Grafton Brewing History.

The multi award winning Grafton Brewing Company was first established by John Allcroft in 2007. The first brewing premises were behind the Packet Inn on Bescoby Street in Retford, Nottinghamshire. We acquired our brand new premises in May 2014 after we outgrow our previous premises. Which also saw us increase our plant size from a 5 barrel plant to a 15 barrel plant for us to keep up with demand.



The Grafton Hotel, Worksop - The Grafton Brewing Company Brewery Tap

Worksop is in the county of North Nottinghamshire. A town in the UK situated roughly half-way between Nottingham and Sheffield. With easy links to the M1 and A1. We are in the heart of Robin Hood Country and the Dukeries.


The name the Grafton Brewing Company is named after our pub the Grafton Hotel on Gateford Road in Worksop. The Grafton was built in 1865 by a gentleman called Joseph Gardside. Joseph Garside was one of the founders of Worksop and Retford Ales. His wife was called Catherine Grafton and this who we think Grafton Street and the Grafton Hotel is named after.


We purchased the Grafton Hotel in 2001 and opened March 2002. We then purchased our 2nd pub The Packet Inn in Retford in 2005. The 1st premises for the brewery were at The Packet Inn and was placed in the old stable blocks back in May 2007. We moved to our new current premises in Worksop in May 2014.


We are a family run business and take care in making sure all our beers are brewed to an exceptionally high standard.


The Packet Inn, Bescoby Street , Retford



Now available in 330ML cans, our award winning Apricot Jungle and name after an old Worksop & Retford Brewery ale, The Don Jon.


These are now available for sale, please email for availabilty.


We have been kindly asked by Nottingham CAMRA to be one of the breweries to brew a beer for their 40th Birthday celebrations which are being held at the up and coming Robin Hood Beer Festival in October held at Nottingham Castle... WE ARE FIRKIN 40! We be available on their birthday bar throughout the beer festival


Catch us at Nottingham Beer Festival where we are having a bar. This will be our 4th year attending the with a bar. Pop along and say hello. We look forward to seeing you


We will also be at the National Brewing Centre in Burton on Trent on the week of 2nd October for a beer festival being held there. Come along and have some fun before we scoot off up to Nottingham.

We are located at:

Grafton Brewing Company

Walters Yard

Dukeries Way
Claylands Industrial Estate


S81 7DW

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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


Tel: 01909 476121


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