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Wentworth Brewery

The Power House, Gun Park, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62 7TF
website www.wentworthbrewery.co.uk    - please note that bottled water is no longer produced.    e-mail: info@wentworth-brewery.co.uk   tel: 01226 747070
Wentworth Brewery is housed in what was the power house for the Wentworth Estate. Inside there was a steam engine generating DC current, backed-up by a huge bank of accumulators in the cellar.
What makes Wentworth different from other local microbreweries is the amount ofbeer which goes out in bottle, not only under the brewery's own name to big supermarkets, but also custom beers with wacky names made for the Barnsley Beer Company, sold mainly in their Big in Booze and Rhythm 'n' Booze stores. Most local micros get their bottling done under contract, often by Hambleton but it's more than worthwhile for Wentworth to run their own bottling line. Up on the gantry are the bright beer tanks which feed the bottling system.
This is Richard Hancock, the brewer at Wentworth, who had met us when he was working for David MacLaren at Spire Brewery.
The plant has a nominal capacity of 30 barrels but 26 barrels is often more realistic.

a brewery first visited by Wakefield CAMRA in the early Nineties, which can be viewed on this PicasaWeb Album

and visited again on Saturday 26th March 2011 - follow this link to view the above photos, and dozens more, at far higher resolution.