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About Us

History

SPRINGHEAD is a family-owned and run craft micro-brewery based in Laneham near Retford in North Nottinghamshire. In 2015, we were proud to celebrate 25 years of lovingly producing a range of exciting, quality craft beers, made with only the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from our local area and across the globe.

It will be ‘Love at first pint’ when you taste one of our year-round core range of beers, and seasonal special brews, which change on a monthly basis. Roaring Meg is the leader of the pack and is a smooth golden classic IPA, known as ‘The Big Blonde’ to her drinkers, with a sweet, citrus honey aroma, and a long dry finish.

Springhead began life in Sutton-on-Trent as the smallest brewery in England in 1990, gaining a place in the Guinness Book of Records, with a brew length of just 2.5 brewers barrels (about 10 casks for a day’s work), but successful recipes soon led to national prizes and a huge increase in sales. The brewery then moved to larger premises where it expanded to a 10 brewer’s barrel plant, and more recently to 50 brewer’s barrels, making it one of the largest microbreweries in Nottinghamshire.

In May 2011 we relocated to a converted old mill in the centre of the picturesque village of Laneham near Tuxford in North Nottinghamshire. This has provided much more production, office, and storage capacity, and enabled us to open a brewery tap ‘Meg’s Bar’ , our onsite pub ‘The Bees’ Knees’, and to run brewery tours and house large events such as our Craft and Farmer’s Markets and beer and music festivals.

The beers continue to be supplied direct by the brewery to pubs across the country and by reputable wholesalers, pubcos and supermarkets throughout England, Scotland and Wales, as well as exported to selected countries around the world.

Click here to find out more about our beers or tours of our brewery.