The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Ceremonial County of Hertfordshire

We list 50 breweries in the Ceremonial County of Hertfordshire. Of these, 23 are open breweries, 27 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

3 Brewers of St Albans
(Hatfield, Hertfordshire 2013-Still Brewing)
Lock 81 Brewery Limited
(Watford, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
The Belgian Brewer Tap Room
(Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
Mad Squirrel Unhinged Beers
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2004-Still Brewing)
Bog Brew Beers Limited Tap Room
(Stevenage, Hertfordshire 2017-Still Brewing)
McMullen & Sons Ltd
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1827-Still Brewing)
Bowtie Brewers
(Watford, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
New River Brewery Ltd
(Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire 2015-Still Brewing)
Bubble Works Brew Co
(Hitchin, Hertfordshire 2018-Still Brewing)
The Old Cross Tavern Brewery Brewing Suspended Brewpub Photo
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 2008-Brewing Suspended)
Buntingford Brewery Limited Photo
(Royston, Hertfordshire 2001-Still Brewing)
Oxhey Village Brewery
(2018-Still Brewing)
Creative Juices Brewing Company Ltd Tap Room
(Maple Cross, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
Paradigm Brewery Ltd
(Sarratt, Hertfordshire 2015-Still Brewing)
Farr Brew Tap Room
(Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire 2014-Still Brewing)
Pope's Yard Brewery Ltd
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2012-Still Brewing)
Foragers Brewery Brewpub
(St Albans, Hertfordshire 2015-Still Brewing)
Summershed Brewery
(Wigginton, Hertfordshire 2019-Still Brewing)
Garden City Brewery Brewpub
(Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire 2016-Still Brewing)
The Tring Brewery Company Ltd
(Tring, Hertfordshire 1992-Still Brewing)
Hadham Brewery
(Little Hadham, Hertfordshire 2015-Still Brewing)
White Hart Tap Brewing Suspended Brewpub
(St.Albans, Hertfordshire 2015-Brewing Suspended)
Haresfoot Craft Beer
(Chesham, Hertfordshire 2014-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Alehouse Pub & Brewing Co Ltd Closed Brewpub Photo
(St. Albans, Hertfordshire 2006-2010)
The Garden Barber Brewery Closed
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 2001-2004)
Alford Arms Brewhouse Closed Brewpub
(Frithsden, Hertfordshire 1981-1995)
Green Tye Brewery Closed
(Green Tye, Hertfordshire 1999-2013)
Ash Valley Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Green Tye, Hertfordshire 2014-2018)
Harpenden Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Harpenden, Hertfordshire 1994-1997)
Banfield Ales Closed
(Buntingford, Hertfordshire 2000-2004)
Hedgehog & Hogshead Closed Alternative Name Brewery Group
Barley Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Barley, Hertfordshire 1982-1997)
Mix Brewery Closed
(Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 2013-2019)
Benskin's Watford Brewery Ltd Closed
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1720-1972)
Original Brewing Company (Stevenage) Closed Brewpub
(Stevenage, Hertfordshire 1996-2000)
Berkhamstead Brewery Closed
(Bourne End, Hertfordshire 1984-1990)
Original Brewing Company (Watford) Closed Brewpub
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1996-2000)
Bishop's Stortford Brewery Ltd Closed
(Green Tye, Hertfordshire 2014-2019)
Philanthropist & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(St Albans, Hertfordshire 1994-1999)
Crafty Hare Dead Brand
(Chesham, Hertfordshire 2014-Still Brewing)
Red Squirrel Brewery Ltd 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)
Tilbury Ales Closed Alternative Name
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1996-2002)
Flag & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Watford, Hertfordshire 1997-1999)
Verulam Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(St Albans, Hertfordshire 1997-2015)
Fledgling & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Hertford, Hertfordshire 1997-1999)
Woodlands Brewery Closed
(Buntingford, Hertfordshire 2001-2002)
Fox and Hounds Closed Brewpub Alternative Name
(Barley, Hertfordshire 1982-1997)


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.

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Last Updated : 19th September 2020