In 1926, after three quarters of a century of brewing, The New Lion Brewery in the heart of Totnes ceased trading.
At it's peak, this successful brewery owned 26 pubs and employed many local people. People far and wide celebrated its famous porter and its 'celebrated Totnes Stout.'
Now, a passionate group of Totnesians have brought that history back to life with the launch of the New Lion Brewery, a business that will once again craft award winning beers and help boost the local economy.
New Lion began creating trial brews in temporary quarters in the autumn of 2013. Over the winter, we built a new brewery from scratch on Station Road, slowly expanding capacity. Now we’ve got a state-of-the-art brewery that can produce 45 barrels a week, and we have moved to our new home at Webbers Yard in Dartington. In addition to our three basic beers, we are working with local businesses and community groups to create experimental and one-off beers like a pumpkin ale, a chilli beer, and a mushroom stout.
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