Chiltern Relocation


Worried about moving out of London due to lack of Craft Beers/Real Ale – think again!

Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire is blessed with abundance breweries throughout the region. If you are keen to sample what’s on offer why not create your own brewery crawl!


First on the list is The Marlow Brewery known countywide for its Rebellion Beer. Based in Marlow since 1987 they have an enviable reputation of cask ales and they also promote locally produced food products. One of note is The Snaffling Pig Co Pork Scratchings that were featured on Dragons Den and won investment. Marlow Brewery offers a membership allowing you to go along as often as you like to sample their fine ales. They also organise brewery tour open nights to the public and members alike, which are great for corporate team events or even just a night out with friends doing something a bit different. Website

Malt the Brewery – has been established since 2012 in Prestwood the heart of the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The brewery is located in an original milk-bottling hall and welcomes everyone to their ‘Tasting Bar’ where you can overlook the brewery hall whilst savouring one of their range of newly brewed ales.  Website

Tasting of many different types of beers.

Chiltern Brewery – was founded in 1980 by Richard and Lesley Jenkinson and remains the oldest independent microbrewery in the Chiltern Hills based in Nash Lee Near Aylesbury and they offer the finest quality beer with natural and wholesome ingredients.  Website

Bucks Star – is Milton Keynes’ own real ale microbrewery. This award-winning brewery uses traditional artisan methods of brewing and sourcing the best ingredients, to deliver the purest quality real beer.  Website

Hillfire Brewing co. – lovingly produces great tasting American style craft beer, handmade in Aylesbury. Set up in 2012 by Neil Coxhead. Website

Vale Brewery – is situated just outside the hill top village of Brill in rural Buckinghamshire. Vale Brewery started brewing quality award winning Real Ales in 1995. Vale are a popular brewery and produce one off casks of craft ale with award winning results. Website

XT Brewing Co. – Created by Russ Taylor and Gareth Xifaras in 2001 located in Long Crendon and have created innovative characterful and full flavoured brews. They brew all their own real ales for cask, Keg, cans and bottles. Website

Aylesbury Brew House – In 2011, ABC was reborn 75 years after the original Aylesbury Brewery closed down. At ABC they produce quality limited edition craft beers that are only brewed once. They have created pale sea salt stouts, red German wheat beers, coconut stouts, loads of hoppy IPAs and other great recipes from the creative imagination of brewer Hayden Overton. website

Hornes Brewery – is a Microbrewery based in the picturesque village of Bow Brickhill near Woburn. Head brewer Ryan Horne has always had a passion for real ales and craft beer and has perfected recipes using quality ingredients. Website

Beer Tasting


Adkin Brewery – is a true example of a small cottage brewery, and is run by the sole proprietor, Mr Shaun Cunningham established in 2000. Website

Appleford Brewery – the Appleford Brewery Co. brews great tasting, traditionally made beer from the very best ingredients. Established by Andrew Torrance a Camra member and former accountant.  Website

Chadlington Brewery – First brewed 2015 using only natural ingredients, with a secret combination of the finest hops and malt. Website

Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery – is unique in because it produces wine and Beer and is situated in the stunning Hambledon Valley. Having spoken to the owner we have it on good authority the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has a daily pint with his lunch! Website

Beer Flight. different kinds of beer

Following the closure of Brakspear Brewery in Henley in 2002, a £1million redevelopment of the Wychwood Brewery site in Witney was undertaken to move the brewing of Brakspear beers. Brakspear Beers have been brewed at The Wychwood Brewery since 2002. They are extremely proud of their craft offer tours and merchandise for visitors. Website

Hen House Brewery – makes a genuinely hand made craft beer, in small quantities, unfiltered and unpasteurised – bottles only.  Website

Hook Norton Hook Brewery – Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takespint-978212_640 the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy. Website

LAM Brewing – was created by Kurt in 2014 and started production on a tiny 50 litre brew-plant at home in Sandford on Thames. In 2016 production can’t meet demand and they now have moved to new larger premises.  Website

Lovibonds – is also situated in Henley-on-Thames offers a range of fabulous local beers. If you would like to learn more about the brewing process then you can enroll in their Beer School for a fun and informative two-hour class. Website


With such a wide variety of craft beers on offer, it’s time to get out there and start sampling what the region has to offer!



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