Founded on a lifelong dream and a passion for home brewing and drinking beer, Longdog Brewery eventually came about as the result of circumstance and well-timed misfortune. Following redundancy from his job in telecoms, Phil Robins, father of two and husband to self proclaimed “Beer Widow” Lisa, created Longdog Brewery and started brewing commercially in Basingstoke, Hampshire, building on the rich history of brewing in the town during the 19th century.

Longdog Brewery beers are all made from natural ingredients and reflect Phil’s passion for well balanced beers designed to be refreshingly easy to drink. A core range of 4 ales is available year round giving a diversity of flavour from the sessionable Bunny Chaser to the light and hoppy Golden Poacher through the dependably traditional Brindle Bitter to the more complex Lamplight Porter. In addition to this, specials and seasonals are available throughout the year such as the Hare of the Dog mild available in April and May and the beautifully hoppy Kismet available in the summer.


The brewing plant was supplied by Elite Stainless Fabrications, Swindon, and is a 6 barrel plant. With the three fermentation vessels currently installed, the plant is capable of producing 72 firkins (over 5000 pints) of beer each week. There’s plenty of space in the unit for expansion which is good considering the current demand which is fast approaching the existing maximum capacity.

The beers are selling well so keep an eye out for them at pubs, clubs and festivals throughout the area and if you see the van on the road give us a wave.