Real ales from Thwaites
Like all traditional English inns, real ales are a passion of ours, and whichever watering hole you decide to stop off at, you’ll find a well stocked bar serving the finest Thwaites real ales, brewed by Daniel Thwaites since 1807.
Guests can sample the renowned Thwaites Original, Wainwright Golden Ale and Lancaster Bomber. Plus every month we introduce a Signature ale, specially brewed by our Head Brewer, to celebrate the changing seasons – be it a warming wintery brew or light refreshing ale for summer.
2015 Signature Ales
Old Dan – 6.5%, Old ale chestnut coloured and warming with fruitcake flavours
13 Guns – 5.5%, US Style IPA, tropical fruit character, lots of hops, hops and more hops… totally awesome
Pure Shores – 4.2%, A reminder of Summer, with a hint of lemongrass
Hobnobber – 4.7%, Moreish flavours throughout with a malty and nutty finish
Symphonic – 4.7%, Full bodied with notes of coffee and chocolate balanced with blackberry giving a fruity hopped body
Curious Orange – 5.0%, Hoppy seville and blood orange flavours with biscuit malty notes
Porcelain – 5.2%, A spicy hop character with banana and clove notes complimented by a floral pine nose
Straw Poll – 3.9%, A strawberry blonde for a bit of sun
First Crusade – 3.9%, British maris otter malt and Crusader hops combine to create this balanced blonde ale with a distinctive floral hop body.
Ruby Ruby – 4.4%, Full bodied ruby ale complimented by a late hopped grapefruit character
Abloom – 3.9%, An upfront burst of hoppy floral notes linger long
First Crusade – 3.9%, British maris otter malt and Crusader hops combine to create this balanced blonde ale with a distinctive floral hop body
Dim Sun – 4.2%, A clean golden ale with passionfruit and pine hop flavours
2015 Occasional Ales
Light Touch – 3.5%, Full tasting golden ale with malty character, hopped with bramling cross to give a good spicy hop linger
Springs Sprung – 3.8%, refreshing amber ale bursting with spicy and citrus hop character
Wainwright Pub Walks App
Enjoy the great outdoors and a fantastic pint? Then the new Wainwright Pub Walks app was made for you! Download it now and you’ll never need to wonder which direction to head for a pint of the golden ale.
Spoilt for choice?
If you can’t decide which of our fantastic beers to sample first, why not try our Thoroughly Thirds – a taster board of 3 x 1/3rd pints of our very best brews?
Whet your whistle
Naturally, in addition to the fine selection of real ales, you also have a choice of lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
World’s Best Mild!
We are pleased to announce that Thwaites Nutty Black has been named as the World’s Best Mild and of the nine best dark beers in the world. World’s Best Mild 2012, Sweet plummy nose, burnt, smoky, taste with dark fruit and lots of dark malts. Biscuits, some liquorice, great complexity for such a low ABV. Big and warm in the long, lingering finish.
Wines off the beaten path
An advantage of being part of Daniel Thwaites plc, the independent family controlled brewer, is that we also own James Pickup & Co Wine and Spirit Merchants. Established in 1790 and purveyors of fine wines ever since, they are our exclusive supplier of Thwaites Inns of Character.
The wonderful thing about having our own wine merchants is that the list has no limits and when we find a fantastic wine to share, we can easily access it. Similarly, as we deal direct with small growers in many instances, we’re able to offer top quality wines at a competitive price.