Brewery News

Fylde coast brewery opens its doors to beer lovers

17:00 Tuesday 01 September 2015 Beer buffs raised a glass or two to celebrate the best in brewing on the Fylde coast. Ale fans had two festivals to choose from with the Lytham Brewery’s open days and a beer festival at Marton Institute. Hundreds turned out over the Bank Holiday weekend to see how the magic […]

Festival toasts good times

11:28Tuesday 25 August 2015Ale aficionados enjoyed a treat in the company of old friends at a Blackpool beer festival. Regulars at the Saddle Inn got to meet former landlord and landlady Don and Pam Ashton who opened the proceedings by pulling the first pints. On offer were more than 50 real ales and ciders from […]

Lytham Brewery Open Weekend/Beer festival, 27th-30th August

Lytham Brewery Open Weekend/Beer festival, 27th-30th August Range of Lytham and guest beers. Free entry; all cask ales £2.50 a pint, draft ciders, wine, lager. Food: Giant Paella and BBQ Location Campbells Court Lord Street St Annes Lancs FY8 2DF Tel: 01253 725440 Opening Times Lytham Brewery Open Weekend (27 Aug 2015 – 30 Aug 2015) […]

Fans’ favourite gets a £500k pub revamp

19:00 Wednesday 12 August 2015 A South Shore pub traditionally popular with Blackpool FC fans is set to re-open next week following a £500,000 investment.The Bloomfield on Ansdell Road, which has had a chequered past in recent times, is due to re-open on Friday August 21 after it was bought by the Manchester-based Dorbiere Pub Group.The […]

Popular brewery in beer festival plans

11:00Saturday 08 August 2015 Enjoy a pint of real ale? Then a brewery’s first-ever beer festival could be for you. Lytham Brewery, based in Campbell’s Court, Lord Street, St Annes, is hosting its first beer festival later this month. A spokesman for Lytham Brewery said: “The event is our first open weekend. “There will be […]


The Magazine of the BLACKPOOL, FYLDE & WYRE Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale THE LADY IS FOR TURNING! THE VICTORIA, ST ANNES Only a few years ago, the Victoria in St Annes seemed to be facing almost certain demolition. On Tuesday 28th July, we made the Grand Old Lady our Autumn Pub of […]

Middle Earth Beer Festival

Thursday 11th June to Sunday 14th June 2015  Hurst Green Village Hall, Ribble Valley, Lancashire J.R.R Tolkien often visited his son John at Stonyhurst College in Hurst Green in Lancashire and it is widely believed that the Middle_Earth_Beer_Festival_4beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley and the mystical & rugged Forest of Bowland were amongst Tolkien’s influences for […]

All hail the Hall Ale

 March 19, 2015   CHEERS to big-hearted Lytham Brewery for creating an anniversary ale that has given a big fundraising boost to Lytham Hall.  The toast was to 1764!  For that’s the year that Lytham Hall’s Georgian façade was built – and it was also the name of the highly successful hand-pulled ale – brewed to […]

Blackpool superpub is open for business

Opening of the new JD Wetherspoons pub The Velvet Coaster on New South Promenade. Pictured L-R are Brian Rose, Alan Haynes and mayor Val Haynes with manager Becki White. 13:00Wednesday 13 May 2015 The Mayor was on hand to call opening time on Blackpool’s newest boozer – one of the biggest anywhere in the UK. […]

Blackpool set for 160 new jobs at resort pub

An artists impression of the new Wetherspoon’s on South Promenade.  11:20Thursday 07 May 2015 A total of 160 jobs are to be served up in Blackpool when one of the largest pubs in the country opens its doors. The Velvet Coaster is due to be opened by the Mayor of Blackpool, Coun Val Haynes, on […]