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Station House Brewery

Unit 1 Meadow Lane Industrial Park Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4TY  tel/fax 0151 356 3000



This brewery was founded Spring 2005 by ex car worker, ex community worker Barrie Davidson with the assistance of his wife Hazel Catt in an industrial unit at Ellesmere Port. The original intention was to house the brewery in the old station building at Frodsham near where they live, but as a result of changes in planning rulings they are here, in a building with considerably less charm, but a lot more practical space. The hoppy beers are often available at local Wetherspoons, and the brewery also supplies the Helter Skelter at Frodsham.(click on link to see), as well as free houses in Chester and the Wirral. Distribution across the North of England is through Boggart Hole Clough. Among early awards gained by the brewery is a 3rd Overall in Champion Beer of Wakefield at the 2005 Merrie City Beer Festival

Frodsham Station

brewery exterior

Barrie Davidson's guide to the brewing process

tower brewing plant acquired from John O'Gaunts Brewery, Melton Mowbray

hot liquor tank, cold liquor tank and grist case

study photo carefully: winding device tilts mash tun for easy cleaning

under-back / hop-back on castors

Hazel Catt points to one of the 2 fermenters - the other one is behind her

activity in a fermentation vessel

presentation of commemorative certificate to Barrie and Hazel by Wakefield CAMRA Chairman


Station House Beers at the Time of our Visit