About the brewery
Established by Bill Scantlebury in November 2011 the brewery, despite the name, is currently brewing in Wallsend, North Tyneside, with only it’s head office in the seaside town.
The brewery produces traditional cask conditioned English ales, using English ingredients – malt from Yorkshire, and all English Noble Hops (Goldings and Fuggles).
The brewery’s first two beers Lovely Nelly and Jack the Devil are named for a heoroic lifeboat rescue on New Year’s Day 1861.
The Lovely Nelly, a collier brig, ran aground on Whitley Sands in a tempest and rushing to their aid fishwives – and probably some horses and men – from Cullercoats pulled their lifeboat two miles to Whitley Bay, where it could launch into the foul conditions.
With waves breaking over half mast high, the lifeboat crew – led by bowman John “Jack the Devil” Chisholm – performed a heroic rescue, with all but the 12-year-old cabin boy, Thomas Thompson, being saved.
A donation of 3p from the sale of every pint is given to the RNLI.
Address: 17 St Oswins Avenue, Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4PH
Telephone: 0191 2528765 or 07895 692881