A GREAT TRADITION
Thwaites plc is a family-controlled company, based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The company was founded in 1807 when Daniel Thwaites, an excise officer, bought a small brewery. From humble beginnings and five generations of the family, the business has gone from strength to strength and now includes:
- Thwaites Brewery – creating a range traditional cask ales for sale throughout our own pubs, inns and hotels and to retail and free trade accounts throughout the UK.
- Thwaites Pubs – a collection of 350 tenanted pubs .
- Shire Hotels – founded in 1980 these six award-winning four star hotels offer exceptional hospitality and service levels.
- Thwaites Inns of Character – formed in 2011 and managed by Shire Hotels.
- James Pickup Wine and Spirit Merchants – a great connection to help us secure some of the best wines at great value prices.