The Brewery Born of a Bar

Welcome to The Working Hand.  A fully working micro brewery based in Leamside, County Durham. . .

As the son of a publican I will always have a fondness for the traditional bar room environment. One of the biggest parts of pub culture is (as it has always been referred affectionately to in my family’s pubs) the five o’clock club; rich in humour, insight and depth of character. There is nothing that can’t be achieved with the labour exchange ethos of those partial to a couple of after work sociable pints at the end of a busy day. In fact, some say it should indeed be the paramount part of the working person’s daily routine.

Sadly, in recent years,  the  modern day pressures of working life have eroded the attendance at the local hostelry where the story teller would hold court and the attention of everyone, regaling light-hearted tales, often at the expense of their peers past and present, well into the night. It is these happy hour folk for which The Working Hand will be forever mindful. Our beers themselves will be a tribute to not only the stories and their tellers, but also to those who listen.