Local Breweries

Not only do we brew the best cuppa, we are pretty good at brewing fine ales too! The Yorkshire Dales has a long tradition of producing real ales and also having some rather good traditional pubs to sample them in! Many breweries provide a guided tour so you can watch the process for yourself, but do book in advance as they get very busy. Once you’ve sampled our tea there’s nowt quite like a pint of Yorkshire ale to tingle your taste buds!

Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, HG4 4EN. Lively place with friendly staff, unusual décor in big warehouse room.

Copper Dragon Brewery, Skipton, BD23 2QR. Visitor centre’s modern bar/bistro across the road from the brewery.

Daleside Brewery, Harrogate, HG1 4PT. Yorkshire’s regional brewer specialising in high quality real ales and beers. Brewed using traditional methods.

Dark Horse Brewery, Hetton, BD23 6LY. Small, independent brewery based at Hetton in the Yorkshire Dales whose beers are made with only the finest ingredients combined with water taken straight from the dales.

Goose Eye Brewery, Keighley, BD21 5AX. This husband and wife brewery was established in 1991, now has their son working in this family run business.

Hanbleton Brewery, Holme, HG4 5NB. Established in 1991 in the hamlet of Holme on Swale, situated on the banks of the River Swale in the Vale of Mowbray. In 1997 Hambleton Ales gained the coveted award of CAMRA Champion Winter Beer of Britain for its Nightmare brand.

Ilkley Brewery, Ilkley, LS29 8JT. This multi-award winning brewery in the beautiful Yorkshire spa-town of Ilkley was Founded as recently as 2009. They are uncompromising in there mission to brew innovative beers. Using traditional English brewing techniques that are combined with wonderful inspiration from across the world.

Naylors Brewery, Keighley, BD20 7DT. Brothers Stephen and Robert Naylor began brewing back in 2001 at The Old White Bear public house.

Northern Monk, Leeds, LS11 9YJ. Their beers are brewed with a passion, dedication and community focus of Monks that have brewed ales for thousands of years in this area.

Old Spot Brewery, Cullingworth,BD13 5HN. Since their early days in 2005, they have picked up a few awards for their beers like old friends of the family and Spot ‘O’ Bother

Quaffing Gravy, Shipley, BD18 9EA. Reminiscent of an angel’s tear on your tongue, you’ll find Quaffing Gravy Pale Ale a joy to behold. Nicely hopped, with a fresh clean flavour. 

Roosters Brewery, Knaresborough, HG5 8LJ. Hatched in 1993, at a time when most ales on the market were brown, Rooster’s Brewing Co. fast developed a reputation for brewing ground-breaking, hop-forward pale ales that showcase exciting new hops from the USA.

Saltaire Brewery, Shipley, BD17 7AR. Award-winning Saltaire Brewery is in Shipley, West Yorkshire and has enjoyed brewing hand crafted ales since 2005. Our beers have won more than 50 trade awards, including two national championship brews and two international gold medals for our Triple Chocoholic Stout. 

Treboon Brewery, York, YO30 1AA. Treboom is an exciting new microbrewery established in Shipton-by-Beningbrough near York early in 2012. John worked as a research scientist but has hung up his lab coat to pursue his dream of producing great beers, while Jane, a practising ceramicist is keen to bring a creative side to beer making.

Wharfe Bank Brewery, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1FD. Wharfe Bank Brewery was founded in April 2010 in a converted paper mill on the banks of the River Wharfe just outside the village of Pool in Wharfedale and a couple of miles from the local market town of Otley. Combining tradition with technology, experience with innovation and passion with patience, they have created a core range of wonderfully unique beers

Wharfedale Brewery, Ilkley, SL29 9DS. Wharfedale Brewery, housed at the back of the Flying Duck brew pub on Church Street in Ilkley, is launching a new beer called Wharfedale Gold to its range this weekend, following an approach from a former Ilkley resident.

Yorkshire Dales Brewery, Askrigg, DL8 3HG. Established in 2005 using a five-barrel plant and additional fermenters at the converted milking parlour increased capacity to 20 barrels a week. Over 150 pubs are supplied throughout the North of England. Four monthly special are always available.