Irwell Works Brewery Tap
“Outstanding range of ales in historic building”
Situated in Irwell’s former Steam Tin, Copper and Iron Works, the building dates from 1888, when it was built for local coppersmith Richard Mason. It was used as an engineering works until 2002 and was derelict for almost a decade before being restored to house the brewery. Showcasing the full range of ales, from the hoppy Costa del Salford to the golden Steam Plate best bitter, the pub offers simple lunches but the focus is the ale and it’s a popular pitstop for beer lovers on the East Lancashire Railway 'Rail Ale Trail’. The pub also hosts regular live music.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
- Micro Brewery Ale
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About the area
Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.
The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.
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