John Smith's Brewery, which has been owned by Heineken since 2008, brews around 4 million hectolitres annually (approximately 1.5m of which is John Smith’s beer), and employs around 300 people in Tadcaster. The brewery is one of the largest in the country.
Heineken is the UK's leading pub, cider and beer business. Recent major multi-million pound investments in the Tadcaster brewery are a clear demonstration of the company’s long-term commitment to the Selby District and the UK as a whole. The company's sustained investment in the brewery has created a number of quality job opportunities.