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John Smith's Brewery

Brewery From Which Most Of The Beer Produced Can Not Be Defined As Cask Conditioned Ale
AddressJohn Smith's Brewery
Scottish Courage Brewing Ltd
The Brewery
LS24 9SA
PhoneLandline: 0345 0303276
e-mailcustomerservices -AT-
Social MediaLink to Facebook  
County(see footnote)Ceremonial
North Yorkshire
Local Authority


Brewing started on this site in 1757 and was acquired by John Smith in 1847. A new brewery was built in 1883/4 with the old brewery being sold to a nephew who set up Samuel Smith. It was acquired by Courage in 1970. It still brews today now under the ownership of Heineken UK although John Smith's cask beer is brewed at Caledonian.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. A crowd-sourced beer list is also available on the Untappd page for this brewery.


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Last Updated : 13th July 2021 by RP