The Border Brewery, Tweedmouth was re-established in 1992 on the site of the original Border Brewery (more specifically the malt kilns) which dates back to 1777.
In 1994, husband and wife team, Andy and Shona Burrows, bought the brewery.  Andy’s brewing knowledge and experience, combined with Shona’s business acumen resulted in their early beers, such as ‘Rampart’,’Old Kiln Bitter’ and ‘Old Kiln Ale’ being a huge success.  Soon the couple were looking for larger premises to increase production.

As a result, the Border Brewery bought the equipment of the recently closed down Four Rivers Brewery in 2000 and ‘moved lock, stock and casks’ to the 20-barrel brew-plant premises at Hawick Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne – the site of the original Hadrian Brewery.  Hence the name change to the Hadrian & Border Brewery.

Due to ever increasing popularity, the brewery moved to its present home in February 2011. Situated in Newburn, a brand new custom made 35-barrel plant has been installed enabling us to continue to meet our customer demand.

The Hadrian Border 10-strong brewing team have a reputation across North East England and Southern Scotland for draft and bottled beers with distinctive flavours and predictable quality.  Leading brands include Tyneside Blonde and Farne Island.


Hadrian Border Brewery
Alnwick Ales Ltd
Unit 5 Preserving Works
Newburn Industrial Estate
Shelley Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 9RT

Phone    0191 264 9000
Fax        0191 265 5312
Mobile    077 6863 2789