Photo courtesy of the Diss Express

Alan stopped brewing at Market Weston in April 2019 to concentrate on collaborative brewing with top quality artisan brewers, including Grain (Norfolk), Northern Monk (Leeds), Wylam (Newcastle), Pastore (Cambridge), Atom (Hull), Shortts and Artefact (both Suffolk).

The regular Good King Henry is now brewed under Alan’s supervision at Grain Brewery.The strength has been increased to 10%abv, and it is now available in keykegs as well as cask.

Old Chimneys Brewery was started in 1995 by Alan Thomson, a Master Brewer who celebrated 40 years
of brewing in 2017.

Located in Market Weston on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Old Chimneys has achieved an enviable reputation for beer quality. The flagship brand,
Good King Henry Special Reserve, has for 8 years

been the highest rated English beer on

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There was no annual vintage brewed in 2019 due to the brewery closure. However this beer will be relaunched in October 2022 with the release of a 2020 vintage following its customary 2-year maturation. More information here nearer the time.

Telephone   01359 221411

Old Chimneys, The Street, Market Weston, Diss, Norfolk.  IP22 2NZ