About us

We aim to serve you the finest award winning ales and fruit beers made by ourselves, using only quality ingredients and sourced locally where possible.


Our staff will always welcome you with friendly, attentive service.

Brewing Team


Founder of Grafton Brewing Company

John Allcroft



John Allcroft who has a degree in brewing from Durham University. John has been in the trade for over 50 years. At first working for Whitbread and the in the latter part of his career with Marston's. John has helped on TV commercials and done many talks on how brewing techniques have changed in the past 50 years or so.

Our Head Brewer is Richard Hale.


Richard was taught to brew by John Allcroft who has a degree in brewing from Durham University. Richard has been brewing 4 1/2 years and is his first 3 months of brewing he brewed 2 award winning ales and has been brewing award winning ales every year since. Richard has been in the pub trade for 15 years and understands both sides of the industry from a publican prospective and a brewing prospective.


Danny Ball

Assitant Brewer


Danny joined the company back in June 2014. He is Richard's right hand man and under the guidance of Richard our Head Brewer is learning to brew and the all duties associated with brewing.



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

Contact us today!

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


Tel: 01909 476121


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