A family-run brewery

In 2003 Robert and Debra Evans had a carefully laid plan - sell the house, uproot their family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District - simple, right?

After two years, and many hurdles including planning permission, renovation and resident barn owls, they brewed their first beer in Cunnery Barn on the Chatsworth Estate and the owls had new accommodation at the barn.

15 years after Rob's initial leap into brewing, Peak Ales is a ten-strong team with two breweries and a visitor centre.

Award-winning ales

Peak Ales pride themselves in brewing national award-winning cask and bottled beers using only the highest-quality ingredients with a core range of beers alongside seasonal specials and new, experimental brews.

Try the entire Peak Ales range and enjoy six bottles for the price of five at the shop. 

The core range includes:

  • Swift Nick, a session bitter
  • Bakewell Best Bitter, an amber bitter
  • IPA, an India pale ale
  • And, of course, Chatsworth Gold, a golden beer using Chatsworth Estate honey

Seasonal specials include:

  • Summer Sovereign a blonde beer
  • Paxton, a ruby red
  • Great Ridge, a pale ale
  • Noggin Filler, a dark ale