About us

All our beers are named in honour Leyland and Lancashire’s industrial and engineering past.  We aim to brew thirst quenching beers that people can enjoy. Like our logo says on our bottles, engineered in Leyland.

We also aim to be as sustainable as we can be – all cooling water is returned to our Hot Liquor tank for the next brew, our spent grain is sent to a local cattle farmer and our hop waste is composted. We also use paper biodegradable labels and use cardboard boxes for our packaging – we aim not to use plastic in any of our packaging.

After a few years home brewing, we set up in our home garage and launched at the Taste of Leyland Food Festival in August 2016. After quickly outgrowing our garage, we moved to our current home in Boxer Place in April 2017 with a new 2.5bbl brew kit that could produce 10 casks per brew, or a mixture of casks and bottles. We sold these to local pubs and bottle shops, and also attended lots of different farmers markets across Lancashire and beyond.

In 2018, following Angela’s redundancy, we opened Cann Bridge Ale House in Higher Walton, plus took over the industrial unit next door at Boxer Place to give ourselves more room to expand. 

in 2019 we opened our massively popular brewery tap – selling our own range of beers on cask and also in keg for the first time. Everything was going swimmingly until 2020…..

Early in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, we diversified and started to offer our local home delivery service. This proved so popular that we had a full van and had to expand to twice weekly deliveries. Due to demand, and to be able to concentrate properly on the brewery we reluctantly sold Cann Bridge Ale House and under new ownership has gone from strength to strength as Bar47. Then Covid struck again and we ended up shut again…..

Move forward to 2021 – yet more lockdowns but finally once we opened we improved our brewery tap to create more space and also a fantastic sitting area in the sun, just outside. We also entered our first beer competition – the SIBA North West beer awards where we won a silver medal for cask British bitter to 4.4% for our Sherpa 4.2% ale.

We have also taken over the bar facilities at St Mary’s Community Centre on Broadfield Drive (formerly the Priory Club) for functions – birthday and christenings and other celebrations.

Moving forward into 2022, we are still creating new seasonal beers along with the old favourites, and are looking to increase capacity to 5bbl, doubling where we started.

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