Matlock & Dales

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Local Breweries

Aldwark Artisan Brewery

As of 2018 brewing on a 10 barrel plant

Ashley Hay Brewery at Royal Oak Wirksworth

Not currently brewing

Bottle Brook Brewery

Started in Tansley in 2018, this small scale brewery is featured at Matlock Town Football Club


Birchover Brewery at Red Lion, Birchover

Birchover Brewery is up and running since autumn 2015. Click on the link for more details.

Chicken Foot Brewery at Barley Mow, Bonsall

The Brewery started brewing in July 2018 in a 2.5 barrel plant situated in a purpose built building in the car park. All the range are themed and branded around the famed Hen and will include Seshen, a 3.8% Golden and Little BritHen, a 4.0% bitter. Beers arecurrently available only in the Barley Mow itself.

Gaol Brewery - No Longer Brewing

Was brewed in the Old Lock Up in Wirksworth, from a 2.5 barrel plant.

Matlock Wolds Farm

Started brewing and bottling in 2014. In its first outing, the Classic Porter was voted second place in the Beer of the Festival by those attending the Chesterfield Beer Festival at the Winding Wheel in February 2015. As of 2018 is brewing from a 5 Barrel Plant.

Moot Oak Brewery at Red Lion, Matlock Green

Started in 2018, this in-house brewery at the Red Lion is brewing for their own consumption (in the pub).