Happy 2022

Start your new year with fantastic food & drink

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Picture postcard locations in the North West and North Wales

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New Year, New Beer

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The family brewery

brewed in Manchester since 1828

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To be enjoyed later in the year. Stays, experiences, vouchers and a round of drinks available now

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The Family Brewery since 1828

We’re a family business running warm, friendly pubs, inns and hotels. From drinks with friends to family holidays, our pubs and inns are full of life and laughter. But let’s not forget our famous beers and lagers brewed at Greengate, the very heart of JW Lees.   Our journey began in 1828, yours can start now.

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Our Brewery

We put the brewery at the heart of our business which means when you visit one of our pubs you can enjoy our lagers, cask ales, seasonal beers and Boilerhouse small batch beers.
 
Our beers, wines and spirits from Willoughby’s can be stocked through our Freetrade Sales Team. You can also click the link below to buy our beer in bottle to drink at home.

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The JW Lees shop is hosted and fulfilled by Best of British Beers

2022 Brewery Alive

Boots stomp, stomp down worn wooden steps into ghost-chilled cellars, where barrel thunder reverberates off low ceilings plip-plipping with moisture.
 
Upstairs, a malt crush and mash ripple, the sparge arm hums,
a reassuring whoosh and whir.
 
In the yard, a dray rumbles over cobbles, empties returning in search
of the hair of the dog. Barrels alight, clank-clatter-thud on the pad.
 
Back in the cellar, arms and heavy mallets swing, a rackin’ crackin’ of firkin and barrel. A tap pours into a half-pint pot, a swirling of beer and air, the head brewer raises his glass in ceremony and anticipation.

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