The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Historic County of Essex

We list 76 breweries in the Historic County of Essex. Of these, 44 are open breweries, 32 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

Billericay Brewing Company Tap Room
(Billericay, Essex 2014-Still Brewing)
Moody Goose Brewery Limited Brewpub
(Braintree, Essex 2015-Still Brewing)
Bishop Nick Limited
(Braintree, Essex 2013-Still Brewing)
Neckstamper Brewing Tap Room
(London, Greater London 2016-Still Brewing)
Brentwood Brewing Company Ltd Tap Room
(Pilgrims Hatch, Essex 2006-Still Brewing)
Nirvana Brewery Tap Room Alcohol Free Only
(London, Greater London 2017-Still Brewing)
Chelmsford Brew Co
(Great Baddow, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
Other Monkey Brewing Brewpub No Cask Ale
(Colchester, Essex 2015-Still Brewing)
Colchester Brewery Ltd
(Wakes Colne, Essex 2012-Still Brewing)
Pillars Brewery Tap Room
(London, Greater London 2016-Still Brewing)
Courtyard Brewery
(Gosfield, Essex 2018-Still Brewing)
The Posh Boys Brewery Ltd Brewpub
(Wickford, Essex 2019-Still Brewing)
Crouch Vale Brewery Ltd
(South Woodham Ferrers, Essex 1981-Still Brewing)
Pretty Decent Beer Co Tap Room
(London, Greater London 2017-Still Brewing)
East London Brewing Company Limited
(London, Greater London 2011-Still Brewing)
PumpHouse Community Brewery Limited Brewpub
(Toppesfield, Essex 2015-Still Brewing)
Elephant School Brewing Tap Room Alternative Name
(Pilgrims Hatch, Essex 2006-Still Brewing)
Red Fox Brewery Ltd
(Coggeshall, Essex 2008-Still Brewing)
Fallen Angel Brewery
(Writtle, Essex 2013-Still Brewing)
Redchurch Brewery
(Harlow, Essex 2011-Still Brewing)
Fox Meadow Brewery Brewing Suspended
(Braintree, Essex 2017-Brewing Suspended)
Saffron Brewery
(Henham, Essex 2006-Still Brewing)
George's Brewery
(Great Wakering, Essex 2011-Still Brewing)
The Shalford Brewery
(Blackmore End, Essex 2007-Still Brewing)
Gravity Well Brewing Co
(London, Greater London 2018-Still Brewing)
Signature Brew Ltd Tap Room
(London, Greater London 2015-Still Brewing)
Hop Monster Brewery Alternative Name
(Great Wakering, Essex 2011-Still Brewing)
Silks Brewery Limited Brewing Suspended
(Sible Hedingham, Essex 2015-Brewing Suspended)
Husk Brewing Ltd
(London, Greater London 2016-Still Brewing)
Solvay Society Brewery
(Ilford, Greater London 2014-Still Brewing)
JackRabbit Brewing Co
(Lawford, Essex 2019-Still Brewing)
St Botolphs Brewery
(Colchester, Essex 2018-Still Brewing)
Keppels Brewery Limited
(Rochford, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
Sticklegs Brewery Brewing Suspended
(Great Bromley, Essex 2008-Brewing Suspended)
Leigh on Sea Brewing Company Limited Tap Room
(Leigh on Sea, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
Tap East Brewpub Photo
(London, Greater London 2011-Still Brewing)
Magic Spells Brewery
(London, Greater London 2018-Still Brewing)
Watsons Brewery
(Colchester, Essex 2016-Still Brewing)
Maldon Brewing Company Ltd Photo
(Maldon, Essex 2002-Still Brewing)
White Hart Brewery Brewpub
(Halstead, Essex 2017-Still Brewing)
Mersea Island Brewery
(East Mersea, Essex 2005-Still Brewing)
Wibblers Brewery Ltd Tap Room Photo
(Southminster, Essex 2007-Still Brewing)
The Mighty Oak Brewing Company Ltd
(Maldon, Essex 1996-Still Brewing)
Wild Card Brewery Tap Room
(London, Greater London 2012-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

Barking Brewery Co Closed
(Barking, Greater London 1985-1986)
Indian Summer Brewing Co Ltd Closed
(Saffron Walden, Essex 2012-2015)
Blanchfields Brewing Co Closed
(Mayland, Essex 1997-2007)
Mr Majolica's Brewing Company Ltd Closed
(Grays, Essex 2014-2018)
BrĂ¼pond Brewery Closed
(London, Greater London 2012-2013)
Original Brewing Company (Basildon) Closed Brewpub
(Basildon, Essex 1998-2000)
Deverell's Brewing Company Closed
(Grays, Essex 2012-2018)
Packfield Brewery Ltd Closed
(Black Notley, Essex 2008-2008)
The Dropping Well Brewery Closed Brewpub
(Helions Bumpstead, Essex 2013-2014)
Phantom & Firkin (London) Closed Brewpub
(London, Greater London 1987-1988)
Epping Brewing Company Closed Alternative Name
(North Weald, Essex 1996-2012)
Pitfield Organic Brewery Closed
(North Weald, Essex 1996-2012)
Essex Brewery Company Limited Closed
(Norton Madeville, Essex 2015-2018)
The Famous Railway Tavern Brewing Co Closed Brewpub Photo
(Brightlingsea, Essex 1998-2018)
The Felstar Brewery Closed
(Crix Green, Essex 2001-2018)
TD Ridley & Sons Ltd Closed Photo
(Hartford End, Essex 1842-2005)
Fish & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Southend-on-Sea, Essex 1997-1999)
The Rosebud Pub Restaurant & Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Brightlingsea, Essex 2011-2014)
Ford & Firkin Closed Brewpub
(Romford, Greater London 1997-1999)
Round Tower Brewery Closed
(Chelmsford, Essex 2013-2018)
The George & Dragon Closed Brewpub
(Churchend, Essex 2004-2006)
Saeburh Brewery Closed
(Tendring, Essex 2015-2019)
Growler Brewery Tap Room Dead Brand
(Long Melford, Suffolk 1986-Still Brewing)
Star Beermaking Company Closed
(Steeple, Essex 2005-2007)
Ha'penny Brewing Company Closed Photo
(Ilford, Greater London 2009-2014)
Sweet William Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(London, Greater London 2000-2005)
The Hart of Stebbing Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub Photo
(Stebbing, Essex 2007-2019)
Vendetta Brewing Company Limited Closed
(Southend-on-Sea, Essex 2018-2019)
Highwood Brewery Closed
(Highwood, Essex 2011-2015)
Vens Brewing Co Ltd Closed
(Rawreth, Essex 2010-2011)
Hope Brewery Closed
(Grays, Essex 2013-2018)
Wonky Dog Brewery Closed
(Brightlingsea, Essex 2007-2009)
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 March 2021