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
Phoenix Nights – 3.7%, Malty body leading into a good pine, floral hopped finish
Stolen I.D – 4.2%, Cascade, Cascade, Cascade – clean, fresh, zesty grapefruit character
Sunny Mead – 3.6%, Honey flavour and sweetness balanced by traditional English hops
Spice Racked – 6.0%, Initially smooth with deep complex flavours spiced up with Chipotles
2015 Occasional Ales
Magic Sponge – 4.1%, Robust English best bitter with a traditional fruity hop character
Straw Poll – 3.9%, Strawberry blonde ale for a refreshing taste of Summer
Sunny Mead – 3.6%, A spiced mead to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the magna carter
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.
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.