The Stables Brewery


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Tour details


Get in touch with John to fix a visit.

Wheelchair access

The Stables Bar

Public transport

Train: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 8 miles
Bus: with Beamish Museum opposite the entrance to the hall, there are many buses serving the area. See web.

Opening times

The Stables Pub

Mon-Thurs:  11am-11pm
Fri-Sat:  11am-midnight
Sun: 11am-10.30pm


For tours, prices vary depending on what is wanted beer- and food-wise.

Get in Touch

Tel: 01207 288750

The Stables Brewery
Beamish Hall
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Located in 24 acres of parkland on the Beamish Hall estate, you'll find the recently established Stables Brewery. Separated from the friendly pub simply by a glass wall, if you are there at the right time you might see brewer John Taylor in action – checking the malt, throwing in the hops… and tasting the new beer. Well someone has to!

Local entrepreneur David Craggs has spent £7m transforming the historic Beamish Hall into a gracious country house hotel since buying it in 2004. When local brewer John suggested David needed a brewery to complete the picture, David agreed, but on one condition – John ran it. From his bestselling Beamish Hall Bitter in the traditional Yorkshire style to the golden Bobby Dazzler, John's ales are diverse and food-friendly. Stuart Guthrie and his team at the bar can guide you through a taste of all eight, and if John's not busy you may get a chance to peak into the brewery itself.

Aim for the protected cobbled courtyard in the summer or a spot near the woodburner when it gets chillier. Local musicians play most Friday evenings and leave time to visit Beamish Wild with its exhilarating Birds of Prey Conservation Centre. It's not everyday you get a chance to watch bald eagles fly or take an owl for a walk.

Annual events

  • Beer festival – September, organised with Durham CAMRA group, a range of 50 local ales
Fuller review to come following visit