Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


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

Opened in 2007. 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

8 Sail Brewery, Heckington

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

Austendyke, Weston Hills

Opened in 2012, the brewery is situated in Weston Hills near Spalding. The brewery also own the Priors Oven pub in Spalding. Fenman visits Austendyke Brewery

Old Nicks Tavern, Horncastle

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

Fuddy Duck, Kirton

Opened in 2016. It also produces its own range of Gins. Fuddy Duck Brewery

Welland, Spalding

The latest Fenland micro-brewery opened in July 2018. Welland Brewery

Micro Breweries that have closed:

Riverside Brewery 2003 - 2014 Located in Wainfleet, close to Bateman's Brewery.

Swaton Brewery 2007 - 2014 A five-barrel plant sited in the outbuildings of the owner's farm. For a few years, there was also a farm shop.

Sleaford Brewery 2011 - 2016 Situated in a new industrial unit on the Enterprise Estate in Sleaford.