If you’re going to hire a venue for a party, you might as well pick one where the beers are already stocked! Perfect for Christmas parties, large exclusive events and private tastings, we’ve put together our list of the top UK breweries for hire.
Homed in a Grade II listed old flax mill, Northern Monk combines the heritage of monastic brewing with northern craftsmanship and hip young atmospherics. The Refectory tap rooms sets the scene with 16 keg lines, 2 cask lines and an extensive bottle selection as well as a private kitchen that often hosts takeovers from the best chefs in Northern England. Additionally is Chapter Hall, one of Leeds’ most unusual spaces that acts as a blank canvas for private events.
This historic Grade II listed venue taking the place of Whitbread’s 18th century empire is probably the most well-known option with a huge variety of unique rooms including intimate chambers and great halls for all sizes. The Porter Tun is the most recognisable, with a timber roof towering 60ft above the antique floor.
In the heart of the St., James Gate Brewery is the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction and one of Dublin’s top venues for private events. Seven floors can be exclusively hired, each with interactive experiences and a taste of the Black Stuff. At the peak of the building is the famous rooftop Gravity Bar with 360-degree panoramic views over the city.
On the banks of the Tyne Banks is Newcastle’s beloved brewery, which has just opened its doors for private hire. The industrial-chic interiors are perfect for parties and larger groups with onsite street food available.
Glasgow’s only Microbrewery took over a converted box factory in 2014, an eccentric space with industrial design. The original structure has been kept including an original Seven Peaks roof and quirky traces of the building’s heritage. The Beer Hall and larger Events Space (with in-house staging, PA system and lighting) both offer a multi-functional hub for all kinds of events with an onsite kitchen and beer garden for making the most of the Glaswegian weather!
Award-winning The Dancing Man was born in a disused kitchen in Southampton before moving to the Town Quay’s Wool House, a 14th-century building with a rich past. Once a prison, warehouse and museum, the grade I listed structure has retained some of its historic features including a Victorian crane and Italian pallets.
In London’s hipster, Hackney is CRATE, a space for top craft beer and hand-rolled pizza made in an open plan kitchen. Two spaces are available for hire including Mick’s Garage; a large outdoor area with a mezzanine for 500, and The Brew Shed. Hereby day the brewery team work their magic, transforming the multi-purpose venue for private events in the industrial surroundings.
The recently opened Tiny Rebel Brewery has already made a name for them self, representing Wales in the Champion Beer of Britain among many other awards. Their event space provides a unique venue for up to 400 guests across a mezzanine, patio and two bars with backdrops of the brewery production and Welsh hills.
If you are looking for a venue for your next event, then don’t hesitate to contact the Banks Sadler team on 0207 424 3333