Outside the Alnwick Brewery in Alnwick, United Kingdom

Outside the Alnwick Brewery in Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick Brewery

Alnwick Brewery is an award-winning brewery in the heart of Northumberland which first traded in the 1860s and again are now brewing in Alnwick.

We are owned and managed by Harry Hotspur Holdings a niche investment company with a vision to “preserve the past and build the future” for niche food and drinks businesses in Northumbria.


Alnwick Brewery first started to make and sell beers in the 1860s from a brewery operating from the center of Alnwick, the capital of Northumberland, in England.

The brewery was officially registered in September 1890 when they acquired Mason Brothers.

It had a somewhat colourful history before being acquired in 1978 by the major Scottish brewer Dryboroughs who eventually closed it down in 1986.

The factory manager Mr. Lindsay acquired the business name and on his death his son Ian, finding critical recipes relaunched the business in 2003, which he did with the grateful assistance of the Duchess of Northumberland. Ian kept the business afloat until 2013 when Harry Hotspur Holdings worked with him before acquiring it from him in 2013.

Since then we have invested in a brew house at Hawkshill at Alnwick to ensure that the brand once again operates its own brewery.

One of our investor shareholders is a former Newcastle Brown Master Brewer and he is overseeing quality and production. A graduate Chemist from Oxford he is ensuring we produce best quality beers and is also helping drive the future strategy of the business.

The business currently provides as mainstream products Alnwick IPA, Gold, Amber & Lager in casks to over 50 public houses in the North of England. It also provides the same in bottles. It is seeking to further expand the range into niche areas during the forthcoming year.

During 2017 the brewery obtained SIBA production Quality Accreditation.

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Lineup of bottled beers offered by Alnwick Brewery

Lineup of bottled beers offered by Alnwick Brewery

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Alnwick Brewery

  • 16 Bondgate Without
  • Alnwick, NE66 1PP
  • United Kingdom
  • +44 1665 830617

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Alnwick Brewery in the News

Alnwick Brewery Gives Away its Beer Instead of Dumping

Prior to Easter, Alnwick Brewery had produced a lot of beer and now due to the coronavirus lockdown, they’re giving it away to locals instead of dumping it. Read More