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.
2014 Signature Ales
Hobnobber – 4.7%, premium ale, moreish flavours throughout with a malty and nutty finish.
Crow Black – 4.6%, stout. Burnt bitter roasted coffee with liquorice flavours. A stout that’s as grand as owt!
Bruges Up – 6.6%, a rich malty beer with characteristic dark, fruit aromas – a classic Belgian-style Dubbel.
Louder than 10 – 6.5%, a copper coloured double IPA, intensely bitter, distinct pine flavours with spicy and grapefruit overtones.
Stolen ID – 4.2%, single hopped aled – brewed exclusively with cascade hops. Fresh and zesty grapefruit notes.
13 Guns – 5.5%, USA inspired IPA hops, hops and more hops… totally awesome (absolutely marvellous to you and I)
Apres Bike – 4.4%, a rewarding ale brewed with Champagne yeast. Sacre bleau.
Book Em Danno – 5.0%, pineapple infused wheat beer – ‘very arresting’
Spiced Rack – 6.0%, initially smooth with deep complex flavours spiced with Chipotles.
Benny & Hop – 5.8%, infused with Benedictine herbs, a collaboration that could only come from East Lancashire.
Good Elf – 4.3%, Christmas ale, Christmas in a glass with festive fruity happiness.
2014 Occasional Range
January – February
Gain Line – 3.5%, A crisp and easy drinking pale ale
Passion Play – 4.3%, Lovingly brewed with a hint of passion fruit
March – May
Coiled Spring – 3.8%, An amber ale that’s full of the joys of spring
May – June
Magic Sponge – 4.1%, A pint of two halves!
Straw Poll – 3.9%, a strawberry blonde for summer fun.
July – August
Pure Shores – 4.3%, A golden taste of Summer with a hint of lemongrass
Little Bewdy – 4.2%, a fruity hoppy kick
Naked Runner – 3.8%, a thirst quenching pale ale
September – November
Dickie’s Meadow – 4.2%, An autumnal reddish ale, long on flavour for the shorter days
Handsome Devil – 4.3%, a deceptively deceiving devilish ale
Yule Love It – 4.0%, A dark amber Christmas ale
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.