News & Events

Easter Bank Holiday

Posted by Richard Neale on 18/4/14

inphase                            49803 copyHave a brilliant Easter bank holiday, if your on the hunt for a nice pint or bottle of Shipstone’s this weekend, we do have a stockist finder on here, but here are a list of confirmed places to buy it this Easter weekend.If I have missed you off the list, please send us a e mail and we will add you.

Cask Ale

  • Horse & Groom, Basford, NG7 7EA
  • The Lion, Basford, NG7 7FQ
  • The Ned Ludd, Nottingham, NG1 6DA
  • Cross Keys, Nottingham,
  • Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • Cast, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, NG1 5AF
  • The Castle, Nottingham, NG1 6AA
  • The Bar, Beeston, NG9 1ES
  • Trent Navigation, Meadow Lane, NG2 3HS,
  • Southbank Bar, West Bridgford, NG2 5GJ
  • Three Crowns, Ruddington, NG11 6LB
  • Steam Packet, Swanick, DE55 1AB
  • Smithfield, Derby, DE1 2BH
  • Sawley Marina, Long Eaton, NG10 3AE
  • The Erewash Hotel, Ilkeston
  • The General Havelock, Ilkeston
  • Rutland Cottage, Ilkeston, DE7 8TE
  • Three Horse Shoes, Ilkeston
  • Queens Head, Marlpool, DE75 7NJ
  • Old Oak Inn, Horsley Woodhouse,
  • The Sanctuary Restaurant, Upper Saxondale, NG12 2NL
  • Plough Inn, Hickling, LE14 3AH
  • White Hart, Loughborough, LE11 1UD
  • Three Crowns, Wymeswold, LE12 6TZ
  • Moca Bar, Matlock, DE4 3LT


  • Park Bar, Harts Hotel, Nottingham
  • Chino Latino, Park Plaza Hotel, Nottingham
  • The Pelican Club, Nottingham,
  • Rock City, Nottingham
  • Tilt Bar, Pelham St, Nottingham
  • St James Hotel, Nottingham, NG1 6EB

Bottles to take home:

  • Hopology, West Bridgeford
  • Northgate Stores, Basford, NG7 7FY
  • Flipping Good Beer Shop, Gedling
  • Simply Drinks, Beeston
  • The Real Ale Store, Newark, NG24 1AB
  • Bellini‚Äôs, Ilkeston, DE7 8TG
  • Local Not Global Deli, Beeston
  • Hops in a bottle, Mansfield, NG18 1JG
  • Delice Deli cafe, Loughborough, LE11 1TG
  • Belvoir Brewery, Old Dalby, LE14 3NQ

Peru and Proud

Posted by Richard Neale on 7/1/14

DSC05826Sue & Dave came to see us at the beer festival in October, bought one of our hoody’s and then told us all about a trip they had planned to Peru. They sent in these fantastic pictures, looks like an amazing trip and so great to see Shipstone’s at Machu Picchu. Thank you so much for sending them in.




Feeling Festive

Posted by Richard Neale on 12/12/13

I think we are now ready for Christmas, support your local independent retailers this Christmas. Pop in and buy some Shipstone’s. Its perfect with any caramelised roast meats.

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Our Beers

Shipstone’s Bitter

Posted by Shipstone's on 1/7/13

We’re really proud to announce the return of the original Red Star brew – Shipstone’s Bitter. Carefully crafted by one of the original Shipstone’s brewers, this classic session beer has been brought bang up to date with only minor tweaks to the original recipe to ensure it’s perfect for today’s real ale connoisseur.
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Back in the Star

Posted by Richard Neale on 22/3/14



The Star in, Beeston, Nottingham has just had a great refurb, not only that its got Shipstone’s back on the bar.

Try making Pancakes with Shipstone’s

Posted by Richard Neale on 4/3/14

Happy Pancake Day – Have you ever tried making a pancake with beer, well have a go and let me know what you think.

200ml of whole milk
75ml of Shipstone’s Bitter
2 eggs
pinch of salt
110 grams pain flour
50 grams melted butter

You can add the zest of one orange and 1 tbsp of caster sugar if you like.

Method – Sift the flour and salt into a big bowl, make a well and break in the eggs and slowly add the milk and beer. Then melt the butter and add to the mix, if you want to add the orange zest and sugar then add now and mix well. Leave the mix to stand in the fridge for 30 mins and then heat a plan and add a thin layer. (Remember your first 2 won’t be brill )IMG_6404

Find a Shipstone's

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Our Heritage

Quenching thirst since 1852!

We’re incredibly proud of the long history of the Shipstone’s Brewery in Nottingham, and delighted to be playing our part in writing the next chapter of this historic brand.

james-shipstoneThe brewery was founded by James Shipstone (pictured), who opened the first brewery in Basford, Nottingham, in 1852.

Read more about the last 160 years of Shipstone’s brewing history and heritage here.