Welcome to the website
of Phipps NBC
This website is dedicated to the history, the people and the beers of P.Phipps and Co, Northampton Brewery Company and Phipps NBC, as well as the companies that merged with them over the years. It also features details of the revived range of ales that returned in 2008.
1801, Pickering Phipps brews, Towcester
1817, Phipps brewery in Northampton
1864, Phillips open in Northampton
1873, Phillips Brothers become NBC
1899, Phipps buy Ratliffe and Jeffery
1901, Towcester brewery burns down
1954, Phipps take over Campbell Praed
1957, P Phipps & NBC merge
1960, Watney Mann buy Phipps NBC
1968, Last Phipps NBC draught brewed
1972, Bottled IPA and Stingo ends
1974, Phipps Bridge St. Brewery closed
1974, to 2004 trades as a pub chain only
2004, S&N dispose of surviving pubco
2004, to 2008 research into brewing
2008, Phipps NBC relaunched IPA
2009, Red Star & Ratliffe's Stout appear
2012, Diamond Ale revived
Ordering Our beers
Tel : 07510 290983
“When you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England"
Hilaire Belloch, preface to The Four Men, 1911
Today Phipps NBC ales and stout can once again be found in numerous pubs and clubs across our region, turning back the hands of time with every pint pulled.
Our beers are brewed from the original recipes, under the supervision of original Phipps NBC Bridge St. men, by our partners at the Grainstore Brewery in Rutland.
In 2004 brothers Alaric and Quentin Neville started work on relaunching Phipps NBC beers to the East Midlands pub trade. After four years research and the support of several key former employees of Phipps NBC the dream became a reality.
We also would like to thank members of the Phipps and Ratliffe families for their time, effort and encouragement.
Where to find our beers
From Leicester to Buckingham, from Warwick to Peterborough, Phipps NBC ales and stout appear in many of the region's best freehouses as guest ales. Some of the Pubs which have Phipps on tap on a permanent basis include :
Phipps IPA & Ratliffe's Celebrated Stout can now be purchased in 500ml bottles, see our online shop for details and more Phipps merchandise
Ratliffe's Celebrated Stout wins Gold medal as Champion Beer at CAMRA Derby Winter Beer festival 2013
Phipps Diamond Ale
The 4th revived brew from Phipps returned in May 2012 as a summer special. Diamond Ale is a pale amber 3.7% and was the original Phipps Burton Union beer, first brewed in the early 1860s and last brewed in 1939.
Watch a 1960's film on Phipps NBC Brewery on You Tube
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See the latest Beer Festivals and past events featuring Phipps Beers