Hesket Newmarket Brewery
Hesket Newmarket brewery is a co-operatively owned micro-brewery based in the beautiful village of Hesket Newmarket in the north of the Lake District National Park. They have been producing fine real ale ever since they started in 1988; they are now Cumbria’s oldest surviving micro-brewery. Most of their beers are named after the Lakeland Fells that attract visitors from all over the world and make their home such a special place to be.
Hesket brews are loved by locals and visitors alike; to such an extent that the brewery became co- operatively owned in 1999 to prevent its closure or sale to a larger enterprise. They have been run on democratic principals ever since with shareholders playing an active part in the running of the brewery. They are not profit driven but rather exist to provide local jobs, support local causes and, of course, to brew some of the finest beer in the county.