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Dunham Brewery News

Dunham Massey Brewing Company is a small family run craft brewery located on National Trust land in the town of Dunham Massey.

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It was in late 2006 when head brewer John Costello decided that he would go ahead and start up a brewery of his own. What's special about Dunham Massey beer is that it is as traditional as you can get. All the ingredients are English and are sourced from as local as possible. In fact the only things that go into the beer are water, malts, hops, and yeast. All the sugars are formed the old fashioned way by extracting them from the malt itself.


Dunham Massey Brewing Company
100 Oldfield Lane
Dunham Massey
WA14 4PE

 Telephone: +44 (0)161 929 0663

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Website: http://www.dunhammasseybrewing.co.uk/






Dunham Massey Brewery continues to trade successfully, as does their other brewery (Lymm Brewing Company). The Costello family are continuing in their ongoing refurbishment of all their bars.

2019 is the fourth year that all three of their bars have got into the same edition of the Good Beer Guide at the same time.

  • Costellos, Altrincham has been in it since 2013.
  • The Lymm Brewery Tap has been in it since 2015.
  • Costellos, Stockton Heath has been in it since 2016.

In 2017 a new brew was launched called Castle Hill. Which is 3.5% ABV and a quaffable session pale ale, with aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruits. It is brewed with Jester Hops which are a new English hop which is currently in high demand from brewers. Due to its popularity Castle Hill, which started out as an occasional brew, is now brewed throughout the year.

Also in 2017 the brewery where approached by the CAMRA branch of Trafford and Hulme to brew a beer to celebrate the branches 40th year anniversary. They called it Ruby Anniversary Ale, it is 4.5%. and is resurrected from an 80 year old recipe. Ruby Anniversary Ale is an old fashioned, well balanced best bitter, finished with a blend of fuggles and goldings hops. This brew was probably only a one off production appeared but appeared at Chorlton beer festival in July 2017 and was also spotted at another local beer festival during 2017.

Dunham Massey have won several awards in various beer competitions over the years, and in 2018 Costello’s, Altrincham, was Trafford and Hulme pub of the season for summer.