Brewing by Dr Denise Amos


Shipstones Star Brewery, Nottingham.

Prince of Wales Brewery, Old Basford, Nottingham. Prince of Wales Brewery, Old Basford, Nottingham.

Northgate Brewery in 2005.

Castle Brewery, Newark.
Castle Brewery, Newark.

Brewing tower at Hardys and Hanson Kimberley Brewery in 2000.Brewing tower at Hardys and Hanson Kimberley Brewery in 2000.

Shipstones Star Brewery, New Basford, Nottingham

William Bradford-designed structure, the huge, ornate and intact Shipstone’s Star Brewery (1900), which closed in 1990 and continues in use as a business centre and the auction rooms of John Pye & Sons.

Prince of Wales Brewery, Alpine Street, Old Basford, Nottingham

In the Nottingham suburb of New Basford, Hutchinson’s Prince of Wales Brewery (listed grade II, architect William Bradford, 1891), with another excellent tower, has been used since 1919 by Murphy & Son, suppliers to the brewing trade.

Home Brewery, Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Nottingham

The Grade II listed office building, designed by Nottingham architect Cecil Howit, survives. Work on it began in 1938 but was interrupted by the Second World War and only completed in the early 1950s.

Town Wharf Brewery, Newark-on-Trent

Part of Newark's first purpose-built brewery, established in 1766 by Samuel Sketchley, survives on the Town Wharf.

Warwicks & Richardsons' Northgate Brewery, Northgate, Newark

Former brewery offices and brewhouse, recently converted to apartments. This once large site was begun in 1871 by Richard Warwick. William Bliss Sanders designed the brewhouse (1882) and office range of 1890.  Brewing ceased in 1966.

Castle Brewery, Newark

The distinctive office range at the former brewery was built for Caparn and Hanley in 1881. The site was acquired by James Hole & Co. in 1885 and the brewing tower was erected 1889-90 (by William Bradford). Brewing ceased in 1982 and the buildings later converted for residential use.

Mansfield Brewery, Mansfield

Only the brewhouse tower (by William Bradford & Sons, 1907) and chimney stack remain of the Mansfield Brewery after its closure in 2002 and the demolition of the rest of the site in 2008.

Hardys and Hansons, Kimberley Brewery, Hardy Street, Kimberley

Brewing ceased here in 2006. The brewing tower of 1861 and ancillary buildings and brewery workers' housing survive on the site.


There are Grade II listed brewhouses at Rufford Abbey and Osberton Hall, both converted to private houses.


Maltings of Former Hardy and Hanson Brewery on Hardy Street, Kimberley. Erected in 1861 and designed by William Grace.

Maltings north west of Northgate Brewery, Newark, now disused. Dated 1864 by datestone on north east gable inscribed "P W Archt. 1864".

The malthouse at Beeston Brewery, built in 1878 as a pneumatic malting, was converted to a floor maltings by Shipstone’s Brewery in 1926, then closed in 2000. The site was cleared in early 2013.