Welcome to Artefact Brewing!

Open New Year’s Eve, 12pm – 7pm for a takeaway beer drive through to help you celebrate at home

We are very lucky that breweries are classed as essential businesses under the new restrictions, so can continue to operate as planned. We will have fresh draught beer for you to enjoy at home, as well as a limited selection of our bottles. Just turn up, stay in your car and pay by card, if possible. We will be wearing masks and sanitising our hands between customers, to help keep everyone safe.

Due to Covid-19, we will not be able to fill your own takeaway containers/growlers but will provide our own, which is included in the cost.

Please note, we don’t currently have an online shop, however you can find out where you can order our beers from online, here.

How to find us

We are on Bridge Farm, Bury Road, Ixworth, IP31 2HX.

If entering Ixworth from Bury St Edmunds, take the first left off the A143 before the roundabout and we are the second left, after the layby where the kebab van parks up, before any houses on the left. We will have a sign out on event days.

Photo by Mark Logan

Thank you for your support so far!

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our start-up during 2020.
What a year to start a brewery!

About us

We are a new microbrewery based in the village of Ixworth, near Bury St Edmunds. Our brewery is a small 200L system, set up in a converted shipping container on our family farm.

Run part-time by husband and wife team, James and Kat, Artefact Brewing’s ethos is to make good-quality small-batch beers, with an emphasis on experimenting with local ingredients and seasonal releases. Artefact launched in May 2020.

Artefact Beer Selection

Our beers range from our take on classic styles, such as our first release, the Dark Mild (released May 2020), to more experimental beers, including a Jasmine tea infused blonde and our favourite IPAs.

Being a small brewery, passionate about creating new beers, our stock levels will vary throughout the year but hopefully we will always have something new to tempt you.

Founders Kat and James at the brewery

Head brewer, James, has been passionate about brewing beer at home for the last few years and with support from friends and family, and his wife Kat, is now brewing ‘properly’ part-time.

It’s been a hell of a year to launch our microbrewery, and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way. We look forward to working on more releases for 2021 and developing an online shop.

James Phillips, Head Brewer and Co-founder