Brewery, tap room, garden, brewery shop and function rooms all based in a traditional mill set in the heart of Towcester in Northamptonshire


Welcome to our website and to the Towcester Mill Brewery.

About Us

Brewery | Tap Room | Garden | Shop

We are a small independent brewery and tap room with a large garden based in the old Towcester Mill which is set in the heart of Towcester in south Northamptonshire. Our brewery shop is located nearby at the Bell Plantation Garden Centre half a mile up the A5.


Established six years ago and originally located at Whittlebury, our brewery is now based in the old mill in the centre of Towcester. The mill itself is a grade II listed building, which dates back to 1794 and still has a working turbine. The Mill is home to our five brewers barrel brew plant where we produce a number of Towcester Mill core beers as well as a variety of seasonal and one off special ales. These beers are available to drink in our tap room or to buy from our shop in a variety of different packs from a single bottle right up to a firkin of just under 72 pints!

Along with our busy brewery and tap room, we also conduct brewery tours so you can see how we brew the perfect pint that we serve fresh in our tap room.


Why not visit us soon, we look forward to seeing you!

Our tap room opening times are: Mon 5pm – 8pm | Tue to Thurs 5pm – 10.30pm  | Fri 3pm – 11pm | Sat 12 noon – 11pm | Sun 12 noon – 8pm

Our shop is now located at The Bell Plantation Garden Centre on Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6GX. Tel 01327 437560 or email


Although a mill at Towcester was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086), the oldest existing building is just over two hundred years old. The mill, which was powered by water, was used to grind corn into flour, and to mix animal feed. It is believed to be the only water mill in Northamptonshire with a working turbine.

The original stone building housed two pairs of peak stones for grinding, a bean crusher, an oat clipper, a maize crusher, and the sack hoist. These were powered by the Turbine until lunchtimes when water ran out and the electric motor was switched on. The sharpening stone was also connected by belt drive through the floor of room behind the present day main conference room. The front brick building housed an electric ‘hammer mill’ for producing animal feed pellets.

Today the mill is home to the Towcester Brewing Company Ltd who in 2014 bought commercial brewing back to Towcester for the first time in over 100 years.

Acknowledgements to the Towcester & District Local History Society.



Order our beer here online or visit us at our shop at Bell Plantation (Satnav: NN12 6GX)
Alternatively call us on 01327 437560 or email: to place your order
We sell alcohol to over 18s only and we may ask for proof of ID

Why not join today


and help us grow the brewery

To become a member pop into our new shop at the Bell Plantation Garden Centre, visit us in the tap room or give the shop a call on 01327 437560 and sign up over the phone. Alternatively, download and complete the membership form and send it to us along with a cheque payable to Towcester Mill Brewery Ltd. You can expect your card and welcome letter very soon after, then collect your gift and start to receive your discount next time you come into the shop or tap room. Please note that discount only applies to beer and cider products. Discount only applicable to named member, please show your card when making purchases.

Membership is just £45 a year for a single or £80 for joint

A warm welcome to the historic

Tap Room

at Towcester Mill Brewery

Our pub offers a selection of cask ales from our eight traditional hand pumps (no draught lager) mainly sourced from our on site brewery so our ales are fresh and locally produced and in great condition.

Come and relax in our 200 year old bar and listen to the mill race passing underneath why you enjoy a perfect pint of real ale.

As well as cask ale we offer a range of six real ciders, Lyme Bay fruit wines, eight gins including Warner Edwards, 12 Belgian beers and other drinks and snacks you’d expect find in a great pub!

Our very large beer garden offers far reaching views over the Towcester meadow and the Easton Neston estate as well as the mill pond and race that run through it. It’s perfect for both couples and families alike and you’re likely to be entertained by the meadow cows, ducks or other wildlife that frequently visit us on a regular basis.

Keep an eye on our website for events taking place at the tap otherwise we hope to see you soon!


We have two function rooms available for hire

Contact us for room rates:


Our opening times are: Mon 5pm – 8pm | Tues to Thurs  5pm – 10.30pm  | Fri 3pm – 11pm | Sat 12 noon – 11pm | Sun 12 noon – 8pm

Our shop is now located at The Bell Plantation Garden Centre on Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6GX. Tel 01327 437560 or email

Happy to supply our beers


Pubs, Clubs, Associations, Events

We are very happy to supply our beers to free house owners, private clubs, independent pub chains and licensees of Enterprise, Admiral and Punch pubs operating the SIBA DDS Scheme. We are able to supply you in 10L (17.5 pints) or 20L (35.2 pints) polypin beer boxes as well as 40L (9 gal) firkins with bright or beer on sediment. If you would like to discuss your requirements further then please complete the contact form or call us on 01327 437060

Brewery Tours - Comedy Nights - Music Events - Beer Festivals

Tours & Events

Book your tour or an event below

Welcome to our events booking page

Whether you’d like to know what happens behind closed doors where we brew the perfect pint or if you want to make a booking for one of our upcoming events, please see below for our current list of bookable events.

