The Big Lamp Brewery

Big Lamp Brewery BarrelsThe Big Lamp Brewery has been in existence since 1982 and is the longest established brewery in Tyne and Wear and in Northumberland. Its first brew was the ever popular Big Lamp Bitter in 1982 which was brewed for The Red House pub on the Newcastle Quayside. Originally located in Elswick, Newcastle’s west-end, the brewery was named after a local landmark – the Big Lamp. In 1996 the brewery moved to a converted water pumping station in Newburn where it currently stands. The brewery has expanded significantly over the years and now brews many regular and seasonal ales. It now supplies a wide range of traditionally brewed fine ales to public houses throughout the United Kingdom as well as supplying it’s own pubs The Keelman which is situated next door and the ever popular Wheatsheaf in Felling.

Beers normally available include the renowned Prince Bishop Ale, award winning Big Lamp Bitter, Summerhill Stout, Sunny Daze and sometimes the formidable Blackout.

You can read about the full history of the Big Lamp Brewery and The Keelman Public House or find out more about our BEER!.


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