Maidstone & Mid Kent

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


We are lucky enough to have a number of well renowned breweries within the branch area.


The name Brumaison came about from ideas to set up in a small village in France. However, Peter and Caroline decided to keep their 'Brewing Maison' in England after another brewery got there first. Trading since 2016 using a 10-barrel plant, Peter started brewing full time in 2017.


Goacher’s is a traditional brewery that uses only malt and Kentish hops for all its beers. Phil and Debbie Goacher have concentrated on brewing good wholesome beers without gimmicks. Two tied houses and around 30 free trade outlets in the mid-Kent area are supplied. Special is brewed for sale under house names.

Kent Brewery

Kent Brewery was founded in 2010 by Toby Simmonds (ex-brewer from Dark Star) and Paul Herbert. Originally brewed at Larkins, a 10-barrel plant has been in operation at the Birling site since 2011. More than 300 outlets are supplied direct, mainly throughout Kent, Sussex and London.

Musket Brewery

Launched in 2013 with a five-barrel plant, this family-owned brewery is based at Loddington Farm, Linton, in the heart of the Kent countryside. Expanding to a 15-barrel plant with on-site brewery tap, Musket Brewery now supplies more than 300 pubs, micropubs and clubs throughout Kent and Medway.

Rockin Robin

Rockin Robin began brewing in 2011 using a one-barrel plant in his garden shed. Production moved to a 15 barrel-plant at Boughton Monchelsea in 2014 and brewed there until 2018. In 2019 Robin began cuckoo brewing at Old Dairy in Tenterden. Most production now is of Reliant Robin for his own 2 pubs in Maidstone and Barming, but some local outlets and beer festivals are still supplied.

Swan on the Green

The Swan on The Green brewery was established in 2000 in an old coal shed behind the Swan on the Green pub using a two-barrel plant.

Whitstable Brewery

Whitstable Brewery was founded in 2003. It currently provides all the beer for the Whitstable Oyster Company's three restaurants, their hotel and a brewery tap as well as supplying pubs all over Kent, London and Surrey.

Can you fill this space?

If you brew and market real ale in the Maidstone and mid Kent branch area and would like inclusion on this page, please do get in touch via our Contacts page