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Our Beers

Thwaites has a brewing history that spans more than 200 years, and produces beers exclusively for our pubs, inns and hotels, so every pint is something rather special.

Combining craftsmanship with years of experience.  Always delicious. Enjoy a pint or two at the Golden Lion. Cheers!

Our Beers

Brewed for you

When you relax with a drink at The Golden Lion, you’ll discover a well-stocked bar serving the finest Thwaites cask ales.

Daniel Thwaites uses only the finest dark kiln roasted malts, English barley and select fuggles and goldings hops to create this bittersweet dark mild with a deliciously dry finish.

Our award-winning team of five brewers – Brian, Harry, Glyn, Stuart and Mark – have over 125 years of expertise between them and each week they mash hops, barley and brewing liquor to create beers which we’re delighted still carry our forefather’s name.

Our seasonal ales give the team the opportunity to have some fun with flavour combinations, and our guests the chance to savour some beers which are truly unique to us.


1918, Bitter 4.4% - Brewed to commemorate the end of WW1, this chestnut coloured ale is very easy drinking. Full-bodied in flavour with an inviting malty aroma and dry hop finish.

Brewers Tipple, Bitter 3.8% - With full malty flavour and an earthy green tea background from the use of Challenger hops, this beer is a brewers favourite!

Ey Up, Cock!, IPA 3.9% - A beer to celebrate Lancashire. A golden IPA with an aroma of blackberries and a floral, tangy aftertaste.

Ginger Spice, Golden 4.4% - Brewed using malted barley, wheat and oats. Ginger root, as well as concentrated essence, give this beer a subtle and balanced spiciness, ideal for those dark winter nights.

Our Wines

For a tipple

We’ve taken great care to make sure our wine list is a crowd pleaser with wide range of choice. Not just the usual crisp whites but some slightly more adventurous options too, sourced from smaller suppliers who pour their heart and soul into every bottle they produce.

Wine Menu