There are currently seven breweries in the Fenland Branch Area:

Batemans, Wainfleet

The oldest (1874) and largest brewery in the branch, well known for its extensive range of beers from Dark Mild, XB, XXXB, Salem Porter, along with its seasonal ales.

Leila Cottage, Ingoldmells

Located at the Countryman pub. Ace Ale (a mid-brown session bitter at 3.8%) is their main beer and is now also bottled. Leila Cottage Brewery

Riverside, Wainfleet

Riverside started brewing in 2003 and their beers include Dixons Light Brigade, Major & Desert Rat. Also fairly recently added to the stable are Glory Hunter, Old Diabolical (complete with Bill Tidy cartoon beer pump clip) and Old Legover.

8 Sail Brewery, Heckington

Opened in 2010, the brewery building is attached to the unique Grade 1 listed Heckington tower mill. 8 Sail Brewery

Sleaford Brewery

Situated in a new industrial unit on the Enterprise Estate in Sleaford, started brewing in February 2011. The brewery was mothballed in 2016, and its future is uncertain.


Opened in 2012, the brewery is situated in Weston Hills near Spalding. See Fenman visits Austendyke Brewery

Old Nicks Tavern, Horncastle

Opened in August 2014, it is the home of Horncastle Ales. Old Nick's Tavern Brewery