About the Brewery

Nethergate brewery was initially founded in 1986. By beer lovers, for beer lovers. And like many great new ideas, ours began with two gentlemen sat in a pub on a Friday night in a picturesque Suffolk town, lamenting the lack of quality, honest local beer.

It’s been a rollercoaster journey since we started in 1986. A lot has changed since then. But, one thing has remained constant with us at Nethergate – a passion to make well-loved drinks that make people happy!

We’re proud to be brewing a range of award-winning beers using traditional techniques, our brewing know-how, the highest quality ingredients and our state-of-the-art equipment.

We provide quality, cask conditioned and craft keg beer for local venues and bottled beer for retail shops and restaurants. From traditional award-winning ales like our Champion porter, Old Growler, or nationally awarded low alcohol, Venture Point Five, the same passion & pride goes into every drop.


Made in the heart of East Anglia, our flagship amber ale combines
traditional brewing techniques with new world ingredients to produce
a beer for all tastes and seasons, with hints of citrus and tropical fruits.

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Essex Border

Essex Border is perfect for summer outside. A highly drinkable blonde
ale, with hints of orange zest and a slight tingle of spice, refreshes the
mouth while you laze in a haze. It’s up there amongst the best that we do.

Melford Mild

Melford Mild is our traditional dark mild brew. It has a bitterness that holds for a monument before clearing to leave your palate feeling refreshed. A warming winter beer but with the freshness of a spring evening.

Hop Weaver

xExcite your taste buds with Hop Weaver. Our brewers have woven together four powerful hops to develop a dry hop brew with the unique combination of Amarillo, Bravo, Citra and Summit. The result is a full-on zesty taste. Serve chilled for the perfect refreshment.

Umbel Ale

Umbel Magna

A three-time “Speciality” gold medal winner, Umbel Magna, is a recreation of a 1750s porter recipe which included the addition of coriander that spices things up a little.

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Red Admiral Rye

We combine Admiral Hops and Crystal Rye Malt to bring together
this beautifully balanced Rye beer. Red Admiral Rye offers the drinker
a sweet hoppiness with subtle hints of orange and pine leaving a
pleasant, wholesome taste which sits comfortably on the palate.