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Derry-Londonderry has an exceptional brewing & distilling heritage...

spanning from the brewery in Sir Henry Dowcra’s Fort in 1607, to the closure of once the largest distillery in Ireland, “Watts & Company” in 1925.
Derry ~ Londonderry brewery 1607
Largest distillery in Ireland, 1925

That day in 1925 spelt the beginning of a barren period for local beers and spirits.

The beer market in particular has been suffocated by large overseas multinationals with marketeers brewing fizzy yellow lagers. Until now.

The Walled City Brewery is a unique restaurant and brewhouse located in Ebrington Square, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

By having a fully operating brewery and accompanying restaurant in the same building, It is the first of it’s kind in the country.
The ethos behind the business is to provide both locals and tourists a “Taste of the North West” through crafting local, authentic, premium quality, flavoursome beer and food.

Meet Us

James Huey is a qualified diploma brewer having spent 12 years brewing with the largest beer company on the island.
After leaving the company, James realised he had two passions in life – craft beer and the city of Derry-Londonderry so he set off on an extraordinary journey to build the first craft brewery in the city centre for over 100 years.
496 days after writing down his vision, James and his wife Louise opened the Walled City Brewery on 15th May 2015.