Our success has been built slowly through the development of quality beers, brewed with the best ingredients available anywhere in the UK, by people that care and using state of the art equipment.

C2 Investment Ltd is founded by Phil Simpson and Matt Jackson

C2 Investment Ltd is founded by Phil Simpson and Matt Jackson

Soon after, The Waterwitch in Lancaster is purchased and eight weeks of refurbishment began. It is launched with a choice of eight cask beers, something Lancaster has never seen previously.

2002
The Sun Hotel & Bar is bought! A beautiful 300 year old building

The Sun Hotel & Bar is bought! A beautiful 300 year old building

A tired and much unloved 17th century Lancaster pub, is completely reinvented over a ten week period.

2003
Lancaster Brewery is established in an old hurricane cockpit assembly unit

Lancaster Brewery is established in an old hurricane cockpit assembly unit

Situated on Lansil Industrial Estate in Lancaster and starts brewing its first beers.

2005
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is purchased

The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is purchased

A large but exhausted and ramshackle landmark venue in Barrow-in-Furness, is purchased and a 10 year refurbishment process begun.

2006
The Palatine

The Palatine

The Palatine in Morecambe is acquired and refurbished

2008
Lancaster Brewery starts producing bottles and expands into foreign markets

Lancaster Brewery starts producing bottles and expands into foreign markets

Lancaster Blonde becomes the flagship beer with sales exceeding all others. Asda and Booths start stocking Lancaster Brewery products.

2009
The Mill at Ulverston is purchased

The Mill at Ulverston is purchased

Another very tired venue, it's completely reinvented over a twelve week construction period. Arguably C2's most beautiful bar and restaurant.

2009
Demand for Lancaster Brewery beer is at an all time high

Demand for Lancaster Brewery beer is at an all time high

Production cannot keep up and customers are starting to tire of waiting for product to arrive. New premises are sought...

2010
Beer quality improves further

Beer quality improves further

Lancaster brewery starts milling its own malt and cultivating its very own strain of English ale yeast

2011
Papers are signed, finances are arranged and the builders arrive

Papers are signed, finances are arranged and the builders arrive

The new Lancaster Brewery plus BrewHouse & Tap is established with all new state of the art brewing kit and facilities.

2011
Lancaster Brewery expands its reach to supply beer to pubs across the UK

Lancaster Brewery expands its reach to supply beer to pubs across the UK

Our bottled beer is now also available in Asda, Morrisons, Booths, Waitrose, Spar and many other large retailers.

2014
The Mill at Ulverston gets more investment

The Mill at Ulverston gets more investment

This time adding the new Loft Cocktail Bar and making improvements to the outside terrace areas.

2014
Lancaster Brewery achieves the coveted ‘SALSA’ accreditation

Lancaster Brewery achieves the coveted ‘SALSA’ accreditation

We are the first in the North West to do so, whilst also achieving the Cask Marque award.

2015
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is finally completed

The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is finally completed

It now offers 51 en-suite bedrooms, two cask ale bars and large dining, function areas.

2016
Steven Doherty, award winning Michelin star chef joins

Steven Doherty, award winning Michelin star chef joins

He arrives as the Duke & Mill's Executive chef and begins revamping the kitchen and food offering.

2017
Full marks all round

Full marks all round

The Sun, the Mill, the Duke and the BrewHouse & Tap at Lancaster Brewery are all included in Camra's Good Beer Guide and pass Cask Marque accreditation. An incredibly rare achievement.

2018
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