Dark Star Brewing Co.
Star Road Industrial Estate
The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub, in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar.
As with all the best ideas, the business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money we didn’t have. Today, we’d have dreamt about funding it with a lottery win, but back then it was about gathering a few savings, scratching around behind the sofa and selling a motorbike.
None of us really wanted to leave the cellar of the pub, but apparently more and more people liked drinking the same beers as us, so we needed to brew more…
A few years on, well 20 years actually, we find ourselves in Partridge Green, just South West of Horsham, West Sussex, with a 45-barrel brew house. It’s all been a bit of a blur really.
We’ve grown up (a little bit) since then, and we’re proud to call Sussex home to our brewery and four pub sites across the region. We’re committed to growing our investment in the local area with new pub openings and a larger brewery site in the next 5 years.
Map & Directions
- Gift shop
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- In countryside
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Guided Tours Available for Groups