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Welcome to our lovely little taproom. We pride ourselves in offering a great atmosphere in a comfortable setting where everyone is welcome. Whether its a cup of tea, some great craft beers, a cosy evening in our upstairs lounge or a good giggle with your mates, we've got you. Come and join us and enjoy.


(open every other weekend)

Friday: 3pm to 9pm
Saturday: 12pm to 9pm


January 5th, 6th, 26th, 27th (Burns Night Weekender)

February 9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th

March 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd

April 5th, 6th, 19th, 20th (Bishop Auckland Food Festival)

May 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th (our 7th Birthday Party), 31st

June 1st, 14th, 15th, 28th, 29th

July 12th, 13th, 26th, 27th

August 9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th

September 6th, 7th, 20th, 21st (Oktoberfest Party)

October 4th, 5th, 18th, 19th

November 1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th, 29th, 30th

December 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st


We have a full drinks menu, including 8 of our very own easy drinking craft beers, gin, spiced rum, whiskey, wine, cider, soft drinks, tea & coffee. We also offer an ever changing variety of hot and cold food, from street vendors to locally made pies and bar snacks.




Evenwood, near Bishop Auckland, DL14 9SJ. From Durham the No. 6 Arriva bus drops you a minutes walk away (see map).

and only 1 min walk from the bus stop
From Barnard Castle - No.85 bus
From Durham - No.6 bus


Directions to Taproom DL14 9SJ


Brewery Tours - Includes a guided tour by our Danny McColl, where you will flow through the brewing process, see raw ingredients, every inch of the brewery, understand fermentation and learn about what makes McColl's Brewery tick. Plus you'll get 3 free tasters of your choice. BOOK ONLINE HERE

Also check out our annual events that include:

  • Burns Night - January
  • Birthday Bash - May
  • Oktoberfest - September
  • Caribbean Christmas - December

We are also very happy for you to celebrate your special occassions at the brewery at no extra cost (please note: the taproom will remain open as normal for everyone)


Before every Saturday taproom (9:45 - 12pm) we run our very own Men's Pie Club, where local guys simply get together and make pies, it's as simple as that. If you'd like to find out more info or refer someone please contact Men's Pie Club here.

Men's Pie Club at McColl's Brewery in Evenwood


We also love to host private parties, so if you are interested in holding an event at the brewery please contact us


We are very lucky in Teesdale, based in County Durham, to be blessed with amazing landscapes, beautiful scenary and interesting and exciting sites to visit for all the family, here's a few of our suggestions:

Raby Castle, Staindrop - Castle, deer park, estate, walled gardens, cafe and very family friendly (inc. Plotters Forest)

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland - Castle, Bishops palace, archeaological site, walled gardens and deer park

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle - Art gallery and exhibition venue, gardens, cafe, wedding venue and educational site

High Force, Teesdale - amazing natural waterfall, the most powerfull in the UK, situated in Upper Teesdale near to Middleton in Teesdale. With pub, resuarant and hotel rooms

Manor House Hotel & Spa, West Auckland - a stunning Hotel & Spa that combines historic charm, modern features and very warm welcome, catering for short breaks, weddings, spa days and more

Teesdale Cheesemakers, Butterknowle - beautiful makers of local cheeses with an onsite cafe, cheesemaking courses and glamping/cabins

Durham Distillery, Durham city - why not learn about making great gin on one of their short experience days

Lonton Coffee, Lonton, near Middleton in Teesdale - small batch local producers of ground craft coffee with onsite glamping

Bishop Auckland Food & Drink Festival - amazing annual festival of local and interational craft food and drinks

Raby Hunt Inn, Summerhouse, Darlington - 2 Michelin Star Restaurant

Kynren, Bishop Auckland - world class live outdoor theatre where history comes to life