Brewery Tours

We operate regular brewery tours throughout various week day evenings from 7pm at a cost of £10 per person. This includes all booking fees and a free beer ‘tapas’ board at the end – a great way to try our different beers as the board holds three times one third pint tasters.

If you have a group of 10-12 people we can also accommodate a date and time of your choosing, please contact us for further details.

Have you considered a brewery membership? At just £45 it includes a brewery tour for two as well as a host of other benefits!

Comedy Night and Music Events

Come and check out our latest events, here at the Mill! We host regular events covering comedy nights, music night and folk nights. The next ones are:

26 January 2017

Come and join us for this month’s comedy night headlined by ROB DEERING – “Comedy’s man of the moment” The Metro

Support comes from JENNY COLLIER (as heard on the Rhod Gilbert Show) and GEORGE LEWIS (tour support for Romesh Ranganathan). Guest MC for the evening is EDD HEDGES – “A joy to watch” The Scotsman

Tickets: now SOLD OUT!

Food also available from Baja Cantina outside the Mill – serving up fresh Mexican inspired food

15 February 2017

Come and enjoy a evening of music with BOB CHEEVERS – contemporary singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist from Austin, Texas, playing with GEOFF HAVES on electric guitar. Bob will be promoting his boxed set “Fifty Years: a Semi-Century of Songwriting”. 

For more information visit Bob’s website

Tickets: available below for £14 (includes £2 booking fee).




We could talk for hours about what a great place visitors say Towcester Mill is to visit but we all know that the truth in the pudding is in the eating, so here are genuine comments from people who have visited us.




We could say dynamic, we could say dedicated, however we prefer to brew the beer and let our customers speak for us.

David Williams

Director Towcester Mill Brewery - Previous employment: Ethicall Field Services Ltd - Fieldcall Ltd - International School Of The Regents, Thailand - Summergate Wines, Shanghai - Bass Plc - Whitbread Brewing Company

David Williams

John Evans

Director Towcester Mill Brewery - Previous employment: Director Whittlebury Brewery (Siba Associate Member) - Director – Select Cask (Siba Associate Member) – Carlsberg UK - William Younger - Courage Limited - Vaux Brewing Group

John Evans

Ray Hunt

Director Towcester Mill Brewery - Previous employment: Director Whittlebury Brewery (SIBA Associate Member) - Director Select Cask (SIBA Associate Member) - Carlsberg UK/Allied Breweries

Ray Hunt
News & Events Happening at the Mill



Welcome to our news page. This is the best place to come to for all news and events taking place at the mill

  1. TheMillShop (2)

    “Cheers!” as Towcester Mill Brewery opens new shop at Bell Plantation Towcester Mill Brewery is celebrating the official opening of its new shop at the Bell Plantation garden centre this week, less than three years since it opened its brewery and tap room in the heart of Towcester. The new […]

  2. Louise

    A day of reflection here at the brewery as our office guru moves on to fresher climes. Louise has been with us pretty much since we started back in 2014, so she’s been very much part of the furniture! We’d like to thank Lou for all her hard work, commitment […]

  3. macmillan

    Community Event - This Friday 30th September at Towcester Mill Brewery 10am – 2pm ish MacMillan Coffee Morning – Click HERE for more details Please come along and support this amazing charity – buy Cake Cake and more Cake tea, coffee and squash plus raffle x We hope to see you there!!

  4. Strangers bar

          They say that certain beers reach the parts that others cannot. Well, last week the Strangers Bar in the Houses of Parliament played host to our very own Towcester Mill Bell Ringer, which was happily quaffed by MP’s and guests alike. Our thanks go out to our […]

  5. Hammer and tongue poster

    Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam Hammer & Tongue venture northward to the amazing Towcester Mill Brewery for an evening of awesome feature artists and an open poetry slam.   For our inaugural show at TMB we thought we’d better show off a bit, so we’ve lined up sustainable nihilist Jonny […]




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Towcester Mill Brewery Ltd, Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD