Welbeck Abbey Brewery


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Tour details


Contact the brewery to arrange an evening tour. Lasting about 90 minutes, you'll start with some background on the estate and the science and art of brewing. Claire the brewster will guide  you round the bijou brewhouse, set in a converted barn, before you finish with a few samples to taste.

Minimum age: 18

Wheelchair access

The lower floor of the brewhouse

Public transport

Train: Whitwell, 3 miles


The Welback Farm Shop carries the brewery's beers as well as a vast array of local foods, including the estate's Stichelton cheese.

Course details

Welbeck Abbey Brewery would be happy to consider visits from schools, colleges or universities.

It will be acting as host for a number of students on the University of Sheffield Masters in Brewing course doing their placements.

Opening times


Mon-Fri:  8am-5pm


Mon-Fri: 7-8.30pm

Welbeck Farm Shop

Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm


Adults: £5

Get in Touch

Tel: 01909 512 539
Email: claire.monk@welbeckestates.com

Twitter: WelbeckAbbeyBry

Welbeck Project

Welbeck Farm Shop

Welbeck Abbey Brewery
Welbeck Farm Shop, Welbeck
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Welbeck Abbey is a majestic estate in Nottinghamshire – think Robin Hood country – with historic roots stretching back to the Domesday Book. Following several hundred years as a monastery, the grand house became home to a succession of earls and lords, until it was leased to the MoD as an army training college after the Second World War. Still in private hands, the estate took a new direction in the mid-2000s, creating the ambitious Welbeck Project, a quest to create a sustainable community "through rural and creative industries, education and the arts".

With butchers, bakers, cheese makers and the School of Artisan Food now occupying converted farm buildings, the newest tenant is Welbeck Abbey Brewery. Developed in a partnership with Sheffield's legendary Kelham Island Brewery, and built with support from the East Midlands Development Agency, the beers are in the capable hands of Claire Monk. Formerly a microbiology graduate, she had been working at Kelham Island when the project cropped up.

Her first brew gives an idea of her leanings, with a good dose of West Coast hops added to water from Welbeck's own water supply. The second, the Feathers – with its label inspired by the Welbeck's family crest – is brewed with all English ingredients.

Links are in place with the new Masters of Brewing course starting at University of Sheffield such that a few of the students will spend their placements with Claire at Welbeck Abbey Brewery.

For your chance to see how this youthful craft brewery is evolving, get a group together for one of their evening tours. If you can't get there, its beers are available in pubs within a 30-mile radius – Sheffield, Lincoln & Nottingham

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Spent grains & hops – given to farmers as feed & compost
  • Water usage – minimised in both in water used for brewing and for cleaning, eg final rinse water for casks used as pre-rinse for next cycle.

Trade bodies


Fuller review to come following visit

Thanks to Sam Bennett Photography for use of pictures from the brewery launch