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Sussex Brewers & Beers

There are 47 excellent breweries listed in Sussex, eight are in the Arun and Adur branch area.
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Arun & Adur Branch Breweries

Adur Brewey (Steyning - started brewing April 2008. A co-operative since 2011)
Anchor Springs Brewery (Littlehampton - started brewing April 2010)
Baldy Brewey (Not currently brewing)
Dark Star Brewery (Partridge Green)
Goldmark Brewery (Poling near Angermering/Hammerpot)
Hammerpot Brewery (Poling near Angermering/Hammerpot)
Listers (Littlehampton)
Naked (Lancing)

Other Sussex Breweries

360 Degree (Sheffield Park)
1648 (East Hoathly)
Arundel Brewery (Ford)
Ballard's Brewery (Nyewood)
Baseline Brewery (Small Dole)
Beachy Head Brewery (near Eastbourne)
Bedlam Brewery (Albourne, Hassocks)
Black cat Brewery (Groombridge, Kent)
Burning Sky Brewery (Deepest Sussex)
Downlands (Small Dole)
Fallen Angel (Battle)
FILO (First In Last Out, Hastings)
Firebird Brewery (Rudgwick)
Franklins Brewery (Lower Beeding)
Full Moon Brewery (Catsfield, Nesr Battle)
Gribble Brewery (Oving)
Goldstone Brewery (Ditchling Common)
Harveys (Lewes)
Hastings (Hastings)
Hepworth & Co (Horsham)
High weald (East Grinstead)
Hurst Brewery (Hurstpierpoint)
Isfield (Isfield)
Kemptown (Brighton)
Kissingate (Lower Beeding)
Kitchen Garden Brewery (Sheffield Park)
Langham Brewery (Near Petworth)
Longman (Littlington)
North Laine (Brighton)
Pin-up (Crowborough)
Pig and Porter (Royal Tunbridge Wells)
Rectory Ales (Plumpton)
Rother Valley (Northiam)
Stanley Arms (Portslade)
Top-Notch (Haywards Heath)
Turners (Ringmer)
Weltons Brewery (Horsham)
White (1066 Brewery)
W.J. King & Co. (Horsham)


Full Listings


360 Degree Brewing

360 Degree Brewing, Unit 22, Bluebell Industrial Estate, Sheffield Park, East Sussex, TN22 3HQ
Tel 01825 722375 or [This link opens in a new window]


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1648 Brewery

1648 Brewing Company, Mill Lane, East Hoathly, Lewes, BN8 6QB
Tel (01825) 840830

Started brewing September 2003. The brewery is a separate business to the pub, even though the landlord of the pub is one of the co-owners of the brewery, and it occupies the same building. The King's Head is on the High Street, but the entrance to the brewery is on the corner of the adjoining lane. The King's Head is the main outlet for the beer. Beers obviously found in the King's Head and pubs like the Evening Star. 'Signature' recently (May 2004) won the Silver in Best Bitter Category in the SIBA South East Regional Competitionand (June 2004) won the Silver medal in the Beauty of the Hops brewing awards in the dual hop class. [This link opens in a new window]


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Adur Brewery [This link opens in a new window]

The Adur Brewery has been brewing since August 2008.
In January 2011 the brewery was taken over by a co-operative

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Anchor Springs Brewery

11D Lineside Way, Lineside Industrial Estate, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7EH
Anchor Springs started brewing early 2010

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7c Ford Airfield Industrial Estate Ford, Arundel BN18 0BE
Tel (01903) 733111 [This link opens in a new window]

Arundel Brewery was founded in 1992. It was the historic town's first brewery for 70 years, and marked the rebirth of a tradition dating back more than 200 years. The brewery has been under new ownership since 2004, and continues to improve its range of regular and seasonal beers. In 2005, the company began to introduce a range of bottled beers.

