The buildings which once contained the original Alnwick Brewery on a site in the town’s Dispensary Street dated back to around 1750. Sadly, before they could be listed, they were pulled down in the early 1990s. From 1963, after the then board decided to quit brewing due to lack of funds for modernisation, the operation concentrated on distribution and, together with its pub estate, became part of Dryboroughs of Edinburgh in 1979. Thereafter its new owner was acquired by Grand Metropolitan which itself was merged into world drinks giant, Diageo, formerly the Guinness and United Distillers conglomerate. And so it was that big business extinguished the delight of a locally owned and operated enterprise in which the people of Alnwick took pride.

The Alnwick Brewery Co Ltd
c/o Alnwick Rum Company
Old Rum
Aydon View
NE66 1BF

Phone    01665 604768