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Scunthorpe & District CAMRA are adopting the CAMRA Locale scheme which seeks to promote the products of local breweries within a specified distance of a central point within the branch area. This avoids excessive 'beer miles' if local pubs feature their beers.

The scheme was developed by Nottingham CAMRA following the closure of Hardy & Hansons and the transfer of their beers to Greene King's Brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

We are defining a radius of 30 miles from Scunthorpe as our catchment area, which would take in breweries such as DarkTribe, Tom Wood, Willy's, Grafters, Idle, Cathedral and Thorne. We will be distributing LocAle publicity material to pubs who regularly stock LocAle beers and who wish to participate in the scheme, as well as listing them on the website.

The main benefits of the scheme are:
Encourages pubs to sell local beer and reduces the'beer miles', thus benefiting the environment
Ensures more variety and diversity to the consumer, and hence better sales for the pub
Helps sustain local microbrewers.
Helps the local economy.


Pubs currently selling LocAle Beers:

Malt Shovel, Ashby
Blue Bell, Scunthorpe
Butchers Arms, North Kelsey
Yarborough Hunt, Brigg
Dog & Gun, East Butterwick
Thornton Hunt Inn, Thornton Curtis
The White Swan, Barton
Haven Inn, Barrow Haven
Red Lion, Crowle
George Hogg, Winterton
Hope & Anchor, South Ferriby
The Rivetter, Scunthorpe

LocAle Breweries

DarkTribe Brewery

East Butterwick, Scunthorpe
Small brewery housed in the Dog & Gun pub at East Butterwick since 2005. Run by licensee Dave 'Dixie' Dean, they brew a wide range of beers on a 2.5 barrel plant, generally following a marine theme. Beers are available at the Dog & Gun and the Lock, Stock & Barrel at Crowle.
Tel: 01724 782324
Beers: Honey Mild, Full Ahead, Captain Floyd, Albacore, Red Duster, Bucket Hitch, Three Point Six (3.6%) and Ruddy L (3.9%)

Tom Woods

Melton Ross

Tom_Woods_pump_clip Highwood Brewery was set up by the Wood family on the family farm at Melton Ross, near Brigg, in 1995, and used their own grown barley to produce a range of real ales under the 'Tom Wood' name.

Beers: Tom Wood Best Bitter (3.6%), Lincoln Gold (4.0%), Old Timber (4.3%) and Bomber County (4.8%) seasonal beers

Grafters Brewery

Willingham-by-Stow, Gainsborough

Grafters_pump_clip Microbrewery set up in 2007 adjacent to the Half Moon at Willingham-by-Stow, by licensee Phil Troop on a 2.5 barrel plant and their session bitter, Moonlight, won beer of the festival at the Peterborough Beer Festival in 2009. The brewery has undergone recent expansion adding more beers to its range.

Tel: 01427 788340 Website:
Beers: Moonlight 3.6%, Brewer's Troop 4.4%, Traditional 3.7%, Over the Moon 4%, Darker side of the Moon 4.2%, Wobble Gob 4.9%, Grafters Greetings - 4.5%, Golden 4.3%, All English 4.1%, Yipee I.P.A 5.2% ABV

Old Mill Brewery

Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire


The brewery was opened in 1983 and the Brewery tap, the Brewer's Arms in Snaith was purchased in 1984 with many more pubs to follow over the years. Old Mill produce a range of quality real ales for the local and national market and are dedicated to the continued quality of all permanent and seasonal beers and excellent service which all their customers can expect.

Tel: 01405 861813 Website:
Beers: Traditional Mild, Traditional Bitter, Blonde Bombshell, Red Goose, Yorkshire Porter, Bullion Strong Bitter plus seasonal beers

Willy's Brewery


Willys_pump_clip Brewery set up in 1989 within Willy's seafront pub at Cleethorpes. Comprises a 5-barrel plant, with a maximum output of 15 barrels a week. Brewery can be viewed from the pub or street. Supplies Willy's pub.

Tel: 01472 602145
Beers: Original bitter, Burcom Bitter, Last Resort, Weiss Buoy, Coxwains Special, Old Groyne

Idle Brewery

West Stockwith, nr Gainsborough

Idle_pump_clip Brewery set up at the back of the White Hart Inn in a converted stable on the west bank of the River Trent and alongside the River Idle. Began production in 2007.

Tel: 01427 753226
Beers: Boggins Brew, Coopers, Idle Dog, Idle Sod, Black Abbot, Idle Landlord, seasonal beers

Whalebone Brewery


A pub brewery opened by former Eight Jolly Brewers licensee Alex Craig when he took over the Whalebone pub in Hull in 2002. The beer names are connected with the former whaling industry in the city. Most beers are brewed for consumption in the pub, but occasionally make appearances at beer festivals.

Tel: 01482 226648
Beers: Diana Mild, Neckoil Bitter

Axholme Brewing Company



Axholme Brewing Company was set up in early 2012 by husband and wife team Mike & Jules Richards. They aim to produce a range of interesting cask and bottled beers in both traditional and modern styles.

Tel: 01482 226648 Website:
Beers: Best Bitter, IPA and a range of beers


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