News & Events

Charity Beer Auction – Starts 20th June

Posted by Richard Neale on 16/6/14

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Nottingham Post Competition

Posted by Richard Neale on 11/6/14


Great chance to win some beer to watch the football with. Happy daysNottingham Post

We’re in the national press – The Daily Telegraph

Posted by Richard Neale on 28/4/14

Shipstone’s employees were delighted to be featured in an article in the Daily Telegraph last week by Anna White.

This type of publicity is only made possible because of our loyal followers – you, so we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in the last few months, and a big thank you to Anna for the interest shown in our beer company by the Finance reporters at the Telegraph.

Here’s a link to the article – New era brewing for a heritage bitter


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 Inn, 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

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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.