The Red Lion, Withington

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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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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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