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Beers

What makes us different from the rest?

The craft beer "scene" has really taken off recently and cask ale has seen a revival in popularity. Once a quintessentially British manufacturing sector the influx of boundary pushing beers using new mixes of flavours and ingredients has seen the rise of the Microbrewery go through the roof. We insist on keeping certain processes in our Brewing process in lieu of shortcuts…

  • Freshly milled malt – milled in our own, state-of-the-art malt mill. Most breweries use pre-milled malt, often milled weeks before brewing. We mill our malt on the same day we brew and this gives our beers unusually rich malt textures and flavours.
  • Whole leaf hops – rather than increasingly common hop pellets or oils. This allows the full range of hop tastes to come through rather than just the concentrated bitterness of the modern alternatives.
  • Fermentation with fresh, live yeast – we use a live yeast strain with ancestry dating back over 200 years. Our yeast differs from the dry yeast used by many micros as it smooths out some of the harshness in the hops and gives our beer a mellow edge.
  • Environmentally aware brewing – we source our electricity from the vast array of solar panels on the building roof. We also ensure all our used malt product is consumed by local, free range pigs and our trio of noisy chickens.
the sun pub

The Sun

The second addition to the original portfolio and now the flagship outlet. With 16 ensuite bedrooms and an award winning bar right in the heart of Lancaster.

the mill pub

The Mill

With a garden terrace, elegant restaurant and two bar, plus a working water wheel we revamped the Mill in 2009 and it now plays host to Ulverston’s regulars and visitors alike.

the duke of edinburgh pub

Duke of Edinburgh

A huge project we first acquired in 2006 and it has been constantly changing ever since. Currently with 34 bedrooms, a bistro, cellar bar & restaurant with plans for 8 further rooms