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!

History

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.
OUR NEW ONLINE

BEER SHOP

IS NOW TAKING ORDERS!

Order our beer here online or visit us at our shop at Bell Plantation Garden Centre (Satnav: NN12 6GX)
Shop opening hours: Monday: 10.30am-4.30pm. Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5.30pm. Sunday: 10.30am-4.30pm
Alternatively call us on 01327 437560 or email: shop@towcestermillbrewery.co.uk to place your order

We sell alcohol to over 18s only and we may ask for proof of ID

 

To purchase a brewery membership please refer to the membership section below for further details

Why not join today

Members

and help us grow the brewery

Becoming a brewery member couldn’t be easier, and at just £45 a year for a single membership or £80 for a joint, it’s great value too!
Just click on the above link and you’ll be transferred to our membership page which will guide you through the process.

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, 28(!) 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!

Our opening times are: Mon 5pm – 9pm | Tues to Thurs  5pm – 10.30pm  | Fri to Sat 12pm – 11pm | Sun 12pm – 9pm

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

Happy to supply our beers

Trade

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, if you want to make a booking for one of our upcoming events or hire our function room, please see below for our current list of bookable events.

Brewery Tours

We operate regular brewery tours throughout various weekday evenings from either 6pm or 7pm at a cost of £10 per person. Please see list of available tour dates below. 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 third pint tasters. All tours run with a maximum of 10 people within the brewery which is located on the ground floor.

Lucky enough to be in receipt of a brewery tour voucher? Then just select the date of your choice and type in your voucher code when prompted. 

If you are part of a club or group who are looking for a private tour then we can do these by prior arrangement. We will do our best to accommodate a date and time of your choosing, but please bear in mind that if you are a group larger than 10, your tour may be split into two (or more) groups. We are a micro brewery and therefore small but perfectly formed! 

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

Function Room Hire

We have a function room on our second floor, the Malt Room, which is available to hire, complete with its own private bar. Holding a maximum of 90 people, it is a rustic and unique venue ideal for wedding receptions, Christenings, parties, anniversary and retirement celebrations. We are able to offer a flexible arrangement when it comes to food and entertainment too!

We also have a smaller room for hire on our first floor, the Turbine Room, which holds a maximum of 50 people and is available during Monday-Friday in the day if you are interested in holding your corporate team building meeting here in our grade II listed building. 

For more information, availability and rates please email info@towcestermillbrewery.co.uk.   

Comedy Night and Music Events

We host regular events at the Mill, including our very popular live comedy nights, music nights and monthly quiz nights, all held in the Malt Room on the second floor (lift available). Most of our event nights start at 8pm, with the doors to our Malt Room bar opening at 7pm. See the list of bookable events below.

We often have food as an option too on our event nights, ranging from woodfired pizzas from The Little Oven of Joy, nachos and tacos from Baja Cantina and curries from Tandoori HQ – so come early and grab something to eat as well as something to drink! Do check our Facebook page for the most up to date info on our events and food options!

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

TESTIMONIALS

WE LIKE MAKING PEOPLE SMILE

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.

WHO ARE WE ANYWAY

OUR TEAM

ENTHUSIASTIC & CURIOUS

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

News

TOWCESTER MILL BREWERY NEWS

Welcome to our news page. This is the best place to come to for all news and events taking place at the Mill! You can also check out our Facebook page too for the latest up to date information...

  1. Towcester Mill Brewery is gearing up for another knock-out weekend as the town’s Midsummer Music extravaganza celebrates its 16th year. The Brewery’s beer garden takes on a life of its own as it’s transformed with two musical stages, an outside beer and gin tent, soft drinks and ice cream, as […]

  2. If you want to treat your special dad to a little something to celebrate Father’s Day this year then look no further than Towcester Mill Brewery! The Brewery and Tap Room has a lovely beer garden with far reaching views – a perfect place to treat him to a great pint […]

  3. If you’re looking for a fun-filled Father’s Day gift this year then why not snap up some tickets to Towcester’s hottest comedy venue and treat him to a hilarious night out? Opening the night on Thursday 21 June – the night before the ever popular Midsummer Music weekend – will be stand-up […]

  4. We’re delighted to announce we have been recognised with a TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on the world’s largest travel site! We are now ranked 3rd in the top 16 things to do in Towcester and have 127 reviews, 98% of which […]

  5. Don’t miss The Mill’s ever popular comedy night this month on Thursday 24 May and enjoy a great night out in the heart of Towcester! Headlining the night will be comedian, actor and write Chris McCausland, who has appeared on ‘Live at The Apollo’. The only blind professional comedian on […]

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CONTACT US

WE DON'T BITE

Call the mill on: 01327 437060 or the shop on: 01327 437560 Email Us
Towcester Mill Brewery Ltd, Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, NN12 6YY