The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries Opened In 2012

The following is a list of the 185 breweries listed on this site that opened in 2012 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

Adventure Brewery Ltd Closed
(Chessington, Greater London 2012-2013)

Alechemy Brewery
(Livingston, West Lothian 2012-Still Brewing)

Alfred's Brewery Ltd
(Winchester, Hampshire 2012-Still Brewing)

All Hallows Brewery Brewpub
(Goodmanham, East Riding of Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Anarchy Brew Co
(Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2012-Still Brewing)

Austendyke Ales
(Weston Hills, Lincolnshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Axholme Brewing Company Limited Sister Plant Taproom

The Baldy Brewery Closed
(Pulborough, West Sussex 2012-2014)

Balmaha Brewery Brewpub
(Balmaha, Stirling and Falkirk 2012-Still Brewing)

Barley Bottom Brewery Closed
(Silsden, West Yorkshire 2012-2013)

Barlick Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Barnoldswick, Lancashire 2012-2015)

Baseline Brewing Ltd Closed
(Small Dole, West Sussex 2012-2015)

Bear Claw Brewery Taproom
(Spittal, Northumberland 2012-Still Brewing)

Beavertown Brewery Ltd No Cask Ale
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Bedlam Brewery Ltd
(Plumpton Green, East Sussex 2012-Still Brewing)

Ben Rhydding Brewery Closed
(Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire 2012-2015)

Bespoke Brewing Co Taproom
(Littledean, Gloucestershire 2012-Still Brewing)

Bexar County Brewery Closed
(Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 2012-2020)

Blackjack Beers Ltd Taproom
(Manchester, Greater Manchester 2012-Still Brewing)

Boothtown Brewery Co Ltd Closed
(Halifax, West Yorkshire 2012-2017)

Bowness Bay Brewing Ltd Taproom
(Kendal, Cumbria 2012-Still Brewing)

Brew By Numbers (Original Site) Closed Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-2022)

Brigstock Brewhouse Closed
(Brigstock, Northamptonshire 2012-2019)

Britannia Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Forty Green, Buckinghamshire 2012-2014)

Brüpond Brewery Closed
(London, Greater London 2012-2013)

Bumpmill Brewery Closed
(Shirland, Derbyshire 2012-2016)

Cader Ales Ltd
(Dolgellau, Gwynedd 2012-Still Brewing)

Caveman Brewing Company Ltd Cuckoo Brewer

Chantry Brewery Ltd
(Rotherham, South Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

The Cheshire Brewhouse Closed Taproom
(Congleton, Cheshire 2012-2021)

Chorley Brewhouse Limited Closed
(Coppull, Lancashire 2012-2013)

Church Farm Brewery Ltd Taproom
(Budbrooke, Warwickshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Ciren Ales Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Cirencester, Gloucestershire 2012-2019)

Colchester Brewery Ltd
(Wakes Colne, Essex 2012-Still Brewing)

Collingham Ales Ltd Closed
(Collingham, West Yorkshire 2012-2017)

The Copper Kettle Craft Brewery Closed
(Rushden, Northamptonshire 2012-2016)

Coquetdale Brewery Ltd Closed
(Rothbury, Northumberland 2012-2015)

Corinium Ales Ltd Taproom
(Cirencester, Gloucestershire 2012-Still Brewing)

Cotswold Lion Brewery Ltd Closed
(Leckhampton Hill, Gloucestershire 2012-2024)

Crafty Beers Closed
(Newmarket, Cambridgeshire 2012-2022)

Crate Brewery Taproom Contract Brewer Photo

The Cronx Brewery
(New Addington, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Cych Valley Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Abercych, Dyfed 2012-2014)

Dancing Man Brewery Taproom
(Southampton, Hampshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Deeply Vale Brewery Ltd
(Bury, Greater Manchester 2012-Still Brewing)

Deverell's Brewing Company Closed
(Grays, Essex 2012-2018)

Bragdy Dinbych (Denbigh Brewery) Brewpub
(Denbigh, Clwyd 2012-Still Brewing)

Doghouse Brewery Limited Closed
(Darwen, Lancashire 2012-2019)

Dominion Brewery Company Ltd Cuckoo Brewer

Doncaster Brewery Ltd Taproom
(Doncaster, South Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Dukeries Brewery Ltd Taproom
(Worksop, Nottinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Eden River Brew Co
(Penrith, Cumbria 2012-Still Brewing)

Edenmill Brewery St Andrews Closed
(Guardbridge, Fife 2012-2020)

Evening Star Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub
(St Helens, Merseyside 2012-2013)

Firebrick Brewery
(Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2012-Still Brewing)

Firefly Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Worcester, Worcestershire 2012-2018)

Fisher & Co Craft Brewery Limited Closed
(Noke, Oxfordshire 2012-2016)

Four Thorns Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Heslington, North Yorkshire 2012-2014)

Fownes Brewing Company Closed
(Brierley Hill, West Midlands 2012-2023)

Front Row Brewing Limited
(Brindley Ford, Staffordshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Fulflood Arms Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Winchester, Hampshire 2012-2015)

G2 Brewing Ltd Closed
(Ashford, Kent 2012-2018)

Golden Duck Brewery
(Appleby Magna, Leicestershire 2012-Still Brewing)

Golden Triangle Brewery
(Barford, Norfolk 2012-Still Brewing)

Goldmark Craft Beers Ltd
(Poling, West Sussex 2012-Still Brewing)

Goody Ales Ltd Taproom
(Herne, Kent 2012-Still Brewing)

Gower Brewery Co Limited Taproom
(Penclawdd, West Glamorgan 2012-Still Brewing)

Gun Dog Ales Ltd Closed
(Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire 2012-2020)

Hackney Brewery Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Hand Drawn Monkey Brewing Co Closed
(Lindley, West Yorkshire 2012-2015)

The Harbour Brewing Company Ltd (Bodmin)
(Bodmin, Cornwall 2012-Still Brewing)

Hart Family Brewers Ltd Closed
(Wellingborough, Northamptonshire 2012-2020)

Hartshorns Brewery Photo
(Derby, Derbyshire 2012-Still Brewing)

The Hay Rake Brewery Ltd Closed
(Littleborough, Greater Manchester 2012-2019)

Healey's Brewery Brewpub
(Pennington, Cumbria 2012-Still Brewing)

Hearsall Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Coventry, West Midlands 2012-2014)

Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd Closed
(Henllan, Clwyd 2012-2019)

Hen House Brewery Closed
(Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire 2012-2017)

Henley Brewing Company Closed Brewpub Photo
(Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire 2012-2014)

Hop & Stagger Brewery Closed Photo
(Norton, Shropshire 2012-2021)

Hop Kettle Brewery (Cricklade) Brewpub
(Cricklade, Wiltshire 2012-Still Brewing)

The Hop Studio Closed
(Elvington, North Yorkshire 2012-2022)

Howling Hops Brewery Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Hurst Brewery
(Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex 2012-Still Brewing)

Indian Summer Brewing Co Ltd Closed
(Saffron Walden, Essex 2012-2015)

Isfield Brewing Company Closed
(Framfield, East Sussex 2012-2016)

Jolly Sailor Brewery Brewpub
(Selby, North Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

The Junction Brewery Brewpub
(Baildon, West Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Justice Brewery Closed
(Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 2012-2013)

Keith Brewery Ltd
(Keith, Banffshire 2012-Still Brewing)

King Alfred Ales Closed
(Gillingham, Dorset 2012-2018)

Kings Clipstone Brewery
(Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Knaresborough Brewing Company Closed Brewpub
(Knaresborough, North Yorkshire 2012-2015)

Kubla Brewery Ltd Closed
(Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset 2012-2016)

The Lamb Brewery Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 2012-2013)

Latimer Ales Ltd Closed
(Corby, Northamptonshire 2012-2016)

Ledbury Real Ales
(Ledbury, Herefordshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Lincoln Green Brewing Company Ltd
(Hucknall, Nottinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Lister's Brewery Limited
(Patching, West Sussex 2012-Still Brewing)

The Little Beer Corporation Ltd Closed
(Guildford, Surrey 2012-2019)

Little Brew Closed
(York, North Yorkshire 2012-2016)

Llangorse Brewery Ltd Closed Photo
(Llangorse, Powys 2012-2014)

The Long Man Brewery
(Litlington, East Sussex 2012-Still Brewing)

Mad Cat Brewery Ltd
(Faversham, Kent 2012-Still Brewing)

Malt The Brewery Ltd
(Prestwood, Buckinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Medieval Brewery Closed
(Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire 2012-2015)

Mile Tree Brewery Ltd
(Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Moon Gazer Ale
(Hindringham, Norfolk 2012-Still Brewing)

Mòr Beers
(Kellas, Angus 2012-Still Brewing)

The Mulberry Duck Brewing Company Ltd Closed
(Burghill, Herefordshire 2012-2016)

Navigation Brewery Ltd Brewpub
(Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

New Inn Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Liversedge, West Yorkshire 2012-2018)

New Plassey Brewery Closed
(Eyton, Clwyd 2012-2016)

Newark Brewery Ltd
(Newark, Nottinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Nine Standards Brewery Closed
(Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria 2012-2013)

North Laine Brewhouse Brewpub Photo
(Brighton, East Sussex 2012-Still Brewing)

North Star Brewing Company Ltd Closed
(Ilkeston, Derbyshire 2012-2016)

Northern FC Brewery Closed
(Gosforth, Tyne and Wear 2012-2017)

Noss Beer Works
(Ivybridge, Devon 2012-Still Brewing)

Old School Brewery Taproom
(Warton, Lancashire 2012-Still Brewing)

On The Edge Brewery
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Ordnance City Brewery Closed
(Ashcott, Somerset 2012-2016)

Out There Brewing Co
(Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 2012-Still Brewing)

Partizan Brewing Limited
(Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire 2012-Still Brewing)

Pheasantry Brewery
(East Markham, Nottinghamshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Pin-up Beers Ltd Contract Brewer

Pope's Yard Brewery Ltd
(Watford, Hertfordshire 2012-Still Brewing)

George N Porter Brewing Closed
(Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear 2012-2016)

Portobello Brewing Co Ltd
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Pressure Drop Brewing Limited Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Privateer Beers Ltd Closed
(Manchester, Greater Manchester 2012-2015)

Radnorshire Ales Brewing Suspended
(New Radnor, Powys 2012-Brewing Suspended)

Rail Ale Brewing Co Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 2012-2014)

Ramsbottom Craft Brewery Closed
(Bolton, Greater Manchester 2012-2019)

The Red Brewery Company Limited Closed
(Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire 2012-2017)

Redstone Brewery Ltd Closed
(Llangors, Powys 2012-2014)

Reedley Hallows Brewing Company
(Burnley, Lancashire 2012-Still Brewing)

Ringway Brewery Ltd Closed
(Reddish, Greater Manchester 2012-2015)

Roam Brewing Co Ltd Taproom
(Plymouth, Devon 2012-Still Brewing)

Rocky Head Brewery Ltd Closed
(London, Greater London 2012-2017)

S43 Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Coxhoe, County Durham 2012-2022)

Shed Ales Brewing Suspended
(Pewsey, Wiltshire 2012-Brewing Suspended)

The Shed Brewery Limited Closed
(Hockley Heath, West Midlands 2012-2016)

Shifnal Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Shifnal, Shropshire 2012-2013)

Shiny Brewing Co Taproom
(Little Eaton, Derbyshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Shortts Brewery
(Thorndon, Suffolk 2012-Still Brewing)

Six Trees Brewing Co Closed
(Triscombe, Somerset 2012-2016)

Tom Smith Ales Ltd Closed
(Kettering, Northamptonshire 2012-2016)

Sperrin Brewery Brewpub Photo
(Ansley, Warwickshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Spey Valley Brewery
(Mulben, Moray 2012-Still Brewing)

Speyside Brewery Closed
(Forres, Moray 2012-2020)

St Andrews Brewing Co No Cask Ale Taproom
(St Andrews, Fife 2012-Still Brewing)

Stamps Brewery
(Bootle, Merseyside 2012-Still Brewing)

Stocklinch Ales Limited Closed
(Stocklinch, Somerset 2012-2019)

Strathbraan Brewery
(Amulree, Perth and Kinross 2012-Still Brewing)

Sunbeam Ales
(Leeds, West Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Sunny Republic Brewing Company Closed
(Winterborne Kingston, Dorset 2012-2016)

Talke o' Th' Hill Brewery
(Talke Pits, Staffordshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Terrace Brewery Closed
(Aylburton, Gloucestershire 2012-2016)

Three Kings Brewery Ltd
(North Shields, Tyne and Wear 2012-Still Brewing)

Thurstons Brewery Taproom Photo
(Horsell, Surrey 2012-Still Brewing)

Tiny Rebel Brewing Company Ltd Taproom
(Rogerstone, Gwent 2012-Still Brewing)

The Tír Dhá Ghlas Brewing Company Brewpub Photo
(Dover, Kent 2012-Still Brewing)

Toolmakers Brewery Ltd
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Towles' Fine Ales Closed
(Bristol, Avon 2012-2016)

Truefitt Brewing Company Ltd Closed
(Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire 2012-2016)

Tunnfield Brewery Closed
(Minsterley, Shropshire 2012-2014)

Twisted Oak Brewery Ltd
(Wrington, Somerset 2012-Still Brewing)

Two Rivers Brewery
(Denver, Norfolk 2012-Still Brewing)

Unsworth's Yard Brewery Ltd Taproom
(Cartmel, Cumbria 2012-Still Brewing)

Violet Cottage Brewing Company Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Gwaelod-y-Garth, South Glamorgan 2012-2019)

VIP Brewery Take Over

Volden Brewery
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Wellcross Brewing Company Closed
(Upholland, Lancashire 2012-2016)

Whaley Bridge Brewery Closed
(Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire 2012-2018)

Whitby Brewery Limited Taproom
(Whitby, North Yorkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

White Dog Brewery Ltd Closed
(Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire 2012-2013)

Whitworth Brewing Co Closed
(Shirley, West Midlands 2012-2015)

The Wild Beer Company Ltd Closed
(Westcombe, Somerset 2012-2022)

Wild Card Brewery Taproom
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Wild Weather Brewery
(Silchester, Berkshire 2012-Still Brewing)

Windswept Brewing Closed Taproom
(Lossiemouth, Moray 2012-2024)

Witham Brewery Cuckoo Brewer

The Working Hand Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Leamside, County Durham 2012-2021)

Yorkshire Brewing Company Limited Closed Photo
(Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire 2012-2020)

Last Updated : 13th June 2024