Who We Are

We are the only independent registered community benefit society brewery in the UK. All our profits go to good causes, and we have 400+ members, each of whom own a share in the brewery.

All our brewing, racking out and bottling is performed by member volunteers under the supervision of experienced and qualified brewers.

Drone Valley Brewery is a Community Benefit Society. It is made up of a group of people with an interest in brewing beer and serving the local community in Dronfield and S18. We have members further afield too – in Scotland, and even in Connecticut and New Zealand! It doesn’t matter where you live, you are welcome in our society.
Our aim is to put a portion of our profits into good causes in the S18 catchment and support local people through work experience, volunteer opportunities and training and development.
We have an elected Management Committee, all of whom are volunteers.
Our home is a refurbished unit, paid for using investment from our members. Anyone is welcome to invest.
Membership costs £10 per year. This includes a £1 member share (and a vote). To become a member, click the ‘Sign Up’ button further down this page.
Investment shares can be bought in multiples of £250. You can also buy a share with friends or family members.
We are making progress but there is still lots to do… Are you interested in brewing and enjoying beer and helping your local community? Or perhaps you’d like to invest? We would love you to be involved!

Interested in joining us? Click the button below to sign up. 

Our Vision

Drone Valley Brewery Values

Hand Crafted, Award Winning Beers

Since we first started brewing in 2016, Drone Valley Brewery has been committed to making our beers the type you’ll want to drink again and again. We’re proud that our products have been received strongly by not just members of our brewery and the general public, but also industry experts. Our best-selling Dronny Bottom Bitter has previously received the CAMRA Golden award, and been nominated for other prestigious awards. We hope there will be more awards to come in future!

Profits Going To Good Causes

As a way of saying “thank you” for the support we receive from our community, we like to give something back as well. Our profits go to supporting worthy local causes – whether it’s helping a small organisation afford some equipment they need, or funding projects to help improve the S18 area. In addition, we also like to support many of Dronfield’s fantastic events – you’ll regularly find us appearing at markets across the area – so make sure you come and say hi!

Providing Volunteering Opportunities

As the UK’s only independent brewery, we are reliant on a well-oiled team of volunteers to support us with all manner of tasks. Whether it’s the production of beers, bottling and delivery, helping organising events at our Tap Room, or general promotion of what we do across social media, everything is done by volunteers. If you’ve got some free time to spare, and would like to get involved yourself, why not get in touch? We’d love to hear from you.

Become A Member, Own A Brewery

When you sign up to become a member of our brewery, you have a direct input in what we do. We value all our members, and regularly hold meetings for everyone to meet and discuss important issue. It could be a great opportunity for you to meet likeminded individuals and make new friends too, so if you’re interested in becoming a part of the Drone Valley Brewery team, be sure to sign up! For just £10, what are you waiting for?

Contact Us

To get in touch, please fill out the contact form provided below, or alternatively contact us on social media. We look forward to hearing from you!
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