Frank Sidebottom Ale!

We are super excited to be involved in the upcoming release of a range of Frank Sidebottom Ales. The Ales were originally limited edition runs available at screenings of the spectacular Being Frank Documentary

Due to demand a dedicated online shop is coming soon, in the meantime reservations are being taken via

It’s good, it really is! watch this space for more bobbins beer and other really great Frank related news! x

Invincibles Ale Now Available!


Withnell’s are proud to announce the launch of ‘Invincibles Ale’. A collaboration with local author Michael Barrett to celebrate the launch of his new book ‘The Rise of the Invincibles’ which documents the foundation of the football league, and the unbeaten Preston North End team of 1889! Our Golden Hoppy 3.7% ABV Ale is available to purchase from the Priest Town Bottle Shop on the shiny new Preston Market.

Penned and created by local writer Michael Barrett, illustrated by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, and with a Foreword by former player and now BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson, this evocative book presents the days of the Invincibles as you have never seen them before. The book is now available to purchase from

For trade cask & bottle orders for Invincibles Ale please contact

New Ales


The latest additions to the Withnell’s cask line have now been released, these include:

Blonde Summit
Style: Blonde; ABV: 4%;
Current Availability: Firkins ready for delivery
Description: Blonde Summit is our signature Blonde Ale. Brewed using the finest Maris Otter Malts and Summit Hops, Blonde Summit is a refreshingly moreish drop.

Single Hop
Style: IPA; ABV: 4.3%;
Current Availability: Single Hop Chinook Firkins ready In June
Description: Single Hop is a session IPA showcasing a single hop selection. Each run has limited availability so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this juicy number.

Pikestone IPA
Style: IPA; ABV: 5.5%;
Current Availability: Preorder required
Description: Pikestone is a globetrotting IPA fusing a plethora of new world hops. Named after the oldest manmade structure in Lancashire, this landmark of an Ale uses a premium malt bill, paired with a range of exotic hops.

Work is continuing on the brewery and we are working hard to get the lineup released in mini kegs, we will keep the site updated as soon as they become available for retail.

9 Gal Firkins are available to order from our order enquiry page, availability for each can be checked on our beer range page.


Spring Update


It’s been a busy few months down at the brewery! Our current 3 cask lines have been well received, and we are working hard to keep stock levels up. There’s also lots of new developments in the pipeline with our new IPA & Blonde to be released in the coming weeks, once we have the final designs and secured the necessary hops. We also have a single hop series on its way. Toms been busy working on our pop up pallet bar, which will be ready for action in time for spring/summer events. We are also working towards a bottle release and will keep you posted when we have a system in place for this.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest happenings down at Withnell’s HQ. For all enquiries, cask orders & events please contact us at

A nice little snippet from the latest Central Lancs CAMRA Ale Cry:


Withnell’s Launch


We are now up & running! The Withnell’s range is now available in pubs across the North West. We are made up by the response we have received by everyone who has tried and enjoyed a pint. Big Thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way, especially those who are dedicated to bringing the good people of Lancashire the best in locally sourced Craft Ale! Vinnie, Rick, Peace, Tom, Jane & Gary, not forgetting Big G to name a few. Wishing everyone the best for the New Year.

Brewhouse Build


The new Brewhouse is finally complete! Its been a long journey to get to this point, with a few setbacks thrown in for good measure, but the new system is now successfully up and running! The system has been custom built by ourselves, with the aim of producing uncompromising beers that showcase the best in Real Ale. It has been christened with the first batch of Hoppy Fettler and we can now focus on the important stuff, Brewing! A big thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us along the way. We’d also like to thank those who have pre-ordered casks, and have been waiting patiently. We are aiming for casks to be available from the following dates: Hoppy Fettler – 26th Nov, Push Iron – 3rd Dec, Tin Basher – 17th Dec. There are also some 20 litre kegs available for bars/restaurants, and are aiming for bottles to be available in the second half of 2017. For all enquiries please contact Paul & Tom at

New Pump Labels


Our new pump labels have arrived! We are thrilled with how they have turned out and look forward to seeing them in pubs and venues across the region. Big thanks to our good friend Luke @ nwlab for the stunning design work as always. Please get in touch if you spot one of these babies in the wild! If you have a pub or venue serving Cask Ale and would like to arrange delivery please contact Paul & Tom at