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Derwent Brewery Ltd was established in 1997 and originally based in Cockermouth. A year later the business moved operations to Silloth, where it has been ever since. The brewery has been owned by local husband and wife team Mark and Allie Johnston since 2013, with Mark taking on the challenging roll as brewer and Allie doing the real work in the office.
Our beers are sold across the North West of England and include recreations of historic ales such as Carlisle State Bitter and Auld Kendal.
All new recipes are named after points of interest from the local area… Marshall Stout’s namesake is the old tidal Marshall Dock in Silloth. Tommy Legs and Cote Light are both nicknames for navigation lights which help guide ships safely into the port of Silloth.
Silloth on Solway sits on the Cumbrian coast of The Solway Firth, 22 miles west of Carlisle, overlooking Criffel on the South West coast of the Scottish Borders. Originally in the old county of Cumberland, now Cumbria, the town is one of the finest examples of a Victorian seaside resort in the UK. Reaching it’s peak in the late 19th and 20th centuries, it is now enjoying a welcome renaissance. The main central attraction is a large expansive green that is utilised throughout the year to host various events and activities for both locals and visitors. The green also backs up an expansive promenade overlooking The Solway Firth and Silloth’s close proximity to The Lake District adds to the charm of this beautiful seaside gem.