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, inns & hotels 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.

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Our Brewery

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 Boilerhouse and 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. You can order and collect the full range from JW Lees Brewery by contacting customer services on 0161 3454441.

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2020 Seasonal Editions

The JW Lees 2020 seasonal range is temporarily unavailable. Our seasonal ales are a celebration of the variety cask has to offer. The collection showcases exciting beers to cater for the drinker with a desire to try something new.
The range has also been expertly hand-drawn to develop bespoke designs that evoke the unique personalities of the beers. These beers will really stand out from the crowd,

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