About Sulwath Brewers

Famous Licensed Visitor Centre & Brewery Tap!

Sulwath Brewery is the principal brewery in Dumfries & Galloway. Its Tap Room is a popular haunt with all real ale lovers in Castle Douglas & surrounds. We turns out eight regular brews - with other seasonal ales featuring from time to time.

Sulwath’s Ales have won a number of awards at various Beer Festivals north & south of the border in recent years as well as "CAMRA Champion Porter of Scotland 2016" and overall Silver Award at the “CAMRA Winter Beer of Britain”.

The Tap Room sells 4 house brews in cask & two house brews from keg. Ciders are also available. Guest ales from other parts of the country are available at Sulwath’s annual Beer Festival in May.

The brewery is open for visitors Mon-Sat 10am-6pm all year.

Signature beer

Galloway Gold - A superlative Blonde Ale with full refreshing taste.

Utilising best lager and wheat malts with continental hops, which leave a hint of citrus on the palate. 5.0% ABV.

Criffel - Our original beer, taken from an old recipe, is an India pale ale (amber in colour). Full-bodied, with a distinctive bitterness taken from Goldings and Fuggles hops to give it a heightened aroma with fruit to the fore of the taste with the hop becoming dominant in the finish after taste, this produces a distinctive 4.6% ABV, and still one of our most popular products.

Brewery details



Beers Produced


Hectolitres (per year)


Brewery Tours


Brewery Taproom/Bar Available

Sulwath Brewers

Contact the business

Opening times

10am-6pm Monday - Saturday


209 King St, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT