Samuel Smith's Stone Yorkshire Squares
Samuel Smith's Diamond Trademark
Samuel Smith's Brewery Cooper

Traditional methods of brewing have been retained at The Old Brewery.



Samuel Smith’s grey Shire horses are stabled behind

the Angel & White Horse, the pub next to the brewery.

The brewery still has its own cooper making and repairing all its oak casks. All Samuel Smith’s naturally conditioned

draught beer is served from the wood.

The Old Brewery at Tadcaster was established in 1758.

It is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery.

All Samuel Smith’s beers and ciders are suitable for a vegan diet (except cask conditioned Old Brewery Bitter and bottled Yorkshire Stingo).  

Samuel Smith’s ales and stouts (except draught Sovereign and Extra

Stout) are fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’~ fermenting vessels

made of solid slabs of slate ~ which give the beers a fuller bodied taste,

using the same strain of yeast since the nineteenth century.

Samuel Smith’s Shire horses are used to make local deliveries five days a week.

Samuel Smith Old Brewery, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire  LS24 9SB  UK

The name SAMUEL SMITH, the WHITE ROSE  logo,  the Samuel Smith DIAMOND logo and the BREWERY & HOPS logo are trade marks.

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All Samuel Smith’s beers are brewed solely from authentic natural ingredients without any chemical additives,

raw material adjuncts, artificial sweeteners, colourings, flavourings or preservatives.

The original well at The Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use,

with the brewing water being drawn from 85 feet underground.

Samuel Smith's Rose Trademark
Samuel Smith

The Old Brewery, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

Samuel Smith's Grey Shire Horses
Angel and White Horse, Tadcaster
Some of Samuel Smith's Bottled Beers
Samuel Smith's draught Old Brewery Bitter
Samuel Smith's draught Taddy Lager

The little town of Tadcaster is home to three breweries. Samuel Smith’s is a small brewery producing less than 5% of the beer brewed in the town.


The brewery operates in the region of 200 pubs. Many are small pubs situated in the post-industrial urban areas of the north of England. The pubs only stock Samuel Smith’s products.

Samuel Smith's draught Extra Stout
The Vegan Society trademark