Belhaven Brewery, Scotland’s oldest working brewery, has three new additions to its trophy cabinet after the results of the world-renowned Monde Selection 2023 were announced.

Belhaven scooped three medals at these prestigious global quality awards: two Golds for Belhaven Scottish Oat Stout and Belhaven Wee Heavy, plus a Silver for Belhaven Scottish Ale.

The news continues a period of global acclaim for Belhaven, underpinned by the company’s long-standing commitment to brewing exceptional quality Scottish beers.

Belhaven’s Scottish Oat Stout in particular has been recognised globally for its darkly rich, perfectly balanced character. It was named ‘World’s Best Stout’ at the World Beer Awards 2022.


The Belhaven team had further cause to celebrate with the news that the Brewery’s Visitor Experience has been given 4 Star Quality Assurance status by VisitScotland – reflecting an excellent customer experience in the eyes of their expert tourism assessors.

Having only opened its doors in 2021, this is a huge win for the brewery team, who have worked hard to bring the story of their historic ‘home of Scottish brewing’ on East Lothian’s golden coastline to life in a personal, engaging and entertaining way.

Fiona Matheson, Belhaven Brand Manager, said:

“We are bursting with pride to have received such good news about our beers and our brewery visitor experience. So much hard work goes on behind the scenes and both accolades are a tribute to our teams and the dedication and passion they bring to everything that we do here in our Dunbar home.”

VisitScotland Regional Director Neil Christison added:

“Belhaven Brewery has been a fantastic addition to the tourism offering in Dunbar and East Lothian since they first started welcoming visitors for tours in 2021. This is a fantastic achievement which reflects their commitment to providing an excellent customer experience and insight into the workings of Scotland’s oldest working brewery.”


Monde Selection 2023

  • Belhaven Scottish Oat Stout – Gold Medal
  • Belhaven Wee Heavy – Gold Medal
  • Belhaven Scottish Ale – Silver Medal


  • Belhaven Brewery Visitor Experience – 4 Star Quality Assurance Status