Ale has been a feature of life in our home town of Bury St Edmunds in the heart of Suffolk since as far back as 1086. We know this because the Great Abbey's 'cerevisiarii' or ale brewers are mentioned in the Domesday Book. But we've taken the traditional craft of brewing to new heights, producing what is arguably the finest range of cask ales in the country.
We are proud of this heritage and tradition. Today, we are as passionate about our beers, our service and our people as our brewing ancestors. Our broad portfolio of well-known, much-loved brands includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale.
November 2013 saw the latest chapter in the brewery's history with the construction of a new small batch brewery within the main brewhouse. The St Edmund Brewhouse has been especially designed to help us to experiment with a whole new range of beer styles, and to produce these beers in 'limited edition' quantities.
Belhaven is one of the oldest regional breweries in Scotland, with a commercial brewing history documented back to 1719, although it is probable that a brewery has existed on site since at least the Middle Ages.
Belhaven Brewery was family-owned until 1984 and since then has been subject to continual investment, and more recently the addition of a new Brewhouse in 2011.
The portfolio of products brewed at Belhaven is diverse and includes cask ales such as Belhaven IPA and 80/- as well as keg products, including Belhaven’s flagship brand and Scotland’s number one ale brand, Belhaven Best. You’ll find Belhaven beers across the globe, exported as far away as Australia.