Wharfedale Brewery, housed in a barn at the back of the Flying Duck in Ilkley, is the third brewery to take the Wharfedale name since the orginal one was founded in Wetherby as long ago as 1756. Click here to read the history of one of Yorkshire's oldest exisiting names in the brewing world.

The brewery now predominantly produces beers for the Flying Duck,  pubs throughout Wharfedale, a small number of other carefully selected local hostelries, local beer festivals and private party events, where you can rent a cask of your favourite beer.

We also provide groups the opportunity to enjoy a brewery tour, which includes a presentation on on our history, the brewing processes we employ, and the opportunity to sample the beers we have available at the time of your visit.

Wharfedale Brewery produces five core beers, a number of specials and a collaboration brew with our neighbours Ilkley Brewery.


The Wharfedale Range:


  • Wharfedale Best (4.0%) - a traditional Yorkshire bitter - core
  • Wharfedale Blonde (.3.9%) - arefreshing, zesty, session ale - core
  • Wharfedale Citra (4.2%) - a zesty, hoppy, citus pale ale - core
  • Wharfedale IPA (5.5%) - a hoppy, classic India Pale Ale - core
  • Wharfedale Porter (5.05%) - a full bodied traditional porter - core
  • Wharfedale Amarillo (4.5%) - an Amarillo hopped Yorkshire ale - seasonal