An independent award-winning farmhouse brewery in Norfolk. Bates, our South Carolinian Brewer and co-founder and Londoner Miranda converted a 16th century barn in West Norfolk into a stunning destination brewery. We pour time and place into every beer. After two years of collaborative and nomadic releases, Duration, one of the UK’s most anticipated modern breweries released it’s first Norfolk brewed beers in December 2019.
Read more on our Bedrock here.
Wild ales and fresh beers brewed from nature with purpose. Inspired by the creative solitude of our rural location Duration showcases how beautifully brewing and agriculture can exist in tandem. Beers that belong full of balanced nuanced flavour and tempo. Everyday fresh pale ales and crisp pilsners using local grains and crops. Wild ales developed at a slower pace inoculated with native cultures, aged in wood and blended to taste. Our efficient brewhouse delivers deliciously balanced small batches focused on quality and consistency. We strive to be a clean business. Read more on our Bedrock here.
Learn more in our BEER LIBRARY
Everyday, agricultural, slow and spontaneous – all brewed with a sense of tempo and place.
Signature and seasonal releases brewed in small rotational batches. Limited quantity releases of slow and spontaneous beer from our barrel store as they become available.
Our webshop is the place to order beer for beer delivery or for ‘click and collect’.
Place orders by 12 noon Mon-Thu to have them delivered fresh to your door next day. Order received after midday on Friday and across the weekend will ship out on Monday.
You can also buy beer from the brewery kiosk (card only) no appointment required. The brewery kiosk is open to buy beer, gifts and merch Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 12-6.
For drink in beers and a bite in the barrel store, our Tap Day opens Fri 12-6 and Sat 12-6.
Check out our full range in our beer library.
Trade customers please see our trade area.
DIRECT FROM BREWERY
Orders with invoices cleared by 11am to dispatch same day. Please note you must open an account to order. Brewery collection by arrangement also available Mon-Fri 9-4pm. You can apply for a trade account, sign up to our weekly sales list, get product info and digital assets all in minutes from our TRADE AREA.
Keg – Our steel 30litre kegs can be dispensed on 100% CO2 using a Sankey S (Euro) Coupler. Venues using 70:30 gas and air please disconnect the keg at the end of each service. We also pack into oneway 30litre and 20litre keykegs.
Small Pack – We package into 440ml can (24 units) and 375ml bottle (12 units) and send via courier. Larger orders of 8+ cases or when order includes kegs are sent via pallet delivery.
Our distributors have our latest stock and deliver free of charge. Please ask us for an introduction. Our distro understand our unpasteurized and unfiltered products need to be handled in a timely manner with care and refridgeration.
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- Norfolk Hub – Norfolk, East Anglia
- Pigs Ears – South and West England, including London
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- Fill a quick new account form for access to our live B2B Portal – a tradeshop to place orders 24/7
- Sign-up to our trade mailer to learn about new beer releases and brewery trade events
- Follow us on twitter, facebook and instagram where we are @durationbeer
Our trade area has a ‘product assets’ download folder for your use in your online store and social media.
Product shots and social shares, founder and location photos for beer buyers, events and social media managers to freely use.
Digital assets of our beers including – product info sheets, keg badges, pour and product shots and more.
Duration beers are available in 100’s of independent bottle shops, beer bars and micro pubs across the UK. These vendors have specialised knowledge about us and 100’s of other UK breweries.
If you are travelling the UK, see where you can buy Duration with our interactive map below.
As well as taking our horsebox bar to various locations in county including the Holt Sunday Market on the first Sunday across the year, near the brewery we have permanent and rotational lines at:
- George & Dragon (Castle Acre)
- Dabbling Duck (Great Massingham)
- Sculthorpe Mill (Fakenham)
- Erics Pizza (Thornham)
- The Brisley Bell (Dereham)
- Star Plain Stores (Holt)
- White Horse (Brancaster)
- Titchwell Manor (Brancaster)
- Mysabar (Norwich – open seasonally)
- The Gangway (Sherringham)
- The Ten Bells (Norwich)
- The Stag Inn (West Acre)
Cans of our beers can be bought 6 days a week from the brewery kiosk 6 days a week or locally at:
- Wittles Cafe (Castle Acre)
- Spar Village Store (Castle Acre)
- Howard’s Butchers (West Newton and Gayton)
- Erics Fish & Chips (Various across Norfolk)
- Erics Pizza (Thornham)
Our Brewery Kiosk is open Mon-Fri 9-5pm as well as Fri + Sat 12-8pm. More info here.
