A small independent brewery in Bowburn, just outside Durham and Durham's oldest working brewery. We are masters of our craft and this can be tasted in every mouthful. Continually creating award winning beers since 1994, we never get tired of experimenting. Visit us at our onsite brewery shop and bar with tours on Saturdays.
Brewers of cask, keg and bottle-conditioned beer. Here at Durham Brewery our philosophy is simple. Beer is special; beer is interesting and although we have been continually creating award winning beers since 1994, we never get tired of experimenting.
We are masters of our craft and this can be tasted in every mouthful. It’s not just beer; it’s our passion, our art and our constant challenge to keep on innovating and adapting to the ever-changing market. We keep all aspects of production in-house so that we can be sure the finished beer is of the highest standard.
From pale ale to dark stout, fruit beer to Bavarian lagerbier; we lead the way in quality and diversity. We have a beer for everyone. Our head brewer ensures that all styles are made authentically, cutting no corners and constantly renewing plant and machinery for the highest quality. Our SALSA (Safe And Local Supplier Approval) accreditation and yearly audit attest to this.
Despite all our years, this family owned brewery is still small, preferring to concentrate on perfecting beers rather than manufacturing volume. Great care is taken to let the beer mature as it must. Cask-conditioning is as it says, not tank-conditioning, all bottles are bottle-conditioned – and never filtered, lagerbier can be allowed a full three months to mature naturally before kegging without filtration. The results speak volumes – we have local, national and international awards.
- All areas accessible to disabled visitors
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for disabled visitors
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Gift vouchers
Tours and Demonstrations
- Groups: Average Length of Visit
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Friday||09:00||- 16:00|
* The brewery shop is onsite in Unit 6a. All bottled beer, glasses, gift packs and merchandise are on sale to the general public.
The bar is also open for daytime refreshment.
Map & Directions
From the A1(M) come off at junction 61 signposted to Durham Services and exit the roundabout on the A177 to Durham. Turn left into Bowburn North Industrial Estate (not South). From Durham take the A177 (Stockton Road) out of Durham, past Houghall College and Shincliffe and into Bowburn village. Turn right onto Bowburn North Industrial Estate. Once on the industrial estate turn left after Altec Engineering. At the T juction you will see our sign. Turn left and then right to turn in to our yard.
Public Transport Directions
Buses X12, 55, 55a, 56 and 57 run from Durham bus station to Bowburn. Leave the bus at the first stop in Bowburn and walk into Bowburn North Industrial Estate. The brewery is well signposted.