Strangford Lough Brewing Company

Strangford Lough Brewing Company’s Global Head Quarters is located in Killyleagh, County Down, on the shores of the breathtakingly beautiful Strangford Lough. The company was founded in 2004 by Tony Davies and Bob Little, two marketing and business development professionals whose vision was to be “the second most recognisable Irish beer brand in the world”.

Our ranges of Irish beers are all named after historical characters associated with this part of Ireland such as Saint Patrick and Magnus Barelegs, the Viking King believed to be buried on Downpatrick marshes in County Down. Magnus Barelegs has two beers named after him - Barelegs Brew and Legbiter, the name of his sword. Three beers are named in honour of Saint Patrick - St Patrick’s Gold, St Patrick’s Best and St Patrick’s Ale – probably the most famous character in Irish history, who is said to be buried at the Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down.

As a relatively new business, our strategy is to bring our beers to the Irish markets around the world, particularly North America, and we have acquired the trademark for ‘St. Patrick’ for ale, beer, lager and stout in the United States. St Patrick’s Best and Legbiter Ale are now available in over 20 states across America after being launched in February 2010. We are currently selling licenses for the remaining territories in North America to qualified entrepreneurs who will then brew our beers to the high quality standards we specify, and then market and supply them in their individual territory.


• Finalists in the “Tourism Initiative of the Year” category at the Licensed and Catering News Awards 2009.
• Silver Medal at World Beer Championship 2010.

Available to Purchase

Our products are available in a number of bars and off-licenses throughout County Down and County Antrim. Find a list of our stockists at

Our beers are also available online through First 4 Hampers (
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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre
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