You may walk up or order for click and collect via our webshop. (We also deliver on a next working day service if ordered by noon)
Check out our full range in our beer library.
We are also available in 100’s of independent bottle shops, beer bars and micro pubs SEE MAP
Near the brewery we have permanent lines at local pubs George & Dragon (Castle Acre), Dabbling Duck (Great Massingham) and The Brisley Bell (Dereham) Sculthorpe Mill (Fakenham) and White Swan (Gressenhall).
Experience our Taproom in the Barrel Store open every Friday and Saturday 12-8pm.
Indoor and outdoor seating, delicious snacks, and of course plenty of Duration on tap!
Duration Brewing, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1UA
Enjoy draught beer at source. Walk ins welcome or book ahead.
A £5 booking fee is redeemable against drinks/merch/takeout beers during your visit.
The brewery kiosk will remain open for pickups. Book a Tap Day table HERE.
- We are near Castle Acre in West Acre, Kings Lynn off the A1065 and A47
- Parking is free on the left lawn on arrival
- The Brewery Kiosk will remain open for take-out beers, browsing, and merch
- Brewery Tours are at 3pm on the first Saturday
- We are a dog and family-friendly venue
- We have two child seats and changing tables
- Please keep dogs on a lead inside and accompanied at all times by their responsible human.
We ship our beer to UK Mainland, Islands & Highlands (including Northern Ireland) 5 days a week. We also ship to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark and Norway.
Order via the webshop before noon to receive a beer delivery the next working day.
- £7 UK Mainland (free over £50)
- £15 Islands & Highlands includes Northern Ireland (free over £100)
If you are shielding and live within a 20mile radius of the brewery please get in touch and we will endeavor to assist.
We are a small team and when required we work from home, leaving only the brewers and warehouse manager on site. Thankfully none of this need affect your ability to purchase beer from us, which can happen via the webshop and tradeshop.
We are permitted to run an off-license that opens Mon-Fri 9-5 and a Taproom that opens Fri + Sat (hours vary seasonally but are listed on google).
Our webshop has a click & collect service at check however, walk ups are also permitted.
Barley fields, ancient woods and grazing cattle surround our 16th century barn at West Acre’s Priory. Our chalk steam is an SSSI. Gentle cycle routes and pilgrim paths wind to country pubs, past old watermills and wild flower meadows.
Plan your Duration visit here.
We open our cellar door selling beer to takeaway in the barrel store Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 12-6. We sell beer and merchandise. You can walk up or order online for click and collect. For more info visit our events page.
Saturdays at 3pm bookable HERE.
PLACES TO STAY CLOSE TO THE BREWERY
Norfolk is a hugely popular UK tourist destination with limited accommodation. Please book ahead.
- The Pig Shed Motel – 5 mins drive, 10 ensuite rooms, espresso machine, adjacent to pub, dog friendly
- The Brisley Bell – 20 mins drive, 6 ensuite rooms, adjacent to pub, dog friendly
- Nar Valley Cottages – 10 mins drive, 3 holiday cottages, pool, gym, dog friendly
- Bradmoor Woods – 25 mins walk, 5 mins drive, glamping site with converted silos and wood burners
- Great Barn Farm – 10 mins drive, 40 mins bike ride, various size holiday lets, pool, tennis court, no dogs
- West heath Barn – 15 mins drive, 50 mins bike ride, B&B and Self Catering Cottages
- The Dabbling Duck – 10 min drive, 35 mins bike ride, B&B, Private Rooms and a Self Catering Cottage
THINGS TO DO
We are based at Abbey Farm in West Acre where as well as a brewery we have a Theatre, Art Gallery, Village Pub, Garden Centre and Cafe. West Acre offers lost of outdoor pursuits from walking to cycling to looking at nature. Learn more about the local area HERE. Enjoy coffee and cake at the Apple Cafe inside the walled gardens our own West Acre Gardens . As you approach the gardens see the large house once owned by the West Acre estate, now the country residence of artist Anthony Gormley who’s sculptures adorn the lawns. Or perhaps you want to see what is on at the Westacre Theatre or West Acre Gallery – all walkable from us.
