Creating Excellent Beers Since 1849

Family and Our People

A family-led business for six generations, our family extends to all our staff, customers, free trade accounts and our suppliers who are a crucial part of what we do. People are at the heart of our business and it’s important that we always listen to, respect and look after one another.


Brewing beer and running pubs is in our blood and we’ve been producing beer in Manchester since 1849. Priorities should always be given to our beers first and foremost. From the very beginning we’ve been passionate about doing things right and have the experience and knowledge to produce great beer and provide great service to our customers and communities.


We are a local brewer; proud of our Mancunian roots and here to serve the local community. Our pubs are a place to get together, enjoy a drink and share a story. And to suit the different communities we work in, we tailor our offering to their unique needs and give something back whenever we can.

Value and Quality

Value and quality is a promise we made from the very beginning, and one which we remain committed to today. But it’s not about being the cheapest on the street – it’s about providing great beer, quality food, brilliant service and clean, welcoming locations without charging a premium.

Award Winning

We continually strive to be award-winning. From producing the best beer to providing the very best service in our pubs, it’s important we recognise success. Whether internally, at our annual pub awards or by shouting about our national and international award wins.


We believe in giving more back to the community by raising money for charities that support the local community and we encourage our staff and customers to do the same. We have a special 100 + year relationship with The Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute. The Holt Radium Institute was founded by Sir Edward I in 1914, and this is when our relationship started.

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