The Great Oakley Brewery has come a long way over the past few years. We hope you find what you are looking for on this site but if not, just give us a call and we'll see what we can do!
Phil's Blog - the latest news
Visit our Blog for the latest information on our beers, awards, forthcoming events and other news of interest.
Great Oakley Brewery
High Street South
Tel: 01327 351759
Mob: 07850 327658
Where to buy our beers
The main outlet for our beers is our 'brewery tap', the Malt Shovel Tavern in Northampton but the list is growing.
Beer at Home - Polypins & Casks
Having a party? We can supply you with a 35 pint polypin or 9 gallon cask of any of our beers.
35-pint Polypins are just £60 inc VAT (only around £1.71 a pint).
9-gallon casks (complete with tap and chocks) are only £90 inc VAT (that's only £1.25 a pint!)
PLEASE NOTE: These beers can be supplied 'with sediment' or 'bright'. To avoid disappointment, please read the notes below and discuss your requirements with us before deciding on which to order.
Beers with sediment need to stand in-situ for 24 hours before they can be used and should not then be disturbed. They will keep in good condition for 7-10 days if temperatures do not fluctuate too much.
Bright beers are ready to use immediately and will keep for about 3-4 days.
Give us a call to order and agree a time for pick-up or delivery (if you're in our catchment area)
Beer at Home - Bottles
You can now buy Gobble, Wot's Occurring, Tailshaker and Delapre Dark in bottles. They are available from several outlets. Contact us for details of where you can get our bottled beers. Small quantities are normally available on demand but for cases and larger amounts it is advisable to pre-order to avoid disappointment.
If you live in Northampton this unexpected outlet
for real ales to take home might surprise you!
March 2013 - Welland Valley Mild grabs Bronze in National Final
Well folks, are you keeping up? We're well chuffed to have won Bronze in the Standard Mild category at the SIBA BeerX National Finals. Once again our beers are proving that our hard work to bring you the very best of beers is paying off! Thank you yet again for your support.
March 2013 - Wagtail joins the gold rush!
a great feeling when one of our beers gets recognition at a beer
festival and this time it's Wagtail that achieved 'Gold' in the Standard
Bitter class at the Portsmouth and South East Hants Camra Winterfest,
held 22 – 23 February 2013.
We pride ourselves with the quality of our beers and, as always, we are delighted with this recognition (which we certainly do not take for granted). The support of the industry and the people who drink our beers is critical to our success and we thank you all!
GBBF 2012 - and Great Oakley are Champion Beer of Britain Finalists
Following our success in gaining two Gold awards in the East Midlands round of the 2012 Champion Beer of Britain event we were delighted to see TWO of our beers represented in the finals at the 2012 Great British Beer Festival "Champion Beer of Britain" awards.
"Marching In" appeared in the 'Golden Ales' category and Wot's Occurring' in the 'Bitters' category.
Naturally, winning star prize would have been a huge bonus, but to have achieved so much success over recent years is a matter of great pride for us and a major endorsement of the quality of our beers.
We should like once again to thank everybody who supports us in our ambition to become one of the best micro-breweries in Britain.
Phil and Hazel
About the brewery
After 7 years at the Great Oakley location, husband and wife team Phil and Hazel Greenway now operate their five-barrel plant from a new rural location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside at Tiffield.
It is an exciting new challenge but one thing is for sure; the name hasn't changed and the beers will be as good as ever, no doubt continuing to win awards at major events across the country!
We now brew eight ales on a regular basis and an increasing number of 'special event' ales. See the ales pages for details. You will see that a number of our beers now have a 'Cyclops' description. Go to the Cyclops website (opens in new window) for more information.
We now have a page that lets you see what customers are saying about our beers. Go there now If you would like your comments added to this site please send your views to Phil using the form on our contact page. Thank you