Don’t let us limit you. Norfolk is all about good food provenance, getting out in nature, and enjoying nature and the stunning coastline. Check out this Out & About page.
Here are just a few of the days out we have enjoyed:
LOCAL TAPS (THAT POUR OUR BEER)
All offer great meals, a warm welcome, Duration on tap! Child and dog friendly, and all have beer gardens.
The Ffolkes has a complete and entirely enclosed adventure playground and outside bar!
- Duration Tap Days West Acre – King’s Lynn – Fri and Sat only Book a Table
- George & Dragon Newton by Castle Acre 5 mins drive
- Brisley Bell Dereham 20 mins drive
- Ffolkes Arms / Street Feast Hillington 20 mins drive
- The Dabbling Duck 2o mins drive
FAMILY DAYS OUT
Cley Next The Sea – Morning pitstop at Pastonacre Bakery, Cley Smokehouse, Picnic Fayre for lunch supplies. Drive a mile past the village to park and walk out to the beach along the high line and past the marshes (RSPB look out post). Enjoy beach hangs, see the Cley Windmill, browse the pottery shops, and head home via Back To The Garden for supplies from the farmshop and dinner in the dining room – great gardens too! Letheringsett Mill is close by and Holt village is a treasure trove of vintage antiques and clothing. The Chubby Seal beer cafe is great as is Wells Deli.
Bewilderwood – Let your imagination, and your children run wild at a huge, award-winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat rides, marsh walks, and really yummy food! Plenty to smalls and pre-teens to do and enjoy. Our own Mila loved the den building area and also the 4D maze. Slides scary enough for adults to chicken out of. Take a picnic or enjoy the food on offer.
Norfolk has heaps of ancient history and maritime history, Sea Henge is fascinating as is the Kings Lynn Museum that has an exhibit explaining this 4,000BC landmark. The outdoor art exhibitions held at Houghton Hall are always popular. Some of the best ways to learn about a new region is by taking a country walk. West Acre was one of 5 Augustine Priory sites along the Nar Valley Way. Our beer uses Nar River water. A stroll along the river unlocks the past with the old mill house down by the ford and the bone mill over in Narborough. Learn more about local walking trails along the Icknield Way and onto Castle Acre where the Castle Acre Priory is far more preserved than West Acres. If passing be sure to call in on Wittles Cafe for supplies and duck into the antique shop too!
Yes! Producing quality balanced beer is our main focus. Sharing a beer in good company is our favourite pastime.
Our location is too good to not share. We open for Tap Days in the barrel store
Every Fri + Sat 12-6pm with tours at 3pm
Our brewery kiosk is open to swing by and collect beers for your Norfolk day out Mon-Fri 9-5pm and Sat 12-6pm
We’ve big plans to turn the south end gable into a taproom, for find us in the barrel store.
100% we will do tours as soon as it is safe to do so. A guided tour around the brewery will show you our efficient 3 vessel brewery and state of the art canning line. Learn about our zero effluent water treatment plant and our hybrid coolship. See our wonderful wooden foeders in the wood division before finishing off your tour enjoying a mixed tasting board of our beers. Join our mailing list or check in on our events page for online tours and to be the first to know when our tour booking system goes live (expected Winter 2021).
Yup lots of stickers, t-shirts and notebooks, here
We’re busy making beer most of the time. But every now and then we run some apparel and other doodads. It’s mostly available at the brewery and at our events.
We don’t like throwaway merch, so we tend to make quality products that last.
We are a growing team and recently took on two new hires making us a team of 7. We would love to hear how you think you might fit in. Introduce yourself to our founders Miranda and Bates with an email to [email protected] Share a little about yourself: your skills, personality and what beer qualifications you feel you have. When we have vacancies they will be listed in here, so do check back from time to time.
Good news. All Duration beers are vegan friendly with no animal derivatives. Our products are unfiltered and unpasteurised and we don’t use fish based isinglass. If we were to use honey, shellfish or lactose in our beer we will mention this on all packaging. We do use cereals that contain gluten and list these and any other allergens in bold on our labels. Product info sheets containing all allergen and dietry information are on our trade area under product assets.