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Bowland Brewery, Clitheroe

At the heart of Holmes Mill, right beneath the landmark chimney, a dedicated team of artisan brewers crafts a collection of cask beers inspired by the outstandingly beautiful landscape of the Forest of Bowland.

“The brewery started life as a microbrewery on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making a selection of beers named after the scenery and wildlife of this picturesque corner of Lancashire.” explains director Andrew Warburton.


A quote from Andrew Warburton, Director

“Beers like Hen Harrier and Pheasant Plucker quickly established themselves among local ale aficionados and as the word spread – earning the brewery a string of awards – demand from further afield persuaded the new owners to relocate operations to Holmes Mill and scale up production.”

The brewery now operates 12 hours a day and as well as supplying bottled beers to the food hall, Bowland ales are shipped across the entire northwest and even further afield using a network of specialist distributors.

“Hen Harrier has become an iconic product that is building up a national following, the rest of the range remains popular locally and we continue to experiment with seasonal ales and one-offs that we test out in the beer hall,” adds Andrew.

“Our brewery tours are growing in popularity, giving an overview of the entire brewing process and – naturally – an opportunity to sample the products next door.”

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