Hesket Newmarket Brewery

Hesket Newmarket Brewery 

Co-operatively owned brewery based in the beautiful village of Hesket Newmarket in the north of the Lake District National Park. Established in 1988 one of the first microbreweries in Cumbria and have been producing fine real ale ever since, most of them named after well loved fells in the Lake District National Park.

Their beers are much appreciated by locals and visitors alike; appreciated to such an extent that the brewery became co-operatively owned in 1999 in order to prevent its closure or sale to a large enterprise.

THE FIRST BREW..

Jim and Liz Fearnley built the brewing plant from scratch in the barn behind the pub they owned - The Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket. The first brew was a bitter which Jim named Blencathra after his favourite Lake District fell. This was followed by the famous “Doris” – Doris’ 90th Birthday Ale - in honour of Liz’s mother.