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OLD CHIMNEYS is a craft brewery started in 1995 by Alan Thomson, a Master Brewer with 37 years experience. All our products are made from highest quality raw materials, most locally sourced.

In addition to our 12 regular beers, we brew occasional special ales and make a small quantity of cider.

Most of our beers are named after rare species found nearby.

Our brewery shop stocks all of our bottled products, which are all suitable for vegetarians, and we give a 10% discount per case of 12. Draught beer is available in 9 gallon firkins and 8, 17 or 34 pint polypins, and should be ordered in advance.

WINNER of numerous awards - including Overall Champion twice at both the Norwich Beer Festival and the
Cambridge Winter Festival.

AWARDED a rosette for consistent high quality in the Good Bottled Beer Guide, with star ratings given to five individual beers.

Featured in Rick Stein’s book the “GUIDE TO THE FOOD HEROES OF BRITAIN”

News and Links

In conjunction with EEBRIA.com, a mail order website exclusively for top quality alcohol producers, you can now buy a selection of our bottled beers online. CLICK HERE!



Look out for HORN OF PLENTY, a new 9.2% abv Imperial IPA brewed from a blend of high 

 alpha acid English hops, and rounded off by dry hopping with the aromatic Pilgrim variety.

Available in 330ml bottles from the brewery shop or through our online shop

For the sixth year running, GOOD KING HENRY SPECIAL RESERVE is the highest rated British Beer on www.ratebeer.com and the only UK Beer in the World’s top 50.

Our local newspaper, the Diss Express, ran an article about our brewery in 2013 - see www.dissexpress.co.uk

And for a customer’s view of what we are about, see “A Bloody Good Little Brewery” (19th Dec 2009) on www.thebeerbear.blogspot.com