Our Brewery

Belhaven Brewery

Established in 1719, Belhaven Brewery is the oldest working brewery in Scotland. Situated in Dunbar, the brewery nestles amongst the rolling barley fields of East Lothian, just 20 miles from Edinburgh.

At Belhaven we have a passion born of a proud brewing heritage. With a dedicated team drawing on a brewing tradition that dates back over 300 years we create friendly and approachable beers bursting with Scottish character, using 100% Scottish malted barley, fresh spring water from a local source together with our unique Belhaven yeast.

Belhaven is home to the nation’s favourite ales, stouts and lagers: ideal for when people come together over a delicious pint, as good times shared are the BEST.


Visit Us

Belhaven Brewery Shop

Our Shop Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our shop stocks a selection of our beautiful Belhaven beers, branded merchandise and handmade gifts created in Scotland.



Belhaven Visitor Experience

Throughout the month of November, tours will run on a Friday only. From December, tours will run Monday – Friday at 11am and 2.30pm, and on a Saturday at 10am.

Tours must be booked online prior to visiting. Book your tour here.


Tour Duration – approx 1hr 30mins

Tour capacity – Max 8 people*

Cost – £15

Description – Throughout your visit, you’ll discover the history of Scotland’s oldest working brewery dating back to 1719, learn the brewing process and even get your hands on our locally sourced malt! Have your picture taken in front of our iconic chimneys, visit our secret garden and immerse yourself in #TheHomeofScottishBrewing with a tutored tasting of a paddle of four of our award-winning Belhaven Beers. Your tasting will draw to a close with a personalised pint of Scotland’s No.1 Ale – Belhaven BEST. Yes, you read that correctly…a personalised pint! With our brand new machine, you’ll be able to print your selfie…or maybe even a proposal on the head of your pint!

The experience will end in our brewery shop, where you can find an array of our beautiful beers, branded merchandise and handmade gifts from Scotland. What’s more? With your experience ticket, you’ll receive a free Belhaven pint glass with any shop purchase made over the value of £15.

*Children are permitted to join the tour if accompanied by an adult. Those under the age of 18 cannot participate in the tasting, however will be offered a soft drink.

** If you are the designated driver, don’t worry, you’ll be given a small selection of Belhaven Beers to taste at home.

If you have further questions, please email BelhavenVisitors@greeneking.co.uk and we will be glad to give you more information.


Accessibility – Our shop, experience room and the Monks Retreat are all fully accessible by wheelchair. To access our Brew House and Secret Garden, you are required to go up/down a number of steps. We are currently producing film footage of these areas, but in the meantime, please contact us to discuss tour options.