Old Basford is the home of our Little Star Brewery, a tiny 10 barrell plant brewing the finest Shipstone’s Heritage Range. Started in 2015 and now with a passionate and talented team of four, we’re pushing the boundaries of our kit and developing all methods of our brew process. We are proud to protect Nottingham’s brewing heritage and aim to preserve it for future generations by brewing good, honest beer.
Nottingham has always been famous for its beer, stretching back to medieval times. Also known as ‘The City of Caves’ here was a perfect place to brew and store Nottingham Ale. In the caves are over 20 Malt Kilns, brewhouses and storage cellars, hand carved out of the sandstone outcrops. The temperature and consistency of the limestone enabled beer to be brewed all year round using the soft water filtered through the rock. The famous folksong ‘Nottingham Ale’ spread the word all over the country.
Our beers are international award winners hand crafted using the finest English ingredients and following traditional Shipstone’s recipes as found in the archives. Our dedicated team ensures each of our beers is brewed with care and attention to detail ensuring the high quality and consistency expected by our customers. With a strong core range across the beer spectrum we can find something to suit everyone’s tastes. Check out our beers here.
Our online shop sells a small range of branded merchandise and beer. Including a brilliant toasty hoody made in the UK, T-Shirts and brewers fresh beer to collect direct from our tap house.
We hire the full set up of mobile bars for events. Including a number of bars with cask beer dispense, craft beer dispense cooling and beer festival equipment. If your having a wedding, a beer festival or just an event contact us for pricing. If you want to brew your own beer for the event we can also get you in for a brew day.
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