Brewery History

Update from the Brewhouse

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Since the beginning of the year work has continued apace on the brewery, from a new roof being fit on part of the complex to a mezzanine floor being built, new dividing walls, and even an office. However, it wasn’t until our shinny stainless steel vessels were delivered, that the building truly began to resemble a brewery.

And when the plumbing went in, then it got very exciting…


Kettle and Sparge Tank arrive.


Kettle in situ on the mezzanine.


Brewery plumbing, a thing of beauty.

The Scale of the Task

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The Ford and Etal Estate in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills, is a stunning part of North Northumberland and an inspiring place to set up shop. Our new brewhouse on the estate at Slainsfield is no exception. But the scale of the work to be done is quite sizeable.

Working with the Estate we identified a suitable property to become Cheviot Brewery, adjacent to the former North Northumberland Hunt kennels in Slainsfield. It had been empty for some time and was in need of a bit of TLC. With the support of the Ford and Etal Estate we set about planning and constructing an refurb and repurposing of the building to fit our needs, built around the brewery workflow for our recently acquired 7.5BBL brew kit purchased from Goose Eye Brewery in West Yorkshire as they expanded into new premises.


Pete & Jonny inspect the brewery plans.


What will be our fermentation room.


The brewhouse itself. The engine room of Cheviot Brewery.