Clitheroe Beer Guide: Your Clitheroe guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

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62 /100
Bowland Food Hall (Grocery Store)
“Visited in August 2021. Large deli in a modern edge-of-town complex, next door to but separate from the big Bowland Beer Company bar. It has a café within it, and a very decent deli bar and butchers with a good choice of locally-stuff. However, the packaged goods scattered somewhat randomly around the rest of the space seemed less locally-focused, with more from Italy than from Lancashire. The beer racks are at the left-hand end (as you face the shop from the car park, and feature approximately 80 brews including the full Bowland range, lots of the usual UK craft suspects, plus a modest range of Belgian beers including (surprisingly) a couple from 3 Fonteinen. Service was average and the prices seemed on the high side (presumably to pay for all the plate glass). Worth popping in if you're in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.“
wheresthepath 341 days ago
“In the Holmes Mill complex on the southern side of the castle hill, this large ground floor complex is connected to the tourist/farm/grocery store next door which sells all the bottled efforts from Bowland Brewery and a few others. Set around a large rectangular bar in the centre of the main room, there's seating all around it and a larger section of seating at its rear with food being a main reason for familiar coming here, dogs allowed too. There's short rows of cask ale pumps dotted all around the bar, some repeat themselves but it's certainly worth making an orbit as the various Bowland brews and guests could be anywhere on the bar.“
ManVsBeer 916 days ago
“Visited on a day out from Manchester. Big and flash place in a converted mill. Ten minute walk from the castle (if on foot, look out for a short-cut by the side of a stream). Impressive building: large oval-shaped bar in the centre with 24 cask taps. Brewery is at the far end, separated by a large plate-glass window. A smaller room off to the left as you enter is dominated by an impressive-looking steam engine (not working), dating from the original mill. Difficult to see what’s on on the bar without walking around the thing, but there are clipboards dotted around the tables with the latest beer lists (up-dated every Thursday). Cask beers were mainly local (including the brewery’s own), with a strong bias towards pale/golden (only saw one cask stout/porter, out of the 24 taps). Not much keg beyond the usual lagers and ciders. Decent selection of cans and bottles in the fridges (if hard to see - look for the clipboards). On a Saturday afternoon, the place was geared up for diners. Many tables were reserved, but it wasn’t hard to find a table for two (larger groups should maybe book ahead). Food menu was mainly standard pub fare, but done well. Very attentive staff. A slick operation, which tries to cover all bases and is mostly succeeding.“
chrisemack 2014 days ago
78 /100
Ale House (Bar)
“Great micro pub in the middle of Clitheroe selection of mainly localish ales on cask and decent bottle selection. Games room upstairs dogs welcome. Acoustic session while we were there. My kind of place“
redders1974 2228 days ago
“Stumbled across this place by chance hugh place. think the brewery has relocated here. Only had time for a quick pint stuck outside with my crazy labradoodle hugh bar claims to be britains biggest in a converted mill that is very industrial almost new yorkish place was packed as it was bank holiday weekend didnt have chance to explore the beer range fully but obviously a lot of bowlands stuff on. On the website they claim to have a minimum 24 cask ales on at any time. Definitely on my list for a revisit minus the dog.“
redders1974 2228 days ago
66 /100
Ale House (Bar)
“First visited shortly after it opened in 2015, this micropub is opposite a former pub which is now a clothes shop, so fills the gap left by this and is the best cask ale option of the three drinking spots on the same street that leads to the castle. It’s essentially a couple of shop units made into a open plan venue with a part wall still existing between the two, with two entrances into the place. The bar with its row of ale pumps is against the wall on the right hand side of the pub, with the main seating areas on the left. It’s a little simplistic with its design, but it does feel convivial and workmanlike as a cask ale drinking den.“
ManVsBeer 2331 days ago
72 /100
D Byrne & Co (Beer Store)
“Almost up the hill on the commercial street leading up from the station, this is a very atmospheric shop selling a wide range of wines, spirits, ales and beers. The set-up feels a bit like a time-warp from shops of yesteryear, backed up by two underground cellars where the wine is kept that is suitably musty and certainly worth a walk around even if you’re here for the beer. The fairly large ale and beer selection is against the back wall in the main room and includes plenty of European, national and regional bottles, including from the local Bowland Brewery.“
ManVsBeer 3018 days ago
54 /100 21 CASTLE STREET
“On the main drag up towards the castle, this pub with a coaching inn style entrance is a large affair, but although comfortable enough doesn’t really play an any historic relevance the building might have. It does well when the tourists descend on the small town and offers cheap food off a chain menu. As a Thwaites pub it also serves a selection of the brewerie’s ales amongst a general lager selection. Towards the rear is pool table with a very general pub atmosphere, but there is a front area that offers a different atmosphere if you want a more subdued place to drink.“
ManVsBeer 3426 days ago
74 /100
New Inn (Bar)
“Lovely old pub just off the centre of Clitheroe, handy for the Clitheroe Camping site nearby. Small rooms, often quite full, but a really good atmosphere and beer choice. Mostly local ales. Really worth a visit.“
imdownthepub 3522 days ago
72 /100
New Inn (Bar)
“Opposite and often in the shadow of the Clitheroe Castle perched on the hill above it, it is by no means new. This old building has three small rooms downstairs to choose from if you want to sit, but the bar occupies most of the central one. Space is limited so the tables are small and stools are aplenty. At the bar real ale takes precedent and a fine collection of local brews are available on seven or eight pumps. There’s also a garden area to the rear.“
ManVsBeer 3524 days ago
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