Northern Clubs Federation Brewery Ltd

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The Hanover Square site in 1940. An Ordnance Survey extract, reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland (
Letterhead, 1981
An advert from 1938

Northern Clubs Federation Brewery Ltd, Hanover Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear.

Founded at Alnwick 1919 when George Stott Smart's former brewery was acquired but this was found not to be in working order so brewing was transferred to Hedley Street, Newcastle where brewing began in March 1921. Name changed to above in 1926. Short lease on John Buchanan's Hanover Square Brewery taken in 1927. Moved to the Hanover Street Brewery 1931.

In 1980. they moved to a new brewery at Dunston.

Northern Clubs Federation Brewery Ltd, Federation Brewery, Lancaster Road, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.

Brewery opened 1980 following move from central Newcastle.

In 2004 bought by Scottish & Newcastle who had announced the closure of their Newcastle brewery. They traded as Newcastle Federation Breweries until closed in 2010 by Heineken. The site was then cleared.

The Hanover Square Brewery in 1957

The new brewery

The new brewery in 1995 (photos Michael Croxford)

From the Paul Gunnell archive


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 552,170
Description  : Three Camels
Date of Application  : 26/06/1934
Used Prior to 1875?  : NO