Welcome to Irwell Works Brewery


Situated in the former Irwell Steam, Tin, Copper and Iron Works in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Built in 1888 by local coppersmith, Richard Mason, and used as an engineering works until 2002, the building remained derelict until being sympathetically restored in 2010 and transformed in to Irwell Works Brewery and Tap.


Our regular range of 8 Real Ales along with seasonal specials are all brewed on site and can be enjoyed in the Brewery Tap, situated above Irwell Works Brewery.


Ask about our Brewery Tours


Find out about the history of the building and the beginnings of the Brewery. Learn about the brewing process and then it's upstairs to the Brewery Tap to sample your choice of Irwell Works Ales.

You may even get to meet Rusty...our resident brewery cat!


Tours are by prior arrangement only for a minimum of 6 people. The tour costs £10 per head and includes a pint of your choice or a 'beer flight' of 3 thirds in the Brewery Tap- please get in touch via the contacts page to book.

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