The Family Brewery since 1828
The journey began in 1828 when our founder, retired cotton manufacturer, John Lees, decided to buy land at Middleton Junction and set up Greengate Brewery. Since then, we’ve stayed true to our roots and brew all our beers right here in Manchester. We continue to grow each year and to this day, we have over 140 pubs across the North West of England and North Wales. We’re always on the lookout for new pubs to add to our estate and are keen to create the best pubs in the community.
Find Your Local
We put the brewery at the heart of our business and brew six cask ales as well as two lagers, five keg beers and six limited edition seasonal cask ales, which are available throughout different times of the year. We also have the sole UK distribution rights for Bohemia regent from Czech Republic. Willoughby’s is our wines & spirits company and we stock over 500 wines from all over the world.
The Belmore at Sale
The Belmore at Sale has recently reopened following an exciting redevelopment, bringing you a wonderful new dining experience and stylish drinking areas (both indoors and outdoors). Their restaurant serves great British pub food, from breakfast through to dinner, and the bar offers a fine range of JW Lees cask ales, quality spirits and wines.
Business that lives, breathes & Thrives
Because pubs aren’t JUST another business. They’re about keeping friends in touch, uniting families and providing a place for communities to grow – doing something that actually matters. As a JW Lees Pub Partner, you’ll have the freedom of running your own business and the rewards that come with that, but you’ll also be doing something you love every single day.