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Producers - Great Yorkshire Brewery

Beer has been brewed in the village of Cropton near Pickering since 1613. The early brews were illegal and any wrongdoers were sent to York Gaol. Brewing returned to the village in 1984 with a brewery established in the cellars of the New Inn. Since outgrowing the cellar at The New Inn, the Great Yorkshire Brewery (formerly known as Cropton Brewery) has also outgrown itself twice with a new and bigger purpose-built brewery under construction in 2014, all behind The New Inn.

The Great Yorkshire Brewery has a growing reputation for cask ales, bottled beers and also for the Yorkshire Lager in keg. While known best in Yorkshire, the Great Yorkshire Brewery regularly exports its beers beyond God’s own county within Britain and as far afield as Japan.

Two Chefs is the beer developed with the help of Michelin starred chefs; Andrew Pern of The Star Inn at Harome fame; and, James Mackenzie of The Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton near Beverley - both of which feature on Yorkshire Food Finder’s gourmet food trails. Two Chefs in summer is brewed with Yorkshire honey and a hint of lemon thyme. The winter version has a warm and spicy edge to it.

The Great Yorkshire Brewery’s branding is full of Yorkshire humour with a crest featuring whippets, a racing pigeon and crossed cricket bats; and, bottle top reminiscent of a flat cap.


Great Yorkshire Brewery,
New Inn,
YO18 8HH

Tel: 01751 417330
Great Yorkshire Brewery Website

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Great Yorkshire Brewery are involved in the following trails

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    Discover Botton Creamery's great cheeses and the Great Yorkshire Brewery or Orchards of Husthwaite's best, then enjoy a tutored tasting before dining in style at The Star Inn 

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