The Breweries of Wales: A full list?


With the recent emergence of Tiny Rebel Brew Co, The Celt Experience, Otley and Brains Craft, Welsh beer has never been better. But these aren’t the only breweries helping to make the Welsh beer scene great. This part of my blog seeks to list and profile every brewery in Wales.

It’s also important to see where Welsh beer came from in order to appreciate where it is today, so in time I’ll also be gathering a list of every brewery that has ever existed in Wales.

If you have any information to contribute to this growing document I would be delighted to hear from you. Corrections are especially welcome.

You will be able to click on each brewery name to be taken to a profile of the brewery and its beers once it has been created. Until a profile has been created, clicking on a name will take you to the brewery’s website where available.

Sources include: The Microbrewers Handbook by Ted Bruning (2nd Ed), Quaffale, SIBA, the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers, general looking around with my eyes and the goodwill of Twitterers. Please note, the more recent (2011) 3rd edition of The Microbrewers Handbook lists about 37 Welsh breweres, and the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (40th edition) lists, I’m told, 52 Welsh breweries. I list 63. Until I can directly compare each list, I believe the difference may be due to definition of breweries. I have listed brewpubs, breweries which brew under contract, very recently opened breweries, and the Wrexham Lager Beer Brewery which may not be listed under CAMRA’s list of ‘Real Ale’ breweries.

Breweries of Wales

Total: 63 


Artisan Brewing Co
Brains Craft
Violet Cottage Brewing Company (at Gwaelod Y Garth pub)


Coles Family Brewery (at the White Hart Inn)
Ffos y Ffin Brewery
Kite Brewery
The Friends Arms Brewery
The Jacobi Brewery of Caio
William Evan-Evans Brewery


Bragdy Gwynant (at the Tynllidiart Arms)
Penlon Cottage Brewery


Bragdy Nant Brewery
Conwy Brewery
Great Orme Brewery
North Wales Brewery 


Llangollen Brewery
The Denbigh Brewery


Facer’s Brewery


Bryncelyn Brewery
Carter’s Brewery
Cerddin Brewery
Gower Brewery (at The Greyhound Inn)
Grey Trees Brewery (at The Red Cow Pub)
Neath Ales
Otley Brewing Co
Pixie Springs Brewing Company
Rhymney Brewery
Swansea Brewing Company
The Celt Experience
Tiny Rebel Brew Co
Tomos Watkin (Hurns Brewing Co)
Vale of Glamorgan Brewery
Warcop Country Ales


Big Bog Brewing Company
Cwrw Llyn Cwf
Cwrw Cader Ales
Purple Moose Brewery
Snowdonia Brewery


Kingstone Brewery
Tudor Brewery


Gwaun Valley
Nag’s Head Brewery (at the Nag’s Head Inn)
Preseli Brewery


Brecon Brewing
Breconshire Brewery
Cader Ales
Heart of Wales Brewery (at the Neuadd Arms Hotel)
Llangorse Brewery
Monty’s Brewery
Radnorshire Ales
Rotters Brewery (at The Towers Hotel)
Waen Brewery


Jolly Brewer
McGivern Ales
Plassey Brewery
Sandstone Brewery
Wrexham Lager Beer

Brewing under contract



3 thoughts on “The Breweries of Wales: A full list?”

  1. Can you please let me know if there are any records on an old brewery by the name of Fleur-DE- lis, in the area of Merthyr Tydfil around 1820 to 1890s

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