We’ve been brewing ales at our Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar since 1719.

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Belhaven – or “Beautiful harbour” – nestles among the rolling barley fields of the beautiful East Lothian coast, around 20 miles east of Edinburgh. For 300 years, we have brewed in this place using only the finest local barley and choicest hops. With abundant local barley, fine water from the brewery well and access to markets up and down the coast, Belhaven was the perfect place for a brewery back then, and it still is today.

As Scotland’s oldest working brewery, established in 1719, and as brewers of Scotland’s best-selling ale, it’s no wonder Belhaven is known as the home of Scottish brewing.

At Belhaven Brewery, we brew a number of fine ales including: Belhaven Best, Twisted Thistle IPA, Intergalactic Dry Hop Lager, Belhaven Black, Belhaven 80 Shilling and St Andrews Ale as well as a number of bottled beers and seasonal cask ales.


Do you want to see for yourself how beer is brewed? Are you interested in what a historic working brewery is like?

Join a tour of the Belhaven Brewery and be guided on a discovery of the historic building. You’ll learn all about how the Belhaven beers are brewed and packaged. But best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to taste the beers in our in-house bar, The Monk’s Retreat.