Wharfedale Brewery

Est. 2012

Ilkley, Yorkshire

Who's Behind Wharfedale Brewery?

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Sixteen Local Businessmen

beers brewed by friends for friends

All Long Standing Friends

With Strong Ilkley Connections

Real Ale & Cider Enthusiasts

All Members Of CAMRA

Ilkley Beer Festival Founders

Multi Award Winning Brewer

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Wharfedale Brewery: About Us

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Wharfedale Brewery is situated in Ilkley town centre on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The company is made up of sixteen investors who have fostered great friendships over many years.

All with a close connection to the town, the majority of them are past chairmen of Ilkley Round Table and founder members of the highly successful Ilkley Beer Festival which was first hosted in 2008.

They felt there was a niche in the market place to capitalise on the resurgence in the popularity of real ale by producing and selling their own beer in the kind of pub which they felt had been sadly lacking in the Ilkley area.

The opportunity arose to acquire the lease of the former Mallard Inn (more recently the Albert) on Church Street.

The Grade II listed building, steeped in 300 years of history, provided an exact match with their plans to provide a Yorkshire Dales style real ale and fine wine venue, in a setting packed with character which could incorporate a small microbrewery in a barn at the rear.

And thus, Wharfedale's first BrewPub was born!

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Wharfedale Brewery: The Brewery Team

Wharfedale Brewery: The Shareholders

The brewing operation is headed up by property landlord Michael Allan and supported by Malcolm Bastow, owner of Five Towns Brewery.

Well known and industry wide respected award winning brewer Stewart Ross, who is registered blind, acts as chief consultant to the brewing team.

Julie Brett

Bill Dale

Pete Demaine

William Eddison

Anthony Elston

Peter Fisher

Neil Godden

Darren Martin

Robin Oldfield

James Pitt

Stewart Ross

David Russell

Mark Selby

Jonathan Shepherd

Paul Smith

Timothy Usherwood

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Ever fancied seeing your own beer on the bar in a pub? Now you can! Spend a day learning the arts and techniques of brewing beer from start to finish.

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Are you having a house party? BBQ? birthday bash or a wedding? Then why not order a cask of Wharefdale beer, delivered straight to your door?

Why not book a tour of Wharfedale Brewery? Learn the process, sample our beers straight from the source and pull your own pint at the bar.