Armed with nothing more than a pair of wellies, some old steel tanks and a rusty Peugeot 205, Nick built his brewery with blood, sweat and tears.

Why did he do this? Simply because he wanted to make great beer.

Today demand has meant that we have moved out of the garden, and we also have ¬†slightly shinier tanks, but Nick’s original ambition still stands. We love making great beer. That’s what we do best and everything we do revolves around that fact.

So whether you are drinking one of our much loved cask, keg or bottled beers, or trying one of our monthly specials, you can be sure that you are drinking a beer of outstanding quality, brewed with real passion, by people who just want one simple thing – to make great beer.

Buy our great beers

Available for home delivery or for pickup from the brewery

Open Day 2018 Free Mini Bus

Book your time for your free mini bus at our 2018 Open Day!

Collection and drop offs will be from the King Billy pub, 10 Blossomgate, Ripon.

Open Day 2018 Free Guided Beer Tasting

Book your time for your free guided beer tasting at our 2018 Open Day!

Learn about our beers (with plenty of free samples!) and how our quality of ingredients come together to produce different styles of beer.

Open Day 2018 Yorkshire Gin Tasting

Book your time for your Yorkshire Gin Tasting at our 2018 Open Day!

Usually sold for £25.00 per person you can get your own Masterclass for a special price of £15 only at our Open Day!

Included in the price: a taster of 4 Yorkshire gins, 1 gin cocktail and a masterclass in the history of gin.

Open Day 2018 Free Brewery Tour

Book your time for your free brewery tour at our 2018 Open Day!

Learn how our beer is made from the raw ingredients to the finished article.

Meet our awesome team

The brewing magic doesn't happen by accident... well, not all of the time
Nick Stafford

Nick Stafford


Nick started Hambleton Ales back before brewing was cool. Armed with some old tanks and a rusty Peugeot 205 he built the brewery with blood sweat and tears.. and bricks.I really hope he used some bricks.

Rachel Stafford

Rachel Stafford


Rach is the next generation Stafford. Nick's daughter, but don't hold that against her. Rach ensures the business runs smoothly and efficiently despite Ben's best efforts.

John Morgan

John Morgan

Head Brewer

Hugely experienced brewer John ensures we produce great beer every day, and keeps the Brewery operating at the highest standards

Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison

Brewery Manager

Ben manages the brewery and contract packaging operation on a day to day basis, although his fear of paperwork means he relies hugely on support from Rach and John

Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you

Find us at the office

The Brewery, Melmerby Green Road, Melmerby, Ripon, HG4 5NB

Give us a ring

01765 640108 Mon - Fri, 9:00-17:00

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