Carlsberg UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group and is the UK's fourth largest brewer.
Carlsberg’s founder, J.C. Jacobsen first exported Carlsberg lager to the UK from Copenhagen in 1868, and Britain has remained a key market ever since. The UK built its reputation as Carlsberg’s most important export market, before the decision was taken to open a brewery in Northampton in 1974. In 1992, Carlsberg and Allied-Lyons - owners of Tetley's ale - merge brewing activities as Carlsberg - Tetley. The company was renamed Carlsberg UK in 2004, seven years after Carlsberg took total ownership.
Carlsberg UK produces and sells some of the UK’s best known and most loved brands. The Carlsberg portfolio includes Carlsberg, Carlsberg Export, Carlsberg 0.0%. Carlsberg UK also sells Somersby Cider, Tetley’s, Tuborg, San Miguel and imports premium world beers including Mahou from Spain, Poretti from Italy and Brooklyn Brewery craft range from the United States.
In recent years, Carlsberg UK has extended its offering for pubs, bars and restaurants to include a wines and spirits division, Crown Cellars - offering over 750 wines & spirits, a craft beer range, Crafted - offering almost 40 variants of craft beer from all over the world, and a cask ale range, Tapsters - a collection of over 150 British ales.
Managing Director, Carlsberg UK