old Basford, Nottinghamshire 1996-1999)

Fieldmouse & Firkin at the Fighting Cocks Closed Brewpub
(Moseley, West Midlands 1996-1999)

Flyer & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Reading, Berkshire 1996-1999)

Foundry & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire 1996-1999)

Four Rivers Brewing Company Ltd Closed
(Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 1996-2000)

Fuzz & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Southsea, Hampshire 1996-1999)

Glentworth Brewery Closed Photo
(Skellow, South Yorkshire 1996-2017)

Hackerberry Brewery Closed
(Winlaton Mill, Tyne and Wear 1996-1996)

The Hale & Hearty Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Farnham, Surrey 1996-2000)

John O'Gaunt Brewing Co Ltd Closed Photo
(John O'Gaunt, Leicestershire 1996-2004)

Jones & Mather Ales Ltd Closed
(Brierley Hill, West Midlands 1996-1997)

Kings Head Brewing Co Closed Brewpub Photo
(Bildeston, Suffolk 1996-2022)

The Kitchen Brewery Ltd Closed
(Aspley, West Yorkshire 1996-2001)

The Leith Hill Brewery Brewpub Photo
(Coldharbour, Surrey 1996-Still Brewing)

The Man in the Moon Brewery Closed
(Bitteswell, Leicestershire 1996-1999)

Mash & Air Closed Brewpub No Cask Ale Photo
(Manchester, Greater Manchester 1996-2000)

Middleton's Brewery Closed Brewpub
(St Helens, County Durham 1996-1998)

The Mighty Oak Brewing Company Ltd
(Maldon, Essex 1996-Still Brewing)

Moor Beer Company Ltd Tap Room
(Bristol, Avon 1996-Still Brewing)

North Blyth Brewery Closed
(Bedlington, Northumberland 1996-2019)

O'Hanlon's Brewery Ltd Closed
(Whimple, Devon 1996-2013)

Old Cottage Beer Co Closed
(New Hutton, Cumbria 1996-1998)

Old Pint Pot Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Salford, Greater Manchester 1996-2000)

Original Brewing Company (Finchley) Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 1996-2000)

Original Brewing Company (Stevenage) Closed Brewpub
(Stevenage, Hertfordshire 1996-2000)

Original Brewing Company (Watford) Closed Brewpub
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1996-2000)

Pitfield Organic Brewery Closed
(North Weald, Essex 1996-2012)

Rectory Ales Ltd Closed Photo
(Streat, East Sussex 1996-2020)

Riverside Brewery Ltd Closed
(Pallion, Tyne and Wear 1996-1999)

Scanlon's Fine Ales Closed
(Yiewsley, Greater London 1996-1997)

SP Sporting Ales Ltd Closed
(Lower Hergest, Herefordshire 1996-2002)

St Peter's Brewery Co. Ltd
(St Peter South Elmham, Suffolk 1996-Still Brewing)

Stag & Griffin Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Tatling End, Buckinghamshire 1996-1996)

Swansea Brewing Company Brewpub Photo
(Killay, West Glamorgan 1996-Still Brewing)

Tynllidiart Arms Closed Brewpub
(Capel Bangor, Dyfed 1996-1998)

Ventnor Brewery Ltd Closed Photo
(Ventnor, Isle of Wight 1996-2009)

Tomos Watkin Ales
(Swansea, West Glamorgan 1996-Still Brewing)

HG Wells Planet Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Woking, Surrey 1996-2000)

Whitewater Brewing Co
(Castlewellan, County Down 1996-Still Brewing)

The Wolf Brewery
(Besthorpe, Norfolk 1996-Still Brewing)

Wylye Valley Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Corton, Wiltshire 1996-1997)

York Brewery Sister Plant

York Tavern Closed Brewpub
(Norwich, Norfolk 1996-1998)

Last Updated : 24th July 2023