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Welcome to Riverside

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Hand crafted beer, lager and mead produced in the heart of West Sussex. Classic profiles with a modern sensibility.

Nestled in the South Downs, alongside the winding River Adur, we brewed our first batch of the now-classic Beeding Best in 2015. Since then we have widened our range to include seasonal winners, a contemporary lager, a rather splendid mead and collaborations with local charities. Our heart lies in the community we serve.

Our beers


Tubbers' Tipple

A Premium Bitter 5.6% ABV

Named after those intrepid folk who braved the River Adur avoiding flour bombs and eggs in nothing more than glorified bath tubs, staying afloat long enough to paddle from Upper Beeding to Shoreham. Had our brewery been there at the time we are sure they would have stopped on the way and enjoyed this ‘oarsome’ beer worthy of their name.

The beer has an earthy / spicy characteristic with just a hint of honey.

Sneaky Steamer

A Hoppy Beer 5.1% ABV

One of our directors has a passion for steam engines. His Burrell steam traction engine “Lion Lord of the Forest” was built in 1916 and can often be seen being driven around the locality.

Four different hops are used in this beer giving it a pine / floral characteristic with a hint of grapefruit.

Beeding Best Bitter

A Best Bitter 4.2% ABV

The Brewery is based within the South Downs National Park on the banks of the River Adur. On the outskirts of Upper Beeding, so a bit of a no-brainer name for this one.

The beer has a pine / floral characteristic with just a hint of liquorice.

Steyning Stinker

A Smoked Beer 4.0% ABV

Before Dr. Beeching closed down the railways, the regular steam train that called at Steyning and Bramber was the Steyning Flyer, it was more affectionately known by the locals as the Steyning Stinker! We have used smoked and chocolate malts to achieve a distinctive smoky flavour.

The hops used give the beer a slight fruity / spicy edge to compliment the earthy and smoked flavour from the grain.

Tangmere Tower

A Golden ale 4.4% ABV

The beer is brewed in a style which would have been familiar in the time of the Battle of Britain and the D-Day Landings. We have only used British hops giving the beer a clean crisp taste with a subtle hint of spice.

Developed in conjunction with the “Save Tangmere Tower” group, a contribution to the funds will be made for each beer sold.

Bee Ding Mead

Fermented Honey 3.6% ABV

Mead was produced in ancient history throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, it has played an important role in the mythology of some peoples.

Our mead is best served cold straight from the fridge.

Rambling Monarch

Seasonal Summer Ale 3.6% ABV

Rambling Monarch is a light refreshing summer ale best enjoyed after a walk along the Monarch's Way which passes through Bramber and Upper Beeding following the route of King Charles II's escape to France from Shoreham in 1651.

The floral, citrus/spicy aroma of East Kent & Styrian Golding hops is followed by the classic bitter taste of Challenger hops leaving the drinker suitably refreshed to continue their on their way.

This seasonal beer has been brewed to celebrate our current monarch's 90th birthday.

Leaping Lord

Seasonal Winter Ale 6.6% ABV

A strong dark and spicy Winter Ale for those autumnal evenings as the nights draw in. Combining the smooth bitterness of East Kent Golding’s hops with the aroma and taste of the fruits and spices associated with this time of the year. Hints of Orange, Ginger, Nutmeg and other exotic spices give the drinker the experience of Christmas in a bottle.

It can also be enjoyed in those cold dark evenings of January and February beside the fire as a relaxing drink to warm the cockles of your heart.

Dirty Arthur

Dry hopped 4.9% ABV

This beer was brewed to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of St. Marys School Washington, and is named after an old boy, Arthur Adsett. He was caned at school for being muddy hence his nickname. Arthur was killed at the battle of the Somme in World War 1 so the beer is brewed with three different hops, all grown in the Flanders area.

It has been dry hopped with Saphir giving it a huge citrus/orange taste.



Sussex Pale Ale 4.7% ABV

The South Downs thread an interconnecting line between dozens of towns and villages across Sussex, from the traditional to the cosmopolitan. It is the view we see when we peek out of the brewery, and overlooks every rooftop in the county. It connects us.

This dry-hopped, modern pale ale is designed to celebrate that togetherness. A session beer marrying the lemony fruitiness of American hops with the classic earthiness of home-grown Sussex and Willamette.


Modern pilsner lager 4.2% ABV

Our take on the classic Czech Pilsner — a crisp, light coloured lager with a spicy / flora aroma imparted by the Saaz hop. Serve chilled for a refreshing tipple.

Brewed to commemorate 100 years of Care for Veterans, established in 1919 to support soldiers returning from WW1 with life-changing disabilities. Celebrating a century of providing long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services.


Dry-hopped ale 4.8% ABV

Our much-loved Dirty Arthur is also available in cans. Brewed using hops grown in the Flanders area, and gently dry-hopped with Saphir. This is an easy drinking ale with subtle citrus notes.


Wartime-style British Ale 4.4% ABV

Our popular collaboration with the Save Tangmere Tower support group is also available in cans. The beer is brewed in a style which would have been familiar in the time of the Battle of Britain and the D-Day Landings. We have only used British hops giving the beer a clean crisp taste with a subtle hint of spice.


Draft beer

All of our beers are available in 36-pint pins and 72-pint firkins.
Beyond the Horizon is also available in 19-pint corny kegs.
Please contact us for more information.

Vegan and gluten free

All of our bottled and canned beers are Vegan. Casked beer can be vegan on request.

We also have a range of our beers that are certified Gluten Free. Available are Tubbers Tipple, Sneaky Steamer, Beeding Best, Steyning Stinker and Dirty Arthur.
These are available at our farmers markets or direct.

Contact us for more information or to order.

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“My wife just said ‘Oh God! You are buying this in by the pallet load!’ I think she likes it!”

LP via email

“I bought a bottle of your Steyning Stinker at the Shoreham Farmers Market — it is a delightful beer, delicious and full of flavour. I will definitely buy more!”

Mrs JL via email

“Very drinkable session pale. Pleasant combination of British and American hops and at a relatively low bitterness making it super easy to have a few. Nice job Riverside!

JD on UnTappd, reviewing Beyond the Horizon

“Just finishing off a bottle of Beeding Best after a long day digging and I think this could be the start of a beautiful summer together!”

LC via email



Normally you’d find us at markets around the county, but due to the current situation regards Covid-19 these are sadly mostly cancelled or postponed.

Steyning Farmers Market, however, has gone online and running every two weeks! Find out more and order our beer


As you know, many pubs have temporarily closed their doors, but we are delighted to say that some are still open for collection and home deliveries. You can find us on draft at:

Hobbs of Hurstpierpoint
Brookstead Alehouse
Dog and Duck, Bognor

Get in touch

Our brewery

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Riverside Brewery
Unit 6, Beeding Court Business Park
Shoreham Road, Upper Beeding
West Sussex, BN44 3TN
P: 01903 898030
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