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Ascot Brewing Company
Established as Ascot Ales in 2007 with a 4 barrel micro brewery producing a diverse range of ales in batches of 16 firkins. Their flagship ale is the multi-award winning, Anastasia’s Stout 5% which is brewed all year round. 2017 brought new owners to the brewery, who have rebranded with a horse racing-led theme. Look out for the new, yet comfortingly familiar, runners on a bar near you!
First of 4 beers was a 4% golden ale called Daisy Gold launched at a special event hosted by the United Services Club in Egham, February 2013. Brightwater beers are now available to all bars, clubs and Beer Festivals throughout South London, Surrey and Sussex. A very healthy beer if enjoyed in the open air at their brewery tap, known as Platform 3 right outside Claygate Station on the Waterloo to Guildford Line. Stop off for a pint, or two, on your way home and meet the brewer. See WhatPub for limited opening times.
Craft Brews @ Frensham Brewery
Established July 2014, family run microbrewery, producing hand crafted cask ale on a self made brewing system using dairy milk tanks; quite fitting as based on a dairy farm. Won Beer Of The Festival at Farnham Beerex in 2015 for Rambler, and won Best Porter with Owlswood Porter at Woking Beer Festival in November the same year.
Crafty Brewing Company
Established in 2014, in the stable block of a farm nestling in the Surrey Hills. Won a Gold Award at the 2016 SIBA South-East Region Beer Competition for Dunsfold Best and then again another SIBA Gold for Hop Tipple IPA in 2017. In late 2018 the brewery’s production capability doubled when they acquired Little Beer Corporation in Guildford.
Established in June 2008, Dorking Brewery is a multi-award winning brewery, whose brewers have spent time in the United States in order to bring exciting new beers to the UK. Hops and grain sourced globally e.g. hops in Buffalo Buffalo come from Washington state, to help deliver the citrus flavour for their American Pale Ale.
Brewing began in September 2017 on a custom-made plant in a small, purpose built, building next to the Royal Oak pub car park. Almost all of the beer is supplied to the pub although it may very occasionally be seen in a free house or Big Smoke pub.
Fuzzchat Brewery, The Jolly Coopers,
84 Wheelers Lane, Epsom KT18 7SD
T: 01372 723222
Established in September 2017 in a store room of the Jolly Coopers in Epsom Common, which was once a blacksmith shop for horses passing by on their way to Epsom Racecourse.
Flower Farm, Oxted Rd
Surrey RH9 8BP
T: 01883 742288
The Godstone Brewers established in 2015 with a one-barrel plant and have already moved to larger premises. Beers are named on local themes including a pirate and a witch. The brewery supplies the nearby Fox & Hounds, Tilburstow Hill
Hogs Back Brewery
Manor Farm, The Street,
T: 01252 783000
Established in 1992, with an inaugural brew of 10 barrels, or about 3000 pints commencing 6am on the 4th August 1992 apparently. A dozen regular ales and a dozen more seasonals, many of which available in bottles. Brewery tours are popular.
Leith Hill Brewery
The Plough Inn
Surrey, RH5 6HD
T: 01306 711793
Established in 1996, brewing restarted in 2008 after a break for ill health. Three beers are brewed and uniquely are available at the Plough Inn. The beers are Beautiful South, a yellowish bitter at 3.6%, Crooked Furrow, a bitter at 4%, and Tallywhacker a sweet, dark beer at 4.8%.
Established in 2016 at a farm in Godstone using a new 2 barrel plant. Open events are usually held quarterly, often in the Crown Inn, Oxted where their ale is regularly available.
Unit 7 Hampden Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3HG
The Park Brewery was established by Josh and Frankie Kearns, a husband and wife team. Born from obsessive home brewing throughout 2012–2013 and after encouraging feedback from friends and local bottle shops, they made the leap. Invested in a small kit, found local premises and took the brewing out of the family kitchen. 2019 saw them move to brand new larger premises in Kingston as they look to expand the business.
Pilgrim was the first new brewery in Surrey for over 100 years. Progress, their first beer was brewed in the Woldingham premises in January 1982 before the move to Reigate 18 months later. Check out their website for the wide range of trad, modern, European and experimental beers brewed.
Surrey Hills Brewery
Established in 2005, and well established as a brewer of award winning ales. If you need cheering up, read the section on their website about their people. Brewery tours available, and beers and other merchandise available from the shop.
Thames Side Brewery
Established in September 2015, featuring at the Thyme at the Tavern Beer Festival. Currently available in many local pubs including London Stone, Beehive and Caffe Gusto in Staines, and Black Swan featured at Egham BeerFest Easter 2017. Have won several awards, including Beer of the Festival at Kingston Beer Festival 2017 with Mallard Mild. In June 2019 moved to new premises by Staines Bridge, which will include a tap room. See also North Surrey Beers & Brewing page.
Thurstons Horsell Brewing Company
Established in October 2012, initially producing Stedmans Ale in a 3/4 barrel plant in the kitchen of the Plough. Having won several awards and from their growing range of ales moved next door, and in February 2014 installed a 4.5 barrel plant, with the mash tun going through the roof, and oval shaped fermenters so they’d fit through the windows!
Tilford Brewery, The Duke of Cambridge, Tilford Road, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DD
www.tilfordbrewery.beer T: 01252 794790
Eastablished January 2017 in the coach house of the Duke of Cambridge in Tilford. Won Beer of the Festival at Farnham Beerex 2017 with Rushmoor Ripper, and Brewery of the Festival at Guildford 2017.
Established in November 2011, in two barn like buildings. First beer brewed was Falls Gold, and the Brewery has a 17 barrel capacity. Have a reputation for infusing beers with copious amounts of hops.
Established 2017 in the cellar of the Botley Hill Farmhouse pub, where they are always available. Concentrate on session beers which are all 4% ABV across the range, but intended to be packed full of character and flavour.
Breweries page updated 6th June 2018. I’m indebted to Bob Inman from North Surrey Branch for new brewery information. If you’re a brewer and you’re not on here, or something needs updating, please get in touch. Spike