Dorset Brewing Company was founded in 1996, when Giles Smeath restored an 800-year-old brewing tradition to the Dorset port of Weymouth in the heart of the World Heritage Coastline (the Jurassic Coast).

Set in the beautiful, historic county of Dorset, this well-loved and respected family brewery has grown in size and stature. From its humble beginnings at the historic Devenish & Groves site in Weymouth, Dorset Brewing Company (aka DBC) relocated in 2011 to Crossways and upgraded to a state-of-the-art spring water-fed brewhouse (The Jurassic Brewhouse), capable of crafting 1.5 million pints a year.  Read More About The Jurassic Brewhouse


Striving to produce an individual product representing the very best of Dorset, DBC are leading the way with our popular Jurassic Coast brands as well as some fantastic limited edition craft ales.  Our friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated team, who all have a huge passion for real ale, have worked hard to put DBC firmly on the map; establishing it as a force to be reckoned with!  The loyalty and support of both family members and staff ensures our emphasis is always on quality ales and excellent personal customer care.

What's in store for 2020?

2020 - It's our 25th anniversary this year.  The Jurassic Brewhouse onsite taproom has officially kicked off and is open to everyone and anyone who fancies a beer at the bar or a crate to take home.  Brewery tours are weekly - please see bookable calendar for available dates.  However, please note, the Tap Room and tours are currently not operating, until further notice.  The bottle shop remains open so you can pop in and pick up a beer growler, bottles or cans for the weekend.  Once we have re-opened, The Tap Room is also available for private hire and open for most sporting events showing on the Big Screen.  We will be working more and more on our tap room and adding to our events list as the year moves forward.

We hope to see you soon!

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Do you have what it takes to be part of DBC?

We are a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated bunch who have a huge passion for real ale. From time to time, we’re looking for top-quality people who can help us promote the DBC brand, make fantastic ales and keep the customers smiling. If you’re not afraid of hard work and would like to be part of a fun, vibrant and motivated team, then we would love to hear from you!  Click here for a list of current vacancies!

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Jurassic Brewhouse, 7 Hybris Business Park, Crossways, Dorchester. DT2 8BF