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Parham House Estate, West Sussex
Tel 07718 641195 [This link opens in a new window]

After brewing from their base in Southwater the brewery has now moved to the Parham House Estate

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Ballard's Brewery

The Old Sawmill, Nyewood, Petersfield GU31 5HA
(01730) 821301 [This link opens in a new window]

The first pint was brewed in 1980 in the old cow house the owners Sussex Farm. Originally run by Mike Brown, the brewery expanded & in 1985 moved to The Ballards Pub (now the Elsted Inn) at Elsted Marsh near Midhurst. In 1988 Mike retired from active involvement & Carola took over running the brewery in new premises at The Old Sawmill, Nyewood.

The head brewer is Francis Weston, who has been with Ballard's since 1981, now produces some 1500 gallons of beer per week. All the beers are individually brewed using malted barley milled on the premises, whole flower English hops, yeast & water. No sugars, colourings or additives are used except isinglass finings in the cask to "settle" the yeast sediment.

Visitors are welcome at the brewery to purchase any of the draught or bottle conditioned beers, as well as thier range of tee & sweat shirts, tankards & other merchandise.

The 'Ballards Walk' takes place annually on the first Sunday in December. It used to be the day they launched thier winter beer brewed to the original gavity of the year (e.g. 1999's Pleasure Dooms was 1099 or 9.9%!)

Opening times: Weekdays 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.
Weekends by appointment. Please phone for more information & to order.

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Baseline Brewing, Golding Barn Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex, BN5 9XH
Tel 01273 915025 [This link opens in a new window]

A foundation for fine natural ale. Only the finest ingredients we can source, combined with traditional methods including Batch Sparge and our unique Dual Cool process, together with Resonance Fermentation, to deliver the highest quality Ale.

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Beachy Head Brewing Co Ltd

Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, Birling Manor Farm, Birling Gap Road, East Dean, Eastbourne BN20 0AA

Started brewing 31st October 2006. A 2½ BBL plant supplied by Porter's PBC Brewery Installations is used.

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Bedlam Brewery Ltd, Albourne Farm, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, Hassocks, BN6 9DX
Tel 01273 915025 [This link opens in a new window]


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Black Cat

Groombridge, Kent
Tel 07948 387718[This link opens in a new window]

Set up in May 2011

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Burning Sky

Tel 01273 858080 [This link opens in a new window]


Dark Star

The Dark Star Brewing Co. Ltd   
22  Star Road
Partridge Green
West Sussex
RH13 8RA
Tel: 01403 713085 [This link opens in a new window]

This superb brewery was established at the Evening Star [This link opens in a new window] (in 1994) in Brighton but then moving to larger premises north of Brighton at Ansty. At the end of 2009 the brewery moved to larger premisies in Partridge Green where they now produce a large selection of excellent ales, wheat beers and seasonal brews.

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The Downlands Brewery,
Unit Z(2a) Mackley Industrial Estate,
Henfield Road,
Small Dole,
BN5 9XR [This link opens in a new window]

Widdi, the brewer, was formerly at Adur. After initially brewing at Kent,
he started the Southdowns brewery but has now changed the name to Downlands.

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Fallen Angel

PO Box 95, Battle TN33 0X
01424 777996[This link opens in a new window]

Advertised as the smallest brewery in Sussex this one barrel brewlength brewery has been producing bottled beers since November 2004. Occassionally a cask escapes and you might see one at a Sussex festival.

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14-15 High Street, Old Town, Hastings TN34 3EY
(01424) 425079[This link opens in a new window]

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Firebird Brewing Company

Old Rudgwick Brickworks, Lynwick Street, Rudgwick, West Sussex, RH12 3DH
BN5 9XR[This link opens in a new window]

Bill King's latest brewing venture


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Franklins Brewery

Pebsham Farm, Pebsham Lane, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN40 2RZ
Tel 01424 731066 [This link opens in a new window]

Franklins is a craft brewery producing quality Ale from a converted milking parlour in Bexhill on Sea. Good tunes (turned up) and big smiles we aim to create and deliver a diverse and ground breaking range of beers to tantalise your taste buds, clear the haze in front of your eyes and add some colour to the dark matter between your ears.

