We are lucky enough to have a number of well renowned breweries within the branch area.
Established in June 2008, Dorking Brewery is a multi-award winning brewery, whose brewers have spent time in the United States in order to bring exciting new beers to the UK. Hops and grain sourced globally e.g. hops in Buffalo Buffalo come from Washington state, to help deliver the citrus flavour for their American Pale Ale.
Felday Brewery began in September 2017 on a custom-made plant in a small, purpose built, building next to the Royal Oak pub car park. Almost all of the beer is supplied to the pub although it may very occasionally be seen in a free house or Big Smoke pub.
The Godstone Brewers were established in 2015 with a one-barrel plant and have already moved to larger premises. Beers are named on local themes including a pirate and a witch.
Leith Hill Brewery was established in 1996, brewing restarted in 2008 after a break for ill health. Three beers are brewed and uniquely are available at the Plough Inn. The beers are Beautiful South, a yellowish bitter at 3.6%, Crooked Furrow, a bitter at 4%, and Tallywhacker a sweet, dark beer at 4.8%.
The Oxted Brewery was established in 2016 at a farm in Godstone using a new 2 barrel plant. Open events are usually held quarterly, often in the Crown Inn where their ale is regularly available. Not currently brewing.
Pilgrim Brewery was the first new brewery in Surrey for over 100 years. Progress, their first beer was brewed in the Woldingham premises in January 1982 before the move to Reigate 18 months later. Check out their website for the wide range of traditional, modern, European and experimental beers brewed.
Surrey Hills Brewery was established in 2005, and well established as a brewer of award winning ales. If you need cheering up, read the section on their website about their people. Brewery tours available, and beers and other merchandise available from the shop.
The Tillingbourne Brewery was established in November 2011, in two barn like buildings. First beer brewed was Falls Gold, and the Brewery has a 17 barrel capacity. Have a reputation for infusing beers with copious amounts of hops.
Titsey Brewing Co. was established 2017 in the cellar of the Botley Hill Farmhouse, where they are always available. Concentrate on session beers which are all 4% ABV across the range, but intended to be packed full of character and flavour.
The range of beers, which all use waste bread from the Chalk Hill Bakery shop in Reigate, were developed on the Isle of Wight and are contract brewed by Goddards. Breadcrumbs replace about a quarter of the malt which would normally be used in the brewing process. The beer is mainly found in Surrey in key kegs, bottles and cans, although very occasionally a cask may be produced for a beer festival. No real ale.
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