Created with a vision to produce quality handcrafted beers brewed in Ipswich, served in Ipswich, we first opened the doors to the Briarbank Bar and Brewery at precisely 7 pm on Friday 3rd May 2013. Our first floor Tap Room was fully stocked, serving our first ever beer, Tipple Tattle, which was brewed three weeks prior to opening, along with a range of other drinks.

The Briarbank Brewery has grown throughout the years; initially, we produced solely cask beer, brewed once a week. Now, our head brewer, Rob, produces a mixed range of traditional cask beer and new keg beer styles, brewing up to four times each week. And it’s not just the brewery that has grown; our upstairs Tap Room has too. Originally open to members only, we soon threw open our doors and welcomed everyone, and we’re pleased to say, our bar has been a popular attraction ever since.

In 2020 we started to bottle our beers and set up an online shop, allowing us to bring our handcrafted beers directly to our customers’ homes. Initially set up for local delivery, we’re pleased to say we now offer nationwide delivery, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to offer our Suffolk based beers across the UK.

While our beers are now available nationwide, we still maintain the same small, independent run brewery: our head brewer Rob, brews and bottles and labels all our beers in the microbrewery. And, if you live within the ten-mile free delivery radius, he’ll even deliver them directly to your door too.