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Full Moon Brewery

Full Moon Brewery Ltd, Sharpes Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9BN
Tel 07832 220745 [This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing in July 2008

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Gribble Brewery

Gribble Inn, Oving, PO20 6BP
(01243) 786893

A micro brewery previosuly owned by Badger (of Blanford ) is now independant of the brewery company since February 2005. Brewing first started at the Gribble Inn in 1980 (with a brief hiatus, it has been brewing for at least 11 years now) now supplies many outlets. (Note 'King & Barnes' Sussex and the new Fursty Ferret are produced in Dorset at the Badger Brewery.)

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Goldmark Craft Beers

Goldmark Craft Beers
Unit 23,The Vinery, Poling BN18 9PY
07900 555415 [This link opens in a new window]

The team of beer crazy brewers got together their best recipes for the new beer company.
Mark Lehmann's Liquid Gold is a 15 year old recipe that has gone down very well over the years.
Hercules IPA is an old favourite headbanger because it feels so light, but at 7% its easy to get into trouble.
Its a proper golden Indian Pale Ale with strong hop favours and strong alcohol content.
Hercules will be available from september.
Francis (Frank) McCabe formerly of Arundel Brewery and Anchor Springs Brewery,
has taken all his skills into producing some of the best beers he has ever made.
Frank produces beers packed with flavour and the new beers will not disappoint.

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Goldstone Brewery

Goldstone Brewery Ltd, The Forge, Ditchling Common, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SG,

01444 257053 [This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing in November 2013

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Hammerpot Brewery

Hammerpot Brewery Limited
Unit 30, The Vinery, Poling BN18 9PY Hammerpot Brewery
(01903) 883338 [This link opens in a new window]

Brewery established in August 2005. The original five barrel plant has now been replaced by a ten barrel plant. The brewery won an award (bronze) in the 2006 SIBA competition.

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The Bridge Wharf, 6 Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AH
(01273) 480209 [This link opens in a new window]

Established in 1790 the brewery is on the banks of the Ouse in Lewes. Rebuilt in 1881 the brew 'tower' is of the classical Victorian style. Now the major brewer in Sussex with its products having a well deserved popularity. Seasonal beers. Armada recently (June 2004) won the gold medal in the Beauty of the Hops brewing awards in the dual hop class. Harvey Sussex Best Bitter won gold in the Best Bitter class in the 2005 Champion Beer of Britain competition.

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Hastings Brewery, 12 Moorhurst Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NB
Tel 01424 850961
Mob 07708 259432 [This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing in 2010

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Hepworth & Co

The Beer Station, Railway Goods Yard, Nightingale Road, Horsham RH12 2NW
(01403) 269696 [This link opens in a new window]

Andy Hepworth, former head brewer at King & Barnes, set-up Horsham's 'oldest and largest brewery' was launched by Horsham's 'key production team' to preserve and maintain local brewing traditions. They produce speciality and seasonal beers, cask ales and keg beers. Their bottling line can produce and pack 20,000 bottles a day and a certain amount of contract brewing and bottling is done for some famous names.

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High Weald

High Weald Brewery
Unit 8 Bulrushes Business Park
Coombe Hill Road
East Grinstead
RH19 4LZ

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Hurst Brewery

Hurst Brewery, Western Road, Hurstpierpoint
07866 438953[This link opens in a new window]

Hustpierpoint Brewing Company has established the new Hurst Brewery in Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, just behind the 16th century built White Horse Inn.

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Isfield Brewing Company

Isfield Brewing Company, New Place Farm, Pump Lane, Framfield, Uckfield, TN22 5RH
Tel 01825 750633
Mob 07803 716758

First brewed May 2012

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33 Upper St Brighton BN2 1JN
(01273) 699595 [This link opens in a new window]

Kemptown Brewery is at The Hand in Hand pub in Kemptown, Brighton

Pub brewery built 1989 in the tower tradition behind and above the Hand in Hand, possibly the smallest pub in Britain with its own brewery. The name is taken from the former Charrington's Kemptown Brewery which closed in 1964, nearby. Beers are mostly available only in the pub.

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01293 882198 07909 975664

9a Church Lane Farm Estate, Church Lane, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6LU [This link opens in a new window]

Kissingate Brewery first brewed in February 2010 at Maidenbower near Crawley and has recently moved to larger premises to meet the increasing demand for their unique ales

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Kitchen Garden Brewery

Old Walled Garden, Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QX
Tel 01273 915025 [This link opens in a new window]

A small, one-barrel plant producing only bottled ales. Located in a Victorian walled kitchen garden at Sheffield Park.

