Historic Breweries


A project on 'The Brewing Industry’, was carried out between July 2007 and September 2009 by the Brewery History Society. 

This was to provide up to date information on all pre-1940 operating breweries, to compile a comprehensive list of historic brewery buildings (the computerised BHS Breweries Database), to consider the future of the industry’s archives, and to undertake a national assessment on the industry, in the form of a Strategy for the Historic Industrial Environment report (SHIER).

You can download the strategy for the brewing industry, the gazetteer of operating pre-1940 breweries in England and the archive report from the right hand side of this page.