Our brewery

Here at North Yorkshire Brewery we make “real ale” which is cask or bottle conditioned beer, a peculiarly British speciality, which we think is the best way to appreciate it. Our beers are handmade, crafted, bold yet personal to North Yorkshire.


Our story started way back in 1989,

when local brothers John Warnock and George Tinsley opened North Yorkshire Brewery on North Ormesby road in Middlesbrough using a 5 barrel brewing plant. This microbrewery became a real success in quite a short space of time, helped along by sales at the brothers pub The Tap & Barrel in the town centre,and a second pub The Malt Shovel, these beers including the flagship ale Flying Herbert (named by their little sister) really took off.

Next Step

The next natural step was to increase the brewing capacity and to look for larger new premises.

That said, George and John took over Pinchinthorpe Hall near Guisborough in 1996, spearheading its ambitious re-development and extensive refurbishment to restore the entire property and to become the home of North Yorkshire Brewery for the next 20 years.

A brand new custom made plant of 12 barrels and having its own spring water supply straight from Roseberry Topping helped to increase the range and quality of beers..



The Newcommer

In 2008, our actual head brewer Razvan started to work for North Yorkshire Brewery and learned his trade under the guidance of John.

In the summer of 2017, John and George decided that it was time to retire, Pinchintorpe Hall has been leased out to become a wedding venue and eaterie again and Razvan has relocated all the brewing equipment to a brand new unit in Warrenby near Redcar and with the help of the local council with a grant from the Redcar & Cleveland Tees Valley support scheme plus Tedco Business support scheme, North Yorkshire Brewery is up and running once again.


Now its time to continue the story and philosophy of what was North Yorkshire Brewery over the past 3 decades, the ever popular Flying Herbert is still our flag ship ale, White Lady (ghostly apparition from Pinchinthorpe) is still one of the best sellers and our bespoked beers such as Beck Watter at Birch Hall near Whitby or Old Jack's Tipple at The Cod and Lobster in Staithes are very much appreciated in their local communities.