+1 for Cloudwater and Verdant. Lervig are on a similar theme and great.
One of my favourite breweries is Westwood Ales, based in Cheshire. Fairly typical bitter / real ale styles.
If you want to try something a bit crazy and don’t mind spending a bit more then Omnipollo are always fun.
If anyone is near a Wholefoods they have a surprisingly good selection of craft beers - second only to the wonderful craft beer shops around that drain your wallet even faster than the classifieds section!
I personally prefer real ale more than IPA / hazy craft beers, and for real ale you really can’t beat draught, so sharing pub recommendations now, my favourite pub in the whole wide world is the King’s Head in Waterloo.
Last thought on the topic of real ale, if you haven’t tried your favourite real ale as a shandy….do it!