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 Award-Winning 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, from 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. 


craft beer is our passion

We are passionate and enthusiastic about craft beer and our excellent range of beers showcases this.  Producing not only multi award winning cask ales, we also produce hop forward craft beer in keg and can.

Beer without compromise

a multi-award winning bolton brewery
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meet the team

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the gaffer

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the gaffer's boss

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the saturday lad

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all rounder


the beer seller

the apprentice

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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 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.

Both our tap room's serve up 7 of our hand pulled ales to perfection plus a range of 10 Craft Keg beers, 9 of which are our very own, plus 1 rotational keg cider. 7 Real Ciders and a superb range of quality Wines, Spirits, Snacks and Soft Drinks. We have the full range of locally produced artisan spirits from our mates at Brindle Distillery plus locally produced Greeley's Butchers pork pies & Fiddlers Lancashire crisps to complete a great line up of drinks & snacks.

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The Brewery Bar, opened in February 2015 is based on the first floor at the Brewery in Horwich. We tried to keep the building to its original heritage as a former engineering works so the bar has a modern industrial decor and a cool vibe, perfect for a relaxing afternoon or evening's socializing. Keep an eye on the web link for events and live music.

Brad, TJ & our friendly bar team will always greet you with a smile and serve up some some excellent beer's at their very best.

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The Brewery Tap was opened in September 2019 as our second Tap Room and is on Market street in Westhoughton. ​A former carpet shop and derelict first floor flat, we gutted this place and gave it a fresh modern feel with some traditional touches perfect for all ages. A bustling atmosphere late afternoon's and early evenings and live music every Friday.

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

shop Beers & merch

Looking for your weekend at home beers or a gift for a loved one, we have you covered. our Webshop has Bag In Box beers, cans & Blackedge Branded merchadise for you to purchase to collect at the brewery, natiowide delivery or free of charge home delivery with 8 miles of the brewery.


find us

moreton mill. hampson street
horwich . bolton
bl6 7jh

operating hours
monday - friday 8.30am-4.30pm


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