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Langham Brewery

Langham Stables, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, Petworth GU28 9BU
(01798) 860861[This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing May 2006. The 10 barrel plant was previously used at Wickwar.

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The Little Coffee House & Bistro, 44 High Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LD
Tel 01903 739117 [This link opens in a new window]

Brewed to compliment the fine food served at the coffee house

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The Long Man Brewery, Church Farm, Litlington, Polegate, BN26 5RA
Tel 01323 871850
Mob 07976 777992 [This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing February 2012

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Naked Beer Company

Lancing Business Park, Lancing, Sussex, BN15 8TA
Tel 01903 791230 [This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing November 2013

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North Laine

The North Laine Bar and Brewhouse, 27 Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA
Tel 01273 683666 [This link opens in a new window]

Set up in bar of the North Laine Brewpub.

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Pig and Porter

18 Chapman Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England TN2 3EF
Tel 01273 683666 [This link opens in a new window]

Started brewing at Downlands in Small Dole. Moved into the old Royal Tunbridge Wells brewery in the summer of 2013.

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Pin-up Beers Ltd, Unit 2, Rocks Farm Business Park, Stone Cross, Crowborough, TN6 3SJ
Tel 01892 611411[This link opens in a new window]

First appeared in autumn 2011. Opened their own brewery in early 2012.

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Rectory Ales Ltd

Streat Hill Farm Outbuilding, Streat Hill, Hassocks BN6 8RP
(01273) 890570

Rectory was founded in 1995 by the Rector of Plumpton to generate funds for his three parish churches. Seasonal beers. Brewing was halted in November 2004. But seems to have re-started as Rectory Beers have re-surfaced.

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Rother Valley

Gate Court Farm, Station Road, Northiam, East Sussex, TN31 6QT
(01797) 252922.

Established 1993 on a hop farm near the river that is the Sussex/Kent boundary. Fifty outlets are supplied and special beers brewed to order. They have recently (summer '04) ventured into the supermarket trade with a bottled version of their 5% dark beer 'Blues'.

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Stanley Arms

No information

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Wickham Way, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1UQ
Tel 01273 915025 [This link opens in a new window]

First brewed 2012

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Turners Brewery, Highfield Farm, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5AJ
Tel 01273 915025 [This link opens in a new window]

First brewed 2013

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1 Mulberry Trading Estate, Foundry Lane, Horsham RH13 5PX

Using the money he made from selling a drinks distribution business to Beer Seller, Ray built Welton's Brewery himself and started brewing in 1995 based at Rugge Farm in Capel, moving to Vincent Works in Dorking in 1997. In early 2000, the brewery was mothballed, and eventually he had to brew on Arundel's equipment. But when Andy Hepworth started up the Beer Station, Ray was able to move his own equipment and yeast onto the site and that was, for two years, a shared operation. In August 2003 Ray once again brewed independently setting up close to both Hepworth and King in Horsham. He is still using the equipment he built himself.

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The 1066 County Brewery, Pebsham Lane, Bexhill TN40 2LZ
(01424) 731066

Husband and wife team David & Lesley White founded this small brewery, in 1995, in a converted farm building; there is a ten-barrel brew plant. As well as running a bar dispense equipment/service company and running bars at outdoor and special events. A small bottling plant has recently been installed so they can bottle their own plus other beers from small brewers in the area. About 20 outlets are supplied - plus summer events where their bars appear.

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W.J. King & Co.

3-5 Jubilee Estate, Foundry Lane, Horsham RH13 5UE W J King ogo
(01403) 272102 [This link opens in a new window]

Set-up a year after the Horsham brewery of King & Barnes was closed. The beers are bitter and full bodied but Mr King says he is not trying to replicate the beers from the former brewery. Recently acquired their first pub. Mr King says he is not trying to recreate beers from the former brewery in Horsham but still plays on the "five generations of family brewers in Horsham" in his marketing. Seasonal beers.

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