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About Us

In 2009 Blackedge Brewery was founded born of Shaun and Wayne’s passion for good beer. 13 years on we have become a well-known award-winning microbrewery at the heart of the small independent brewing community in the North West. 

Our dedication to excellence in brewing shines through in the beers we produce. Using only the finest natural ingredients, we use an expert blend of crushed malts, hops and yeasts to suit a variety of beer styles from light to dark, malty to hoppy, session beer to DIPA. The brewing methods we use are traditional but the beers we produce are hop-forward modern beers in cask, keg, bottle and cans.

Inspired not only by the history of British beer making, we have also been influenced by our visits to the US Pacific West Coast where the standard of brewing is remarkable. We like to think we have found a good balance between traditional British beer and modern craft. Ultimately, we produce beers that we like to drink; hop forward pales and dark beers packed full of body and flavour. 

We are passionate & enthusiastic about craft beer and this is reflected in the range of beers we produce.  Producing not only multi-award winning cask ales, we also produce hop forward craft beer in keg and can.

Beer without compromise.

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craft beer is our passion

a multi-award winning bolton brewery
Meet The Team

meet the team

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the gaffer

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the gaffer's boss

the saturday lad

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all rounder


the beer seller

the brewer

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our beer

As an independent brewer we produce a great range of core ales and craft beers, regularly introducing new beers and rotating some of our beer seasonally. We are members of The Society Of Independent Brewers and proudly display the Assured Independent Brewer Seal. We have been fortunate enough to win many Awards at the SIBA beer competitions over the year's including a Gold, Silver & Bronze at the 2022 National Independent Beer Competition.

Our Beers
Beer & Merch
shop Beers, merch & GIFTS

Looking for your weekend at home beers or a gift for a loved one? We have you covered! You can enjoy our beers in Mini Casks, Bag in Box and Cans. You'll also find our branded merchandise, gifts & deals. Collect at the brewery, nationwide delivery or free of charge home delivery within 8 miles of the brewery.

Our Tap Rooms

our tap rooms

We don't do gimmicks, TV's, pool tables or gaming machines - just some light low background music to help create a relaxed atmosphere.

Our 3 Tap Rooms (The Ribblesdale Tap being the newest addition coming to you this December!) serve up 7 of our hand pulled ales to perfection plus a large range of our own Craft Keg Beers & 1 rotational Keg Cider. 7 Real Ciders & a superb range of quality Wines, Spirits, Snacks & Soft Drinks. We have the full range of locally produced artisan spirits from our mates over at Brindle Distillery plus locally produced Greeley's Butchers pork pies & Fiddler's Lancashire crisps.

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The Brewery Bar opened in February 2015 & is based in Horwich directly above the Brewery. We tried to keep the building to its original heritage as a former engineering works so the bar has a modern industrial decor & a cool vibe, perfect for a relaxing afternoon or evening's socializing. We are dog friendly & child friendly and have a large outdoor covered area for relaxing in the sun outside the brewery. You can generally find food pop-ups outside the bar ranging from Greek, Thai & Pizzas. Check out the bar's socials to check current food offerings!

Cameron & our friendly bar team will always greet you with a smile & serve up some excellent beers at their very best.

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The Brewery Tap opened in September 2019 as our second Tap Room and is on Market Street in Westhoughton. ​A former carpet shop & derelict first floor flat, we gutted this place & gave it a fresh modern feel with some traditional touches perfect for all ages. A bustling atmosphere late afternoons & early evenings with occasional live music for some extra weekend enjoyment. The Brewery Tap also has an upstairs seating area available for booking for functions.

We have a small bar team headed up by Kyle & Lauren, well trained in the art of cellarmanship who always give a warm welcome.

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We are very excited to have recently opened our third Tap Room this December 2023! Based in the heart of Blackburn at 35 Northgate, the pub sits directly opposite King George's Theatre. The Ribblesdale offers something different to Blackburn with a large upstairs area and plenty of seating across the 2 floors. 

We hope to introduce live music and events to the Ribblesdale in 2024, but for now the bar offers a relaxed atmosphere with a great team of staff. 

Keep up to date with news and pictures by following 'Ribblesdale Tap' on social media.

Find Us

find us

moreton mill . hampson street
horwich . bolton
bl6 7jh

brewery operating hours
monday - friday 8.30am-4.30pm

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